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Mitt Romney Comes Out in Support of Homosexual Boy Scout Leaders, Members
Christian News ^ | August 6, 2012 | Heather Clark

Posted on 08/07/2012 6:36:10 AM PDT by xzins

A spokesperson for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has advised that the former Massachusetts governor disagrees with the Boy Scout’s current policy prohibiting open homosexuals from serving as members and leaders.

According to The Associated Press, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told the news outlet in an email that Romney still stands by his beliefs that homosexual men should be able to serve in the organization. She specifically noted that Romney had outlined his views in 1994 during a political debate, and that his stance has not changed.

“I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue,” Romney stated during the debate. “I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”

As previously reported, last month, the Boy Scouts of America issued a statement reaffirming its policy prohibiting open homosexuals from joining the organization.

“The committee’s work and conclusion is that this policy reflects the beliefs and perspectives of the BSA’s members, thereby allowing Scouting to remain focused on its mission and the work it is doing to serve more youth,” the statement said. “The review included forthright and candid conversation and extensive research and evaluations — both from within Scouting and from outside of the organization.”

The decision to reiterate and reaffirm the Scout’s current policy followed two years of deliberations from an eleven-member committee comprised of Boy Scout executives and other volunteers who represented “a diversity of perspectives and opinions.”

When all was said and done, the committee concluded that the restriction served as “the best policy” for the Boy Scouts.

The current policy reads, “While the BSA does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.”

Mitt Romney also recently reiterated his support for homosexual adoption. This past May, in an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox News, he explained that while he is against the concept of homosexual “marriage,” he does believe that homosexual couples should be able to adopt children.

“[I]f two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child, in my state, individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that’s something that people have a right to do,” Romney outlined. “But, to call that ‘marriage’ is something that in my view is a departure from the real meaning of that word.”

He had first outlined his position on the matter in 1996 while talking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

“Well, they are able to adopt children,” he said. “I’m not going to change that.”

Prior to Saul serving as Romney’s press secretary, Richard Grenell, an open homosexual, filled the position.

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1 posted on 08/07/2012 6:36:21 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

disgusting


2 posted on 08/07/2012 6:38:00 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Alamo-Girl; wagglebee; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; cva66snipe; Elvina; Finny; greyfoxx39; Hilda; ...

Ping


3 posted on 08/07/2012 6:38:00 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: BipolarBob; wagglebee; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; cva66snipe; Elvina; Finny; greyfoxx39; Hilda; ...

Romney doesn’t want “Chick-fil-A” to be part of his campaign, but “Chick-n-Hawk” is AOK!


4 posted on 08/07/2012 6:40:44 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Mitt Romney never met a homosexual that he didn’t like.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 6:41:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Gold Baby, Gold!)
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To: xzins; 1010RD
Perez Hilton is the original source for the story.

It was posted by Peach15 on Zimbio from Perezhilton.com. Check your own post link. The photo and the story are all Perez Hilton

Are you Peach15? If not take a look here:

You’re vulnerable religiously and politically to this type of psyops. You should know better. Don’t fall for it.


Here's another source for the Romney supporting Boy Scouts story 1010RD.

Do you still think this is psyops?
6 posted on 08/07/2012 6:41:19 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: xzins

Supports more young boys being sexually abused.

BTW, any statistics on the sexual orientation of pedophiles that prey only on boys?


7 posted on 08/07/2012 6:42:26 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: xzins

“I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue,” Romney stated during the debate. “I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”

Huh?

I have several opinions here. Which one would you like to help me get elected?


8 posted on 08/07/2012 6:42:41 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: xzins

Good for Mitt, I agree with him.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 6:42:51 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: xzins
“I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue,” Romney stated

So do I.

10 posted on 08/07/2012 6:43:24 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: SoConPubbie; 1010RD

As I told 1010RD yesterday, Romney and his spokesperson are the original source for this story.

The gay community caught it first because it was buried at the end of AP story on the boy scouts, and we alll missed it.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 6:43:49 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: BlatherNaut; babble-on
“I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”

You missed the above part of his statement.

You also missed this part the other day, preserved at the top of this article:

A Romney spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, said in an e-mail that this remains Romney's position today.

12 posted on 08/07/2012 6:46:12 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Every time I edge a little closer to voting for Mitt, he rudely shoves me away.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 6:46:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: BipolarBob

Big surprise, people don’t like his honesty if they disagree with his position. Unlike the Governmental Overall Director in the White House. Mitt has offered both an understanding that he doesn’t make the rules for the Boy Scouts and he still holds an opinion that differs from theirs. Even worse he is willing to admit that he holds a different opinion without feeling it necessary to legislate against them.
Oh, the horror.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 6:46:51 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: xzins
an article with two quotes, one from 1994, the other from 1996, both in support of homosexuals, yet this is now news because the author of the article decided so??

This is yet another hit job. Want to know what Romney thinks NOW rather than 15-20 years ago? Ask him and then quote EXACTLY what he says.

Furthermore, states rights are states rights. If a state wants to support this, or any other cause, conservative or liberal, shouldn't they have the right to do so as long as it doesn't violate the Constitution?

