As NPR and other news outlets are reporting, the executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously adopted a resolution that would allow gay adults to serve as Scout leaders, ending a longstanding ban on gay scout leaders in the organization. A ban that was based on religious inspired bigotry and the lies disseminated by the "godly folk." The Boy Scout's National Executive Board will meet July 27 to ratify the resolution. While many view the move as yet another step towards expanded equality and a rejection of religion as a justification fort evil, the Christofascists are acting as if someone did a bowel movement in their Cheerios. Joining this latter group is GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker who says that the ban "protected children" - a repeat of the Christofascist lie that gays are all would be child molesters and sexual predators. The Daily Beast looks at Walker's foul anti-gay statements. Here are excerpts:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has spoken out against the Boy Scouts’ recent decision to lift its ban on gay troop leaders. In an interview with IJReview, Walker cited his support for the “previous membership policy because it protected children and advanced Scout values.”Scott Walker is a despicable asshole. Even worse than his anti-gay views are his desire to spread the economic poison he has sown in Wisconsin nationwide. If there is a scandal to be found in Walker's background, I wish it would explode to the surface now.
In response to the vote, Walker told IJReview:
“I was an Eagle Scout, my kids have been involved, Tonette (Walker) was a den mother.
“I have had a lifelong commitment to the Scouts and support the previous membership policy because it protected children and advanced Scout values.”