Ideals, Ethic. Morals. Parenting

Thursday, August 23, 2012

What do you do when your ideals and ethics contrast drastically with your parenting partner's?

My husband is a Boy Scout, in fact he received his Eagle Scout. Go him.

Problem. I am massively, drastically, and emphatically opposed to discrimination. The Boy Scouts of America have chosen a very unfortunate stance that embraces discrimination.

What am I to do when my husband who truly loves scouting and what it has taught him (no he is not a homophobic asshole) wants to have Stinky involved in this organization?

Should I put my foot down and refuse?
Sew a rainbow patch on his shirt?
Picket his pack meetings?

I realize that Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts are a "Family Oriented"activity. But really families come in so many different forms. Shouldn't our primary goal be about teaching acceptance and love?

Family may or may not be blood related. It may or may not come with a legal marriage certificate. What is does come with is love.


Sandra Kohlmann said...

My husband was a proud Boy Scout, but we have agreed that unless the scouts change their policies, any sons we may have will not be in a troop. However, we believe strongly in giving people the chance to change and improve, so should the Boy Scouts have a change of heart, and we have a son, he will most definitely be a scout and my husband will probably be a den leader.

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