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MITT ROMNEY: GAY PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SERVE IN BOY SCOUTS
GLAAD ^ | 4/26/2012 | Aaron McQuade

Posted on 04/26/2012 11:40:58 AM PDT by DesertRenegade

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To: no dems

That was one of the hilariously sad comments about the story — the guy who said “so, they’ll let in sexual molesters but not gays”.

Like, what do you think a MALE SEXUAL MOLESTER OF BOYS IS, if not “gay”?

Of course, they don’t “let in” sexual molesters either, but it is so funny to see people deny the truth that men molesting boys is a gay problem.


101 posted on 04/26/2012 1:49:28 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: DesertRenegade

Romney sure doesn’t make it easy to vote for him.


102 posted on 04/26/2012 1:51:26 PM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: DesertRenegade

The quote was a direct answer to a specific question asked, because he was associated with scouts, so he was asked it he would push to have them change their policy.


103 posted on 04/26/2012 1:51:39 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: little jeremiah

You are right about that. That is why parental involvement needs to be mandatory. I guarantee you that if one of our Scouts came onto another scout and there was proof, he would be out of the troop.... of course, we are a home school troop and we tend to have a lot more responsible kids and parents.


104 posted on 04/26/2012 1:52:25 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta
He clearly says that "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue."

He clearly excluded the Boy Scouts from Olympic participation because of their belief. That clear enough for you?

105 posted on 04/26/2012 1:55:44 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: baddog 219

I wonder if he is a true blue Mormon? And I certainly have no respect for Mormon doctrine.


106 posted on 04/26/2012 1:57:22 PM PDT by evangmlw
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To: DesertRenegade

Last straw.


107 posted on 04/26/2012 1:59:23 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Who is to say what kid is a homosexual, or just a little weird or confused?

I say no kid is a homosexual unless some one makes him that way. Teacher Scoutmaster pervert parent all working for the same master.

How does 2% of the population have such power?

108 posted on 04/26/2012 2:00:53 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: DesertRenegade
"I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”

Funny how the Mitt-wits parse the first part of his sentence, but they never seem to try to parse THIS.

109 posted on 04/26/2012 2:01:45 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Go right ahead, conservatives...vote for this clown. Goode is looking better and better...


110 posted on 04/26/2012 2:03:29 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DesertRenegade
Every time I see a Mitt Romney thread, I remember that episode of the Simpsons where the Springfield Republicans meet to decide who their next mayoral candidate will be. Smithers opens a door to reveal the candidate and and all you see is a water cooler. Everyone applauds.

I'd rather have the water cooler than Mitt Romney.
111 posted on 04/26/2012 2:05:56 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: SZonian
Here's Den-Leader-No-More Jennifer Tyrell with her partner and the three children at the GLAAD gig. Don't know what raised the red flags of 'she may be a lesbian.'


112 posted on 04/26/2012 2:07:02 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: itsahoot
That would be a good debate question, too.

Gov. Romney, did you exclude the Boy Scouts from the Olympics because of their policy on homosexual Scout Leaders?

President Obama, would you or have you excluded the Boy Scouts in any events or functions because of their policy not to have Homosexual Scout leaders? Have you ever discriminated against the Boy Scouts because of their policy?


White House vs. Boy Scouts, Part 2by Chuck Norris

In Part 1 last week, I discussed a series of evidences regarding how President Obama is leading the White House pack in distancing his administration from the Boy Scouts of America.

As I pointed out, he has delayed Eagle Scout certificate signings, denied the invitation to go to the BSA’s 100th Gala Anniversary, downplayed his acceptance of BSA’s honorary presidency, dodged official White House communications about the BSA, not defended the BSA against cultural attacks and diminished his all-around role as BSA’s honorary president.

And, to boot, Obama’s administration has... read more

113 posted on 04/26/2012 2:08:10 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: ScottinVA
You honestly would prefer our Soldiers and Marines answer to a Kenyan communist for another 4 years?

