You can imagine my surprise last week when I read a op-ed in the The Washington Post that the organization I lead, the Girl Scouts of the USA, is a "separate but not equal group," to the Boy Scouts of America.
Each day dads are investing money, time and skills in their own kids and the community as a whole, making them a paradigm of philanthropy. So why not honor your dad for the positive impact he is making in your life and the lives of those around you by giving back?
It's hard to preach "Good News" when you're making news for fighting the wrong battles. At a time when Pope Francis is breathing new life into the church with his humility and inclusive posture, U.S. bishops should take a cue from Rome.
In April of 2012 I was forced to resign as my son's Den Leader in The Boy Scouts of America because I am gay. Refusing to back down, my partner and I teamed up with GLAAD, launched a petition and unknowingly set out on a journey that would forever change our lives.
Ultimately, the Boy Scouts of America is a private organization and has the right to define its own membership. However, they should be very careful about defining moral behavior as synonymous with a heterosexual orientation and banning gay adult leaders.
The last thing a pedophile would admit to voluntarily is being attracted to boys, but a scoutmaster who has declared himself openly gay is the antithesis of a liar. If you want to guarantee that you're not hiring a pedophile, the answer you should be looking for to "are you a homosexual?" is "yes."