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Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor
FoxNews.com ^ | Tuesday, March 03, 2009 | Stephen Clark

Posted on 03/03/2009 2:59:58 PM PST by Joiseydude

President Obama says he wants to be president of all the people. But some groups are urging him to make an exception for the Boy Scouts of America.

Critics of the Scouts who are outraged that the group is allowed to exclude gays and atheists while receiving federal funding are urging Obama to reject the group's honorary presidency, a designation bestowed on every U.S. president since William Howard Taft in 1910.

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1 posted on 03/03/2009 2:59:58 PM PST by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

They shouldn’t offer it to him. He doesn’t deserve the honorary presidency, let alone the real presidency.


2 posted on 03/03/2009 3:01:35 PM PST by scfischer7
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To: SandRat; Joiseydude

BTTT


3 posted on 03/03/2009 3:01:45 PM PST by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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To: Joiseydude

Go ahead refuse it Obama. A giant window into the bottomless pit where your soul should be.


4 posted on 03/03/2009 3:01:49 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Joiseydude

I would prefer that they defer the honor to later. Or to someone else.


5 posted on 03/03/2009 3:02:12 PM PST by texmexis best (uency)
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To: Joiseydude

The Boy Scouts would get my support if they refused the honor.


6 posted on 03/03/2009 3:02:16 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Joiseydude

In honor of his economic policies, they should confer the title “ Big Chief-Hole-in-the-Pocket” to him


7 posted on 03/03/2009 3:03:53 PM PST by Mac from Cleveland (Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again---and J. Edgar, too)
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To: Joiseydude

This is probably fine with the scouts.

The Obamaloon has not the normals, the fortitude, or the intelligence to ever attain a reasonable scout rank.

But, he does have a Harvard Law degree. (Go figure out how.)


8 posted on 03/03/2009 3:08:00 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Joiseydude

The pole smokers should form their own boy scout troops.

They should be called . . . ?


9 posted on 03/03/2009 3:10:50 PM PST by Jacquerie (More Central Planning is not the solution to the failure of Central Planning.)
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To: Joiseydude
"a designation bestowed on every U.S. president since..."

*Just have to take care of a little paper work first. Sign a few documents to release the honorary and BTW, bring along your BC.

10 posted on 03/03/2009 3:11:01 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Joiseydude

Nuts. Nuts to the Boys Scouts for offering it to Obama. Nuts to the Obama cult for thinking the Obama should not take it. Nuts! Just plain nuts no matter which way you look.


11 posted on 03/03/2009 3:11:11 PM PST by Jeff Gordon ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
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To: Joiseydude

Obama’s homosexual “sensitivity” will keep him from supporting the Boy Scouts...


12 posted on 03/03/2009 3:12:39 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Jacquerie
The pole smokers should form their own boy scout troops. They should be called . . . ?

"The Progressive Rump Rangers of Amerika."

13 posted on 03/03/2009 3:12:59 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Da Coyote

” has not the normals”??????


14 posted on 03/03/2009 3:13:02 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Islander7

They made slick willy honorary president of the BSA during his term. I sent my eagle award, plaque, merit badge sash and the flag I carried as a crew leader at Philmont in 1974 back to the national office. I got a nice letter from the CEO of SW Bell (CEO of the BSA)returning my stuff. I sent it back and said no thanks.......The BSA is not what it used to be.F’em....red


15 posted on 03/03/2009 3:13:46 PM PST by rednek ("Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.")
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To: Da Coyote

Have you seen the kind of stuff Harvard Law offers up nowadays?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2195224/posts

That’s exactly how.


16 posted on 03/03/2009 3:18:33 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; justiceseeker93; ..
...the group is allowed to exclude gays and atheists while receiving federal funding...
...not to mention the gay atheists, who are all *dressed* up with no place to go.
17 posted on 03/03/2009 3:20:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Joiseydude

My Eagle Scout Board of Review was supposed to be held on 9/11/01, but was postponed.

Prior to that, I was a Life Scout for 4 1/2 years before attaining the rank of Eagle. My dad was (and still is) the one who would request congratulatory letters from presidents, and he likes to joke that I waited to become Eagle after Clinton was out of office.

Anyway, as I mentioned, my dad is the one who requests the letters, and it’s such a stark contrast among the presidents.

The Bushes ALWAYS send a letter. So did Ford, and his was always the best (he was an Eagle).

Clinton sent letters while he was in office, but after Jan 20, 2001, they stopped coming. My dad is polite and always asks “do you want me to request one from Bill Clinton? He hasnt responded in years, but I’ll request if you like.” That answer is usually a “no.”

