Skip to comments.Eagle Scout returns his medal in protest (3 guesses why)
Posted on 08/03/2012 9:03:06 AM PDT by workerbee
Earning the rank of Eagle Scout is an arduous task, requiring dedication and hard work.
Returning the award was equally difficult for Steven Colella, 23, of Frederick, but it was a necessary one, he said.
Colella, who is gay, made his decision in response to an announcement this month by The Boy Scouts of America affirming its policy of "not granting membership to open or avowed homosexuals."
I have no place in that organization. I knew it was the right thing to do for me, Colella said.
Colella, who has spent 18 years in the Scouts, sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America on July 25, tendering his Eagle Scout award and rescinding an application he had pending for a professional Scouting commission.
In his letter to the Scouts executive board in Irving, Texas, Colella said that the Scouts decision to uphold its discriminatory policies has taken away the pride he had in his contributions and his respect for the program.
Most importantly, it has taken away my dignity as a human being and an American citizen, Colella said in his letter.
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You got that right.
Not morally straight, either. Sounds like he renounced the pledge.
Guess he slowed down on the way out the door...
Yep===Imagine people taking “Pride” in the vice, Sodomy! Such an upside-down worldview-—where Good becomes Evil and Evil, Good.
The sodomites are trying to outlaw Christianity so that they can form the worldview of the children......to a regressive worldview of Ancient Greece and Rome/Samurai/Afghanistan-—where slavery was Just, women were breeders only, and little boys were for sexual recreation.
Ah.....they really want a return to their utopian society, like all good Leftists/Marxists.
>>Most importantly, it has taken away my dignity as a human being and an American citizen, Colella said in his letter.
No, the act of sodomy took your dignity. Normal men feel humiliated getting their prostate checked for a few seconds.
I would think that making the defining characteristic of yourself as the insertion into a person of the same sex of private body parts into places normally used for excretory functions would be more likely to have an impact on your dignity as a human being.
But then, my thought process hasn't been twisted by that, so perhaps there is something else to it.
Good. Anyone who is not going to exemplify the ideals of Scouting should do the same ... like Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina who left his wife and four children for a South American floozy.
“it has taken away my dignity as a human being”
When did having another mans penis in your anus become dignified?
Did I miss the memo?
No problem. Give the medal to someone who takes theirs vows seriously. No big deal.
Maybe this homosexual can join the girl scouts. They give medals for things like.... baby sitting little boys. What more could a homo ask for?
23 years old minus 18 years ==> age 5 ???
Seems in addition to not being morally straight,
he has difficulty with math
I hear that the Second Mile is going bust. Maybe you can buy up their assets and make your own North American Man-Boy Love Association scout troup.
I guess he should be referred to as an “EX” Eagle Scout from now on.
Apparently this kid didn’t get a merit badge in READING. For all of his life Gays have been unwelcome as Scout Masters. Get lost pal.