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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at gazette.net ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; gay; gayagenda; homosexualagenda
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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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