The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 10, 2013

Keep gays out of Scouts


DANVILLE — Editor:

Recently President Obama has made it clear that he thinks that the Boy Scouts of America should admit homosexuals to this organization.

The National Office of the Boy Scouts agrees that this should be done, allowing each troop to make its own decision.

It is my opinion this should be viewed with overwhelming contempt if it is allowed to take place for any troop in this country. If it is, it will abrogate the oath each boy takes when he joins this organization. I know, I joined the Boy Scouts 71 years ago.

I believe with this kind of thinking by President Obama, every Scout leader and parents of every Boy Scout, should contact their senator and congressman and let them know of your opposition to having homosexual leaders involved with The Boy Scouts of America in any way.

Ellsworth Kinney