Last year the Boy Scouts of America announced the century-old organization would allow girls to join for the first time in history. Today, they announced next year the name of its scouting program will change to Scouts BSA, in honor of the inclusion of girls into its programs. (Contrary to many reports the name of the organization itself will not change and will still be the Boy Scouts of America.)
Conservatives are freaking out.
NRA Spokesperson Dana Loesch took a fatalistic tone:
No more Boy Scouts. https://t.co/3bA627OB9Z— Dana Loesch (@Dana Loesch) 1525268367.0
Anti-gay commentator Michelle Malkin ramped up the fatalism to "RIP."
R.I.P. #itwasntenoughforthegirlstohavegirlscouts #wth https://t.co/4Di3FwBCyX— Michelle Malkin (@Michelle Malkin) 1525268481.0
Far right wing pundit Ben Shapiro called it "deeply sad."
There's something deeply sad about a society that presses for the Boy Scouts to stop being the Boy Scouts. And ther… https://t.co/M1zHbdUJIK— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro) 1525268575.0
Other conservatives voiced their condemnation:
Warning Rant!! I heard on the radio today that they are changing the name of Boy Scouts to Scouts BSA to be more po… https://t.co/GxjKNtNZdB— Brandon Berry (@Brandon Berry) 1525267834.0
@DLoesch Oh gawd, here we go. Give the Scouts BSA guns and have them shoot all the girls that want to be scouts. FF… https://t.co/5mUBCDv37g— Skreet luvs the Solstice 🐚 (@Skreet luvs the Solstice 🐚) 1525269643.0
You @boyscouts just allowed yourselves, by spineless choice, to become weak and irrelevant. I was previously proud… https://t.co/YjWyPcyB7C— Concerned American (@Concerned American) 1525271388.0
Meanwhile, others are praising the change:
Maybe if we allow girls to join the Scouts BSA, boys will grow up to be men who can have lunch with a woman without… https://t.co/sJr5F2YZys— Marie Connor (@Marie Connor) 1525269733.0