“My attitude is … that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life,” he said.
“The Scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to, you know, opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives, and I think that nobody should be barred (from) that.”
Uh, nobody is barred from it, unless they insist that the Boys Scouts condone something contrary to their purpose and oath.
Consider, for example, the widespread problem of pornography. One could speculate that there are a number of Scout Masters and Boy Scouts who have a problem with it. But no one would ever be barred from the Boy Scouts for that problem, unless they made their problem the Boy Scout’s problem. The policy of the Boy Scouts expresses a moral objection to the public legitimization of homosexual behavior.
This is not a political issue about which Dear Leader has anything more to say than I do.