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Penn & Teller Take On Boy Scouts
courant.com ^ | April 3 06 | Hartford Courant

Posted on 04/03/2006 7:30:41 PM PDT by churchillbuff

On premium cable, "Penn & Teller" (Showtime, 10 p.m.) starts a fourth season by taking on the Boy Scouts of America, charging their anti-gay bias came after the Mormons hijacked the organization in the '70s. Brash humor keeps this lively series from becoming too strident

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bsa; bullies; heterophobia; homosexualagenda; mormons; showtime
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1 posted on 04/03/2006 7:30:42 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: churchillbuff
Sounds like Penn and Teller have a problem with little boys they can't get to as well as with the Mormons.

They should go play with adults who share their proclivities.

2 posted on 04/03/2006 7:34:06 PM PDT by muawiyah (-)
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To: muawiyah

Mormons must be a safer target than Scientologists.


3 posted on 04/03/2006 7:37:12 PM PDT by SmithL (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: SmithL; All

Did you see Penn & Teller's show on Gun Control? It was brilliant.


4 posted on 04/03/2006 7:37:40 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: SmithL; All

Did you see Penn & Teller's show on Gun Control? It was brilliant.


5 posted on 04/03/2006 7:37:42 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: muawiyah

Penn & Teller seem to take on plenty of people on both sides. Their BS episode dealing with environmentalists was pretty funny.


6 posted on 04/03/2006 7:38:08 PM PDT by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: Hildy
Did you see Penn & Teller's show on Gun Control? It was brilliant.

Which season was that? My video store has #1 and #2, and I don't remember noticing gun control in either of those.

7 posted on 04/03/2006 7:39:01 PM PDT by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: Hildy

So what? I don't care if their show on gun control was brilliant. I do care when they pick on the Boy Scouts.


8 posted on 04/03/2006 7:39:07 PM PDT by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are familiar bedfellows)
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To: Hildy

I did.....they did good on that. But they better stay away from my beloved BSA !

Eagle Scout


9 posted on 04/03/2006 7:40:19 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: churchillbuff
Penn & Teller make their brains disappear, bravo!
10 posted on 04/03/2006 7:40:25 PM PDT by TheForceOfOne (El Chupacabra spotted near U.S./Mexican border feeding on illegal immigrants. Pass it on..)
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To: demkicker

I think it is sad that the BSA has been made a political football of the Homosexual lobby and the Feminist lobby.

In addition to the natural role of the father, we need organizations that teach boys how to be men and provide good role models.


11 posted on 04/03/2006 7:44:28 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: supercat

OMG....go get it...it was nothing short of brilliant!


12 posted on 04/03/2006 7:44:52 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: churchillbuff

I'm still wondering how you can be "less strident" after loudly braying about your anti-religious hatred, your hatred for one of the most child-friendly organizations ever created, and your inability to appreciate diverse lifestyles. Ever notice that those who hate the Boy Scouts want to replace it with... nothing?


13 posted on 04/03/2006 7:45:04 PM PDT by redpoll (redpoll)
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14 posted on 04/03/2006 7:45:12 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: churchillbuff

Maybe after a few centuries of this they'll work up the courage to make fun of Islam.


15 posted on 04/03/2006 7:54:11 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Since all politicians understand is money, I donate ONLY to those who oppose illegal immigration)
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To: thoughtomator
They'll never attack Islam. They'll only attack religions they know won't fight back.

The LDS Church and the Boy Scouts are easy targets for these marginally talented goons.

16 posted on 04/03/2006 7:57:07 PM PDT by JCEccles
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To: churchillbuff
On premium cable, "Penn & Teller" (Showtime, 10 p.m.) starts a fourth season by taking on the Boy Scouts of America, charging their anti-gay bias came after the Mormons hijacked the organization in the '70s.

As a Mormon, I will take that as a compliment.

17 posted on 04/03/2006 7:57:26 PM PDT by Logophile
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To: Logophile

As a Mormon you know they are pretty close to getting it right.


18 posted on 04/03/2006 8:03:37 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: All

19 posted on 04/03/2006 8:06:19 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: churchillbuff

I was a scout in the 80s and never heard anyone mention anything about Mormonism once.

Then again I grew up in NY where mormonism isn't that popular.


20 posted on 04/03/2006 8:24:16 PM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: churchillbuff

I assume that for this episode, they're changing the title from "Bulls**t!", the interjection, to "Bulls**t", the noun. Truth in advertising, you know.


