According to the St, Joseph, Missouri, News Press, “A 19 year old Boy Scout has lost his job at Camp Geiger after disclosing that he is gay”. Words like ‘hypocrisy’ come to mind. That boy was “trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent,” and what did that get him? – a boot in the ass by an organization billed as a noble American institution.
Is anyone surprised – probably not. Most of us know about hypocrisy in America – we see it every day in our pseudo Christian churches, our pseudo conservative politicians, and in a myriad of local discriminatory laws. This post is not intended to mock Christianity or conservatism – the intent is to mock those false prophets who mock the American way – the way of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Boy Scouts of America is a false prophet. Their Law, Oath, and ironic Motto seem to abhor injustice – but that is not their practice.
More from the St. Joseph News Press:
The camp counselor’s ouster came as the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays as bot leaders and scouts.
Eric Jones, of Kearney, Mo., was fired from the Pony Express Council’s camp when he told a staff member he was gay. ….
…. Mr. Jones, who has been a Boy Scout for 10 years and has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, was told he would no longer be employed by the camp because of the organization’s policy.
We should at least remind our readers of the Boy Scout Oath:
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
That oath was written long before the term ‘straight’ carried any gender identity. We have to fair and present the Boys Scout Law :
- A Scout is Trustworthy.
- A Scout is Loyal.
- A Scout is Helpful.
- A Scout is Friendly.
- A Scout is Courteous.
- A Scout is Kind.
- A Scout is Obedient.
- A Scout is Cheerful.
- A Scout is Thrifty.
- A Scout is Brave.
- A Scout is Clean.
- A Scout is Reverent.
- I particularly like the one about Reverent – respecting the beliefs of others. Cheerful is interesting – they note: …’…looks for the bright side of life’. Brave is fascinating in this context: ‘He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him.’ Loyalty in the Boy Scouts is a one way street. Friendly expands to ‘He offers his friendship to people of all races and nations, and respects them even if their beliefs and customs are different from his own.”And how about that obedience nonsense “If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobeying them.” And Trustworthy – A Boys Scout tells the truth – unless he is gay.
Eric Jones exemplified and honored the Scout Oath and Law. Mr. Jones is a true Eagle Scout.