"Canteen Boy" and the Super Gays
**Bumped .... because .... I can**Hello people, my name is Rusty Shackleford and I blog here occasionally. So the Boy Scouts of America has decided that it's okay for gay men to go camping with your supple and lithe 15 year old sons. What could possibly go wrong? As a long time supporter of the Boy Scouts I'm a bit confused by the reasoning. I think it goes something like: discrimination is bad, mmmkay, and gays should be treated like every one else. Okay, sure, that's reasonable. Let's treat them like every one else. But what you are asking is to treat them differently. In fact, you are asking us to believe a lie. There are many kinds of lies out there. One of those lies is that gay men are more prone to pedophilia then straight men. I know of no statistical or anecdotal evidence for this. It's a disgusting stereotype. But there is strong evidence that many men, indeed perhaps most men, are attracted to people who may be much younger than them. I'm not talking about pedophilia here, just the normal -- and I do intentionally mean normal -- male attraction to youth. This is an uncomfortable fact to most us. The fact that many men are attracted to people who are say, 16 or 17 years old, is very uncomfortable to think about. It becomes more uncomfortable for us the younger that gets. As we all know, some 14 year olds are fully developed. This isn't something we like to think about. It is something polite society almost never talks about. As a father of both teenage girls and boys it makes me uncomfortable. I handle the discomfort with many guns and plenty of ammunition. I don't like to think about it. I don't like to talk about it. But comfortable or not, these facts remain: that men have always been and will always be attracted to youth. Which is why if Howie suggested that he take your teenage daughters camping you'd react the same way I would: by showing him your Remington 870 and politely showing him the door. And it's not just because Howie is a perv. It's because Howie is a man. Denying Howie his weekend with your daughters isn't an unstated accusation that he is worse than the average man, it is only an admission that he is no better than the average man. And this is precisely the problem I have with gay Scout leaders. You are asking me to believe that gay men are better than straight men. That gay men, as a group, have conquered the unfortunate yet natural attraction men have to teenagers. That gay men, as a group, are in fact supernatural. They, and they alone, have overcome male nature. We do not allow grown men to take our teenage daughters camping even when we add the kinds of safeguards that the Boy Scouts have added in recent years in order to prevent abuse. Safeguards such as men and boys must sleep in separate tents, or that there must be at least two adults present with a Scout, etc, etc. The fact remains that even with these safeguards it still would make me uncomfortable for an adult male to be camping with my teenage daughters in a supervisory capacity. I simply wouldn't allow it. Because men are fickle creatures. We are tempted. We are weak. But not gay men, right? Gay men are so much better than the rest of us that they would not be tempted. Or, if tempted, they are not so weak as the rest of mankind. They can resist. They will not look upon your teenage boys with any amount of lust. They, and they alone, have overcome! Hallelujah, thank the Lord, they have overcome! It's almost as if you believe them to be die Herrenrass, the Master Race. And if that is the case, perhaps we should put them in charge of ... everything. Having overcome the human condition, I'm sure they could easily solve all the world's ills. Just think, with these superior beings in charge hunger would be a thing of the past. War something we read about only in books. Those who believe gay men have overcome the human condition are not asking the rest of us to accept gay Scoutmasters because they believe in equality. They are asking us to accept gay Scoutmasters for the opposite reason: gays are not equal to straights, they are better than us. Equality: I do not think that word means what you think it means. Here's the Canteen Boy sketch. Sure, Canteen Boy is supposed to be "27 years old", but yeah, right, whatever. I actually think it's funny. Tragedy and comedy are kind of two sides to the same coin. And make no mistake, this is exactly what the BSA has voted for. Comedy gold when it's Alec Baldwin coming on to Adam Sandler. Tragic when he's coming on to your 16 year old son.
Posted by: captain*arizona at July 28, 2015 03:07 PM
Posted by: captain*arizona's mom at July 28, 2015 03:14 PM
Posted by: Valerie at July 28, 2015 03:20 PM
Tell me, captain*arizona, are you more into "bears" or "femmes"?
Askin' for a dude in our DC headquarters who'd like to date you!
Posted by: DNC Spokestool at July 28, 2015 04:09 PM
They are not.
There are gay men, and there are sick kid rapests!
Just because I like to eat a woman's bush, does not mean I want to eat little girls that are under age!
Posted by: Phil at July 28, 2015 05:05 PM
Posted by: sound awake at July 28, 2015 07:47 PM
Scouting has always been about the scout, not anyone else, and certainly not about the Scoutmaster. This whole effort to allow gay scout leaders is about ending the Boy Scouts, nothing else.Countless young men have learned life lessons, been made into better men, and learned how to lead through scouting.
This decision is a mistake and it won't be long that Scouting becomes irrelevant. Just what is intended!!!
Posted by: Bill Cook at July 28, 2015 09:35 PM
Posted by: pete at July 28, 2015 10:16 PM
BTW from my experience Camp Fire Girls are hot when you are 14.
Posted by: DocEpador at July 29, 2015 08:36 AM
Posted by: obsidian at July 29, 2015 10:07 AM
-Michael Swift (Gay Manifesto-1987)
Try it, shitbag. I have guns too.
Posted by: Rockerpeople at July 29, 2015 11:51 AM
When will straight men be allowed as girl scout masters?
Posted by: jb at July 29, 2015 01:58 PM
Posted by: DocEpador at July 29, 2015 05:36 PM
But shouldn't trans sexes have first dibs?
Posted by: jb at July 30, 2015 01:31 AM
All men have the same drives no matter what part of the qwerty you define yourself as.
Posted by: Mr. Mxyzptlk at July 30, 2015 07:39 AM
Rusty would you allow any of your children to go on overnight school trips?
People project there own Devils onto others this of course was the reason for much of the history of gay bashing
What better way to show you aren't gay than by beating up on a gay
What better way to show you have no sexual attraction. To anyone male or female by showing how much you hate pedophiles
FBI stats show that sexual crimes against children are at historical lows but the fear and hysteria are at all time highs
Posted by: Righter at July 30, 2015 10:38 AM
I am just guessing but think his ice must be considerably younger
Posted by: Righter at July 30, 2015 10:41 AM
Posted by: Righter's boyfriend at July 30, 2015 10:54 AM
So the GSA is going to allow men to go on overnight camp outs with Scouts unaccompanied by a woman leader?
Hey pull my finger...
Posted by: Fewenuff at July 30, 2015 08:18 PM
My answer: I don't know much about Girl Scouts, so I don't have a great response. The point, for me, is not just to take a position then argue it, but try to have some reasonable information first then come to conclusions later.
So, if the GSA allows men to go camping overnight with teenage girls, then I'd simply say that the GSA has acted stupidly.
Also, I know A LOT of 19 year old "adults" who, upon learning this, are suddenly going to become interested in joining the GSA.
Moreover, and this is just a reaction that could be corrected, I've never interacted with GSA girls who were, in fact, teenagers. Maybe they exist, I don't know, but personal experience suggests that that vast majority of GSA girls are younger than BSA boys.
Hence, an attraction to GSA girls would much more likely be pedophilia for a straight man, whereas an attraction to BSA young men by gay men wouldn't since most of them are teenagers and not pre-pubescent.
Posted by: Rusty at July 31, 2015 11:41 AM
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