21 posted on 04/03/2006 8:28:43 PM PDT by RichInOC (I wonder how exactly you threaten Penn Jillette with hell. Dude already lives in Vegas year round.)
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To: All
I don't always like what Penn and Teller have to say, but I thought the show debunking 9/11 conspiracies was outstanding.

WARNING!!! The video at the following link has very bad language.

DO NOT GO TO THE LINK if you are offended by bad language.

http://luckydawgnews.com/911conspiracybs.html

22 posted on 04/03/2006 8:29:08 PM PDT by Elyse
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To: Hildy

I thought the episode on second hand smoke and the baby toy phase was pretty good.


23 posted on 04/03/2006 8:30:53 PM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: churchillbuff

Hey Teller! Shut up and...oh sorry.


24 posted on 04/03/2006 8:38:35 PM PDT by Borges
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To: churchillbuff

Penn & Teller are libertarians, hence why they go after the lunatic left and the lunatic right. I've personally never seen an episode of their show that I didn't already agree with 100%.


25 posted on 04/03/2006 8:41:16 PM PDT by Join Or Die
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To: redpoll

Uh, most of the people fighting it don't want to replace it at all, they just want it to open up to everyone. All the people interviewed on the show that were criticizing the BSA were saying that the BSA is an amazing idea and great for our kids. ALL of them, not just straight christians.


26 posted on 04/03/2006 8:42:49 PM PDT by Join Or Die
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To: JCEccles

"They'll never attack Islam. They'll only attack religions they know won't fight back."

Don't kid yourself. The Mormons can and will fight back if they are pushed hard and long enough.

My wife watched a part of their show tonight (free Showtime for the weekend) and came upstairs and told me they are the most vile and disgusting pigs she has ever seen. They were calling Mormons MF'ers and depicted Boy Scout merit badges for sodomy!!!!!


27 posted on 04/03/2006 8:54:43 PM PDT by panaxanax
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To: churchillbuff

I saw the show on Showtime's free preview. It could only be judged as entertaining if you subscribe to the Michael Moore school of entertainment.


28 posted on 04/03/2006 9:06:37 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: panaxanax
My wife watched a part of their show tonight (free Showtime for the weekend) and came upstairs and told me they are the most vile and disgusting pigs she has ever seen.

The less talent the more vile!

Rap music, Richard Pryor, etc.

29 posted on 04/03/2006 9:12:31 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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To: Join Or Die
ALL of them, not just straight christians

Apparently, you are ignorant of what the Boy Scouts teach.

The following faiths or denominations have religious awards for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and/or Explorers:

* African Methodist Episcopal Church * African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church * Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Western Prelacy) * Armenian Church of America (Eastern Diocese) * Baha'i * Baptist * Buddhist * Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) * Christian Methodist Episcopal Church * Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Scientist) * Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints * Churches of Christ * Community of Christ formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints * Eastern Catholic * Eastern Orthodox * Episcopal * General Church of the New Jerusalem (The New Church) * Hindu * Islamic * Jewish * Lutheran * Meher Baba * Moravian * Polish National Catholic Church * Presbyterian Church in America * Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) * Protestant and Independent Christian Churches (Available to any Christian denomination) * Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) * Roman Catholic * The Salvation Army * Unitarian-Universalist * United Church of Christ * United Methodist * United Pentecostal Church International * Unity Churches * Zoroastrian See http://www.usscouts.org/advance/boyscout/religious.html for more on religious awards in Scouting.

30 posted on 04/03/2006 9:14:28 PM PDT by LouD
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To: Join Or Die

True. They will go after both the Right and the Left, and to be honest I like it that way. I may abhor the BS from the Left , but the Right does have some stinky poos as well.


31 posted on 04/03/2006 9:14:45 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: LouD

And what if I don't buy into any of those fairy tales?


32 posted on 04/03/2006 9:19:10 PM PDT by Join Or Die
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To: churchillbuff

Funny being "morally straight" has been part of their credo since their inception...

I suppose that because predatory homosexuals started trying to influence the organization in the 70s that that must have been when it all started... NOT.


33 posted on 04/03/2006 9:20:46 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: spetznaz

Yep, the right has some god awful stupid ideas, and most of them are tied to the Christian right in my experience. But the right is still a million times better than the left.


34 posted on 04/03/2006 9:21:08 PM PDT by Join Or Die
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To: muawiyah

I was thinking the same thing... Why can't they pick on someone their own size?


35 posted on 04/03/2006 9:22:49 PM PDT by antceecee (Hey AG Gonzales! ENFORCE IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW!!!)
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To: rlmorel

Feminists have absolutely destroyed the girl scouts..... Go try and follow their "2B" program.. basically girls themselves get to DECIDE when they have done enough to earn an award... no quantitative evaluation at all...

