I'm a former Boy Scout. I'm disgusted. Apparently the Boy Scouts are harassed when they don't permit homosexuals as adult leaders, yet they are harassed when homosexual child abuse is revealed.
Yeah. Better protect the perverts!
Clearly, the real goal is the destruction of the Boy Scouts of America. They are an icon of everything the Left hates. They have a clear, defined moral code. They teach children something other than collectivist propaganda. They're successful at what they do, and they're popular.
The very term "Boy Scout" implies integrity, honesty and selfless service to God and country. If there are principles that the Left hates more thoroughly than those, I am unaware of them.
They want to destroy the organization, from within and without. Period.
This Phelps fellow would have been a scoutmaster at 18...that's pretty unusual.
The very same evil lawyers suing the Boy Scouts for refusing to allow open NAMBLA homosexuals as scoutmasters.
Ping to the list (ugh)
First the catholic church and now the boy scouts!This is just a concerted effort to trash the boy scouts and extort money with the usual help from the courts!
People don't sue, lawyers sue.
They go trolling for plaintiffs.
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The left won't rest until Scouting is no more.
It wasn't the organization's job to prevent abuse. It was the job of the organizations sponsoring the units.
When someone wants to register as an adult leader with a Troop, Pack, Crew or Ship, the Committee Chair of the unit's committee and the Institutional Representative or the Institutional Head sign off on it stating that they believe the individual to be of good character and fit to serve. The IH is the head of the organization sponsoring the unit (Rector of the church, President of the PTA, etc.); the IR would be someone designated by the IH to represent the sponsoring institution to the unit and make sure the unit is acting in the sponsor's interests and is being run in accordance with the policies of both the sponsor and the BSA.
The BSA has no way to police the character and actions of whoever the sponsor decides to sign up. That's the sponsor's job. If allegations or offenses do surface, the BSA can and does ban that person from being registered with the BSA, but there's little that they can do before the fact; they are not there observing. A BSA unit belongs to the sponsor, it's not run directly by the BSA. I'd like to know what these folks think the BSA could have done about these situations.