And Carter? Never even a reply. I expect the same from Obama. Actually, I expect nobody will even request one from Obie.


18 posted on 03/03/2009 3:21:37 PM PST by Zeppelin
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To: Joiseydude

Sounds like they’re ready to “out” him should he not do as they direct.


19 posted on 03/03/2009 3:30:50 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Joiseydude
Nixon's signature appears on my Eagle Scout card. I would cringe to see Obama's.
20 posted on 03/03/2009 3:32:17 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: river rat

I never understand all this stuff. I understand the politically correct crowd hates the Scuots because of the ban on homosexual scout leaders. It’s like there’s no perspective or balance or nuance in this world anymore. Even if you are big on gay marriage, why do we have to destory the boy scouts because they aren’t on board with the gay agenda? Can’t you see all the good that the Scouts do, even if you support all the gay pressure groups?

It’s like we live in a black/white world. If an organization or individual doesn’t follow the politically correct agenda right down the line, if they don’t swallow every bit of the liberal line, then that organization or individual is targeted. It doesn’t seem to matter what benefit they are to society; in the PC world, the Boy Scouts are the enemy.


21 posted on 03/03/2009 3:48:00 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Myrddin
ditto.
HF
22 posted on 03/03/2009 3:49:46 PM PST by holden
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To: Joiseydude

“are urging Obama to reject the group’s honorary presidency..”

Do it, fool. Embrace the scum and piss off another 50 million Americans.


23 posted on 03/03/2009 4:12:05 PM PST by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: Joiseydude

Why are the Boy Scouts offering this communist anything? Oh, yeah... he’s the first.....


24 posted on 03/03/2009 4:15:29 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Joiseydude

They should offer the honor to Joe Biden.


25 posted on 03/03/2009 4:16:28 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Joiseydude
He rejects the Boy Scouts, but embraces the Obama Gangster Thug Mobs. The Obama Gestapo Youth Squad.
26 posted on 03/03/2009 4:17:52 PM PST by RetiredArmy (STATES RIGHTS!!!! TO HELL WITH THE MARXIST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!!!)
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To: Joiseydude
I don't trust people that find something wrong with trying to be
Trustworthy,
Loyal,
Helpful,
Friendly,
Courteous,
Kind,
Obedient,
Cheerful,
Thrifty,
Brave,
Clean, and
Reverent.

27 posted on 03/03/2009 4:17:54 PM PST by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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To: Joiseydude


28 posted on 03/03/2009 4:20:29 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - Dear Mr.President, Please make it rain candy!)
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To: Joiseydude
President Obama says he wants to be president of all the people.

Obama meant he wants to be President to the 53 million (fraud votes et al) who voted for him. Obama has repeatedly said the people voted for my policies. I sure did not vote for him or anything close to his marxist, racist policies.

248 million did not vote for Obama, excluding underage population counts. They are nobody to Obama. Obama himself excludes the other 200 million.

29 posted on 03/03/2009 4:25:00 PM PST by OafOfOffice (T.A.R.P: Tax All Responsible Peasants!!! T.A.R.P 2: Put Your Head Between Your Knees & KYA G'Bye!)
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To: SmithL
Barry is “clean and articulate” according to Gaff Master Joe. Does that count?
30 posted on 03/03/2009 4:52:36 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Joiseydude

He’s more of a girl scout.


31 posted on 03/03/2009 4:55:58 PM PST by jarofants
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To: Joiseydude
What next? Congress pulls the BSA's federal charter?

From that charter:

That the purpose of this corporation shall be to promote, through organization and cooperation with other agencies, the ability of boys to do things for themselves and others, to train them in Scoutcraft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods which are now in common use by Boy Scouts.

Sec. 3, federal charter, Boy Scouts of America
June 15, 1916, by the United States Congress

Can't have boys, or girls either, doing things for themselves, being patriotic, having courage and self-reliance now can they? It would ruin their whole agenda.

Hmm, you don't suppose that's what's really behind the Attacks on scouts and Scouting?

32 posted on 03/03/2009 5:01:35 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Joiseydude; RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; Congressman Billybob; ...

Scout PING


33 posted on 03/03/2009 5:03:42 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: April Lexington
Why are the Boy Scouts offering this communist anything? Oh, yeah... he’s the first.....

Probably not. Probably because they've offered it to every President since they were chartered, and they *think* he's the President now.

Like someone said up thread, they should request a certified copy of his birth certificate with the acceptance papers.

