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Follow Up to My Post about Gay Boy Scouts

Follow Up to My Post about Gay Boy Scouts June 11, 2013

So far, the main objection raised here has been that boys and young men with a sexual preference for males should be excluded from Boy Scouts because their presence will make heterosexual boys uncomfortable.

To you who raised this objection I ask–What is your advice, then, for public schools? Boys and young men shower together after gym and sports activities all the time. Should schools exclude students with same-sex orientation? From what? How?

“Gay boys” and “gay young men” have been in public schools for a very long time and still are. Heterosexual boys and young men aren’t threatened by them. They are more threatened by their fellow heterosexual bully students who humiliate them and harass them–often sexually–in the locker rooms and showers and elsewhere.

IF you think boys who are aware that they have a homosexual orientation should be excluded from Boy Scouts, do you also think they should be excluded from public schools? If not, why not (in light of what I wrote above)?

 

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