Thanks so much to my Facebook pal BB for forwarding me a Boy Scout alert email from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. Tony had composed an email for me to send to the Boy Scouts about remaining homophobic for Jesus and America. I edited it and sent it anyway. Here's my version:
Dear Boy Scout Council of America:
Thank you for making the Boy Scouts of America an organization with the conviction, honor, and character that serves as a model for every American.
As you're aware, a new proposal indicates that the Boy Scouts of America may finally overcome decades of homophobia by accepting scouts and leaders WITHOUT REGARD for sexual orientation
I have intentionally steered my (straight, but so what?) son from joining Boy Scouts because of your previous lack of regard for the rights of those who do not meet up to some narrow standard of "manhood." I consider bigotry against LGBT people to be un-American and inhuman.
My daughters are both in Girl Scouts, and you'd better believe they love their lesbian camp counselors as much as their straight ones. You know, the one who won't cook unless it's grillin' outdoors? Nickname Jimmie? She's a cute one.
But I digress. Do not let bullies from the American Family Council or other pseudo-Christian LOBBYING organizations stop the progress this organization can make. There is no straight sex badge in scouting. BECAUSE SCOUTING IS NOT ABOUT SEX.
Anyone who tells you otherwise is a total pervert. Therefore, I'd watch out for that Tony Perkins dude around the young ones.
Thank you, and God bless you.