This is irritating. I think discriminating against homosexuals is wrong, but I think PRIVATE organizations should be able to discriminate and to choose who is part of their organization. Thus, this rhetoric is just a touch annoying:
WHAT’S THE difference between the Taliban and the Boy Scouts?
This is not exactly a rhetorical question, but it’s not exactly a joke, either. Given the latest Boy Scout flap, we can’t help being disturbed by similarities between the Afghan fundamentalist group and the homophobic American shapers of youth.
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A banner day for Taliban references:
In a period when the United States finds itself threatened by an international network of religious intolerants fuming at modernity and equality, you’d think some GOP notables might step up to condemn the like-minded intolerants in their own ranks — indeed, atop them. Is there no decent Republican with the guts to note that his party could do better than be led by a rats’ nest of bigots?