Skip to comments.Gay activist seeks Scout tree recycling boycott
Posted on 01/08/2012 9:01:43 AM PST by hiho hiho
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Portland man is urging people to boycott the Boy Scout Christmas tree recycling program to challenge the organization's position on gay rights.
Richard Kuhns posted flyers throughout the Laurelhurst neighborhood where he lives, complaining of the Boy Scouts national stance against gays.
Local Boy Scout leaders said the tree recycling program has traditionally been one of their biggest yearly fund-raisers.
Boy Scouts of America issued a statement Thursday that said in part, "The BSA recognizes that some do not agree with its position on this single issue, but values the freedom of everyone to express their opinion and teaches its members to use courtesy and respect at all times. To disagree does not mean to disrespect... The BSA believes that its youth program is not the appropriate forum in which to discuss issues of sexuality."
More: Read entire BSA statement
Kuhns disagreed and, in addition to circulating 200 flyers, he also started an online petition against the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst, which sponsored the local Boy Scouts.
Too many organizations like the church in Laurelhurst continue to enable the discrimination of the Scouts, Kuhns said. I think it's a basic civil rights issue.
We understand the protest, countered pastor Greg Ikehara-Martin. We are opposed to homophobia. We don't believe local Scout 22 is a homophobic group and we don't believe boycotting the Christmas tree recycling fund-raiser of this group is the best way to change the national policy on homosexuality."
Meantime, the Boy Scouts plan to start collecting trees for recycling in the Laurelhurst neighborhood starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Gays won’t get behind boy scouts unless it lets them get boy scouts’ behinds ;^)
And gays wonder why referendums on gay marriage get voted down every time.
Queers are once again displaying their frustration because Boy Scout leaders and the boy’s parents won’t allow the queers access to sexually molest the young boys.
Lame brained government officials and judges still pushing the queer aganda think it is a “right” for the queers to have unsupervised access to vulnerable young boys.
None of them seemed to have learned anything from the Penn State homosexual rape of young boys and the subsequent cover-up.
Odds are, they shred them and sell the mulch. I know of some troops that do that.
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Just one little example of how criminally insane perverts are. He hates the Boy Scouts so much that he wants to poke a stick in their wheels. Out of hatred, envy, pride, lust and anger. No sane person wants homosexuals, who are much more prone to pedophilia and ebephilia (sp?) around boys. There is only one reason why homosexuals want to be around boys and that is the same reason Sanduksy wanted to be around boys. Boys Scouts need OUR support!
The "gay's" identity is so bound up with their perverse activity that any non-adoration of their activity is seen as a direct assault on them.
Tell a normal person you don't like their "Praise Jesus" bumper sticker and they respond with a shrug and go on. Tell a sodomite you don't like their gay pride bumper sticker and they respond as if you just stuck a knife in their heart (because, due to their disease, you just did)
Don’t forget they are also carrying a plethora of weird STD pathogens, they are truly disease-ridden whack jobs.
Someone upthread mentioned they also sell the mulch.
By the way, my son is an Eagle Scout and my husband and I wolf den leaders for the cub scouts. They are soooooo cute!
Scouting is a wonderful organization. I was girl scout when the organization still had family values. I didn't realize until I was an adult how helpful it was in teaching leadership skills that have served me well both professionally and personally.