Cub Scouts embroiled in transgender controversy

FILE — City-owned Boy Scouts headquarters in Philadelphia.( AP/ Matt Rourke)

The Cub Scouts are facing a transgender dispute after an eight-year-old born a girl who identifies as a boy was asked to leave a New Jersey pack.

Several readers alerted me to this story from Secaucus, New Jersey. Before I get into the heart of the questions, I want to explain why I have chosen not to identify the mother or the child.

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I find it reprehensible a grown-up girl would parade her child in front of the media to betterment some kind of cultural plan. This mother is relinquishing their own children privacy and innocence for 15 hours of reputation. And I refuse to give the woman the gratification of speaking her identify in print.

The eight-year-old, who had been a member of the scouting group for a few months, was kicked out of Cub Scout Pack 87 because she is transgender. Local news reports indicate an unknown number of mothers were upset their sons were in a scouting group with a girl who identifies as a boy.

How dare they judge me? “their childrens” told The Record newspaper . I dont have to explain it. Its the style Im born.

The New York Daily News reports it may be the first case of a child being prohibited from participating in scouting activities because of gender identity.

But the Boy scout of America protected “their childrens” ouster, pointing out to the newspaper “their childrens” does not fill the requirements to participate in this program.

Gender identity isnt related to sexual orientation, BSA spokesperson Effie Delimarkos told the New York Daily News.

In other words, “their childrens” was not kicked out for being transgender. The offspring was kicked out for not being a boy.

It constituted me mad, “their childrens” told The Record. I had a sad face, but I wasnt weeping. Im way more enraged than sad. My identity is a boy. If I was them, I would tell any persons in the world come in. Its privilege to do.

The mother of the ex-Cub Scout told the newspaper she first thought her child was a tomboy because he liked climbing trees and delving in dirt to look for worms.

But she said she knew it was more than that by the time he was 5 and she began reading about what it means to be transgender, the newspaper reported.

Last year, the mother gave “their childrens” to come out as a boy and get a short haircut. The Record wrote an editorial calling for the Boy scout to alter its decision.

There should be some common sense referred here with regard to an 8-year-old.( Name omitted) wants to be a Scout. He identifies as a boy. There should be no need for case or years of tribunal combats. He should just be allowed to be a Scout, the newspaper wrote.

Sooner rather than later, I suspect the Boy scout may face a legal defy over its transgender program. And the Boy scout will face farther debates when they are forced to confront non-binary scouts, gender-fluid scouts and genderless scouts.

The Girl Scouts already give sons who determine as daughters to sell Tagalongs and Thin Mints.

So do not be surprised if the Boy scout of America capitulate. They’ve already done it once before relinquishing their long-cherished appreciates on the altar of endurance and diversity.

That’s why so many families are getting involved in organizations like American Heritage Girls and Trail Life USA . Both are faith-based scouting organisations built on a firm spiritual foundation.

Trail Life USA was founded in 2013 in the consequences of the BSAs decision to forego their core values for the sake of political expedience. Since then, they have knowledge explosive growth with more than 26,000 members.

I feel organisations like Trail Life and American Heritage Girls help will raise up a new generation of good citizens and patriots young men and young women who will do their duty to God and country a generation that is physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

Todd Starnes is host of Fox News& Commentary, heard on the thousands of radio stations. His latest book is The Deplorables Guide to Making America Great Again . Follow Todd on Twitter @ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook.

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