by Ritchie Duffy
Re: “Keep sexuality out of Scouting” (May 1 commentary):
Jeff Powell makes me glad I have daughters and did not have to choose between Scouting or no-Scouting. I would never allow an impressionable child to join an organization that so blatantly discriminates against a group of people.
Children are not born with prejudice and discriminatory feelings; they are taught these things by parents, other adults in their lives and their peer groups. Prejudice (pre-judgment) against gays or any other identifiable group is rooted in ignorance, and ignorance is curable.
Duffy is a retired sales manager from the phramaceuticals industy. He lives in Moneta.