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Posted on 08/04/2012 10:00:57 PM PDT by Kazan
NEW YORK (AP) -- For the physician in Illinois, the attorney in Kentucky, the arts editor in Oregon, their Eagle Scout medals were treasured reminders of youthful achievement. Yet each is parting with his medal out of dismay over the Boy Scouts' recently reaffirmed policy of excluding gays.
In contrast to Obama, Republican candidate Mitt Romney does have a public position on the Scouts' policy -- he politely disagrees with it.
Back in 1994, during a political debate in Massachusetts, Romney said this: "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation."
A Romney spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, said in an e-mail that this remains Romney's position today.
(Excerpt) Read more at the-daily-record.com ...
The former scout members should give back the medals because they have abandoned the principles of what it is to be a boyscout.Good riddance to them and the closet lib romnuts.
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.
Anything good for America, Romney hates!
If these people feel so strongly about the issue..they should start a parallel boys club that accepts gay leaders and kids and others who wish to join. But they should leave these private organizations alone.
As I’ve said before, I am a Christian and cannot vote for Romney. This is one of the reasons - his support of homos and promotion of their marriage. I don’t see how a conservative could vote for him. To approve homos in boy scouts tells me this man is a disgusting liberal.
I remember a high school friend (Matt) of my older brother was a member of Big Brothers of America. I recall at one point, with me in earshot, they having a discussion of heterosexual relationships. But, it turns out, in college Matt came out of the closet, was gay. It’s NAMBLA insane to have gays as “Big Brothers” or leading the boy scouts. Gay marriage is one thing, and disgusting us all by kissing in front of CFA is another, but gays leading and associating with these vulnerable children, like the Penn State Sandusky, is a crime.
How many Eagle Scouts are there in America...and how many have returned their Medals?
Is that your litmus test to see if homo perverts truly don't belong in the Boy Scouts? Poll taker, decide by putting you finger in the air and seeing what others think?
As a social conservative I feel your pain. If he were pro choice I cold not back him but he is pro life. I need the economy to get better and Romney can get the job done. If it was just about economics he would be my first choice. He has the best shot a saving the economy.
Hey Newbie - you will enjoy every minute of it - bringing another POS to lead America. EVIL is NOT for the good of America! No one godless is good.
As a social conservative
A liberal mittbot doing what The KNOWN LIAR does! Con job!
I like your tagline, BUT Mr. RomneyCARE
may well allow marriage between chickens and children.
In fact, Mr. RomneyCARE may FORCE THE CLERKS
to allow it. He did before against the
Mass. Constitution, Judge. Comment on that?
"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005
Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys. He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>
"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!
Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006
The Massachusetts Republican Party died last Tuesday.
The cause of death: failed leadership.
The party is survived by a few leftover legislators
and a handful of county officials and grassroots activists
who have been ignored for years.
Services will be public and a mass exodus of taxpayers will follow.
In lieu of flowers, send messages to Republican voters
warning them about a certain presidential candidate named Romney.
- Boston Herald, 11/12/2006
"In 2006, while Romney was chairman of the National Republican
Governors Association - a group dedicated to electing more
Republican governors - his own hand-picked Republican successor
as governor lost badly to the Democrat, despite the fact that Republicans
have held the governorship in Massachusetts since 1990. Romney largely
ignored the Massachusetts elections and spent most of the time
during the campaign out of state building his presidential campaign.
He came back and publicly campaigned for the Republican candidate
the day before the general election!
Locally, this is a rebuke to Mitt Romney and checking out within six months
after being elected and having accomplished almost nothing,
[Jim] Rappaport [former chairman of the state Republican Party]."
- Boston Globe, 11/8/2006
And you have NO proof of that - as he raised the taxes/fees in MA by 300% and MA was the 47 out of 50 in employment under his admin.
I didn't know that. When I was a Cub Scout many moons ago we were sponsored by the local Baptist church and a hardware store.
Just was reading about the international child porn bust where hundreds of children under 4 were raped. One of the rapers of babies (boys) stated that he was raped when he was in Boy Scouts.
