The Boy Scouts have succumbed to political correctness. It isn’t just the gay thing, they have also bought into anti-gun hysteria, and global warming hysteria. I am sure the management of the BSA thinks that by appeasing the left-wing, they will be left alone and their declining membership numbers will reversed.
It won’t work. And as for reversing a declining membership trend by going full leftard, ask the mainstream Protestant denominations how that worked out for them. The main beneficiaries of the Boy Scouts’ surrender will be groups like TrailLife USA, that reject the left-wing political correctness the BSA is embracing.
As for appeasing the left, it simply isn’t possible. The left can never be appeased. They don’t want to just win; they want, to paraphrase political philosopher Gul Dukat, for you to admit their greatness and that you were wrong for ever opposing them. The point of leftism isn’t so much to advance them as to crush you.
To the left, All The Things Must Be Politicized, and All Things Must Serve the Party. Public education has long succumbed to the left’s mania for making everything a vehicle for their politics. Likewise, the entertainment media, and increasingly professional sports; where a pre-op transexual was given an award by a sports network for wearing a dress and getting plastic surgery. Heck, they even want to politicize your ice cream.
Most Conservatives do not want to eat, sleep and breathe politics 24-7. The very appeal of groups like the Boy Scouts is rooted in that they were once a refuge from politics. But we can’t have nice apolitical things, now can we?
BTW, at the first link, even Gabriel Malor is beginning to think this “public accommodation” strand of the law is becoming badly abused.