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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.
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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.
Mitt thinks its perfectly alright for a ‘man’ to shove his pee-pee up another ‘man’s’ poo-poo and believes that constitutes perfectly acceptable and normal behavior.
To bad Mitt hasn’t read more about homosexuals: the part about the ingestion of fecal matter and the fact that homosexuals commit the majority of serial killings in America and abroad.
Since they are incapable of multiplying they resort to recruitment and the target is youngsters!
Homosexuality is an evil that will destroy this nation as quickly as their god Obama has and will continue to do.
Pass the Chic-Fil-A and stop buying from Amazon!
I can’t understand why any conservatives voted for Romney in the primaries.
And to think that many FReepers here are all ga ga to elect this liberal mole.
And your use of the liberal fake euphemism "pro-choice" speaks pretty loudly about your sympathies.
Romney will appoint the first openly homosexual SC justice in history if elected. Count on it.
“As Ive said before, I am a Christian and cannot vote for Romney.”
Yes, because Hussein’s plan “for” America is so much better.
Only took 32 posts for someone, namely you to question what was allegedly said. The LDS Church is the largest sponsor of scout troops in the world. I reserve judgement on Mr Romney, but the Church is in agreement with the position of the BSA regarding leadership requirements.
I doubt therefor, short of reliable proof, that Mr Romney is going to stand in opposition to his Church, which is what many of the Romney lovers (tongue in cheek) have used as a reason to never, never, never, never, never, never, ever, cast a vote for him.
You would think after 4 years of Obama the GOP could run a better candidate than Romney. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Surely, you realize there is no chance Romney is going to put enough justices on SCOTUS to overturn Roe? What he may well do, though, if put a "conservative" justice on the court to force gay marriage on the nation.
All that said Romney MAY appoint a liberal justice but Obama WILL.
Yes, but Scalia and Kennedy won't retire under Obama and likely would under Romney. So, Romney could move the court to the left.
Do some research. Romney, before he even was elected governor of Massachusetts, as CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics worked to exclude the Boy Scouts from those games.
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