Atlantic Magazine: Boy Scouts must be taken “out behind the barn” and put down with a “shotgun”

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The website of The Atlantic magazine [last week] carries an article shocking in its use of incendiary and hateful rhetoric laden with violent imagery, all aimed at the Boys Scouts of America.

The article, by James Hamblin, a medical doctor and an editor for the magazine, attacks the BSA for its policy of not admitting gays as members or leaders. Hamblin also proposes that organizations like the Boy Scouts – a private organization – be forced to bend to the demands of the Left on gay rights based on a dangerous concept that could mean the end of First Amendment freedoms like the freedom of religion, speech and assembly.

Hamblin writes:

Boy Scouts is an organization that was and is so close to being great. Remember when they had to put Old Yeller down because he got rabies? It’s not like he was a bad dog, but he got a brain infection and he tried to eat Travis. He looked the same and wasn’t about to die, but the good dog who used to save him from bears and boars just wasn’t there anymore. The policy is embarrassing and archaic, sure. … But the real value in speaking against it is that it’s dangerous. When a group as massive (2.7 million youth members) and respected as the Boy Scouts makes a move like this, it stands to exacerbate a public health hazard in such a way that we can’t just agree to disagree.

Perpetuating a culture where gay teenagers — who are already commonly battling notions of inferiority and self-hatred — can be openly and decidedly told they aren’t welcome among a preeminent organization that purports to represent and define a standard of behavioral ideals, is dangerous. It’s a decided step back in rejecting the culture of gay bullying. We will see more depression, and more suicide. We’ll see more discrimination of every sort, and more hatred.

If the BSA won’t change, then the burden falls on a just society to take them out behind the barn with whatever sort of shotgun revokes credibility.

Imagine the outrage – justifiable – if the BSA issued a statement demanding gays be taken “behind the barn with whatever sort of shotgun” would convince them to stop being gay.

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  • brabbie2002

    So just how “gay” is its editor? And is he going to break into Boy Scout headquarters and start shooting?

  • AngeredAmerican

    Why dont you just start a Faggot Scouts of America group for the little freaks?

  • RescueKyron

    Could a publisher more clearly prove hatred toward America, American Boys and Families? Boycott Atlantic Magazine. Cheers to the American BOY Scouts, leaders in character and moral standards.

  • reggiec

    Here are some statistics from the Center for Disease Control:
    Syphilis has increased each year since 2000 — its rate is up 81 percent — with gay and bisexual men representing 65 percent of cases, the CDC said. : 2.9% of the population is responsible for 65% of Syphilis cases. You do the math.
    With gonorrhea, homosexual men were four times more likely to have the disease than heterosexual men (36% versus 9%). According to the CDC, some 72% of male AIDS cases are linked to homosexual behavior.

  • warpten

    Mysteriously missing from Hambin’s bizarre support for a purely political fashion is a fact he, being a doctor, would know: Male homosexuals can expect to have many years if not decades taken from their lifespan.

    So there is critical health factor being deliberately ignored, a factor which explains why an overwhelming majority of males are deeply disgusted by the the thought of homosexuality.
    Throughout the history of life, nature has never shown the slightest interest in conforming itself to political fashions. Neither should the Boy Scouts.

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  • marineh2ominer

    It just tears the sodomists up to be blocked from such fruitfull recruiting grounds , as if the boys and girls clubs and the girl scouts don’t provide them with enough victims .

  • 1_Eddie_1

    Hey, it is the Boy Scouts of America. The BSA is a private organization, and shall remain to be private. The BSA is a wholesome organization for developing young men. Nobody that is out camping wants to wake up and find another scout in their sleeping bag doing who knows what to them. It is not a far stretch to make that point especially since the homosexuals have a same sex attraction. We all know how raging hormones affect younger males. It is for the same reason the BSA doesn’t go camping out with the GSA. The day the BSA decides to allow openly homosexual males into the organization is the day the organization ceases to be the BSA.