Why I’m not Especially Inspired by Obama’s Statement on the Anti-Gay Scouts Policy
Posted by MK on 8/9/12
Would the following statement sound offensive to you?
I believe it’s a valuable organization, as it has helped educate and build character among our nation’s youth for decades. I do oppose its policy of excluding people in interracial relationships, people in interfaith relationships, immigrants, people in relationships with immigrants, and openly Catholic and openly Jewish people. (I will not comment about the organization’s belief that everyone in those groups is “immoral,” “unclean,” and a poor role model for youth because of the lifestyle they have chosen.) And no, I will not resign as the Honorary President of this valuable, character-building, educational organization.
I’m going to assume that your answer is yes — that is, that you would (and do) find this statement offensive. What would you think if the President of the United States said this?
To be clear, the President has not said this, and neither has anybody else, to my knowledge. But humor me, and imagine, for a moment, that Obama or somebody else had in fact spoken these words — to the press, no less. And let’s imagine that the underlying facts (of an organization that discriminated in this way, etc.) were true. We’ll call this Hypothetical Situation X.
Now let’s consider Real Situation Y, which occurred just yesterday. Read the full post