Skip to comments.Boy Scouts Not Homosexual Enough for Democrats
Posted on 04/17/2010 9:06:55 AM PDT by yoe
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Minority Republican lawmakers sponsored a resolution this week honoring the 100-year anniversary of the Boy Scouts. This being California, the political equivalent of a school-yard brawl broke out.
Democrats ultimately killed the resolution after criticizing the Boy Scouts for excluding homosexuals. Predictably, Republicans became indignant and accused Democrats of defaming a cherished American institution.
It didn't end there.
Democrats had introduced a resolution of their own honoring the Girl Scouts and included language that noted the organization does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
That drew yet more indignation from Republicans, with one GOP lawmaker accusing Democrats of improperly introducing sexuality into what should have been innocent proclamations of support for the two iconic youth groups.
The Boy Scout brouhaha started in the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. After Republicans introduced the anniversary resolution, some Democratic lawmakers equated the Boy Scouts' policy of excluding gays with racism.
"Were the policy of the Boy Scouts to be that we exclude all African-Americans or Asian-Americans or Latinos, or any minority group, I don't think there would be a single member of the Legislature that would commend them," the Judiciary Committee's chairman, Los Angeles Democrat Mike Feuer, said in an interview later.
The resolution died in committee, wounding Republicans.
The Republicans say they were further incensed when they asked the Democrats to remove the line in the Girl Scouts resolution that honored the organization's acceptance of any girl regardless of her sexual orientation. But the Girl Scouts resolution passed out of the committee unchanged.
"Equality for gays and lesbians shouldn't have to be an issue that's brought down to our children's level," said Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Diamond Bar, an Eagle Scout and author of the Boy Scouts resolution. "Political agendas at the Capitol got in the way of this."
Feuer said he was never asked to amend the Girl Scouts resolution, calling the Republican claims "utterly false."
The Girl Scouts resolution advanced Thursday to the Assembly floor, where the partisan sniping continued.
When it was time for the Assembly to vote, Assembly Majority Leader Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, asked members for a simple voice vote, the typical way to approve resolutions.
But after it passed on the voice vote, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, a San Diego Democrat who authored the Girl Scouts resolution, asked for an additional roll call vote. That meant each lawmaker's vote would be a matter of record.
Republicans, of course, objected. Hagman said GOP lawmakers wanted to commend the Girl Scouts but did not want be on the record condoning their stance on sexual orientation. The resolution passed the 80-member house 48-4, with most Republicans abstaining.
Girl Scouts of America spokeswoman Michelle Tompkins said the organization was pleased with the honor given by California lawmakers and proud of its long tradition of including anyone.
In the end, California honored the Girl Scouts but not the Boy Scouts - which issued a statement saying it appreciated the effort.
"This is a long-standing societal issue," Boy Scouts spokesman Deron Smith said regarding the group's membership policies.
The Girl Scouts resolution will now be taken up in the Senate.
Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.'...
Not enough genital fondling for Democrats.
Isn’t some Boy Scout troop being sued for allowing a gay perv leader to molest some scouts on a campout or something?
No, they gave to tear down anything that does not conform to their world view.
That, and NO ONE would join their crazy PC organizations...
Scouting ping SandRat!
(MAJOR SARCASM ALERT!) We have it on good authority that the Boy Scouts are being pushed by Kevin Jennings to add this new and distinctive badge to the Scout program:
Oldest age for boy scouts is about 18. I don’t believe an 18-year-old could possibly have enough sexual experience to say unequivocably that he/she/it will forever be gay. And to make such an pronouncement at that age is essentially crap.
Hey, isn’t that what Obama and the Democrat Party are doing to America? :-)
The democrat party are communists, islamists or those too stupid to know the difference.
There is no exception.
Democrats simply have no respect for the concept of private organizations deciding who they want to admit as members. As another poster mentioned, anyone who felt the BSA policy is unfair is perfectly free to start their own organization that admits gay members.
I agree with you completely. One reason all this gay stuff with kids makes me uncomfortable is the idea that somehow, all these kids know they are gay from a young age. We do not know what causes homosexuality. We don’t know if it’s a gay gene, or upbringing, or what causes it.
I think that when young people turn 18, legally adults, if they feel such a pull of homosexuality, that’s the point at which they can deal with it.
Gay issues in girl scouts, boy scouts, or anything dealing with youth should be a non-issue, because we shouldn’t be introducing sexual matters into youth organizations in the first place.
