We find in the Atlantic that many Eagle Scouts (the title and achievement is retained for life) are unhappy with the Boy Scouts of America policy barring homosexuals from membership.
The implication is that we ought to look to these people for moral, cultural and social guidance. Liberals are infinitely flexible; normally they would at best look askance at a traditionalist organization like the Scouts and its earnest young achievers, but they can take the ethos of the Scouts and use it for their own purposes. The Scout law “On my honor I will do my best to help other people at all times” is taken to mean supporting homosexuals in their drive for membership. A homosexual who wants to join the Scouts and is prohibited doesn’t need help; he is in no distress and requires no assistance.
This really doesn’t surprise me, though. Eagle Scouts are highly motivated adolescents who want to win awards and prizes. They are people of a highly conformist sort. These kinds of people go to selective colleges and become respectable members of the establishment. Such a person, even if they grew up in an environment that was morally conservative and opposed to homosexuality, is going to come around to the party line, because if there is anything they are not it is a troublemaker or non-conformist. To oppose the gay agenda now is both.