Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Just days ago, the Boy Scouts welcomed the first transgender boy into their ranks. Nine-year-old Joe Maldonado of Seacaucus, New Jersey joined Pack 20 in Maplewood.  All this within weeks of announcing a policy change that allows transgender children to join. By doing so, the scouts are participating in wholesale rejection of biological reality and undermining social realities—namely that boys and girls are different.  The scouts began with the premise of shaping young boys into men and trained them in outdoor skills and taught moral and civic virtue.  Unfortunately, this is no longer the case as they've allowed a child's struggle and confusion to become the source of reality according to John Stonestreet. "In any other situation, we would say, ‘Let’s help you.’ Instead we’re saying, ‘Let’s enable you.’”