In doing so the leadership of the BSA has brought shame and disgrace upon what was once a storied and revered organization.
“I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent,” BSA Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh wrote.
He went on to say the BSA regrets “that politics were inserted in the Scouting program.” You can read his entire screed by clicking here.
Who – exactly – was offended by the president’s remarks?
He was greeted with a tremendous welcome – thunderous applause and cheers. Thousands of scouts chanted his name. If there were those who took offense, their numbers were considerably small.
Quite frankly, I contend the only people truly offended by the president’s remarks were liberals, the Mainstream Media, Hollywood starlets and BSA leadership. And I suspect they were more offended that Trump’s name elicited cheers while former President Obama’s name elicited jeers – with great gusto.
Surbaugh went on to write in a lengthy blog posting that the Boy scouts have “steadfastly remained non-partisan and refused to comment on political matters.”
That is a patently false statement.
Just because you get offended doesn’t mean that Trump is wrong. What a joke! If you have to apologize for the president’s speech, then you are participating in the sissification of America.
I agree with Todd Starnes. Perhaps it is time for red-blooded patriots to distance themselves from Boy Scouts and anyone else who does now fully support our president.