Skip to comments.Boy Scouts Under Attack by Gay ‘Rights’ Activists
Posted on 06/16/2012 8:30:18 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Jennifer Tyrell, a 32-year-old Bridgeport, Ohio mom, was well aware of longstanding Boy Scouts policy forbidding homosexuals from serving as troop leaders. Nevertheless, the lesbian took a position last year as den leader of her 7-year-old sons Cub Scout pack.
In April, Tyrell was ousted from the post after being informed by the Boy Scouts of America that she did not meet the high standards of moral behavior it expects of both adults and boys associated with the 102-year-old organization.
Now the gay-rights activist is waging an online campaign to pressure BSAs Board of Directors to rewrite the organizations rules to allow both gay Scout leaders and gay troops.
The Boy Scouts have been down this road before. Back in 1990, it expelled New Jersey Scoutmaster James Dale after a newspaper interview in which he stated that he unabashedly proclaimed himself gay.
Dale sued for readmission and the Garden States highest court sided with him. However, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the lower court decision in 2000, declaring that BSAs rule against homosexual troop leaders and troops was part of its constitutionally protected expressive message.
Allowing homosexuals like Dale to be scoutmasters would interfere with that message, the nations highest court held.
Since gay-rights activist Tyrell has no legal recourse against the Scouts, her campaign backed by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), which recently honored Tyrell, her lesbian partner, and their family is targeting influential corporate leaders on the BSA Board, like James Turley, Global Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young, and Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T.
The execs need to take their leadership on diversity within the workplace, says Tyrell, and extend it to their role as board members of the Boy Scouts of America.
Well, its one thing for CEOs Turley and Stephenson to acquiesce to the gay-rights agenda in the name of diversity at Ernst & Young and AT&T respectively. But its quite another thing for them to impose that ungodly agenda upon the Boy Scouts.
Indeed, Boy Scouts take an oath to do their duty to God and to keep themselves morally straight. Thats why six of the top 10 chartered organizations associated with BSA are faith-based.
Were the Boy Scouts to welcome open homosexuality, as Tyrell, the lesbian, and her gay-rights supporters urge, the organization would break faith with those Christian chartered organizations that account for most of its membership. It would enter an ungodly partnership with the homosexual community.
Well, the Boy Scouts of America God bless them are standing strong against gay-rights activists. They acknowledge Tyrells campaign to rewrite the organizations rules against gay Scout leaders and troops, but, said BSA spokesman Deron Smith, there are no plans to change this policy.
The Boy Scouts are just about to get a Catholic church sized scandal, because a federal judge has ordered them to release some 1,200 files they have of sexual impropriety from the mid 1960s to today.
This means that they are going to be hit with hundreds of lawsuits, likely coalescing into a class action suit for hundreds of millions of dollars they don’t have.
The left is passionate about destroying them. They represent everything the left bitterly hates. Their very existence makes the left choke on its own bile.
We may be seeing the last Eagle Scout in American history to be named in the next year.
Wasn't a federal judge; it was the Oregon Supreme Court.
This is still part of the aftershocks of the Oregon state lawsuit in the Cascade Pacific Council regarding the Scoutmaster, Timur Dykes.
Some of these are just lists of ineligible volunteers who were caught before they could serve; some are ineligible volunteers because of sexual impropriety.
The Associated Press, The Oregonian, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KGW (a CNN affiliate), The New York Times and Courthouse News Service had intervened in that lawsuit and the BSA was ordered to make the records (with certain details, such as the victims' names, redacted) available to the news agencies. The BSA appealed back at the time of the original order to turn these records over to the media and this latest order is the BSA losing in the Oregon Supreme Court.
Good clarity, thanks. However, unless the BSA can fight this and win in federal court, I fear it will open the floodgates for similar litigation with every council in the country.
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