In response to the post Would You Allow Your Child to Join the Boy Scouts of America?, many of you said no because you disapprove of their discriminatory ways.
Plainfieldrob raises an interesting point, though. If you say no to joining the Boy Scouts, what about the military? They also discriminate against gays, and while they don’t openly kick out atheists, they definitely make it difficult for non-religious people to serve.
… I’m a veteran and the US military has a policy against letting gays & lesbians serve openly. Yet, I will absolutely ask that [my son] consider serving his Country regardless whether that policy remains in force in 12 years.
I will do this because I think service to Country outranks joining a social organization for young boys & men. However, it raises the difficult question — Am I being morally inconsistent? I don’t think so — but I would like to hear some other thoughts…
What do you think?