On Black Friday the IRS announced a rule change and started a public comment period to allow Americans to express their views on the changes. Not surprising, with Christmas shopping and other preparations for the upcoming church and family activities, the proposed rule change went unnoticed for weeks as the public comment period clock continued to count down. It was not until the middle of January that the public became aware of these proposed changes.
It is tragic, but not really surprising, that the Boy Scouts continue being targeted. It was not enough that last May, in an effort to appease homosexual activists and their allies, the Boy Scouts voted to allow boys who identify as homosexual. However, the effort to force them to allow homosexual leaders has continued under the radar screen.
The story out of French Creek Boy Scout Council headquartered in Erie County is the exact reason why homosexuals should not be Scout leaders. Last year the Boy Scouts succumbed to pressure from corporate sponsors, who felt it was more important to obtain a perfect score from the likes of the homosexual lobby group Human Rights Campaign in their Corporate Equality Index, than it was to protect and help the Boy Scouts uphold their oath to be “morally straight.” On May 23rd the Boy Scouts voted to allow open homosexual boys in its ranks. However, some corporations and United Way chapters continue the push for open homosexual Scout leaders. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), has contacted United Way chapters across the state asking their position on the issue.