equal rights for homosexuals

We, group 63 of Murry Bergtraum\'s Participation in Government class, are deeply concerned with America\'s conduct. All American Citizens deserve to be treated the same way, as well as be given the same opportunities and advantages. An American Organization by the name of Boy Scouts of America have a strict policy against homosexuals who want to volunteer as a Boy Scout leader, this is unacceptable because a patriotic organization such as this one should accept all as one and that means homosexuals too. Homosexuals are just as human as any other person and deserve to be treated that way. However, the Boy Scouts of America, does not believe this is true and from a recent phone conversation featuring of our group members and a representative from Scouting.org, this is what we found out. Q. May an individual who openly declares himself to be a homosexual be a volunteer Scout leader A. No. The Boy Scouts of America is a private membership organization; leadership in Boy Scouting is a privilege and not a right. Boy Scouts believes that homosexual conduct is not compatible with the aims and purposes of Scouting and that a known or avowed homosexual does not present a desirable role model for the youth in the Scouting program. Boy Scouts will continue to select only those who meet Boy Scout standards and qualifications for membership.

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Group 63 of Murry Bergtraum, feel that Equality for homosexuals is an issue left unfinished and we are here to finish it. Although we understand that we cannot change the nation as a whole because of many different views and opinions, we ask you to join and help us by signing this petition only if you think we are right in our doing. Justice needs to be served and if a homosexual can be a teacher, or an executive, or a plumber, then he can be a Boy Scout leader too. Look at the person next to you, he/ she may be a homosexual and even though they might be smiling at you, inside they may be frowning because they feel that they deserve to be accepted into America\'s society, and they are not. We want to change that!

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    Angel Siao, Malaysia

    7 years ago Country: MY
    Comments: Hi~ I'm a high school female student. I'm straight but I think that homosexuals have their own rights too and it's only fair to treat them as normal human beings.
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    Jacob Ficca, United States

    7 years ago Comments: I am a High School male student who, though I am not homosexual myself, do beleive that sexual preference sould hold no position whatsoever when deciding if something is right. If it applies to one person it should apply to another whether they're 'gay' or not. My friends told me about this website and I openly agree that the public opinion of homosexual people is horribly biased against them.
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    E C, United States

    7 years ago
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