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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Sure. It's not like most gay people aren't abundantly aware that most people are straight. And gays aren't any more prone to rape than their straight counterparts. I don't see this as an issue.

    Hell, closested gay boys go to camp with straight boys all the time and it's not as though we have some huge problem of boys getting molested at camp by fellow attendees. So what difference does it make if they're in or out?

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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    I'm not a bigot, so I see no problem with it.

    Its not like the person is going to speak his sexuality with kids. The fear is a bunch of nonsense.

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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Who here would allow their daughter to a camping with boys? Who here would allow their son to go to a pajama party with girls? Homophobic assertions aside, does anybody else see a relevant comparison?
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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Here's a more interesting question Navy:

    Would you let your children attend a camp where there are closeted gay people?
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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Here's a more interesting question Navy:

    Would you let your children attend a camp where there are closeted gay people?
    How do you know they are gay, if they are in the closet. Some guys I never thought were gay in high school turned out to turn that way, and they went out with girls often.

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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Quote Originally Posted by SidewaysBear View Post
    How do you know they are gay, if they are in the closet. Some guys I never thought were gay in high school turned out to turn that way, and they went out with girls often.
    That's my point exactly. I find it strange that people like Navy Pride are more concerned about honesty than they are about lying. They live in a warped world...outa sight outa mind....ignorance is bliss. They have no problem sending their boys to boy scout camp now....with closeted gay people who are "married" and "love their wives"....but freak out if there is someone who is honest about their sexuality. The reality is.....the man in scenario #1 is much more likely to offend than the man in scenario #2. It makes no sense to reward dishonesty and punish honesty...but in the "blinders over their eyes" world that they live in....that is what they do in order to give themselves a false sense of security.
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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Because my son would be in that environment with homosexuals who do those actions. I wouldn't feel comfortable with my child being heavily influenced by a person who does those acts, especially at a young age. Though my sons would not know because they are innocent boys, I, their father, would. I would prefer my sons being raised to be manly, similar to the Spartans of old.
    Again, how can someone be influenced by anyone who does any kind of "act", sexual or otherwise, if the act is not done in front of the kid? Do you think straight people talk to kids about their sex lives and you're okay with that??? I wouldn't be okay with that. Children aren't sitting around imagining what kind of sex their camp counselors are having. It sounds like maybe their parents are, which is very weird.

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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    In response to the OP: I've had more than one gay best friend through the years so I'd be the last person to try to remove my child from an environment that included gay people.
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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Is it possible that people who hate gay people and who are parents do more harm to their children by teaching them to fear and hate gay people than gay people could ever do to those kids? Personally, I believe that is the case.

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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Who here would allow their daughter to a camping with boys? Who here would allow their son to go to a pajama party with girls? Homophobic assertions aside, does anybody else see a relevant comparison?
    Are they chaperoned by a homosexual(s)?

    Point being we are not talking about kids we are talking about adults

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