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Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on gays
Associated Press ^ | July 17, 2012 | DAVID CRARY

Posted on 07/17/2012 8:08:59 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

NEW YORK (AP) - After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics.

An 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, "came to the conclusion that this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts," the organization' national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press.

(Excerpt) Read more at kten.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boys; boyscouts; bsa; homosexualagenda

1 posted on 07/17/2012 8:09:05 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This tight on the heals of another post about a YAP (Yet Another Petition) being submitted to the BSA board. Guess I stay a Scout Master for the time being ;-)


2 posted on 07/17/2012 8:16:13 AM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: Free ThinkerNY

God bless them for standing their ground.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 8:16:13 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Most excellent.

Boy Scouting bump!


4 posted on 07/17/2012 8:16:28 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the homos want to have a club like the Boy Scouts, let them start the “fabulous scouts” or, more probable, “rump rangers.”

If they eventually wear BSA down, BSA will cease to exist.

Which is their plan.


5 posted on 07/17/2012 8:17:55 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...for now and forever.

Thank God.


6 posted on 07/17/2012 8:18:30 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t understand liberals who aren’t bothered by people who go to court to try to the “right” to take other people’s kids in the woods. This issue should be a non-starter.


7 posted on 07/17/2012 8:20:57 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s pitiful to think that the BSA has more moral courage than America’s mainline churches.


8 posted on 07/17/2012 8:22:23 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Didn’t Romney kick the Boy Scouts out of their duties at the Olympics?


9 posted on 07/17/2012 8:31:12 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yay!
I'm proud of my Scouts!

Would that our churches be as worthy.

10 posted on 07/17/2012 8:31:12 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I donate money, resources, and time each year. The BSA just earned my donations for the year.


11 posted on 07/17/2012 8:31:56 AM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Excellent. Thank you sincerely, Boy Scout Leadership.

And despite pressures from ACLU and other fags, you will have the support of true blood Americans.


12 posted on 07/17/2012 8:32:50 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why doesnt GLSEN just start its own “Scout” organization?
They have access to schools, they have tax exempt status, they have major league heavy hitter sponsors like Wells Fargo and Citi

http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/donate/index.html

“the Rump Rangers”

surely they can recruit leaders from NAMBLA


13 posted on 07/17/2012 8:33:45 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And thank God John Roberts wasn’t involved with the decision.


14 posted on 07/17/2012 8:37:39 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: eCSMaster

I’m not really in the business of defending Romney, but I think it was an age requirement that the Olympic Committee had in place for volunteers, no one under 18.

He’s gotten a pretty unfair shake on this.


15 posted on 07/17/2012 8:40:07 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The pro homo folks won’t give up just like they didn’t give up on forcing EHarmony to have a homo section despite them having plenty of their own degenerate sites.

They do not give up; it is literally a war until they can get it normalized and then they’ll move on to the next one. Either bestiality or pedophilia.


16 posted on 07/17/2012 8:41:56 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In light of the recent Jerry Sandusky/Penn State Business, shouldn’t this be the all time ‘no-brainer’?


17 posted on 07/17/2012 8:48:14 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good! I guess there won’t be a sexuality merit badge in the near future.


18 posted on 07/17/2012 8:51:59 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Lx

May the Lord continue to bless you, Boy Scouts!


19 posted on 07/17/2012 8:53:36 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: rlmorel

They should rename this “The Paterno Rule”...


20 posted on 07/17/2012 8:59:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good for them. I can continue to support the Boy Scouts in good conscience while continuing to ignore the Girl Scouts for their support of all things liberal.


21 posted on 07/17/2012 9:00:20 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; wisconsinconservative; AFPhys; ...

Scout Ping


22 posted on 07/17/2012 9:06:05 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; windcliff; stylecouncilor

Finally, something to believe in.

Thank God.


23 posted on 07/17/2012 9:10:01 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thank God.

The local news outlets here were hyping this as “promising changes in the BSA policy.” I really despise the news media to no end. They are the Left’s mouthpiece.


24 posted on 07/17/2012 9:22:30 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: txrefugee

The churches have been infiltrated and corrupted from within as have the Audubon society Sierra Club and many other once great NGO’s.

The liberal scourge acts as a cancer by hiding inside and killing from within. Complacency and apathy are the root cause


25 posted on 07/17/2012 9:59:59 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let me get this straight. As a man in my 30s, common sense says I shouldn’t be showering or sleeping in the same tent with a teen girl, the only exception being if that is my own daughter. The logic runs back the same way with the BSA. The BSA doesn’t want people who would be sexually attracted to be alone together. How much more common sense can this get?


26 posted on 07/17/2012 3:52:21 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: SZonian

WTH is wrong with no one under 18 being an Olympic Volunteer, setting up the Olympics sounds like a job for adults anyways. 2002 was a good year for plenty of the U.S. Winter Team anyways.


27 posted on 07/17/2012 3:53:56 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Morpheus2009

I didn’t agree or disagree with the decision.

Romney gets blamed for “kicking” the Scouts out of the Olympics when he had nothing to do with it, it was Olympic policy.


28 posted on 07/18/2012 8:01:17 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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