When I read that the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America wrote that a decision to allow individual units to accept openly gay Scouts and leaders should not be taken without "complete and open discussion and deliberation with professionals, volunteers, parents, chartered partners, and all other stakeholders of the organization," I just laughed ("Salt Lake Scouts: Keep no-gay policy for now," Tribune, Feb. 5).
People have wanted an open discussion of this topic for years, and pious Scout leaders have just said no, it's wrong. No discussion.
Now, when things might change, they finally say, "Let's talk." I don't believe them. They don't want a real discussion; they're just dragging their feet, stalling.