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Boy Scouts review controversial anti-gay policy
MSNBC ^ | June 7, 2012 | Miranda Leitsinger

Posted on 06/07/2012 9:03:45 AM PDT by caldera599

The Boy Scouts of America is considering a resolution that calls for ending a 102-year-old policy they’ve grappled with in recent years: banning gay scouts and scout leaders, gay advocates told msnbc.com on Wednesday. Though the organization said it would review the proposal, a spokesman insisted there were no plans to change the policy.

The new policy would throw out the national ban and allow local chartering organizations to decide whether or not they would accept gay youth and leaders, said Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout who has advocated for the change, citing unidentified people who attended the group's national annual meeting last week where the proposal was made.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; culturewars; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; moralabsolutes; petition; policyreview
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Zach Wahls is a disgrace to the BSA and has no right to wear the uniform. As an Eagle Scout myself, I'm sickened to see him advocate this WHILE IN UNIFORM.
1 posted on 06/07/2012 9:03:49 AM PDT by caldera599
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To: caldera599

NO!!!!


2 posted on 06/07/2012 9:06:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: caldera599

I would bet Zack already has an idea for a few new Merit Badges


3 posted on 06/07/2012 9:07:16 AM PDT by jcon40
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To: caldera599

I remember 20 years ago when I was going to Cub Scout leader training that pedophiles constantly try to get into leadership positions in the Scouting program and vigilance is paramount.


4 posted on 06/07/2012 9:08:29 AM PDT by AU72
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To: caldera599

You cannot leave your son with a football coach and now now weekend camping.

Might as well get rid of them if they crumble to a tiny 1% of the population.


5 posted on 06/07/2012 9:08:45 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: caldera599
Another attempt to corrupt the youth of our country. Remember, they don't reproduce, they recruit.
6 posted on 06/07/2012 9:10:04 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up to hit the iceberg again.)
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To: jcon40

We have a Priest in our Parish who was a young boy in Amsterdam. He told us a story about he and his father went to go to his Troop meeting one night. When they got there they were told; no more Boy Scouts. It’s now Hitler Youth. So they left. This will have the same effect. Just an aside. He lived on Van Gough Blvd. across from the Frank family.


7 posted on 06/07/2012 9:11:16 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: caldera599

There is a two-fold purpose to this. First, it will create an opportunity for recruitment to the ranks of homosexuals through the avenue of child molestation. Second, the resultant lawsuits will bankrupt and destroy the national organization, a prime goal of the homosexualist movement.


8 posted on 06/07/2012 9:11:40 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: jcon40

We have a Priest in our Parish who was a young boy in Amsterdam. He told us a story about he and his father went to go to his Troop meeting one night. When they got there they were told; no more Boy Scouts. It’s now Hitler Youth. So they left. This will have the same effect. Just an aside. He lived on Van Gough Blvd. across from the Frank family.


9 posted on 06/07/2012 9:11:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: caldera599

When the changes go into effect I expect to see an exodus from the BSA. But where will they go?

I know that the alternative to the Girl Scouts is the American Heritage Girls, but is there an alternative equivalent to the Boy Scouts?


10 posted on 06/07/2012 9:12:08 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: caldera599

I cannot believe what I just read. Throw the kids to the pedos.


11 posted on 06/07/2012 9:12:15 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: jcon40

Activities for the “Diversity” merit badge are likely still illegal in most states for most-age boy scouts.


12 posted on 06/07/2012 9:12:36 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: caldera599

In a free society, the correct response would be for these “activists” to start their own organization - one that reflects their own views.

But they’re not interested in freedom, they’re interested in pushing an agenda to bend everyone else to their whims.


13 posted on 06/07/2012 9:13:25 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: caldera599

Don’t do it, BSA! Many people support you because you are standing firm. Don’t squish.


14 posted on 06/07/2012 9:13:57 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: caldera599

The title should read,

“Boy Scouts Considering Going Homosexual.”


15 posted on 06/07/2012 9:14:17 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: caldera599

Media and Gubbermint have been beating on them for 16 rounds, and they are about to succumb. Just like Cracker Barrel.


16 posted on 06/07/2012 9:14:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: caldera599
The policy is only controversial in certain circles. Having won their court case, why would they want to cave in to the contrived agitation?

See The Boy Scouts Of America & A Leftwing Agenda.

William Flax

17 posted on 06/07/2012 9:14:47 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: caldera599

Review is over. Now keep it and don’t ever change it.


18 posted on 06/07/2012 9:15:07 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: jcon40

Merit badge for finding another scouts butt with both hands maybe?


