As the Boy Scouts of America prepare to change their policy that forbids any openly gay teenager from joining a troop (but maintain the ban on openly gay scout leaders), the bigots are simply losing their minds. This column by Ed Vitigliano of the American Family Association contains my favorite bit of wailing and gnashing of teeth over the matter:
It is Christianity versus secularism. Forget all pleasantries and appeals to fairness and tolerance and inclusivity, this is a war of ideologies – two mutually exclusive worldviews locked in a titanic struggle for supremacy.
For the tolerance gurus there is a secular morality that is just as absolute as that preached by any Bible-thumper behind a pulpit.
It is a pagan sexual ethic rooted in moral relativism with the taproot deeply embedded in Darwinian evolution. Its teachers have their own unbending laws cut into stone and pronounced from on high. Their prophets hurl jeremiads at the unrepentant, who are relegated to a this-worldly hell consisting of the drying up of corporate funding, the disdain and downright persecution of the civil state, banishment to the fringes on university campuses, and the sneering mockery of Hollywood.
For these pioneers of the brave new world, people who practice sodomy are the saints and Christians are the sinners. And humanist stormtroopers have spent the last 60 years hunting down and driving out the infidels.
Humanist stormtroopers…I like that.