Regarding the brouhaha over the Boy Scouts possibly accepting leaders who identify as gay or lesbian, I’ve asked Father Richard Perozich, a priest of the Diocese of San Diego, for his take on the matter. Father’s comments are as follows. (For those who might be wondering, I fully agree with his analysis.)
The Boy Scouts of America is an organization that trains boys to become mature adult men. It is open only to boys who wish to live by its oath and law, which respects God and country and assists others. In this process, it must not only lead boys toward manhood, but also protect them from immoral ideas, philosophies and people. It requires, then, leaders who subscribe to its oath and law and who are mature men and women.