Just what is Romney advocating? Putting boys in danger?????? There is a history of pederasts in the Boy Scouts of Germany-—where they would have homosexual orgies with the boys in the woods.
Male homosexuals are attracted to boys—it is the history of homosexuality. Pederasty is a integral part of homosexual societies. The founder of the homosexual movement in the US—Harry Hay-—wanted Man/Boy “love” legal—as do many homosexuals. Milk was a pederast. The first thing which happens where homosexuals are given special rights-—is they lower the age of consent so they have legal access to the boys.
Think again, what you are advocating Romney!!! You noticed the inability of homosexuals in the priesthood to curb their innate desire for boys. Even religion can’t help with their perversion. Wake up!
All Democrats are for Mr. RomneyCARE-author of DEATH PANELS.
Democrats LOVE Mr. RomneyCARE. He bows to them.
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy."
Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."
It IS the Romney agenda.
Romney is a closet Homo.
We all know that Romney was forced on us by the puppetmasters who gave us McCain and zero.
Romney will force the New World Order— the Kissinger-type Bohemian Grove homosexual Satanic worldview-—unless he gets forced to abandoned this Godless agenda by We the People and Congressmen and Senators and return to the Constitutional principles of Rights from God-—not Barney Frank and perverts.
And you can be sure that it isn't painless. Those awards are often held close to the heart. Let them give them back, and possibly take another look at just what they do give up, when they side with evil.
You might want to tell the millions of people who voted for Romney in the primaries that they are mere "puppets. Yea, that's the ticket, my guy was outvoted so everyone else must be a "puppet".
No wonder those with such parochial views have been marginalized to the point of insignificance.
In the whole of recorded history the majority has NEVER ever been on the side of 'right', and there is nothing new under the sun!!!! Wonder, were those millions of people who voted 'for' Romney those coveted middle of the road moderates both parties lust after... After all seducing the high-minded social liberal moderates is what wins elections.... go rag on them.
“As a social conservative I feel your pain. If he were pro choice I cold not back him but he IS PRO LIFE. I need the economy to get better and Romney can get the job done. If it was just about economics he would be my first choice. He has the best shot a saving the economy.”
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Where has Romney been for life? All talk. His history shows he is a pro-abort. You’re going to trust Romney on his word? No way can Mitt save the economy without God’s help. Pray for Romney to find God, the true God.
Judge, I wish I could believe that you feel our pain. Regardless, you are making Romney’s mistake of trying to limit the election to a contest about the economy. The problem’s with this are manifold. First, the situation with the economy is and will be ambiguous (it’s not all bad); and many will be at least partially swayed by the argument that not O but Bush and or structural factors are to blame for the economy. Second, many will not see Mitt as the clear cut panacea for the economy. But most importantly, by limiting the scope of the election to the economy, you put Obama on a playing field which discounts O’s radical leftism. In a wider sense, this election is about the out of control govt (not the less profound short-term economy), and wider still it is about whether as a nation we return to some semblance of conservative principles, or disappear into a leftist abyss.
But specific issues also are going to trump the economy with many voters. Romney needs to emphasize multiple issues to appeal to different voters. And in fact the gay militancy issue provides the greatest opportunity to make inroads with left of center independents, and even blacks and Dems. Also, a poll showed only 26% of Repubs support gay marriage, and a huge fraction are -intensely- opposed. It is not good enough for Romney to give whispered lip service to the notion that he supports traditional marriage; that was O’s position until just a few months ago, and Romney’s position then could just as easily “evolve.” Romney is making a huge mistake by seeming to get on the wrong side of this issue with conservatives and independents.
Judge, I would not try to downplay the gay issue as a way to convince conservatives to support Romney. Instead, you could say “we’re stuck with what we have,” and O is O, and from the start of 2013 we could plan to primary Romney in ‘16. I like Rand Paul, but whoever. I think with the Tea Party we may unexpectedly be able to mount an effective primary challenge.
If Romney wins, don’t expect 2016 to be a cakewalk for re-nomination. This is the more effective argument you can make now to try to get conservatives on board in supporting Romney.
