Local Boy Scouts apologize, ask for $1 million anyway
This week I learned a new word: Schadenfreude. Pleasure taken from someone else’s misfortune.
First it was Karl Rove. Now its the Boy Scouts. Yes, that lovely organization that equates homosexuality with child molestation.
From the AJC:
Local Boy Scouts today apologized today for inflating membership rolls in asking the United Way to turn over nearly $1 million in funding the agency has withheld because of the scandal.
So lets see, the Boy Scouts inflated its statistics on inner city memberships so that it could get more money to support inner city boys that it wasn’t helping. And they still have the nerve to ask the United Way for the money.
I wish I didn’t take such glee in watching the adminstration of the Boy Scouts suffer. I feel terrible hating the Boy Scouts. They should be providing a great service: providing positive role models to boys without positive role models and developing a sense of community in our children. And I know that there are individual Scout troops and leaders that do just that. But I find the the Boy Scouts’ policy on homosexuality abhorrent and ignorant, and this scandal where they screw the kids that need them the most is disgusting.
I know who is really hurt by their policies and by this scandal. And it makes me sad.
To any members of the Boy Scouts: please know that I am talking about the Boy Scouts organization, and not specific members of the organization. I admire those of you who see the problems with the organization and struggle to do good things with the resources the organization provides despite disagreeing with their policies.