DH and I went to our niece's birthday party yesterday. DH's cousin and wife brought their kids (the oldest being 9) and we were discussing the kids. I mentioned DD1 (4) was hoping to get into Girl Scouts next year when she starts Kindergarten. DH's cousin said his oldest boy (the 9 year old) was in Boy Scouts and enjoyed it but recently quit. I asked him "He quit? Was he not having fun?" and he said "No he enjoyed it. He quit because they allow gay kids in Scouts now". I looked at him like he had 3 heads and he said "Hey. He's the one that said he didn't want to be around other little boys who liked little boys"
I just dropped it but damn, that made me so sad. He's 9 and already slightly homophobic to the point that he would quit something he enjoyed because gay boys could join. Sadness :(
on Oct. 27, 2013 at 1:14 PM