New Cynicus Prime policy: Don’t engage bigots and homophobes

Thirteen years after the Supreme Court affirmed the Boy Scouts of America and other private organizations’ right to limit their membership as they choose, delegates of the BSA voted yesterday by 61-39% to allow gay scouts to join (up to age 18). The reaction among the neandercon religious right was predictably swift, vile, and unchristian. Jesus befriended prostitutes, gamblers, and soulless bureaucrats. But you demand the “freedom of association” to not allow teh gheyz in your group? Really?

I’ve tried reasoning with these people in the past on this. I even tried last night in the fury of the immediate aftermath of the BSA decision. It’s beyond futile. With polls rapidly leaving them in the dirt, it is no longer worth anyone’s time to intellectually engage on these issues. They’re wrong, they’ll never accept it, and their hateful, ignorant position will be all but extinct within a decade.

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