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APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on gays
Associated Press ^ | July 17 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/17/2012 9:01:17 AM PDT by scottjewell

Edited on 07/17/2012 9:24:27 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; freedomofassembly; goodnews; homosexualagenda
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To: scottjewell
I am so proud of the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America for standing tall and sticking to the principles they, and we, know are right. I still have my Eagle Scout card presented to me more than 60 years ago. I cherish it!!
21 posted on 07/17/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: scottjewell

Obama will just issue an “executive order” forcing them to


22 posted on 07/17/2012 9:47:38 AM PDT by Mr. K (sorry for typos - fat-fingers+small laptop keyboard+bad eyesight)
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To: scottjewell

Scout Oath

“On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.”

Ooorah!

Semper Fi, Scouts, from this old Star Scout and Marine!


23 posted on 07/17/2012 9:48:15 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

As long as we’re on a roll,

Boy Scout Law

A Scout is:

Trustworthy,
Loyal,
Helpful,
Friendly,
Courteous,
Kind,
Obedient,
Cheerful,
Thrifty,
Brave,
Clean,
and Reverent.


24 posted on 07/17/2012 9:49:56 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: scottjewell

The homosexual recruiters view the BSA as the ultimate prize. The millions of young men in Scouts are an irresistible draw for them. Its like an all you eat buffet for them. They will do just about anything to infiltrate the organization.


25 posted on 07/17/2012 9:52:01 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: scottjewell

Imagine how this makes a gay guy like Obama feel. He is boy enough to be president, but not a Boy Scout. He can tie the nation up in debt, burn trillions of dollars, but he can’t learn how to tie knots and start fires with sticks. So what if he is an effeminate twinkie, a bathhouse teaser, he may be a pervert because he didn’t have a wholesome, Boy Scout experience. Queers have tears too.


26 posted on 07/17/2012 9:58:20 AM PDT by pallis
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To: scottjewell

Let them start the Gay Scouts and see how many parents let their children attend.


27 posted on 07/17/2012 9:59:26 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: elpadre

How do we support those BUSINESS corporations that support the boyscouts.

If an airline supports them, then they get my business.

Is there a BSA sponsor list?


28 posted on 07/17/2012 10:04:24 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: scottjewell

bump


29 posted on 07/17/2012 10:04:39 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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Looks like the men who run the Boy Scouts understand what it is to be a man. Too bad the ladies that run the Girl Scouts never learned how to be a woman.


30 posted on 07/17/2012 10:06:28 AM PDT by chesley (God's chosen instrument - the trumpet)
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To: scottjewell

There go all the schools as meeting venues and all the public parks as camp grounds....but so what? It was the right call.


31 posted on 07/17/2012 10:11:38 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Great idea - was just now looking online for a list of companies and corporations which sponsor the Boy Scouts of America, but kept coming up with lists of those who oppose them. :( Will keep looking.


32 posted on 07/17/2012 10:11:51 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The Boy Scout credo clashes with the homosexualists’ lifestyles.
As much as they would like to square this circle, it is impossible.

Boy Scout Oath or Promise

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

Note that the Boy Scout Oath has traditionally been considered to have three promises. Those three promises are delineated by the semicolons in the Oath, which divide it into three clauses. The three promises of the Scout Oath are, therefore:

Duty to God and country,
Duty to other people, and
Duty to self
DUTY TO GOD AND COUNTRY: Your family and religious leaders teach you to know and serve God. By following these teachings, you do your duty to God.

Men and women of the past worked to make America great, and many gave their lives for their country. By being a good family member and a good citizen, by working for your country’s good and obeying its laws, you do your duty to your country. Obeying the Scout Law means living by its 12 points.

DUTY TO OTHER PEOPLE: Many people need help. A cheery smile and a helping hand make life easier for others. By doing a Good Turn daily and helping when you’re needed, you prove yourself a Scout and do your part to make this a better world.

DUTY TO SELF: Keeping yourself physically strong means taking care of your body. Eat the right foods and build your strength. Staying mentally awake means learn all you can, be curious, and ask questions. Being morally straight means to live your life with honesty, to be clean in your speech and actions, and to be a person of strong character.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout is:

Trustworthy,
Loyal,
Helpful,
Friendly,
Courteous,
Kind,
Obedient,
Cheerful,
Thrifty,
Brave,
Clean,
and Reverent.


33 posted on 07/17/2012 10:11:51 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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The Scouts are going to get hit hard for this by the Light Loafer Mafia. Time to increase the community support for these noble,embattled kids. And watch for sponsors who cave to the Poofs and withdraw their support for Scouting. Let them know early and certain that it will cost them a lot more to DROP their support than to continue it.

God save the Boy Scouts! Hear, hear!


34 posted on 07/17/2012 10:15:02 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: tumblindice

Great posting; thanks muchly for that.

And already the gay advocates are crying bigotry and discrimination and saying that Boy Scouts cannot have honor or friendliness if they are bigots. How predictable.


35 posted on 07/17/2012 10:15:30 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: longtermmemmory

I am sure they do, but in today’s world they may not publish it. Although I have for many years been involved in Scouting, I have too many pounds, replaced knees and old age aches to go hiking and camping these days. It was fun while it lasted.

You might call a local District Headquarters for info.


36 posted on 07/17/2012 10:16:26 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: scottjewell

The sodomites have become rabidly obscene over this news. The comments are absolutely satanic.

It confirms that the BSA made the correct decision.


37 posted on 07/17/2012 10:29:56 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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“The sodomites have become rabidly obscene over this news. The comments are absolutely satanic.

It confirms that the BSA made the correct decision.”

Yes, it does.


38 posted on 07/17/2012 10:32:08 AM PDT by scottjewell
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Hmmmm.....reminds me, I need to send them another contribution.


39 posted on 07/17/2012 10:34:14 AM PDT by wbill
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All the homosexual lobby wants to do is infiltrate the Boy Scouts, destroy them and then move on to their next goal.

Of course the Boy Scouts of America know this, refuse to die and this infuriates the—well, the enemy.
They can start their own organization, the `Lavender Berets’ or whatever they want to call themselves.


40 posted on 07/17/2012 10:34:37 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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