In about 1948 we had a gay Scout leader of our troop in conservative Eastern Idaho [“Boy Scouts take steps to oust gay leader of Seattle troop,” Local News, April 1]. We all knew he was gay and he never made advances on any of us. When he was outed and our parents found…More
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Is there something about being a modern conservative that makes one’s grasp of logic go away? [“Boy Scouts take steps to oust gay leader of Seattle troop,” Local News, April 1]
Boy Scouts spokesman Deron Smith states, “[homosexuality] is not discussed unless it is deliberately injected into Scouting.” He, and the Boy Scouts in general, have apparently lostMore
Lift the ban I became an Eagle Scout in 1976. The lessons I learned in scouting about leadership, citizenship and respect for others helped shaped who I am as an adult [“Boy Scout leaders to vote on lifting gay ban, seattletimes.com, May 22].It has been with great dismay that I have seen this contentious issue…More