Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Is it wrong to be gay?

Muppets: Statler and Waldorf (photo from Toughpigs

What does gay mean?


Well in my opinion, being gay is not wrong. People have their own rights, and freedom/liberty is one of the laws of the US, correct? 


I am in Webelos 2 (almost a Boy Scout), and everything else about scouting is fine! I like learning new things to earn activity badges. I like roasting marshmallows at camp fires. I like to hike and this weekend, I achieved enough miles to earn a hiking stick. 


This is me in my Webelos uniform, the first day I wore it. 

I also have a close relative who is gay and wonderful. The fact that this person is gay does NOT bother me at all. 

Here are some recent events that I am very disappointed about:       

In a scout pack in Ohio, there was a woman den leader who was gay; she has a partner and a son. Sadly, she couldn't be a den leader any longer just because she was gay. Later, she went to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) headquarters in Utah with a petition. In the petition, it said that gay people SHOULD be able to join scouting. More than 300,000 signatures said "yes" in approval. Unfortunately, the BSA people did not approve... still.   
For more information, go here

Eagle Scouts giving up their medals
Hearing the news of the petition, some Eagle Scouts had very strong feelings about it, and are deciding to turn in their medals after all their hard work. To me, I think that the BSA should approve the petition for two reasons: 
A. BSA encourages scouts to make their own decisions that their feelings tell them, and 
B. This is making a bad impression on them. BSA should give everyone an opportunity, because this could also let more people join, too. 

Chik-fil-A donates to anti-gay marriage organizations
Donating money for anti-gay causes?! That's one of the most silliest things I've ever of, especially when you could be donating to a charity that wants to help EVERYONE. Nobody even knows for sure if god wants people to marry a different gender. Following these actions, The Muppets organization has ended their partnership with Chik-fil-A. I support that decision.
                                                                    
All in all, we will not know if this craziness will cease, but we do know that this needs to stop, and together, we can put it to an end. A life without these anti-gay laws would be much more peaceful, and there would be much less conflict such as the ones listed above.{#emotions_dlg.clap}

18 comments:

gretchenaro said...

Keep up the good work.

Anthony Fossaceca said...

Nico, I'm sure your parents are (and should be) very proud. Keep up the great work!

Unknown said...

Nico- You are such a thoughtful and kind nephew. I'm so happy to have you in my life.

Unknown said...

Your blog was very insightful. Keep on voicing your opinions and thoughts!!

Christina Lambert said...

Nico, you are an amazing writer. I am so proud of you. I can't believe you will be in 5th. grade. Seems like I just had you in my class. Keep up your amazing work!!

Anonymous said...

Good for you for standing up for what you believe in! I know you make a lot of people proud (especially that close relative);-).

Michelle Drabik (distortiongirl) said...

You are a great writer and insightful young man! Keep up the good work!

rly said...

Beautifully written, well thought out and insightful. I'm definitely more informed because of it so thank you! ~Rosa (friend of your mom's)

iminexile said...

nico, i have not met you yet but can't wait to do so someday. you are a thoughtful young man and the best kind of scout. you are also a great writer. thank you for sharing your mind and heart.

Ann Kehrier said...

Hi Nico - I am an old friend of your close relative who is gay and I think she's wonderful too! I met you when you were 2 or 3 when we went to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. You are a great writer and an insightful thinker. Thank you for sharing your important ideas!

Kristi said...

"Nobody even knows for sure if god wants people to marry a different gender." Well said, Nico! You have a great blog here and are a very articulate and insightful blogger. Keep up the good work! I look forward to reading your next entry.

Mike Mayse said...

As an Eagle Scout I have great memories of being a scout and eventually a leader.

The problem is there will always be be millions of dollars to defend the BSA and a fear that their membership will plumment if they reverse their stance on gays. They have forgotten about being leaders in their field and looking to the future.

I love the scouts and support them, but they need help to leave the past and look to the future. Keep up the pressure change comes from with-in.

Jacobtwo2 said...

Thank you for you insight and bravery, I can't wait to read more. Yay you

Sara Lacavone said...

Wow. How articulate and well thought out! It's wonderful that the LGBTQ community has such a great young ally in you, Nico.

Catrina said...

Love your blog, Nico! Keep it up. <3

Fortune Cookies said...

What a wonderful and refreshing blog! Keep on standing up for what you believe in, Nico, and you will go far. You've earned a new fan in me.

Cristina said...

I don't you personally, but I'm a friend of your close relative and I'm so proud of you for speaking your mind. Your writing gives me so much hope for the generations to come! Keep it up!

Lisa said...

(From Nico) Thanks to all of you who have commented on my blog. It means so much to me to have many people enjoy it. I really appreciate your support!! ;*D