The Cult of "Inclusion".

@ParaTed2k (22971)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
November 27, 2007 7:16am CST
For a nation that respects diversity, many in the US sure seem to resent it. Unless every group of people act, think and speak the same, they cry foul. Why does every group of people have to be exactly the same as every other group? What is wrong with setting criteria? The Boy Scouts are considered a Hate Group by some because they choose not to accept gay people (yet I don't see any heterosexual leaders in any "gay rights" organizations). Health clubs, golf courses and civic groups are boycotted if they don't allow women (but how many men are in the leadership of NOW). I've even heard people complain that people who aren't citizens of a country, but live there, should be allowed to vote. Where is it going to stop? Guess what.. I'm all for NOW not having any men in their leaership. I think it would be rediculous for Act Up or LGBT to feel pressured to have a few heterosexuals just for show. Inclusion has become a cult in our society, and like any cult there are severe punishments for anyone who steps outside the dogma.
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
27 Nov 07
We've all heard of the "me" generation. Well, it seems it has been going on for quite some time. There will always be at least one person who wants to start a crusade, whether or not it is legitimate. As long as someone thinks "I ought to be allowed to do that", there will always be someone pressuring someone else for extra "rights" they feel they deserve. What ever happened to minding your own business? LOL
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@ParaTed2k (22971)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
27 Nov 07
Great point! The general sense of entitlement so many people live with probably has a lot to do with it.
@MntlWard (880)
• United States
27 Nov 07
You say there are no examples of full inclusion in the *leadership* of these groups, but that doesn't mean they don't accept "outsiders" as members. I also think there very well be examples of male leaders in NOW or hetero leaders in the gay rights groups, but if they don't make the news we wouldn't know about them. Part of the reason the Boy Scouts are believed to be a little too exclusive is that they're given the use of government facilities for free. I *think* the group also receives public money, but I may be wrong about that.
@ParaTed2k (22971)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
27 Nov 07
So why shouldn't the Boy Scouts have as much right to government facilities as any other group? And what is the point of excluding them from government facilities? What is the point of not allowing U.S. Military recruiters on University Campi, but allowing any other career recruiter? Again, they talk about inclusion, even to the point of thinking non citizens should be able to vote in our elections... but boy if you don't follow their dogma, you they forget their own ideals.
@MntlWard (880)
• United States
27 Nov 07
Gay rights groups and women's groups don't get to hold regular meetings on government facilities for free. That's a special right that's been given to the Boy Scouts. So a gay boy's parents' taxes are being used to provide a subsidy for a group that will discriminate against their son. That's not right.
@ParaTed2k (22971)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
27 Nov 07
I've done medic support for gay rights group rallies and meetings on public property. Not only was the use of the park free, but the standby ambulance was too. So tell me again why?
• United States
28 Nov 07
For the most part people live in fear - fear of their god, fear of their neighbors, fear of their government, their parents, fear of change, fear of the unknown, fear of new ideas... fear runs rampant across this planet. An awful lot of people seem to think that the solution is to 'fix' the outward appearance, but if you're afraid of homosexuality it doesn't matter how many gays you do or don't hire, it's not gonna get rid of the fear. Homosexuality isn't the problem. The problem is fear. And it doesn't reside out there in the world, it's right there in the individual's own heart and mind.
• United States
28 Nov 07
PS: I hope the fact of using homosexuality as an example doesn't cause you to miss my point!
@ParaTed2k (22971)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
28 Nov 07
Yes, fear is part of the problem... and the fear of being accused of "discrimination" is one of them.
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• United States
27 Nov 07
It seems like everybody is suppose to able to join any club.Wrong. If it is a private club, they have the right to exclude whomever. That is why the separation of church and state is so important for the church. Can you see just because they are government funded that the Catholic church Had to hired women priests? Or perfprm gay marriages? I don't know about you, but I was rooting for The Masters to remain male only.And when the woman's group pressured the sponsors and that year The Masters aired commerical free, I cheered.And I don't even like golf.Men should have male only clubs.
@ParaTed2k (22971)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
27 Nov 07
Exactly! Let those in the group run the group.
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@urbandekay (18308)
27 Nov 07
Yes, this kind of inclusion is for those with an open mind. The kind of open mind that would be better off closed for repair. all the best urban