Wiccans and Dykes have turned the Girl Scouts into an absolute joke


36 posted on 04/03/2006 9:24:54 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Join Or Die

I would suggest that you don't become a boy scout or support the boy scouts, because they do believe in what you insultingly call fairy tales.
As a previous poster said, go start an alternative organization if you don't like it.

"If you want your own show - go start your own circus."


37 posted on 04/03/2006 9:26:40 PM PDT by antceecee (Hey AG Gonzales! ENFORCE IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW!!!)
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To: Join Or Die
Penn and Teller are smug self-righteous asses.

And funny only to others of their ilk.

38 posted on 04/03/2006 9:26:52 PM PDT by JCEccles
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To: Join Or Die

Start your own group?


39 posted on 04/03/2006 9:28:24 PM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: dpa5923

I already pay for this one with my taxes. I'll start my own when you give me my money back.


40 posted on 04/03/2006 9:29:09 PM PDT by Join Or Die
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To: rlmorel

The Gay lobby is mostly male homosexuals while the The Feminist lobby is filled with female homosexual. Really no difference betweent he two but gender.


41 posted on 04/03/2006 9:29:12 PM PDT by John Geyer
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ARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!


42 posted on 04/03/2006 9:29:33 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Join Or Die

Okay, what taxes did you pay for this group?

And please don't tell me equal access to public facilities is a form of taxation.


43 posted on 04/03/2006 9:30:31 PM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: Join Or Die
Then start the Atheist Scouts. The Boy Scouts motto is:

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout law
To help other people at all times
To keep myself physically strong,
Mentally awake, and morally straight


44 posted on 04/03/2006 9:31:42 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: churchillbuff
Brash humor keeps this lively series from becoming too strident

Uhhh...I wouldn't say that. I watched it and it was nothing but hateful bull$h!+ and tripe.
Penn Jillette is one pissed off fat boy. What did the Scout's ever do to him? Tell him he couldn't join because he was too fat?

45 posted on 04/03/2006 9:35:32 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Pain is nothing. Pain is weakness leaving the body.)
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To: Join Or Die

There are plenty of outlets for the "gay is OK" opinion to be blasted into the ears of kids as young as six.

It is purely gay agenda that they attack one of the very few organizations which has not bought into their weirdness.

"Gay is OK" is a fine position for an adult to take. I will make the decisions about what is OK for my boys to hear until they are adults - and I feel very strongly that the gay pedophile agenda is something I would rather they be told is wrong.

Maybe I should tell Penn and Teller what is funny, and what should be on their show.

Make absolutely zero mistake - the gays are after two things - the boys, and total societal acceptance of their desire for the boys. Screw them and their supporters, who now include Penn and Teller.

Frankly - the Boy Scouts' position on Gays should not even be an issue; is it accepted by rational people to put grown men in charge of teenage girls?


46 posted on 04/03/2006 9:38:36 PM PDT by Mr. Rational
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To: Join Or Die

Then they can go create their own scouts. Welcome to the new fascism.


47 posted on 04/03/2006 9:40:24 PM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: Join Or Die

By the way - the Scouts are open to gays - just not gay scout leaders. And could you document where it says the Scouts are open to Christians only? That would be news to my pack.


48 posted on 04/03/2006 9:41:24 PM PDT by Mr. Rational
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As a resident of LAS VEGAS, having SEEN their shows on several occasions over a period spanning almost two decades, I can certify that Penn & Teller have lost my support years ago when they began attacking Christians.

They've not wronged them. Why does the duo attack them so relentlessly? I'm more than a little tired of the gratuitous attacks. THEY'VE LOST MY FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

SPREAD THE WORD: PENN & TELLER ARE ANTI-CHRISTIAN BIGOTS AND AMORAL NIHILISTS THAT STAND FOR NOTHING OTHER THAN LIBERTINE BEHAVIOR WITHOUT JUDGMENT AND CONSEQUENCES.

They attack Christians because we're the only group they stands in judgment of their behavior, and they feel threatened by that.

If they had guts, they'd go after the Muslims. ;)

49 posted on 04/03/2006 9:44:31 PM PDT by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
What did the Scout's ever do to him? Tell him he couldn't join because he was too fat?

Uh, Penn was a Scout. He is crticizing the change the BSA has undergone since the Mormon takeover.
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50 posted on 04/03/2006 9:45:16 PM PDT by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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