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Gay activist seeks Scout tree recycling boycott
KGW ^ | January 5, 2012 | KGW staff

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: boycot; boyscouts; homoseualagenda; homosexualagenda; queeraganda; recycling; waronchristianity; waronchristmas; waronmorals; waronscouts
-- BSA STATEMENT --

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.

One of our greatest strengths as a nation is that we can disagree on a variety of issues while agreeing to support a common good.

The BSA believes that its youth program is not the appropriate forum in which to discuss issues of sexuality.

The BSA will continue to strengthen common interests, while respecting differences, and will focus on its mission and on reaching as many youth as possible in order to help them grow into good, strong citizens.

We change lives by mobilizing resources to build character, leadership, and life skills in youth.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

1 posted on 01/08/2012 9:01:45 AM PST by hiho hiho
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To: hiho hiho

I wish I had 10,000 trees to recycle!!


2 posted on 01/08/2012 9:03:22 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Well of course this liberal idiot wants to boycott the Boy Scout tree recycling program. Of course he wants to make his political statement about homosexual rights.

Why doesn’t this dude organize a gay tree recycling, so as to provide a good service to people? Why is his only action to call for a boycott of an organization which is providing a good service, and which provides so much good to society in general?

Why do liberals want to boycott and destroy good organizations? Why do liberals seldom if ever create good works in society, or create programs which represent their values? Why do they so often want to tear down established organizations and institutions, rather than make their political statements in useful ways?????


3 posted on 01/08/2012 9:07:27 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Because gay and lesbian people are confused angry and selfish butt
holes


4 posted on 01/08/2012 9:10:20 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: hiho hiho

How does the BSA make money recycling Christmas trees?


5 posted on 01/08/2012 9:11:08 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: al baby

I think someone should make this homosexual’s day and use a tree, that is slated for recycling, as a strap-on and let him have it.


6 posted on 01/08/2012 9:13:26 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: hiho hiho
Queer Boys Scouts.

No matter how many times you say it, it just doesn't sound right.

7 posted on 01/08/2012 9:16:50 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: hiho hiho

“Look at me! Look at me daddy! I’m a homosexual! Look at me daddy!”


8 posted on 01/08/2012 9:17:29 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: hiho hiho
Kuhns said. “I think it's a basic civil rights issue.”

Me too. The freedom of association.

9 posted on 01/08/2012 9:20:14 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: trebb

Can i put my stumpy in your knot hole?


10 posted on 01/08/2012 9:21:36 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: hiho hiho; SandRat

Boy Scout ping!


11 posted on 01/08/2012 9:36:35 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: blueunicorn6

“Look at me daddy!”

Eggs Ackley!


12 posted on 01/08/2012 9:38:32 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
No matter how many times you say it, it just doesn't sound right.

Letting gays in as scout leaders is serving children up to pedophiles on a silver platter.

*************No Way!!!No How!!!Not Ever!!!****************** Siempre Listo.

13 posted on 01/08/2012 9:38:59 AM PST by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: al baby; Chode

“Look at me daddy!”

“Stumpy” better be a chode!


14 posted on 01/08/2012 9:40:48 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: hiho hiho

I wish I lived near the area. And had a real tree.


15 posted on 01/08/2012 9:40:56 AM PST by peggybac
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To: hiho hiho

And this is the same group that demands tolerance. Boycotting someone for their beliefs doesn’t sound too tolerant.


16 posted on 01/08/2012 9:54:07 AM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't mind you hitting me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Why doesn’t this dude organize a gay tree recycling, so as to provide a good service to people?”

He’s not interested in doing anything positive or constructive for the benefit of others. He’s just concerned about himself and his diseased butt buddies.

“Why is his only action to call for a boycott of an organization which is providing a good service, and which provides so much good to society in general?”

Militant, Leftist homosexuals aren’t interested what is good, right, and upstanding. They are for the exact opposite.

“Why do liberals want to boycott and destroy good organizations?” By definition Leftists, like the Muzzies, worship darkness, death and destruction.

“Why do liberals seldom if ever create good works in society, or create programs which represent their values?”
If the Leftists were to create works that represented their values what do you think they would look like? Do you think it would be good?

“Why do they so often want to tear down established organizations and institutions, rather than make their political statements in useful ways?????” Since the Leftists are committed to death and destruction what else is there to do in life?

In the end the Left wants humanity completely exterminated because it sees humanity as a pox, cancer, plague, and virus on the Earth.


17 posted on 01/08/2012 9:58:43 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: hiho hiho

You have the right to be a disgusting pervert.
We have the right to recognize you as such...


18 posted on 01/08/2012 10:02:09 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: leapfrog0202


PLEASE DONATE TODAY

19 posted on 01/08/2012 10:15:51 AM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Veggie Todd
Like all liberals/progressives, they demand tolerance for their cause; but, when faced with opposing viewpoints, are the most intolerant people in America.

I also don't think these people really want tolerance; they want acceptance -- they want us to "celebrate" their lifestyle. Mere tolerance is not enough.

20 posted on 01/08/2012 10:18:09 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: hiho hiho

Gays won’t get behind boy scouts unless it lets them get boy scouts’ behinds ;^)


21 posted on 01/08/2012 11:03:35 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: hiho hiho

And gays wonder why referendums on gay marriage get voted down every time.


22 posted on 01/08/2012 11:04:31 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: hiho hiho

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.


23 posted on 01/08/2012 11:21:55 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: ConorMacNessa; RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; wisconsinconservative; ..
Scout Ping - How dumb can some folks be? - Jeez!
24 posted on 01/08/2012 1:54:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: hiho hiho
Richard Kuhns doesn't really want a Boycott. He just wants a Boy on a cot.
25 posted on 01/08/2012 2:07:19 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: al baby
Possibly by donation's?
26 posted on 01/08/2012 2:58:36 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
How does the BSA make money recycling Christmas trees?

Odds are, they shred them and sell the mulch. I know of some troops that do that.

27 posted on 01/08/2012 4:46:40 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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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!

28 posted on 01/08/2012 10:47:08 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: hiho hiho
The second law of homosexuality:
To the mentally healthy (heterosexual), sex is something you do.
To the mentally diseased ('homosexual'), sex is everything you are.

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)

29 posted on 01/09/2012 5:57:48 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O

Don’t forget they are also carrying a plethora of weird STD pathogens, they are truly disease-ridden whack jobs.


30 posted on 01/09/2012 6:01:35 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I know when we had a real Christmas tree, we gave the Boy Scouts anywere from a $20-$50 donation when they came to take our tree. Our entire neighborhood did the same.I imagine that adds up to a tidy sum.

Someone upthread mentioned they also sell the mulch.

31 posted on 01/09/2012 6:07:59 AM PST by CAluvdubya (My preferred taglines are not in the running...)
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To: John O

Truth.


32 posted on 01/09/2012 6:43:14 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: hiho hiho
How do the scouts “recycle” a dead tree? Do they chop them up and sell the mulch? Are these fake trees that they are recycling?

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.

33 posted on 01/09/2012 6:12:08 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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