In a rare moment in the current election campaigns, both Obama (Dem.) and Romney (Rep.) are in agreement on the subject of gay rights.
The two have come together to disagree, publicly, concerning the highly controversial ban on permitting gay applicants entry into the Boy Scouts of America organization.
In a statement to the Washington Blade, a LGBT paper, White House spokesman Shin Inouye said: “The president believes the Boy Scouts is a valuable organization that has helped educate and build character in American boys for more than a century. He also opposes discrimination in all forms, and as such opposes this policy that discriminates on basis of sexual orientation.”
Romney spoke of support for the Scouts in 1994. His spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, told the media that this is a permanent position of the presendtial hopeful. In 1994 Romney said: “I feel that all people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts, regardless of their sexual orientation…the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue.”
Obama was named honorary persident of the organization in 2009.
The Boys Scouts of America has traditionally shown bias toward gays and just as of last month officially affirmed their ban.
It is very good to hear that both people running for President of the U.S. are taking a postive step.
Manichaeism teaches there are three genders: Heterosexual males; heterosexual females and homosexual males and females, which, traditionally, we refer to as “Third Gendered Persons”. We believe that all are created by God and are blessed.
Not only should the U.S. be accepting of homosexual boy scouts but also homosexual girl scouts as well.