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Mitt Romney Supports Gay Boy Scouts But Not Gay Marriage?
Zimbio ^ | Aug 4

Posted on 08/06/2012 6:04:51 PM PDT by xzins

Well, this doesn’t make much sense, now does it??

Back in June, we showed you a video of Mitt Romney from 1994, proclaiming his support of the Boy Scouts of America and his views on its gay members.

CLICK HERE to see the video if you missed it.

In the video, Romney stated:

“I believe that the Boy Scouts of America does a wonderful service for this country. I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”

Now, a spokeswoman for Romney is saying he STILL upholds those beliefs and confirmed:

“This remains Romney’s position today.”

This is where things get confusing, though, seeing as Mitt has opposed gay marriage, but yet, he thinks ALL boys should have the right to participate in the Boy Scouts!

What gives, Mitt???

Equality for all…in every aspect!


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The link for Youtube of Romney's support of gays being permitted to infiltrate the Boy Scouts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEOJNw4lmlI

“I believe that the Boy Scouts of America does a wonderful service for this country. I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”

His spokesperson said that the above REMAINS his position TODAY.

And that was last week when he said that "Chick-fil-A" had no part in his campaign.

Apparently, re-endorsing gays in the boy scouts does.

1 posted on 08/06/2012 6:05:03 PM PDT by xzins
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To: Jim Robinson; wagglebee; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; cva66snipe; Elvina; Finny; greyfoxx39; Hilda; ...

Not the best site in the world, but this was hidden in the news last week in articles about the boy scouts holding the line.

Mitt’s spokesman came out and said Mitt’s views remain the same as ever.

Gays in boys scouts can be part of his campaign, but Chick-fil-A can not!

Is that weird or what!


2 posted on 08/06/2012 6:07:07 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Remind me again...why is it that Romney’s supposed to be considered intelligent, again?


3 posted on 08/06/2012 6:08:35 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: xzins
I AM BARACK OBAMA AND I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE.
4 posted on 08/06/2012 6:09:10 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: xzins

If Romney is the nominee—he needs to be surrounded by Republicans in Congress and anywhere else we can place them. He’s a problem child that’s going to need babysitting. Sigh.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 6:09:36 PM PDT by madison10
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To: xzins

Whutz wrong with that?


6 posted on 08/06/2012 6:10:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: xzins

B/S Rino Romney, you and your elitist cocktail pals can piss off.

You stand against marriage foer them but you say adoption is alright, now boy scouts, don’t ask is gone and is alright with Romney and those elitist snobs.

PISS off , now we wait till he picks for VP a boring old , no emotion, socially liberal RINO probably from up north whilst good people like Col Allen West, Sarah are not even speaking at the convention.

Many in the GOP only care about their own wealth and power instead of this country.
The homosexual debate is or has become one of the top topics now and we have these idiots.

You know Rick S or Newt would have stood firm against this crap and that is why the elitist RINO’s fought and voted against them.


7 posted on 08/06/2012 6:10:53 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: xzins

Typical.

If he wins, a lot of folks will have to pretend to be surprised when he jumps out of the cake.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 6:11:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: xzins

YOU DON’T GET RIGHTS BASED ON HOW YOU HAVE YOUR SEX.

F-in PISSED OFF WITH THIS CRAP{no pun}


9 posted on 08/06/2012 6:13:31 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: xzins

Don’t forget May of this year, when he said that two people who love each other should be allowed to adopt kids. Then two days later he was speaking at Liberty University.


10 posted on 08/06/2012 6:13:41 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: xzins
One example of this being missed last week was the Houston Chronicle (all from an AP article)

Buried in that article was the above quote:

In contrast to Obama, Republican candidate Mitt Romney does have a public position on the Scouts' policy — he politely disagrees with it.

Back in 1994, during a political debate in Massachusetts, Romney said this: "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation. http://www.chron.com/living/article/As-Eagle-Scouts-return-medals-gay-ban-still-firm-3763862.php"

A Romney spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, said in an e-mail that this remains Romney's position today.


11 posted on 08/06/2012 6:15:37 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Romney is pandering for votes and wants it both ways, he’s no different than a leftist Rat.

A person either has values or they don’t and it’s clear to me he doesn’t.


12 posted on 08/06/2012 6:15:37 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Alamo-Girl; wagglebee; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; cva66snipe; Elvina; Finny; greyfoxx39; Hilda; ...
One example of this being missed last week was the Houston Chronicle (all from an AP article)

Buried in that article was the above quote:

In contrast to Obama, Republican candidate Mitt Romney does have a public position on the Scouts' policy — he politely disagrees with it.

Back in 1994, during a political debate in Massachusetts, Romney said this: "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation. http://www.chron.com/living/article/As-Eagle-Scouts-return-medals-gay-ban-still-firm-3763862.php"

A Romney spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, said in an e-mail that this remains Romney's position today.


