Mitt Romney’s tax returns, political ads and the gun lobby in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: Scouts are protecting impressionable boys
The Boy Scouts of America are right to stick to their principles. I agree with the statement by Randolph Wynne (“Scouts are wrong to discriminate,” July 23 Pick of the day) that “many of our institutions have failed us,” but the Boy Scouts of America has not.
I was a Boy Scout and an adult leader, and my son is an Eagle Scout.
It may feel good to posit that it is abhorrent to discriminate for sexual orientation, but it is more abhorrent to witness, as I have, what homosexuality can do to impressionable young Scouts in a group setting.
Sadly, we need only look at the tragedy at Penn State for another example of poor stewardship in protecting youth from vile acts.