What about the future for the Poles and Israelis?

114 posted on 04/26/2012 2:11:03 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: itsahoot

It probably predates Al but he wrote some mighty fine songs and did some great works. He was born on a sharecropper farm on the other side of the Arkansas River from me down at Spiro, Oklahoma in 1905.

I guess they moved the annual gospel sing from Springdale, Arkansas to Lebanon, Missouri.

For a Church of Christ boy he sure did like accompaniment with his songs.


115 posted on 04/26/2012 2:24:07 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: CatherineofAragon

“My decision keeps being confirmed. Thank you, God.”

Mine, too. I’ll let the loons who cannot distinguish between a candidate with an “R” behind their name, and a true conservative deal with this. I will not vote for this guy.


116 posted on 04/26/2012 2:31:16 PM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Anyone in with me?”

I’m with you. I will write in Sarah and look forward to voting down ticket.


117 posted on 04/26/2012 2:31:26 PM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: July4
I don't know what Mitt Romney's going to do if elected, but Barack Obama is a Muslim Marxist right to the bone. I've seen what he could do to our nation in 3 years. He's got to go.

What a crock. I am sick and tired of people believing Obama can destroy the U.S. It will NOT happen.

At most Obama will cause events to happen that will make the US government paralyzed by the States and people being forced to ignore it's edicts. People will quickly realize the US is a bloated paper tiger. At that point it can be rolled back quickly. It's reach with the EPA, etc will be eliminated.

The US will not decay into Civil War or Mad Max scenarios.

Mitt will do nothing to change the destination, only the timing.

Mitt will gladly expand the power of the EPA with regards to AGW and Carbon management.

With Mitt in there the same "collapse" will likely occur and ALL the blame will be on Conservatives. For the entire time Mitt the Rabid Statist is in power, he will be called a right-wing Conservative. Let the RATs take the fall for the end-game.

118 posted on 04/26/2012 2:33:12 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: sand88
What a crock. I am sick and tired of people believing Obama can destroy the U.S. It will NOT happen.

Exactly, it's the same crap the GOP-E has been trying to foist on us for the last few election cycles....it won't work this time....they screwed up, and they know it.

119 posted on 04/26/2012 2:34:42 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
It is the leadership that the BSA focuses on, now as in 1994. I think some people get confused between the words “participate” and “serve” (like this headline did).

Technically, when it comes to adults, it's capital 'V' Volunteers and Professionals that the BSA was officially concerned with (back when there was an official policy commonly available). Gay adults could help with their children, but they couldn't serve in any position that requires completing a BSA application to be a volunteer. Some of those Volunteer positions, such as unit committees (Pack, Troop, Crew, Team Committees), or District Commissioners (and so on) don't involve working with youth, but they're Volunteer positions. Positions such as Den Leader, Cubmaster, Assistant Den Leader, Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach, Venture Crew Advisor, etc., are all capital 'V' Volunteer positions.

For youth, the rule dealt with leadership and stated:

Boy Scouts of America believes that homosexual conduct is inconsistent with the obligations in the Scout Oath and Scout Law to be morally straight and clean in thought, word, and deed. The conduct of youth members must be in compliance with the Scout Oath and Law, and membership in Boy Scouts of America is contingent upon the willingness to accept Scouting’s values and beliefs. Most boys join Scouting when they are 10 or 11 years old. As they continue in the program, all Scouts are expected to take leadership positions. In the unlikely event that an older boy were to hold himself out as homosexual, he would not be able to continue in a youth leadership position.

Leadership tenure isn't relevant to advancement for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, or Webelos - but it is for Boy Scouts. By denying leadership positions to gay Boy Scouts, the BSA was permitting them to stay in Boy Scouts, but not to advance to Star, Life, or Eagle Scout.

Five to six years ago, the official position of the BSA regarding homosexuals was removed from the bsa.org site.

