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Letter: Boy Scouts reflect U.S. evolution

Boy Scouts salute during New Jersey's Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts salute during New Jersey's Boy Scouts Camporee in Sea Girt, N.J. Photo Credit: AP

The story about the Boy Scouts of America changing its stance about participation by openly gay adults quoted former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, now president of the Boy Scouts ["Scouts rethink gay ban," News, May 22].

He said, "We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be." What a statement!

If only all the people who are anti-gay, anti-women, anti-black, anti-Hispanic, anti-immigrant, anti-health care, anti-same sex marriage, etc., would read and understand that statement. This country is clearly evolving into a more diverse, more accepting, more tolerant and more inclusive society, and we're all better off for that!

Mike Bergen, West Babylon

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