John Fenoglio, Scout executive for the Mount Diablo-Silverado Boy Scout Council, said the Eagle rank application from Ryan Andresen of Moraga, California, wasn't approved because of "membership standards," specifically "duty to God, avowed homosexuality, and the fact that he is now over 18 years of age."..."The Eagle application was forwarded, by a volunteer, to the local council but it was not approved because this young man proactively stated that he does not agree to Scouting's principle of 'Duty to God' and does not meet Scouting's membership requirements," Smith said. "Therefore, he is not eligible to receive the rank of Eagle."The Scouts refused to award Eagle Scout and being attacked for their "bigotry and intolerance." A related issue to the battle over the Scouts determining their own policies and standards is the attack on religious freedom. An open letter recently released by Catholic priests in the U.K. says, gay marriage is biggest threat to religious freedoms since the reformation. Amen! Catholics are being denied the right to make a living unless they bend to "gay marriage." (Thomas More could tell us a few things about being persecuted for refusing to bless an immoral "marriage.") B&B operators, caterers, photographers, vineyard owners all must bow to the demand that their facilities and services cooperate with intrinsic evils or face lawsuits. The choice? Cooperate or close down. And we are the intolerant ones? Some days I feel like I live in an X-rated Wonderland.