The Invisible Boy – More on the Unhappy Decision by the “Boy” Scouts & They Didn’t Wait Long!

by Steve Ray on June 4, 2013

This week Catholic World Report has a biting article about the recent decision to allow openly gay “youth” to join the “Boy” Scouts. You’ll see why I put these words in quotations marks as you read.

Here is an excerpt:

The CWR Blog
We must now pretend that boys are not boys, just some neutered youth
May 28, 2013 02:38 EST
 

The Boy Scouts of America have long ceased to speak the language of Christian or Jewish or solid old Roman virtue.  They, like the schools, have veered away from any of the specifics of expertise, like teaching boys how to shoot a rifle or how to find edible plants in the woods, or, from my March 1, 1911 issue of Boys’ Life, the first issue ever printed, how to drive cattle across the outback of Australia. 

There was only one reality that kept them reasonably sane when all the world around them had gone quite mad, and that was the boy.  And now that one reality has been forgotten.

There’s one word in that official statement that is conspicuous by its absence.  It’s boy.  The word appears in the name of the organization, just as young, men, and Christian appear in the name of the YMCA, even though that organization is now largely a consortium of secular day-care centers and health spas for middle class families and the elderly.  The Boy Scouts of America are apparently no longer about boys.

I am aware that girls are admitted to some of the Scouting programs for adolescents.  That doesn’t change the nature of this abandonment.  For if the Boy Scouts of America had remembered that they were, first of all, the Boy Scouts and not the Youth Scouts, they might just have remembered also the realities of sex – that is, of being a boy, and not a girl, or a neuter.

To read the whole article, click here.

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Michael June 4, 2013 at 7:04 PM

I have read a number of Catholic blog on this subject. One blogger who often uses terms like “Gay Brownshirts” to describe those who push the “gay” agenda and he along with most all of them are preaching “well the Church doesn’t kick homosexuals out so you’re a big meanie if you don’t support gay scouts” message. This is really quite puzzling to me. Quite right, the Church does not kick out people with SSA but it also says people with the inclination should be counseled on the true nature of human sexuality. Can’t do that in the BSA! And nobody seems to want to define terms…the people who are cheering this from the “gay” community are not, IMO, people who are struggling with SSA. They seem to be out, active homosexuals. I’m sorry but I think Catholics who support this are foolish.

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