Tuesday, February 5

Tony Perkins helps me write to the Boy Scouts



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.

5 comments:

  1. Mr. Perkins writes: "safeguarding Scouts by restricting openly homosexual Scout leaders from holding leadership positions" - Wow, is that a loaded sentence...tres creepy!

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  2. Good work there, 'Gal. Let's hope they read it and think about what you're saying.

    That may be a stretch, though...

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  3. Anonymous5:43 PM

    I think part of the problem of homosexuality is that it makes fundies think about sex. Sexual repression is the norm for anything other than a man's desire to penetrate a woman's vajayjay with his Glorious Penis of Christian Might. So, by opening the topic of something that is indirectly related to sex (and homosexuality is indirectly related to sex), the fundie followers may have the thought, "Hey! I want to make *my* naughty bits tingle too!" That would lead to empowerment and pleasure, which are both seen as "chaos" and "Satan".

    The main part of the problem though is that the fundies have been using Militant Homosexuals as a boogeyman and fundraiser since the Values Voters Coalition and Moral Majority were officially started in the early 70's. (To draw the evangelicals in who still felt the sting of the Great Dixiecrat Rebuke of the '64 DNC.) The only thing more dangerous to fundamentalism than sexually gratified women and gays is questions. Questions are rocks thrown at a house of cards. The three fundraising planks of the Moral Majority have been abortion, communism, and militant homosexuality. Communism had to change to Sharia Law, and notions on abortion are changing. If public opinion on homosexuality changes, people may start to ask what else fundamentalism got wrong. (Quick answer: damn near everything.)

    Mike.K.

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  4. Remember that the Bible Belt spends more than any other part of the country on online porn. (During church time on Sunday it slows, but then catches up and more after church.)

    (http://people.hbs.edu/bedelman/papers/redlightstates.pdf)

    Why? "Calling Dr. Freud."

    In a New Scientist post a guy named Edelman offers this: "Some of the people who are most outraged turn out to be consumers of the very things they claimed to be outraged by," Edelman says.

    (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16680-porn-in-the-usa-conservatives-are-biggest-consumers.html)

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