The erosion of what many Americans once believed were the foundations of our country continues apace. They include, but are not limited to, overspending and debt (personal and national), never-ending wars, uncontrolled borders leading to massive immigration with no time for or expectation of assimilation and political divisions that grow wider by the day. It's now the Boy Scouts of America's turn to join the parade.
CBS hosts Stephen Colbert and Charlie Rose are disgusted with the “moral heresy” delivered by Donald Trump when he spoke to the Boy Scouts on Monday. Rose appeared on Tuesday’s Late Show and the first thing he wanted to talk about was the speech: “Boy, that interview with the Boy Scouts keeps on giving, doesn't it?”
You won’t believe what Trump just did! Celebrities like Levar Burton and media personalities like Joy Reid are “disgusted,” “horrified” and “disturbed.” They even accused the President of the United States of “abuse of children.” The uproar came after the president gave a speech at the annual Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on July 24, 2017.
Newsweek, the failing magazine that went digital only and then barely came back to life, on Tuesday delighted in the “left” calling Donald Trump’s speech to the Boy Scouts a “Nazi Hitler Youth rally.”
Since 2013, the Boy Scouts of America have quickly caved to the progressive agenda, admitting both homosexual guides and scouts. As of today, transgender boys can now join troops.
The fact that Boy Scout membership is limited to males has not always been newsworthy. However, in the current media landscape, such a “controversial” claim garnered three minutes of network airtime and copious online news coverage.
Jim Axelrod touted a Muslim Cub Scout den "dedicated to the idea of helping others erase their prejudices" on Saturday's CBS Evening News. Axelrod spotlighted the unit's adult leader, who contended that "there is a natural overlap between Scouting and Islam." The journalist also featured two clips from President Obama's February 2016 visit to a mosque in Baltimore, Maryland, where he "met a group of young Muslim Cub Scouts." One such young scout lamented during the report that "especially what's going on now with media portrayal of Muslims, we need to put ourselves out as...normal people."
Taking its cues from Monday’s New York Times, Wednesday’s CBS This Morning offered a similarly fawning profile of some young girls in California who are “scouting for change” as they try to force the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to admit them as members as they preferred the BSA over the Girl Scouts.
On July 27, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted to change their policy regarding gay leaders. Slate’s Mike DeSocio called the change “a huge step forward.”
In an effort to satisfy both conservatives and progressives with a stake in the BSA, the organization will no longer ban gay leaders at the national level, but will allow local troops to choose their own leaders. In this way, churches that sponsor troops can have a say in the moral integrity of the leaders selected.
To the Daily Beast, the Walt Disney Company is a "Mighty Mouse" that has roared with a recent declaration that it is cutting off the Boy Scouts of America for daring to maintain forbid openly-gay adults from serving as scoutmasters.
"It's a small world after all, which is why word travels fast when you maintain anti-gay policies," snarked the Daily Beast in a "Cheat Sheet" item this morning celebrating the fact that the entertainment giant -- which, by the way, owns the ABC broadcast network -- has announced it will not give any monies to the Boy Scouts of America in 2015 [see screen capture below page break]:
So the Boy Scouts of America have caved, voting on May 23 to allow openly gay Scouts. It was probably inevitable – just as the organization will inevitably be forced to drop its ban on openly gay adult Scout leaders. Cue the sound of popping champagne corks in newsrooms and TV studios up and down the coasts.
When news first broke back in February that the Boy Scouts of America might allow local charters to decide their own policies on including gays as Scouts and leaders, the broadcast networks were exultant. Well they should be, because they and the rest of the media have waged a long campaign against the Scouts on behalf of the gay lobby.
CNN anchors dropped journalistic integrity and went into full attack mode against supporters of the ban on gay Boy Scouts on Wednesday morning.
When the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins questioned why the Scouts should change their long-standing policy, anchor Soledad O'Brien blurted out "Because it's discriminatory," before adding "Because they think it's discriminatory." She then asked "My final question for you, do you worry you are on the wrong side of history on this?"