Skip to comments.Penn & Teller Take On Boy Scouts
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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They should go play with adults who share their proclivities.
Mormons must be a safer target than Scientologists.
Did you see Penn & Teller's show on Gun Control? It was brilliant.
Did you see Penn & Teller's show on Gun Control? It was brilliant.
Penn & Teller seem to take on plenty of people on both sides. Their BS episode dealing with environmentalists was pretty funny.
Which season was that? My video store has #1 and #2, and I don't remember noticing gun control in either of those.
So what? I don't care if their show on gun control was brilliant. I do care when they pick on the Boy Scouts.
I did.....they did good on that. But they better stay away from my beloved BSA !
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.
OMG....go get it...it was nothing short of brilliant!
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?
Maybe after a few centuries of this they'll work up the courage to make fun of Islam.
The LDS Church and the Boy Scouts are easy targets for these marginally talented goons.
As a Mormon, I will take that as a compliment.
As a Mormon you know they are pretty close to getting it right.
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.
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.
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I thought the episode on second hand smoke and the baby toy phase was pretty good.
Hey Teller! Shut up and...oh sorry.
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%.
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.
"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!!!!!
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.
The less talent the more vile!
Rap music, Richard Pryor, etc.
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.
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.
And what if I don't buy into any of those fairy tales?
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.
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.
I was thinking the same thing... Why can't they pick on someone their own size?
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
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."
And funny only to others of their ilk.
Start your own group?
I already pay for this one with my taxes. I'll start my own when you give me my money back.
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.
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.
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
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?
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?
Then they can go create their own scouts. Welcome to the new fascism.
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.
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. ;)