NVDAILY.COM | Opinion
Posted October 11, 2012 | 6 Comments
Letter to the Editor: Political correctness makes me sick!
I was sitting in one of my favorite local restaurants eating breakfast and reading the Northern Virginia Daily when I came across an article from a woman sympathizing the frustration of the gay and lesbian coalition's efforts to gain access into one of the last remaining pristine and wholesome clubs left on the planet. I am referring to the Boy Scouts of America.
This woman was whining and moaning about how the Boy Scouts of America have excluded gays from their organization, and how it is going to cost the organization millions of dollars in funding. So be it!! What kind of price do you put on a child's life when for the sake of political correctness you allow some sexual monster access to your child?
This is one of the problems with the world today. Any organization that caves to financial threats or political correctness is doomed to fail anyway. Too often clubs and organizations cave under the pressure of big companies using their corrupt dollars to try and influence clubs into changing their standards, standards that have stood the test of time. The Boy Scouts of America are one such club.
For years the Boy Scouts of America have taught millions of boys how to live clean, reverent and respectful lives. These are life lessons that many Scouts take into adulthood, and in turn, teach their own kids. I too, have a child in Scouts, working his way up to Eagle Scout. For years, I have sent him off to summer camp without a care in the world. The men who mentor and teach my son are decent, God-fearing men that donate their own time and money to bring some normalcy to a child in a not-so-normal world.
G. Rogers, Edinburg