120 posted on 04/26/2012 2:47:03 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster

Man, those poor kids are being used as nothing more than props.

The boy looks like he’d rather be anywhere but there...

Her smug expression tells me all I need to know.

Btw,

How’s the recovery coming along?


121 posted on 04/26/2012 2:54:40 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: DesertRenegade

No. Just no. No gay scout leaders, and no Romney for any longer than it takes to get B Hussein out of OUR White House, if Mitt is even of any help with that.


122 posted on 04/26/2012 2:58:14 PM PDT by Grampa3711 (Some people bring happiness wherever they go; others, whenever.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Well, here we go...


123 posted on 04/26/2012 3:00:18 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: DesertRenegade

I hope, Dear God, I hope this doesn’t link to “rumors,” but rumors spread by former Mormons, of abuse of boys in “Utah”.


124 posted on 04/26/2012 3:04:12 PM PDT by Grampa3711 (Some people bring happiness wherever they go; others, whenever.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Would Romney trust one of his 5 sons with a homosexual scoutmaster? Does the BSA really want to have their own version of the pedophile priests scandal that happened in the RCC?

Virgil Goode Jr.’s sounding like a better Presidential candidate to me all the time.

http://www.goodeforpresident2012.com/


125 posted on 04/26/2012 3:05:35 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: SZonian
How’s the recovery coming along?

Still on course for an October orthopedic recovery so the neurosurgeon may then start to do her voodoo. Thanks for asking.

126 posted on 04/26/2012 3:09:52 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: RetiredArmy; onyx; Windflier; DJ MacWoW; little jermiah
I hope someone is keeping a list of all of the FReepers that sear that if we DON'T vote for RoBama, that we are voting for the other Obama... They need to be pinged so we can see what excuses they use this time.
127 posted on 04/26/2012 3:11:43 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: RetiredArmy; onyx; Windflier; DJ MacWoW; little jermiah

**swear**


128 posted on 04/26/2012 3:12:32 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: no dems

Some Girl Scout leaders are lesbians, too.

Too many. I’m sorry, but I don’t think homosexuals should be around children. Children are very impressionable; some adults are, too.

Some heterosexuals shouldn’t be either.

Children are too precious for them to be put in this environment.

If anything is to be needed, it is to carefully check the potential leaders prior to selection.


129 posted on 04/26/2012 3:13:53 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Something that just occurred to me is that there are so many illegitimate children or children whose parents are divorced now, that so many boys have no father in the home. Such boys are especially vulnerable to homosexual predators because they are looking for a father type figure, and homosexual predators seek out such boys.

All the more reason to keep the Scouts “morally straight”!


130 posted on 04/26/2012 3:16:14 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: ReformationFan
Would Romney trust one of his 5 sons with a homosexual scoutmaster?

Of course not, but he'd have no trouble trusting yours or mine.

Liberals are like that.

131 posted on 04/26/2012 3:16:43 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: Peter from Rutland
““I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue.”

Right. And, I reserve the right not to send any young boys under my concern into the Boy Scouts.

What a shame the Boy (and Girl) Scouts decided to take this path in the first place.

132 posted on 04/26/2012 3:22:12 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I am still behind her.. I don't care what any pissant says ;)
133 posted on 04/26/2012 3:22:21 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Bikkuri

Hmm, that would be an interesting list to keep.

The s*** sandwich known as Romney is like a giant quadruple decker club sandwich by now.


134 posted on 04/26/2012 3:25:56 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Scoutmaster

Glad to hear that things are going as well as can be expected.


135 posted on 04/26/2012 3:28:22 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: hummingbird
"What a shame the Boy (and Girl) Scouts decided to take this path in the first place."

??

136 posted on 04/26/2012 3:31:49 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
"I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”
137 posted on 04/26/2012 3:35:52 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: CatherineofAragon

Must be the same morons.


138 posted on 04/26/2012 3:40:43 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Writing in Sarah Palin.


