I wrote two posts last week about my skepticism about the “good” that would be done if the Boy Scouts of America decided this week to finally lift their national ban on gay scouts and troop leaders: To Be Clear (pt. 1) and To Be Clear (pt. 2).
For the all discussion about how this move by the Boy Scouts would be a big leap forward in gay rights (though it wouldn’t have been), I am completely unsurprised by this news today:
DALLAS (AP) — Boy Scouts delay decision on admission of gay scouts, leaders saying more deliberation needed.—
(@keyetv) February 06, 2013
The BSA got all the hype and all the people cheering it on and, in the end, it takes no action and nothing has changed.
The news was SO heavily YAY, BOY SCOUTS! that I wonder if this failure on their part to follow through will have as much of an impact as the narrative created by the media last week.
As I’ve said before, my disdain for the BSA knows no bounds.