So-How many white and latino members of congress attend the BLACK CAUCUS meetings and full members?
Do the members of these racist organizations pay any attention to people in their districts who do not match their skin color?
Meanwhile, the State of California continues its slow, circular descent down the toilet bowl.
A Democrat= Queer and Communist.
Scouting under assault PING!
Close but no — er — cigar(with a nod to willie klintoon for that one).
Actually, Obozo,et al are using another, lower appendage for THEIR sodomizing of America.
at best the Girl Scouts should NOT COMMENT on the honor of being recognized as poster children for lesbianism
It’s not just happening in CA. Oregon just tried a case that the BSA lost. It’s beginning to happen in other states as well.
You are absolutely right, yoe.
Actually very little.....Political Correctness has removed the need for integrity, or truth in any situation....our schools are merely indoctrination centers for our young ones just starting out....there is little hope as long as those organizations are allowed and we useful idiots give them money to proceed. Throw these racist organizations out.
Just like those dems to want to honour the girls scouts instead. I was in GS when I was little but my mom pulled me out when she found out that some of the money from cookie sales goes to freakey feminist organizations and abortion groups.
Deviance begets deviance. No one is "born gay." Gays recruit. That is why they want to go after impressionable young children.
In the past I posted tons of links and articles and excerpts showing how homosexuals are made. I just do not have the time any more. Maybe one of these days I’ll put together a short summary.
The truth is that homosexuas are NOT born homosexuals, they are made. Some people may have more of a proneness to deviancy in general, since people are not blank slates at birth. But the vast majority of homosexuals have had a poor relationship with fathers (this goes for male and females) or a broken home, and a non-close relationship with mother (for females). Most - the vast majority - were molested when young, either as a child or young adolescent. It is a wellknown feature of homosexuals to prey upon the young, this has been known for millenia.
Homosexuals train and recruit. It’s that simple.
It’s also a fact that there are uncountable numbers of former homosexuals.
Just look at it this way, they don’t have a clue as to where they are going, so it is technically impossible for them to get lost.( I think Carl Hiassen said this first so I must attribute it to him).
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More proof (as if any is needed) that leftists/liberals/dems are criminally insane. They want to destroy the Boy Scouts of America because they won't allow homosexuals. And, they want to destroy the Catholic Church because (for a while) they did allow homosexuals to be priests.
I am sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, that if the Boy Scouts allowed homosexuals to be Scout Masters, in a few years the lefitsts/liberals/dems would be trying to destory the Boy Scouts because they allowed homosexuals to be Scout leaders.
Homosexuals do what they always do - molest and seduce youth. It's part and parcel of the deviant "gay" life now and in the past. That's exactly why homosexuals should NOT be: priests, ministers, child caretakers, youth counselors, teachers, psychologists, Scout leaders, coaches, day care takers, pediatricians, teachers, etc etc etc.
“Oldest age for boy scouts is about 18. I dont believe an 18-year-old could possibly have enough sexual experience to say unequivocably that he/she/it will forever be gay. And to make such an pronouncement at that age is essentially crap.”
I agree with you in principle, but differ just a bit in specifics.
Same-sex attraction disorder is precipitated by the trauma of a sodomite seduction or molestation in the pre-adult years. A youth certainly lacks perspective, although he may have been held down and subjected to quite a bit of experience. However, whether he understands it or not, he may already have been sent spinning down that rabbit hole.
“More proof (as if any is needed) that leftists/liberals/dems are criminally insane.”
There is an anonymous ancient proverb—which I just read is wrongly attributed to Euripides—that goes, “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”
Not bad for pagans, really. If they had just tweaked it a little, they’d have been spot on.
Whom Satan would destroy, he first makes mad. And who else would be running an organization whose sacraments are sodomy and infanticide?
Makes me awfully uneasy to reflect that the sins of the Canaanites were no worse.
Have you read Linda Kimball’s article I pinged out a day or two ago?
If you didn’t, here’s a link. It’s right on topic:
The Unrestrained Depravity of Man: Totalitarianism in a Nutshell
It is sad when one realizes just why the homosexual agenda activist leave the Girl Scouts alone —IT is becuse the leftists have already infiltrated the group. Any parents with daughters in the Girl Scouts to be safe should be at a minimum wary and getting involded to see just what may be going on in thier local troop and council...
The proponents of such things would have it that kids “know” this as early as age 9.
To paraphrase Groucho Marx, I would not want to belong to an organization that included just anyone.