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    Its important to make this clarification to comfort parents.  I am a parent and most certainly I would not want you discussing your sexuality with my young children gay or straight.  When people see these articles about gay scoutmasters they tend to think they will start talking to their children about matters of sex and sexuality.  The boy or girl scouts are not appropriate forums to hold such discussions.  Its not a sexual education class.

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      WHY is the assumption that gay leaders are going to talk about their sex lives with the scouts? Why is that assumption made?

      Should I perhaps worry that black scout leaders are going to discuss their secret lust for white women? Should I worry that Catholic scout leaders will discuss their tacit approval of the pedophile priest cover-up? Should I worry that Jewish scout leaders will talk about how they used the blood of their last troop to make matzoh for Passover?

      And before you blow your top with outrage at that, consider that you're suggesting EXACTLY THE SAME KIND OF THING about scout leaders who happen to be gay!

      And, again, since this is about the third time I've had to counter THIS particular myth, if you think that not having "out" gay scouts in your kids' troop is keeping the boys from playing around, you have no understanding of teenage male sexuality at all.

      The last time the Republicans were this radical, they were working to elect former slaves to Congress. What a difference a century and a half makes!

      by jayjaybear on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 09:10:22 AM PST

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