Thousands are now rallying around former Boy Scouts leader Greg Bourke, a gay parent of two children. Greg and his partner have been together for 30 years and are, from my firsthand knowledge, outstanding parents.
My thoughts on shielding children from homosexuals: Unless you’re raising your children in a Little House on the Prairie, you can’t shield them from seeing same-sex parents at PTA, school functions, scout meetings, company picnics, playgrounds, grocery stores, and even church. [Boy Scout CEO: The “vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisers, and at the appropriate time and in the right setting.”] No one disputes a parental right to leadership unless, of course, you’re gay. But the light of day doesn’t lie to your children. They see that gay people are parents, too.
NEWSPRINT: Here is the complete story published on September 18, 2012 in The Courier-Journal.