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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 Navy Pride View Post
    OK I reworded my post and I apologize if I offended anyone with my last poll.......I am and old country boy and sometimes the meaning is not what I meant....I really would like to know how the members of the forum feel about this issue.
    Ok.


    Well, when my kid was younger I would have been uncomfortable about it to be honest. That was several years ago though and my understanding of these matters has changed a bit; people on DP have shown me pretty convincing studies that "gay" and "pedophile" are two different things that aren't really linked. Five-six years ago I had my doubts about that, but you live and you learn.

    Now, my boy is 17. We've thoroughly established that he's straight and likes the young ladies, and I gotta admit that's a big relief to me. However he goes to high school with gay and lesbian teenagers; his "lunch hangout group" includes a lesbian girl.

    It's just the modern world, the way things are now, and at some point you just have to deal with it and carry on.

    When I started public school over four decades ago, racial integration was a new thing, and a lot of people were uncomfortable about it; the parents more than the kids really. It was the new reality though and eventually everyone had to deal with it and carry on, and eventually it became no big deal.

    Things change, and that's all there is to it. You deal with it and carry on.

    With that said, I figure it is the BSA's chicken, let them pluck it their own way.

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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 Navy Pride View Post
    OK I reworded my post and I apologize if I offended anyone with my last poll.......I am and old country boy and sometimes the meaning is not what I meant....I really would like to know how the members of the forum feel about this issue.
    Thank you for your rewording, Navy Pride.

    I voted yes. If the leader was gay, it wouldn't bother me. It might bother me, however, if (and you used the plural, don't forget) a number of the young boys were openly gay....or if a number of the leaders were openly gay. It would depend on my son's age.

    My job with my child is not to be politically correct.

    Edit: I would be more concerned about the boys themselves than the leaders, actually.
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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    It wouldn't bother me in numbers either, nor it isn't my job to be politically correct. I don't think they can pass on the the homosexuality, and I see no more threat from homosexuals than heterosexuals. I keep the same eye on all of them.

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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 Boo Radley View Post
    It wouldn't bother me in numbers either, nor it isn't my job to be politically correct. I don't think they can pass on the the homosexuality, and I see no more threat from homosexuals than heterosexuals. I keep the same eye on all of them.
    Unless you're at camp, you can't keep an eye on them.
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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]


    I think you're overlooking the important question here: would you let your kids go camping with Commander Riker?

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

    Sure, why not?
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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 Dr. Chuckles View Post
    I think you're overlooking the important question here: would you let your kids go camping with Commander Riker?
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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 MaggieD View Post
    Unless you're at camp, you can't keep an eye on them.
    Can't do that either way (unless I help), but Ido both equally as well or poorly.

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