13 posted on 08/06/2012 6:16:21 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: cripplecreek

14 posted on 08/06/2012 6:16:59 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: cripplecreek

Can we have a new party formed by Sarah, Col Allen West, De mint, Rick, Newt Michelle etc etc etc/

I’m so sick of the elitist establishment attacking our own, working with the left on social issues because all they care about is their own pocket and their own power.


15 posted on 08/06/2012 6:18:20 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: xzins

I think he is trying to say that gay youth should be allowed to join the scouts (it might make men out of them) while not mentioning adult “leaders”. Leadership is a different story.


16 posted on 08/06/2012 6:18:20 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: jessduntno; P-Marlowe

Did Romney say this or Did Romney not say this?

Is anything gained by hiding this kind of stuff???

Isn’t that kind of spinning the stuff that we despise in our enemies?


17 posted on 08/06/2012 6:18:40 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: jazusamo

Willard has a lot of values.

For example, he values a really nice coiffure.


18 posted on 08/06/2012 6:20:15 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Romney/Pelosi 2012- the Spirit of Bipartisanship!)
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To: jessduntno

19 posted on 08/06/2012 6:21:12 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: marstegreg
The quote says this, Mars:

I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”

He knows there are both scouts and their are leaders.

He said ALL PEOPLE. He also said PARTICIPATE (and not just "join".)

Heaven help us!

20 posted on 08/06/2012 6:22:39 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: marstegreg
The quote says this, Mars:

I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”

He knows there are both scouts and THERE are leaders.

He said ALL PEOPLE. He also said PARTICIPATE (and not just "join".)

Heaven help us!

21 posted on 08/06/2012 6:22:50 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

At least he's a capitalist.
23 posted on 08/06/2012 6:24:19 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: xzins

I’m trying to figure out why everyone is fighting over this.

Did Romney not say the BSA should make the decision?

I think these threads are a waste of time, and this from someone who almost certainly will not vote for him.


24 posted on 08/06/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: xzins

Perez Hilton is the original source:

http://perezhilton.com/2012-08-05-mitt-romney-stands-by-1994-belief-gay-boy-scouts-ban

Not exactly a friend to our side, either.

You’ve not brought out anything new. Romeny’s position is well known. It’s why we’re fighting for the most conservative Congress possible.

How does this help defeat Obama, Xzins?


25 posted on 08/06/2012 6:26:23 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: xzins

We are constantly told that there are a lot more fascisexuals out there than is commonly thought.

Okay, let’s say I believe them. Then why can’t they develop their own young men’s organization and run it any way they like?

With older boys and troop leaders who are fascisexuals, it becomes more of an agenda driven program for the fascisexual cause, than an agenda driven program for the cause that it was intended to promote. That’s not where the Boy Scouts of America wants their organization to go, and I don’t blame them. It should be their choice, not people who only want to hijack it for their goals.


26 posted on 08/06/2012 6:26:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

“Remind me again...why is it that Romney’s supposed to be considered intelligent, again?”

Well, if skills equate to intelligence, then....talking out of both sides of his mouth would qualify.


27 posted on 08/06/2012 6:28:52 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: 1010RD
Do you rather Mitt's statement gets hidden, swept under the rug; that he still believes the same thing -- that all people regardless of sexual orientation should be able to participate in the boy scouts?

So, if we hide the fact that our guy is an ax murderer, then we just might get him elected????

28 posted on 08/06/2012 6:29:44 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: 1010RD
How does this help defeat Obama, Xzins?

That's easy. A TEA Party-led Republican Congress will more easily contain a lame-duck President Obama than a President Romney who will be the head of their Party. It's what the GOP should have been doing the last 2 years, even with a limited number in the Senate. Instead, we got weepy and blinky (Bohener and McConnell).

Think endless Congressional investigations, impeachment proceedings, and if there are 2/3 Republicans in the Senate, Obama can look forward to the possibility of impeachment and removal. That ought to make his sphincter tighten for 4 years.

29 posted on 08/06/2012 6:31:48 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: madison10

“If Romney is the nominee—he needs to be surrounded by Republicans in Congress and anywhere else we can place them. He’s a problem child that’s going to need babysitting. Sigh.”

***

Remember though — Republican and conservative aren’t the same thing. The party is full of liberals just like him. They pretend to be conservative, but then they are elected...


30 posted on 08/06/2012 6:32:53 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: 1010RD

Perez Hilton is not the original source.

The original source is Mitt Romney and his campaign.

That was picked up by the AP who ran this quote way at the end of an article about eagle scouts turning in their medals.

That is when various sites saw it and caught it and did not hide it.

However, I will admit that Romney supporters will have a hard time liking this kind of info, even though their guy said it. Even they know he shouldn’t be saying this stuff.

Hold his feet to the fire, 101. Write him a letter slamming the ole devil outta him!