139 posted on 04/26/2012 3:42:51 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: APatientMan

That’s four of us. Anyone else?


140 posted on 04/26/2012 3:57:55 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Bikkuri

There has to be a revolution at the convention.


141 posted on 04/26/2012 4:04:15 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: little jeremiah
Here's a LINK to a graphic I posted on another thread that somehow fits (squeezed) into this one too. Don't want to spam it too much ;)
142 posted on 04/26/2012 4:14:41 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Bikkuri

I’m sick to my stomach about Gingrich dropping out and leaving us with Robomney.

Sick. Maybe I have to take a little break from the news.


143 posted on 04/26/2012 4:22:44 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: little jeremiah

Likewise... but, IF Newt does drop out, it is write-in time for me. HOPEFULLY, something big will happen at the convention..


144 posted on 04/26/2012 4:30:06 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: DesertRenegade

Suuuuree — have more boys molested.


145 posted on 04/26/2012 4:35:11 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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146 posted on 04/26/2012 4:57:27 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: All; Jeff Head
Actually what he said was that the Boy Scouts have every right to decide for themselves who can and cannot join and he supports them in that...though he personally in 1994 believed gays should be allowed to be a part.

I wonder how he would answer that now, 18 years later. I do not recall anyone asking lately.

EXACTLY. What has he said lately on this issue. It seems odd to me that Santorum was repeatedly and pointedly asked such 'politically incorrect' questions YET Romney either has not been asked these questions or has dodged answering them clearly. What is that all about?

For instance on DADT from 2008: Romney on DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell)

2008 Romney on DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell)

Question: How do you feel about gays serving openly in the military.

Romney: That’s already occurred and I’m not planning on reversing that at this stage. <

Question: But you’re comfortable with it?

Romney: I was not comfortable making the change during a period of conflict, by virtue of the complicating the features of a new program in the middle of two wars going on, but those wars are winding down and moving to that direction at this stage no longer presents that problem.

November 9, 2011: Romney meeting with the editorial board of the Des Moines Register.

2008 Romney Versus The 2008 GOP Platform:

http://www.gop.com/2008Platform/NationalSecurity.htm

Here is one paragraph from the Republican platform:

The all-volunteer force has been a success. We oppose reinstituting the draft, whether directly or through compulsory national service. We support the advancement of women in the military and their exemption from ground combat units. Military priorities and mission must determine personnel policies. Esprit and cohesion are necessary for military effectiveness and success on the battlefield. To protect our servicemen and women and ensure that America's Armed Forces remain the best in the world, we affirm the timelessness of those values, the benefits of traditional military culture, and the incompatibility of homosexuality with military service.

So Does Reality Romney support the GOP Party Platform today -has he flipped since being anointed the nominee by fellow RINO's and the MSM?

It seems odd that Romney is willing to lead an effort to overturn one leftist law, taking over healthcare, but not willing to lead an effort to overturn another leftist law homosexualizing the military?

It will be interesting to see if and how the RINO's attempt to change the GOP platform to match the Reality Romney platform. I, and I am sure many, will be watching what they actually do, versus what they say.

WHAT is Romney's position today? Can any of the RINO ABO supporters people tell me?

Do we now need to speak about different time frame Romney's e.g. I prefer the March 15th 2006 Romney over the Spring 2008 Romney, what about you?

This is sad. LOL

147 posted on 04/26/2012 4:58:17 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: DesertRenegade

And this guy is the best republicans have to offer? We’re doomed.


148 posted on 04/26/2012 5:00:38 PM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: stuartcr
What is so wrong with playing both sides of an issue?

Assuming there are two legitimate sides to an issue and seeking to compromise between them thereby providing legitimacy to the illegitimate. It is called moral relativity -something progressives do well; the premise underlying encroachment upon our inalienable rights.

149 posted on 04/26/2012 5:03:09 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: SZonian; RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; wisconsinconservative; ...

Scout Ping


150 posted on 04/26/2012 5:58:08 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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