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Boy Scouts decision

Published: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I’m writing to you with my opinion on the recent ruling made on homosexuality in the Boy Scouts. With the Boy Scouts being a very central part of my life, this decision affects me very much on a personal and troop level.

I personally support this decision. Being homosexual doesn’t make you less excellent on a personal level, which means you should be allowed to receive the rank advancements and the other benefits of being a Boy Scout and, eventually, an Eagle Scout.

Their ruling on homosexuality as an adult leader – that you aren’t allowed to be an adult leader if you are openly homosexual – makes much less sense, especially if that leader had been awarded his Eagle rank as a quality member of a troop.

Aaron Sherman


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