By Jacqueline Watson
Our most recent Cub Scout Pack meeting has left me in a state of shock, bewilderment and anger.
We were entreated by our pack leader, through several texts and emails, to be sure to be at this meeting for an important discussion. Almost all of our core group of parents were in attendance. The topic of conversation, we discovered, was whether gays ought to be allowed in Scouting. I was so glad that we were going to be talking about this, anticipating that we’d be joining together in a stand for equal rights and an end to hateful discrimination.
I was sorely disappointed.
Watson lives in Roanoke. She is a real estate appraiser and PTA volunteer.