19 posted on 06/07/2012 9:15:07 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: caldera599

Because homosexuals cannot breed, they must RECRUIT.

It will be the end of scouting if they allow this.

What do the Girl Scouts do anymore besides sell cookies and extoll the virtues of GLBT diversity?

I don’t buy their cookies anymore.


20 posted on 06/07/2012 9:17:25 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: massgopguy

“Youth for Obama” is what they seem to prefer now....

https://my.barackobama.com/page/group/YouthforObama509

Excuse me while I hurl and disinfect.


21 posted on 06/07/2012 9:19:42 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: caldera599

If the Boy Scouts change their policy to admit practicing homosexuals, every chicken hawk in the country will be applying to become a scout master. And families will be pulling their kids out, so it will mean the end of scouting.


22 posted on 06/07/2012 9:20:52 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: caldera599
The Boy Scouts have a statement up at their website:

http://www.scouting.org/media/PressReleases/2012/20120607.aspx

Here is the first paragraph:

Contrary to media reports, the Boy Scouts of America has no plans to change its membership policy. The introduction of a resolution does not indicate the organization is “reviewing” a policy or signal a change in direction.

Regards,

23 posted on 06/07/2012 9:22:56 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: caldera599

Another dumb argument.
Anyone is free to start, and join, a gay friendly scout org.


24 posted on 06/07/2012 9:24:22 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Fiji Hill

It won’t mean an end to scouting if an alternative is found. It could be called the American Heritage Boys or the Conservative Boy Scouts of America or something along those lines.


25 posted on 06/07/2012 9:24:48 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: caldera599; All

“...was turned in by a Scout leader from the Northeast before April 30, the deadline for submitting resolutions to the meeting. He said the resolution was read at the May 31 meeting.

“While we’ll carefully consider this resolution, there are no plans to change this policy,”....”

SO this is a scam pushed by the homosexuals at MSNBC (and FNC and CNN)

ONE fringe wacko fetishist pust this forward and it is portrayed as a majority move. THIS IS MEME JOURNALISM.

This should result in a serious expulsion of those who proposed this.


26 posted on 06/07/2012 9:26:03 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: caldera599

Is there any segment of our society the homosexuals don’t want to destroy?


27 posted on 06/07/2012 9:26:40 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: All

“...Wahls, the son of a lesbian couple, delivered a petition with 275,000 signatures last Wednesday that called for an end to the anti-gay policy and for the reinstatement of Jennifer Tyrrell as a den mother after she was ousted in April because she is gay.”

No, he is being raised by a SINGLE mother and her fetish sex partner. She should never have been allowed around the children. As for those 275 petition signatures, clearly fakes from outside the organization if they were even real. (aka internet fakes) The article has a box being carried with the content marked. REally? what is in that box?

Anyone who joins his sex club group to change the scout policy should be expelled.


28 posted on 06/07/2012 9:30:58 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Is there any segment of our society the homosexuals don’t want to destroy?”

“Destroy” seems kind of harsh.

I’d use “co-opt”:
To take or assume for one’s own use; appropriate:


29 posted on 06/07/2012 9:31:40 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Westbrook

“I don’t buy their cookies anymore.”

You’re not alone on that either.


30 posted on 06/07/2012 9:38:42 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Forget the GOP and build the Constitution Party, because the status quo is no longer the way to go.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

I’ll stick with destroy. The homosexual agenda is to destroy all things Christian.

http://afajournal.org/2006/february/206GayWar.asp

BY ED VITAGLIANO | AFA Journal News Editor

“All churches who condemn us will be closed.” That was what Michael Swift, a “gay revolutionary,” declared in a February 1987 issue of the Gay Community News.


31 posted on 06/07/2012 9:43:52 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Pat4ever

Let them know:

myscouting@netbsa.org


32 posted on 06/07/2012 9:46:52 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

How are sales anyway? I know we don’t buy anymore either, and we are not alone.


33 posted on 06/07/2012 9:47:18 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: treetopsandroofs

When homo-leftists co-opt any organization, that organization becomes tainted, polluted, corrupted, bastardized, degraded, diverted from its true course, and ineffective at its original mission. The organization may continue to appear to exist, but if it no longer works as it did previously, then it very much is as if the organization had been destroyed.


34 posted on 06/07/2012 9:49:53 AM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012 MITT HAPPENS)
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To: caldera599

Does GSA allow unrelated adult men to take teen girls on camping trips?


35 posted on 06/07/2012 9:58:45 AM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: Westbrook

I haven’t bought GS cookies since I discovered that GSA partners with Planned Parenthood. It does not surprise me that they also go for carpet munching.


