LATimes Defends the Boy Scouts


The Los Angeles Times is obviously no fan of the Boy Scouts of America's policy -- but they are even less a fan of punitive laws meant to single out one organization for views that politicians dislike:

"The Boy Scouts' long-standing refusal to admit gay members is deplorable and offensive. But it's also legal. Just because we — or California legislators — might disagree with the discriminatory path the Boy Scouts has taken doesn't mean the organization should be singled out from other nonprofits to lose its tax-exempt status.

... If legislators can go after the Scouts for engaging in legal (though offensive) behavior, what group will they go after next?"