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Eagle Scout returns his medal in protest (3 guesses why)
Gazette ^ | 8/2/12 | Katherine Heerbrandt

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; gay; gayagenda; homosexualagenda
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“I have no place in that organization.

You got that right.

1 posted on 08/03/2012 9:03:12 AM PDT by workerbee
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To: workerbee

Not morally straight, either. Sounds like he renounced the pledge.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 9:05:47 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: workerbee

Guess he slowed down on the way out the door...


3 posted on 08/03/2012 9:05:53 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: workerbee

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.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 9:09:03 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: workerbee
has taken away my dignity as a human being

Anyone who engages in the filthy degraded acts you claim to commit by your own identification, and bases their identity upon those filthy acts of perversion, has already lost whatever "dignity" you may have ever had.
5 posted on 08/03/2012 9:09:03 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: workerbee

>>“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.


6 posted on 08/03/2012 9:09:09 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: workerbee
"...Most importantly, it has taken away my dignity as a human being and an American citizen,” Colella said in his letter..."

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.

7 posted on 08/03/2012 9:10:45 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: workerbee

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.


8 posted on 08/03/2012 9:11:32 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get another cat.)
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To: workerbee

“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?


9 posted on 08/03/2012 9:11:49 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: workerbee

He’s pregnant?


10 posted on 08/03/2012 9:12:32 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: workerbee
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."

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?

11 posted on 08/03/2012 9:13:40 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: workerbee
“Most importantly, it has taken away my dignity as a human being and an American citizen,” Colella said in his letter."

No, son. You did that all by your lonesome when you lied upon taking the oath.
12 posted on 08/03/2012 9:13:56 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: workerbee
23 years old minus 18 years ==> age 5 ???

Seems in addition to not being morally straight,
he has difficulty with math


13 posted on 08/03/2012 9:14:54 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Tax-chick
The Boy Scouts do not need a Sandusky Troop.

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.

14 posted on 08/03/2012 9:15:08 AM PDT by Conservative_Rob
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To: workerbee

Guess he was upset there was no Flaming Drama Queen merit badge?

Good riddance. Scouting would be better off without him anyways.


15 posted on 08/03/2012 9:15:37 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: workerbee

Buh-bye!


16 posted on 08/03/2012 9:16:06 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: workerbee

I guess he should be referred to as an “EX” Eagle Scout from now on.


17 posted on 08/03/2012 9:17:06 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: workerbee

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.


18 posted on 08/03/2012 9:17:13 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: workerbee
As Rodger Hedgecock (San Diego Radio Host) often says.... they can start their own group, The Rump Rangers if they feel the neeed.
19 posted on 08/03/2012 9:17:55 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: workerbee
Would someone please explain to me why the Scouts' anti-homosexual position was perfectly okay when these liberals got their medals, but has somehow become not okay now?
20 posted on 08/03/2012 9:18:45 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: workerbee
I have no place in that organization.

HELLO!! First sign was when you had to lie to get in and join an organization that is 180 from your view of morality!!

21 posted on 08/03/2012 9:19:16 AM PDT by ontap
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To: workerbee

He wins the Sandusky award.


22 posted on 08/03/2012 9:19:32 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: workerbee

He’s just a guy choosing to do something wrong.


23 posted on 08/03/2012 9:26:11 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: workerbee

Don’t let the closing door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya!


24 posted on 08/03/2012 9:28:02 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: workerbee
Most importantly, it has taken away my dignity as a human being

Committing repeatedly a “crime against nature” will do that.

25 posted on 08/03/2012 9:30:21 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: workerbee

Sounds like he wasn’t worthy of being an Eagle Scout anywise.


26 posted on 08/03/2012 9:30:39 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: workerbee

No doubt most of these medal-throwing John Kerry wannabees will include “Eagle Scout” on their resumes when applying for a job.


27 posted on 08/03/2012 9:31:34 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: workerbee
“I have no place in that organization."

Nor do ANY of your perverted sick and depraved butt buddies

28 posted on 08/03/2012 9:32:05 AM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: ontap
First sign was when you had to lie to get in and join an organization that is 180 from your view of morality!!

It is possible (though not probable) that he achieved his Eagle prior to recognizing his affliction with Same Sex Affection Disorder.

HOMOSEXUAL, because there's nothing GAY about it!

29 posted on 08/03/2012 9:33:20 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades. I have known 6 year old first graders due to birthday cut offs. I have not personally seen a 5 year old first grader.

So I’m thinking 18 years is actually 17 years plus some months. More likely 16 years.


30 posted on 08/03/2012 9:34:28 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: workerbee

there is no place in CIVILIZED SOCIETY for such abnormal fetish conduct.