31 posted on 08/06/2012 6:33:25 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

This is where things get confusing, though, seeing as Mitt has opposed gay marriage, but yet, he thinks ALL boys should have the right to participate in the Boy Scouts!

Which Mitt Romney do you trust ... the one that publicly opposes gay marriage, or the one that quietly signed 189 special marriage licenses for gay "couples" in 2005? I vote "neither". Which is what I'll do again in November when I refuse to pull the lever for either of the liberal candidates on the ballot.


32 posted on 08/06/2012 6:35:19 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Yashcheritsiy
"Remind me again...why is it that Romney’s supposed to be considered intelligent, again?"

He's the master of the art of herding dumb asses.

33 posted on 08/06/2012 6:36:51 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: xzins

Okay, let me see if I understand this. He supports Boy Scouts right to have whoever they choose to have. But He supports whoever would like to join them also. Is that what this article is saying???


34 posted on 08/06/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: so_real
This is where things get confusing, though, seeing as Mitt has opposed gay marriage, but yet, he thinks ALL boys should have the right to participate in the Boy Scouts!

This is the same Mitt Romney who is about April said that he supports gay couples, and that gay couples should be allowed at the state level to adopt children.

This is the same Mitt Romney who supports open homosexuality in our military, so long as we're withdrawing from a war zone, anyway.

This is the same Mitt Romney who told gays in Massachusetts that he is their best friend.

(Secret: and the same Mitt who some wonder if he runs on AC/DC power.)

35 posted on 08/06/2012 6:39:34 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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"He said ALL PEOPLE. He also said PARTICIPATE (and not just "join".) "

Our troop always wanted girls to join and participate in our activities.

36 posted on 08/06/2012 6:40:55 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: easternsky
No, you don't have it right.

Mitt specifically said:

I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”

He is saying that his PERSONAL BELIEF is in gays fully active in the Boy Scouts.

Are you interested in your candidate's personal beliefs?

37 posted on 08/06/2012 6:42:28 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: spunkets
Our troop always wanted girls to join and participate in our activities.

Which is what Mitt wanted, too, except

gays and not girls.

38 posted on 08/06/2012 6:44:04 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

So do you “source” a lot of stuff from AP?

Just wondering...


39 posted on 08/06/2012 6:48:14 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: xzins

So My next stupid question would be, Why would anyone want this swept under the Rug? Perhaps should be in Breaking News, thinking a few that participated in Chic fil,A, might be interested in this.


40 posted on 08/06/2012 6:48:55 PM PDT by easternsky
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>> Mitt has opposed gay marriage

Not intentionally.


41 posted on 08/06/2012 6:49:49 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: xzins
Do you rather Mitt's statement gets hidden, swept under the rug; that he still believes the same thing...

Whatever his or Obama's, or any other politician's position on the BSA and gays might be, it will have little practical effect because the issues have been and will continue to be decided in the courts.

There are many issues when a president can have a major impact, but his isn't one of them.

Any comments on the employment and economic situation?

42 posted on 08/06/2012 6:49:59 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

see post #11


43 posted on 08/06/2012 6:51:43 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Romney is being investigated by Reid and all, but then is for gay freeloading government snitches to have access everywhere... makes perfect sense.


44 posted on 08/06/2012 6:53:22 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: xzins

The trick here is that Romney is most likely AC/DC himself ~ hence the perfect hairdo, and no military service.


45 posted on 08/06/2012 6:53:46 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Puckster

For every Romney, there is an equal and opposite Romney?


46 posted on 08/06/2012 6:53:52 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: xzins

I’m seriously asking this question, not supporting Romney on the issue— did he say he supports gays in leadership positions or just kids who say they are gay? Because I tend to believe not all early teenagers that claim to be gay are, and I’d rather have them learning from the boy scouts then hanging out at some gay organization that tells them “Yes, your 13 and queer “, further cementing that kids beliefs and taking advantage of them, perhaps in more ways then one.


47 posted on 08/06/2012 6:55:12 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: easternsky
"Okay, let me see if I understand this. He supports Boy Scouts right to have whoever they choose to have. But He supports whoever would like to join them also. Is that what this article is saying???

That is exactly what Romney is saying. Here's the Romney quote from the same speach: "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation."

"Now, a spokeswoman for Romney is saying he STILL upholds those beliefs and confirmed: “This remains Romney’s position today.”

LOL! To each according to his ears.

48 posted on 08/06/2012 6:56:05 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: jessduntno
So, let me get this right ~ you want gays in the Boy Scouts and you are against free speech for the owner of Chick Fil A?

So, tell me, why would you post on Free Republic?

49 posted on 08/06/2012 6:56:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: xzins
Mitt has opposed gay marriage

Entirely by accident, I'm sure.

50 posted on 08/06/2012 6:56:40 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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