Media anaylst says: "Give journalists a merit badge for consistency: they’ve demanded gay scouts and leaders for a long time"
- Category: U.S.
- Published on Friday, 24 May 2013 16:27
- Written by Russ Jones, Christian News Service
The Boy Scouts of America approved a resolution Thursday that removed the restriction that denies membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone. The restriction still remains, however, for adult leaders. The group said in a statement more than 60 percent of the organization's National Council, comprised of some 1,400 delegates, voted in favor of ending the ban. The new policy goes into effect January 1, 2014,
According to the Media Research for over a decade the media have consistently given a platform to gay activists and others with grievances against the Scouting program and the organization finally succumbed to pressure.
Matt Philbin, managing editor of MRC’s Culture & Media Institute, said journalists deserve a merit badge for consistency as they’ve demanded gay scouts and leaders for a long time
“In the 13 years since the Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts had the right to exclude gays from its ranks and from its leadership the networks and the rest of the media have waged a pretty relentless campaign of bullying the Boy Scouts into accepting gays.
While Philbin predicts the media and gay activists will sing the praises of the Boy’s Scouts decision, it will only be a matter of time before there will be pressure on the organization to allow gay adult leaders.
“The way they portray these things – ‘a victory for inclusive’ – ‘a victory tolerance,’ or ‘a victory for love over hate,’” Philbin said. “You can predict exactly what they are going to say. The pressure will be off for a little while, perhaps, but they will continue to demand the Scouts are fully in compliance with their politically correct society.”
Alliance Defending Freedom delivered nearly 19,000-signed petitions from past or current members of the Scouts urging the board to keep the ban.