31 posted on 08/03/2012 9:37:31 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: workerbee

That dude has no doubt known for quite some time about the Scouts’ position, but he stayed until he got his medal, no doubt for the purpose of staging a publicity stunt. Too bad he can’t return the skills that were given to him by that organization along with his medal.


32 posted on 08/03/2012 9:37:51 AM PDT by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: workerbee

According to the BSA website, 2,151,024 scouts have achieved the Eagle rank since 1912.

This little turd represents 0.0001% of all Eagle Scouts (and that’s rounding up generously).

Why is this even a story?


33 posted on 08/03/2012 9:44:52 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: workerbee

According to the BSA website, 2,151,024 scouts have achieved the Eagle rank since 1912.

This little turd represents 0.0001% of all Eagle Scouts (and that’s rounding up generously).

Why is this even a story?


34 posted on 08/03/2012 9:45:03 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: workerbee

Bet he goes by “ton’s of fun” at the gay bars...


35 posted on 08/03/2012 9:46:41 AM PDT by xenob
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To: workerbee

To the editor who wrote the title:

I wouldn’t characterize the Eagle Scout rank as a ‘medal’.


36 posted on 08/03/2012 9:49:25 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Arm_Bears

reporters who cover the homosexual stories are most likely homosexuals.....see shep smith, anderson cooper, maddow and other deviants of the media.

no nomal person willingly covers this type of freak show.

footnote: remember the augusta golf brewhaha? after all the ugly women stink, 20 protesters showed up for a “national” protest.


37 posted on 08/03/2012 9:52:37 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: workerbee

I may be wrong about this, but my recollection is that the Boy Scouts accept homosexuals as members, but just not as Scoutmasters. Is this correct? It makes a big difference in the claims and consistency of the arguments that people often make against the Scouts.


38 posted on 08/03/2012 9:53:16 AM PDT by pjd
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To: workerbee
First and foremost, you lied about who and what you were to the Boy Scouts and as such you broke the first tenant of the Boy Scout Law which is to say "A Scout is Trustworthy."

Besides, basing your self worth around who or what you choose to use for sexual gratification is not in keeping with traditional Boy Scout teachings.

So you are right in one respect, “I have no place in that organization."
39 posted on 08/03/2012 9:55:05 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: workerbee

You cannot **** **** and be a Scout... much less an Eagle Scout. You were never a Scout to begin with... you lied in your oath.

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.

LLS


40 posted on 08/03/2012 9:56:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: F15Eagle
Guess he was upset there was no Flaming Drama Queen merit badge

He was just upset because they don't have a chocolate starfish badge.
41 posted on 08/03/2012 9:57:55 AM PDT by jrg
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To: workerbee

a scout sense the age of 5?? dont think the cubs start at 5


42 posted on 08/03/2012 10:20:20 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: workerbee

Finally, a liberal exists with the good sense to leave an organization of his own free will rather than try to mutate it to support his own deviant belief system.

On My Honor

Scouts: On my honor, I will do my best to keep myself morally straight.

Leader: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:7)

It's honorable that Steven Colella separated himself willingly from the Scouts. It's honorable that the Scouts separate our youth from their primary predatory group.
"Now consider a report from the Journal of Sex Research, which noted that homosexual pedophiles commit about one-third of the total number of child sex offenses, even though they are outnumbered by heterosexuals over 20 to one. Less than 3 percent of the population commits one-third of the offenses against children!"


This is sound decision making all the way around and how things should be done in America.


43 posted on 08/03/2012 10:26:36 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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44 posted on 08/03/2012 10:30:22 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: rlmorel

Sounds like he lied straight-faced each and eveery time he recited that pledge!


45 posted on 08/03/2012 10:31:09 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: workerbee

Both the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts need to make a strong effort purge the gay kids out of their ranks.


46 posted on 08/03/2012 10:32:53 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Arm_Bears
My son earned his Eagle. I am proud of him and even prouder of the BSA for affirming their mission to be "morally straight".

This "biological error" should never have been in Scouting. By returning his Eagle Badge, he has partially atoned for his transgressions, but he is still a lying jerk!

47 posted on 08/03/2012 10:35:30 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Redleg Duke

That is exactly what I thought as I read it.


48 posted on 08/03/2012 10:40:57 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: workerbee
He forgot about "morally straight"....

As well as "clean"...
....and "reverent"

Just sayin'...

49 posted on 08/03/2012 10:41:06 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: workerbee

Since most gay men were molested as children...I wonder if he was molested. He surely did not have a place being out with his sexual problem as a leader among boys at a summer camp. Adult sex is not the focus of the the boy scouts.


50 posted on 08/03/2012 10:57:17 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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