It was not a very difficult prediction. The handwriting was on the wall. On May 27, 2013, I wrote, on this site:
…the time it took for the US Armed Forces to go from “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to the present aggressively proactive homosexualist policy will seem long compared to the time it takes the BSA to change their policy on homosexuals as adult leaders. The coercive thuggery of homosexual activists in government, the press, and the workplace has picked up pace since then. They will take every victory they can get, but they will not stop there.
Now comes this news:
NEW YORK, July 14, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) – The Boy Scouts of America has just moved one step closer to allowing adult homosexual men to serve as Scout leaders.
Approved by the executive committee Friday and announced Monday, the BSA unanimously adopted the resolution, basing its decision on “rapid changes in society and increasing legal challenges at the federal, state and local levels.”
“This resolution will allow chartered organizations to select adult leaders without regard to sexual orientation, continuing Scouting’s longstanding policy of chartered organizations selecting their leaders,” said the BSA in a statement.
The resolution will not become official Scout policy until July 27 when the organization’s National Executive Board meets to ratify it.
The article goes on to quote an activist expressing confidence that the resolution will pass. Now, supposing it does pass on July 27 (and let’s face it, with the exodus of many good people from the BSA after the last debacle, the resistance will be even weaker), what does that do for my prediction?
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) was the official United States policy on service by gays and lesbians in the military instituted by the Clinton Administration on February 28, 1994, when Department of Defense Directive 1304.26 issued on December 21, 1993, took effect, lasting until September 20, 2011. [Wikipedia]
That’s over seventeen years for DADT as compared with May 23, 2013 to July 27, 2015 for BSA to allow homosexual adult leaders: just over two years.
For most humans, seventeen years seems long as compared with two. Again, it was not a difficult prediction. The handwriting was on the wall. But it reminds us of the fast pace of this perverse movement. And notice what the activist said in that article at ChurchMilitant.com:
“This is a step in the right direction, but we’re still really concerned that there are still going to be groups that are going to be hostile to adult leaders,” Wahls said.
As I said just over two years ago, “They will take every victory they can get, but they will not stop there.” In asserting their false rights, they will take away your rights to preserve your children from exposure to their moral turpitude.
When people make up myriad new “rights” out of whole cloth, legitimate rights have to be threatened. We are talking about finite realities here. If I assert my right to occupy the space your body occupies, then you cannot possibly have a right to that same space (not at the same time). Similarly, if homosexuals, transvestites, the “transgendered,” the polyamorous, pederasts, etc., can intrude themselves into any and every area they want to by right, then no institution may keep them out. That would mean that the Church must accept them all as priests, which the Church may not do. But don’t think for a moment that Mr. Wahls’ fellow travelers won’t get around to that one day — unless they’re stopped.
I like to call this “conflicting rights claims.”