The Boy Scout Crackdown

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 33•12 Apr 1, 1998

In a controversial decision, the California Supreme Court recently upheld the Boy Scouts Of America's right to ban homosexuals from its ranks, as either scouts or Scoutmasters. What do you think?

  • “Wrestling in the woods, rubbing down my fellow scouts with calamine lotion, packing six into a tent... I loved scouting, and I'm sure glad it won't be tainted by homosexuals.”

    Mitchell Tanner –
    Construction Worker

  • “It's terrible that they would kick a kid out of the Scouts for being gay. They should tie him to a tree and beat the shit out of him.”

    Suzanne Parker –
    Telemarketer

  • “I guess my 'Gag-Reflex Suppression' merit badge is pretty useless now.”

    Isaac Foli –
    Systems Analyst

  • “This sidesteps the real issue: With the Cold War long over, does the U.S. really need to continue to maintain the world's largest standing Boy Scout force?”

    Risa Stargell –
    Teacher

  • “As long as the Girl Scouts are straight, that's all that matters: No way I'm buying Do-si-dos from a lesbo.”

    Todd Easler –
    Speech Pathologist

  • “All those kids who find themselves kicked out of conventional scouting are free to attend my first annual North American Man-Boy Scouting Association Camporee. Bring your trunks!”

    George Tekulve –
    Postal Worker