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To: District13
26 It was the leadership of the BSA that approved the new policy.

4/19/2013 - The BSA’s National Executive Committee (~23 voting members) unanimously approved and released its membership standards resolution, which proposed removing the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone and maintaining the current membership policy for all adult leaders of the BSA.

http://scoutingmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/executive-summary-of-study-findings.pdf

http://scoutingmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/membership-standards-frequently-asked-questions.pdf

Key Findings - excerpts

 Attitudes and opinions among Americans related to gay and lesbian relationships have changed rapidly over the past 3 years.
 Four experts were consistent in their findings and recommendations …
• David Finkelhor, Ph.D.
• W. Walter Menninger, M.D., psychiatry
• Charol Shakeshaft, Ph.D.
• Victor Vieth, J.D.
• “The nearly universal opinion among sexual abuse authorities is that same-sex sexual interest or same-sex sexual experience, either in adults or youth, is NOT a risk factor for sexually abusing children.”
• In regard to role modeling: “Most of the research on the effect on children of associating with self-identified homosexual adults has been done about homosexual parents. The clear conclusion from this research is that there appear to be no effects on children’s adjustment, mental health or sexual orientation.”

These statements are breathtakingly duplicitous and will be a stain on the reputation of the BSA because of the 23 members of the BSA National Executive Committee who engineered this change. The ~ 30 year scandal within the Roman Catholic Church of homosexual priests preying on adolescent males is the proof of this Goebbels-sized big lie.

... I am glad that folks are leaving the BSA in a huff. The LDS Church will continue to accept all boys and lead them in the ways of righteousness and good citizenship.

A great deal of information has been posted on FR since 5/23/2013 on the topic of the LDS Church's role in the membership change. Just do a keyword search with "Boy Scouts" and read the posts since 5/23. Of course, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.

48 posted on 06/02/2013 8:29:01 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: MacNaughton

• “The nearly universal opinion among sexual abuse authorities is that same-sex sexual interest or same-sex sexual experience, either in adults or youth, is NOT a risk factor for sexually abusing children.”


100% lie. Total lie. Absolute lie. What filthy vermin, to lie like this.


54 posted on 06/03/2013 7:52:25 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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