Anthony Esolen, Touchstone senior editor, writes this at the Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse,
Why the animus against the Boy Scouts? Because Copernicus was wrong. The world does not revolve around the sun. The world revolves around the predilections of upper- and middle-class feminists and their satellites.
The Boy Scouts retain the commonsense notion that it is not wise to bring boys into close quarters with men who are sexually attracted to boys, regardless of whether they act on those attractions. They retain the commonsense notion that if it were widely known that such men were scoutmasters, the boys would check out.
But it’s not really primarily about the Boy Scouts and the current controversy. It’s about BOYS and what has happened to them since the launch of the Great Society and the War on Poverty.
What, on the dreadful day of doom, will that boy in Philadelphia say to the rich who have ignored him, or worse, who have profited by his confusion?
You really should read Esolen’s stunning reply to his question, which includes this:
“You declared a War on Poverty, aimed at me, when you should have declared a War on Vice, aimed first of all at yourselves.”
Read the whole post. We are paying the high price for sins of denial. “Woe to the man by whom the temptation comes!”