Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Penn and Teller

I happened to see a couple of Penn and Teller TV shows titled "On Bulls***". They seem to be a profanity-laden rants against people or organizations that they don't like. This time, Penn was unhappy about the lessons he learned as a Boy Scout, and now he doesn't like the fact that the Boy Scouts have a policy against homosexuals and atheists. As proof of the foolishness of the Boy Scout policy, he did an experiment to show that gay kids can fold an American flag as well as straights.

Usually the profanity doesn't bother me, but I thought that Penn said the word "a**hole" a few times too many when ranting about homosexuals.

George writes:
Penn wasn't calling the gays a**holes. He was using the epithet for straight guys who didn't want to associate with gays. They were boy scouts who even defended having the phrase "morally straight" in their traditional Scout Oath.
Whatever. I can see why the Boy Scouts might not want Penn to be a Scoutmaster.

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