In a related story, Jerry Sandusky also returned his Eagle Scout award.
I have serious doubts as to whether this quote is accurate. First off, it does not make sense. The statement seems to directly contradict itself. The sentences don't even go together so I suspect some biased parsing going on here. If the quote is accurate it may be a case where the statements HAVE actually been taken out of context.
Bottom line: I need to hear a definite position from Romney on this before making any judgement. Just the fact that this statement was supposedly made almost a decade ago makes me think that the source for it's reemergence is biased or possibly worse.
Can it really be a surprise that Mittens thinks it would be a good idea for the Boy Scouts to hire homosexuals to take little boys off into the woods? Mitt Romney has always supported the homo activists in their war against the Boy Scouts.
Starting during the Clinton Administration (does the name Roberta Achtenberg ring a bell?) the Boy Scouts came under relentless fire by the Democrats and their newsrooms for rejecting the idea that they, the Boy Scouts of America, should welcome homosexual scout leaders into the organization and let them take little boys off into the woods. Boy Scouts leaders didn’t think this was such a good idea. Naturally, Massachusetts Mittens sided with the homo activists.
Below are a couple of columns from 10 and 12 years ago about the Boy Scouts being turned away by Mitt Romney and the Olympics Committee for volunteer work on the Salt Lake Olympics. The Boy Scouts had been very active and high profile at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and were looking forward to participating once again. But the Boy Scouts had just won an important Supreme Court case (in June 2000 the Supreme Court ruled that the BSA was a private organization that could choose whoever they wanted as scout leaders and could therefore reject sodomites) and the Democrats/homos were still mighty ticked off about it. Massachusetts Mittens could always be counted on to pander to homo activists, of course, so he gladly came up with a lame lie of an excuse for turning the Boy Scouts away from the Salt Lake Olympics. The Boy Scouts’ disappointment was palpable, and Mitt Romney never returned their calls.
Good data, LH. Romney has proven himself an insufferable jackwagon.
I’d like a freaking “severely conservative” republican for once to stand by an actual CONSERVATIVE beloef no matter what.
Just keep making it harder, Mitt. Seriously. He is lucky he’s up against the Antichrist. No sarc.
Belief, not beloef. It’s late and I’m on a tablet.
If they let gays in openly they either agree homos are morally straight, or will have to change their oath after gays protest the wording.
“I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”
He makes talking out of both sides of his mouth seem effortless.
So you think Obama has a better shot at improving the economy than does Romney?
What is it again that Romney's going to do to revive the economy???
Our country has turned away from God that is a fact both on the Democrat side and the Republican side. That is the choice we have no other choice. So I am voting for the less of two evils what is worse support the death of millions of babies each year or someone that supports homosexuality. Obama gets in there will be 1 or 2 more liberal justices on the court that happens. It will take a 100 years to turn the country again or more. All that said Romney MAY appoint a liberal justice but Obama WILL. Everyone is complaining about Romney but unfortunately he is the only choice this time around. By not voting for Romney you are supporting Obama. If you are physically able to vote it is your responsibility to get out there and vote and STOP OBama not voting is the same as the parable of the main burying the coin in the ground.
I guess neither this idiot nor Romney ever heard of Penn State. Keep the homos away from the children. What part of this is dangerous don;t you all get????
Very good, and exactly right.
Now, if only the Boy Scouts had a drive through nearby.
It is a symptom of vulture corporatism and
the fact that Mr. RomneyCARE LOVES EVIL TO WIN.
So he sends out saboteurs to make certain.
Good. Get the hell out of my Scouts!
Why don’t these ex-Eagles just form their own version of the Boy Scouts?
Call it the Gay Blades or something fab, and then put THEIR kids in it.
People who have a perverted idea of their sexulaity should be nowhere near children—and that has nothing to do with civil rights.
Blinders working rather well - can't see a difference between disagreeing with something, but conceding the organization has the right to practice it, and someone like Obama who doesn't give a flip about anything but his own opinion and will shove it down the whole Nation's throat.