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Open Letter To The Boy Scouts of America 2013

Below is the eMail I received shortly after the BSA voted to abandon it’s devout Christian membership in favor of LGBT youth and funding.

BSA begs for support

My response follows this letter from the BSA asking me to renew my support for the Scouting program.

To whom it may concern,

Due to the recent emphasis by the Boy Scouts of America placed on child sexuality and alternative forms of it, I have pledged to no longer support the Boy Scouts of America. I’m disheartened by the fact that accommodating and promoting deviant childhood sexual expression was valued over accommodating and promoting religious values and basic portions of the long-standing Oath and Law. In other words, you chose homosexuals over religious adherents who oppose and desire to  protect their children from that behavior. You had to know that you would be trading out one demography for another. Our values are incompatible with the promotion and express endorsement of such gross immorality.

Homosexuality and other forms of “alternative” sexuality should not be tolerated or promoted within the BSA. The Boy Scouts of America is no longer the stellar organization that it once was, and no longer represents the family virtues that sustain American vitality, culture, and greatness. As a result, you no longer have my support.

I wish the Boy Scouts of America success in back-stepping out of this policy change, and look forward to the time when my values and concern for the safety of my son are held in higher esteem than this risk and immorality falsely advertised as “inclusiveness”.

Sincerely,

Former Arrow of Light Recipient, former Order of The Arrow member, former Eagle Scout, former Cub Master, and former Boy Scout Leader,

Joseph Delli Gatti

Do businesses have an obligation to morality?

By Joseph Delli Gatti

Companies often jump on board with principles such as “equal opportunity” and environmental initiatives intended to promote a certain brand or reputation among consumers.  But are businesses truly obligated to maintain these reputations behind the scenes – not just ensuring a diverse workforce and using products that are biodegradable?   At the same time that many companies put energy-star compliant ratings on products, they also use pornography (sex) and appeal of law breaking (speeding, stealing, etc) to excite people to buy these products.

Kaiser Permanente has dedicated substantial advertising efforts into promoting health and well-being.  Kaiser also maintains non-profit status, accepts medicare/medicaid patients, and promotes service opportunities among its employees. Continue reading

What is Marriage?

By Joseph Delli Gatti

According to the OS X.5 built-in dictionary, marriage is “the formal union of a man and woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife.”  Another definition to this entry is as follows: “a similar long-term relationship between partners of the same sex.”  This second definition is truly the topic of debate and of a lot of questions in recent years.

Well, let’s turn to an even broader definition of what marriage is (according to the Mac Dictionary): “figurative a combination or mixture of two or more elements”  This is probably closer than both earlier definitions in accuracy.

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