34 posted on 03/03/2009 5:16:41 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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35 posted on 03/03/2009 5:21:56 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Joiseydude
Scout Law (Obama version)

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.

36 posted on 03/03/2009 5:39:28 PM PST by gitmo (I am the latte-sipping, NYT-reading, Volvo-driving, no-gun-owning, effete, PC, arrogant liberal. -BO)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The boy scouts reject gays and athiests because they're run by the Mormon Church at the top level. Lots of people dont hate them specificly because they exclude the gays, its that they are church sponsored organization and yet still get government money. Have to love God and not be gay to be a scout.

Personally I think they do a lot of good too, but if they're excluding people based on whatever arbitrary criteria they decide then they really shouldn't be getting taxpayer dollars to operate, let their membership support it fully.

If you need information about the Morman involvment with Scouting google has plenty of information.

37 posted on 03/03/2009 6:28:44 PM PST by bankcritic (Never spend your money before you have it. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bankcritic

You sir or madam are an idiot.


38 posted on 03/03/2009 6:33:14 PM PST by beandog
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To: April Lexington
Why are the Boy Scouts offering this communist anything? Oh, yeah... he’s the first.....
No, this is how Scouts act towards the President of the United States.
39 posted on 03/03/2009 6:47:29 PM PST by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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To: scfischer7

He is a usurper. They will have to take the award back when he is exposed for the counterfeit POTUS that he is.


40 posted on 03/03/2009 6:54:11 PM PST by DMZFrank
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To: rednek
The BSA is not what it used to be....

No kidding. I just learn recently, to my horror, that the Philadelphia Council that was being blackmailed into going "gay" or lose the use of the public building (for which a perpetual lease was in effect) caved on the issue. My heart sank. Maybe this is just the isolated action of an individual council beaten down until it didn't know how to fight anymore - but Scouting should be tougher than this.

41 posted on 03/03/2009 7:29:15 PM PST by fwdude ("...a 'centrist' ... has few principles - and those are negotiable." - Don Feder)
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To: Joiseydude
... in 2001 the federal government ordered public schools to keep their doors open to the Scouts. And Congress, responding to the threat of campus lockouts, voted to cut federal funding to any school that banned the Scouts or any similar group from "open forum" access.

That was then; this is now. The exponential matastasization of a coarsening, Godless society and government corruption will soon turn this reasonable mindset around.

42 posted on 03/03/2009 7:45:42 PM PST by fwdude ("...a 'centrist' ... has few principles - and those are negotiable." - Don Feder)
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To: Joiseydude
Critics of the Scouts who are outraged that the group is allowed to exclude gays and atheists while receiving federal funding

What federal funding would that be? I'm not aware that the BSA gets federal funding.

43 posted on 03/03/2009 7:52:29 PM PST by RonF
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To: Jacquerie
They should be called . . . ?

Rump Rangers.

44 posted on 03/03/2009 7:57:02 PM PST by Jotmo (Has 0bama fixed my soul yet?)
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To: Joiseydude

Just saw a ticker a while ago on FOX which said the Pres did indeed refuse to accept the title of honorary pres of the Boy Scouts of America because of the BSA excludes atheists and homosexuals. The end is near.


45 posted on 03/03/2009 8:32:32 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: SmithL
First Dictator of the United States. Pull your head out and understand that this fascist is NOT a good roll model for boys. I remember as a scout getting my *ss kicked by a leader for reading a short history of the Third Reich at a jamboree. They felt that book would not be a good influence on a scout. Stop the political correctness cr*p and protect those boys before they grow us as slaves in an Obama regime. There is such a thing as a coup de tat.
46 posted on 03/03/2009 8:39:11 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: bankcritic
...but if they're excluding people based on whatever arbitrary criteria...

There is nothing arbitrary about excluding homosexuals from the Scouts. The Boy Scouts are protecting children, as they should.

47 posted on 03/03/2009 9:06:33 PM PST by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: bankcritic

You have a problem with the Mormons?


48 posted on 03/03/2009 9:26:56 PM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (“In politics , stupidity is no handicap.” Napoleon)
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To: Mac from Cleveland
In honor of his economic policies, they should confer the title “ Big Chief-Hole-in-the-PocketHead between his giant ears” to him

there fixed it.

49 posted on 03/04/2009 2:43:59 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: bankcritic; beandog
If you need information about the Morman involvment with Scouting google has plenty of information.

Google also has plenty of information about space aliens taking people for rides in their little green ships.

Beandogs assesment is correct.

50 posted on 03/04/2009 2:50:21 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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