ATLANTA,GA– The streets of Atlanta filled with happy parents as they celebrated the Boy Scouts of America voting to allow openly gay boys into the ranks.Thousands of gay men happily skipped down Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta,GA with their son’s in tow as they celebrated the good news. Tarell Higgins, a Decatur father who pushed his son out the closet last year, called the vote “incredible.”
“I don’t know why it took so long. All you have to do is look at the Scout Law to see that the Boy Scouts was meant for gay people. I mean who else but a gay man could be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent, whatever that means.”
Higgins, in an interview with CNN affiliate WXCT, said that the vote was the first step in his hopes to change Boy Scout Policy so that gays and even lesbian adults, like himself, can serve as leaders. “I was a cub scout and sleeping in the tent with all the little boys in the woods brought out the animal in me, but because I was scared to come out the closet I never said anything. I refused to do that with my son. As soon as my son was born I knew he was gay the minute he looked at the doctor with that bitch please look after being slapped on the butt.”
As Higgin’s led the celebration Girl Scout Daises and Brownies watched from the sidelines hoping one day they too can celebrate the Girl Scouts including lesbians in their ranks.