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April 3, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Boy Scouts can’t shy away from discussing homosexuality

Geoff McGrath holds his scoutmaster shirt for the Seattle Boy Scout troop he led. The Boy Scouts of America says he has made a public issue out of being gay. (Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press).

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 lost


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March 10, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Eastside Catholic: Homosexuality not against Catholic teachings

I was struck by the mischaracterization of Catholic doctrine by Eastside Catholic’s legal team in its attempt to defend the firing of Mark Zmuda ["Court battle next in ouster of Eastside Catholic educator,” Local News, March 6]. It stated “to employ a person married to someone of the same sex [is] a violation of…


Comments | More in Catholic Church, Gay marriage | Topics: Eastside Catholic, gay marriage, homosexuality

May 22, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Businesses refuse service to gays

Discrimination is unlawful Florists and bakers seek a religious exemption from the law, allowing them to discriminate based on their feelings about whether gay marriage is acceptable according to their personal religious beliefs [“Hood River, Ore., bakery won’t make cake for lesbians,”, May 15]. Let’s put this in perspective. White supremacists, past and present, have…


Comments | Topics: business, discrimination, gay marriage

April 28, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Boy Scouts voting to lift ban on gay youth, not adults

Sexual preference doesn’t mean age preference Presumably, the Boy Scouts of America’s concern is that a gay adult male scout leader might have sexual relations with the boys [“Boy Scouts might accept gay youth, but not adults,” News, April 20].Most of us are (hopefully) aware that being heterosexual or homosexual has nothing to do with whether…


Comments | Topics: Boy Scouts of America, gay, gay rights