It was deeply unsettling. First of all, I was clearly sitting there working when he sat himself down uninvited into my space, but the fact that he leads with bigotry when initiating a conversation was a shock. My daughter is a Girl Scout, and I wouldn’t allow her to participate if they were still actively promoting bigotry. They have become more inclusive, which is why we’re participating. He seemed to connect gay male scout leaders to pedophilia, which is completely erroneous. People like this seem to forget that women can also be pedophiles, as can straight people in general. Pedophilia has nothing to do with sexual orientation. I did not enjoy starting my day with that conversation, but I couldn’t avoid it either.

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