There’s an old saying which suggests that any organization which is not expressly formed as a conservative organization will eventually be taken over by liberals. The Boy Scouts of America is the latest group to fall victim to that suggestion.
The BSA has announced it will now accept transgender children. In other words, a child who is a female but identifies as male will be allowed to join.
The Associated press reports via the Los Angeles Times:
Boy Scouts to allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll
The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys-only programs.
The organization announced it had made the decision to begin basing enrollment in its boys-only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout. The organization had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child’s birth certificate for those programs.
Rebecca Rausch, a spokeswoman for the organization, said in a statement that the organization’s leadership had considered a recent case in Secaucus, N.J., where an 8-year-old child had been asked to leave his Cub Scout troop after parents and leaders found out he is transgender, but the change was made because of the larger conversation about gender identity going on around the country.
“For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs,” the statement said. “However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state.”
This is a big mistake.
First of all, some families will pull their children out of the scouts over this for religious and cultural reasons which will hurt the organization.
Second of all, this sends a message that it’s acceptable for a child to change their gender, which is madness.
Parents who indulge children in this are committing a form of child abuse. Now the Boy Scouts have affirmed that as acceptable.
It’s very sad.