36 posted on 06/07/2012 10:02:12 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: VermiciousKnid; caldera599

There’s a *HUGE* LDS presence in BSA. I imagine that much of BSA’s money comes from the LDS. If the LDS pulled out (and they would), the scouts would be gutted. I can’t imagine them going lavender as long as that stands.


37 posted on 06/07/2012 10:05:37 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: jboot

I imagine they would, jboot, as would a huge number of Catholic scouts. I couldn’t even imagine my own boys’ alma mater (a Catholic school with a booming Scout population) putting up with it for one second.

Regards,


38 posted on 06/07/2012 10:17:05 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: VermiciousKnid

Thanks, that makes more sense.

So someone with an agenda introduces a resolution, then contacts his media buddies to claim that the Boy Scouts are considering it. The media then implies that its a done deal.


39 posted on 06/07/2012 10:30:10 AM PDT by kidd
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To: caldera599
I wouldn't recommend it...


40 posted on 06/07/2012 10:37:32 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: kidd

DINGDINGDINGDING!!

Give that man a cigar! Yup, that is exactly what happened, kidd.

Regards,


41 posted on 06/07/2012 10:44:46 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: VermiciousKnid
Of course, the perverts don't actually support the organizations that they subvert; they just want to steal the moral and social authority that they percieve in them.

Witness the death throes of the Episcopal Church for evidence. Many liberal clergy inherited churches with no remaining congregants. Many of those churches have been sold off whle the priest and a few like-minded souls meet in a coffee shop once a month to celbrate the "multifarous victorious overcoming grace of God" or whatnot over cappucinos and granola crunch muffins.

I pray for better for the BSA.

42 posted on 06/07/2012 10:49:19 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: ScottinVA

Sorry, but yes.

The choice as to who should or should not be allowed to be a Scoutmaster should rest with the parents of the kids in the troop.


43 posted on 06/07/2012 10:57:07 AM PDT by jdege
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To: Sopater

This sodomite attempt to destroy all morals in this country will never end as long as God-less democrats, let by the muslim Obama,continue to call the shots. If Obama is reelected, I guarantee you he will get on national TV and tell the world that sodomites have the right to get married and he is strongarming a bill through Congress to have DOMA overruled and that states have no right deciding who can and can not get married. Churches all over the country will be mandated to perform sodomite “marriages”, under threat of having the church closed down. The will also tell the Boy Scouts of any other organization they can not “discriminate” action a minority and that sodomites are in the same class as women and blacks, which is absolutely BS because you have no say so about what sex you are born or the color of your skin. There is no such thing as a sodomite gene, and it a learned trait. Elect Obama and this garbage will absolutely never end.


44 posted on 06/07/2012 10:58:22 AM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: caldera599

If I had a little boy or older boy who was in the Boy Scouts I would not want him around a sexual deviant.


45 posted on 06/07/2012 11:43:19 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: caldera599
This is a media story, not a real story. Somebody got names on a petition so this came through channels at the 2012 National Annual Meeting (5/30-6/1) in Kissimmee, Florida.

You can also go to the petition page at whitehouse.gov and create a petition that President Obama personally discuss raping every registered female Republican. I don't know that the media is going to run a story saying "White House considers raping all female Republicans" though.

46 posted on 06/07/2012 11:44:21 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: jboot
If the LDS pulled out (and they would), the scouts would be gutted.

Where in the world would you get that idea?

47 posted on 06/07/2012 11:59:12 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: VermiciousKnid; kidd
Yup, that is exactly what happened, kidd.

Some story in this vein has run just before or concurrent with each National Annual Meeting of the BSA for more than a decade.

48 posted on 06/07/2012 12:05:25 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster

Interesting, Scoutmaster. This is the first headline of its kind I’ve ever seen, though of course I knew that the homosexuals have been pestering the BSA for decades. Looks like one of their annual “petitions” finally got the press they’ve been hoping for.

In any case, I am relieved to hear that the BSA has no plans to change its policy.

Regards,


49 posted on 06/07/2012 12:16:38 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Scoutmaster
Beacuse of the size of the LDS contribution to the BSA. I knew a fellow who acted as a liason between the LDS and BSA. He tossed out some astounding numbers about the number of LDS scouts there are and the size of the LDS financial contributions.

No, I don't recall the figures. It was years ago and I was only faintly interested in the conversation at the time. If it isn't true that the LDS is a major force in the BSA, well, I'm sorry for misleading.

50 posted on 06/07/2012 12:17:52 PM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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