After a two-year review of the organization's policy on banning homosexual troupe leaders and scouts, Boy Scouts of America stands firm behind their convictions.
The organization cites parent and scout values as the reason the 102-year old organization's philosophy remains unchanged.
From a business perspective, any organization that doesn't evolve for 102 years is doomed to fail. Even the military has evolved their of stance on homosexuality, but for the Scouts, they don't seem to fear complacency and conservatism as a marketing strategy.
Instead, they fear gay people.
The Scout's stance on banning homosexuals from participating in their organization sends a larger message that the organization believes gay men and women are pedophiles.
Media stories like the ones surrounding Jerry Sandusky have sensationalized the topic in a way that makes it seem like male-to-male child molestation occurs more frequently than male-to-female.
According to a study in the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, child molestation happens much more frequently to girls by straight men than to boys by gay men.
Child molestation is disgusting whether it happens to a girl or boy. Preventing it from happening is a noble and much needed fight that should be taken on, but to imply that gay men and women are not capable of nurturing and helping children grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally because they will molest your child is absurd.
We can go on about the history of Boy Scouts of America, the deep-rooted connection to the church, and the deterioration of not only their membership, but also their financial support from other organizations with much more evolved corporate philosophies, but the BBB's denial of Boy Scouts of America as a quality, ethical organization all boils down to their ban on gay people.
Your child will be more evolved, more diverse, more accepting, and more educated if they stay clear of Boys Scouts America and get involved in another organization. Scout's honor.