Hi everyone, I used to post over on the Kindergarten board and was hoping to get some advice here, or just a place to vent.
My son wants to join Boy Scouts. My husband and I have always been against it because they discriminate against homosexuals, which doesn't fit into our belief system or morals or whatever you want to call it. Before becoming a parent though, I never thought about how I'd explain that to my child if he wanted to join. He sees it as a fun group that goes camping and does cool things and I'm feeling like I don't want to ruin that for him, or force my beliefs on him. (Though I do hope he grows up not discriminating against someone because they're gay.)
It's feels like a big moral dilemma to me. Do I just keep my mouth shut and let him join, or make him sad by saying no and explaining that they don't accept everyone?
There's an informational meeting tonight, so I'm planning to attend to get a feel for everyone involved. DS says that "all the boys in his class" are joining.