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For the last couple of months or so, I have spotted random stories about the Mormon Church, AKA The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [LDS] and how they are becoming more tolerant of The Gays.
Don’t buy; I don’t but it because of the word ‘tolerate’ which means ‘to put up with;’ as in tolerating a traffic jam, or a toothache. You actually loathe it, but you’ll put up with it.
That’s the LDS. And if we needed further proof., in the light of last week’s announcement by the Boy Scouts of America [BSA] to allow openly gay men to be scout leaders, this week the LDS is threatening to break away from the Boy Scouts and create their own anti-gay knock-off of the Scouts because, well, hate outweighs tolerance.
Eric Hawkins, an LDS mouthpiece confirmed the rumor, saying the church is “considering creating its own international program for boys, separate from the Boy Scouts of America.”
And that could spell doom for the BSA since the LDS is the nation’s largest Scouting sponsor, serving roughly a third of all Boy Scout troops.
Now, to be fair, you can be openly gay and be a Mormon, and in the Mormon knockoff of the Boy Scouts you can be openly gay and be a leader.
You just can’t act on it. Yoyo can be gay, but you can’t be gay. And since the new BSA policy might allow an openly gay scout leader to have a spouse of the same :::gasp::: gender, the LDS wants to splinter off and keep The Gays celibate, in the closet and, well, tolerable.
And I find that intolerable.