15 posted on 08/07/2012 6:47:51 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: CedarDave

100% of male pedophiles who prey on young boys are HOMOSEXUAL.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 6:48:01 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lazamataz

Don’t get too close to Mitt ~


17 posted on 08/07/2012 6:49:33 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Steamburg

Actually, ALL the people who want to put homosexuals into Boy Scouting are mentally deranged.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 6:50:38 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lazamataz; SoConPubbie
Every time I edge a little closer to voting for Mitt, he rudely shoves me away.

Why in the world, Laz, would he at virtually the same time say nothing about Chick-fil-A except "that isn't part of my campaign."

He reaffirms his support of gay scouts, but he rejects supporting the first amendment right to speak ones beliefs in support of natural marriage.

One can ONLY conclude that Romney thinks he is sending secret signals to the gay community, and easing any concerns of those liberals and moderates who are gay friendly and also no longer supporting Obama. He knows the ABOs have said they have no place to go except to Romney. This is a giant step to the left by his campaign.

19 posted on 08/07/2012 6:51:20 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: Steamburg
Oh, the horror.

A different opinion that is NOT conservative -that is a horror since he is running as a conservative.

HOWEVER, it is not shocking -I knew he was a panty waisted progressive RINO from day one.

20 posted on 08/07/2012 6:52:34 AM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: xzins

they dug up a story from 1994 for this?

I wonder if they can dig up anything from Obama in 1994 (oh wait, all that is hidden)


21 posted on 08/07/2012 6:52:45 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: xzins

Romney will be elected POTUS simply because he had the opportunity to campaign against the worst administration EVER.

It is sad that I will again have to vote AGAINST a Democrat, rather than voting FOR a Republican; I have cast my ballot for despicable Rino’s before...


22 posted on 08/07/2012 6:53:24 AM PDT by delcopatriot (Defeat Obamatollah and his czars!)
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To: babble-on

Oh, yeah. That “gay adoption” thing is great! Every kid deserves to be denied a father and/or mother. /sarc


23 posted on 08/07/2012 6:53:36 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: xzins

See? This guy is not different than Obama. He’s a puke like the rest of them.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 6:53:59 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Solson
You missed this, Solson

A Romney spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, said in an e-mail that this remains Romney's position today. http://www.chron.com/living/article/As-Eagle-Scouts-return-medals-gay-ban-still-firm-3763862.php

In this article that is the first paragraph:

A spokesperson for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has advised that the former Massachusetts governor disagrees with the Boy Scout’s current policy prohibiting open homosexuals from serving as members and leaders.

25 posted on 08/07/2012 6:54:16 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: Mr. K

Read the first paragraph again and see post #25


26 posted on 08/07/2012 6:55:36 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: xzins; 1010RD
As I told 1010RD yesterday, Romney and his spokesperson are the original source for this story.

True, but it sure would be nice to have 1010RD post a retraction.
27 posted on 08/07/2012 6:56:08 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: xzins

I did not know Romney made himself run the Boyscouts and owned them? Or maybe he wants to collect their souls too like the Devil and finds that homsosexuality excuses are again a good way to snitch and tax the Americans to slavery.


28 posted on 08/07/2012 6:56:30 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: xzins
“I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue,” Romney stated during the debate. “I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”

Romney is stating the right of the BSA to make it's own decision while stating his own personal belief. Same thing if Romney were personally against homos in the BSA, yet the BSA allowed them.

Keep the Govt and politicians' opinions out of private organizations.

29 posted on 08/07/2012 6:57:30 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Steamburg
Big surprise, people don’t like his honesty if they disagree with his position. Unlike the Governmental Overall Director in the White House. Mitt has offered both an understanding that he doesn’t make the rules for the Boy Scouts and he still holds an opinion that differs from theirs. Even worse he is willing to admit that he holds a different opinion without feeling it necessary to legislate against them.

And we as conservatives, and some of us as Christians are supposed to respect this?
30 posted on 08/07/2012 6:57:59 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: xzins
Prior to Saul serving as Romney’s press secretary, Richard Grenell, an open homosexual, filled the position.

Another distortion from this silly piece. Grenell was NOT press secretary, but foreign policy spokesperson, for all of 3 days before Romney withdrew his appointment, after Grenell's misogynistic tweets and gay activism became public.

31 posted on 08/07/2012 6:58:13 AM PDT by montag813
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To: xzins

One good thing I believe. This nation, that was absolutely stupid in 2008, will have been found to have wised up on November 6, 2012. This place, not so much over the years.


32 posted on 08/07/2012 6:58:20 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: xzins

I WILL NOT vote for any politician who supports the sodomite agenda.

Romans 1:32 “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”


33 posted on 08/07/2012 6:58:33 AM PDT by Hugh the Scot
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To: Steamburg

It’s about his beliefs, Steamburg.

He BELIEVES in gay scouts and leaders.
He BELIEVES in gay couples
He BELIEVES gay couples should be able to adopt
He BELIEVES he shouldn’t publically support Chick-fil-A, but he should support this
He BELIEVES in bi-partisan gun legislation and said 2 weeks ago “that’s the kind of legislation I like.”
He BELIEVES Romneycare was just fine.
He BELIEVES in tax increases he calls “closing loopholes and increasing fees.”


34 posted on 08/07/2012 7:00:01 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: xzins

Give him a can of shoe polish and he can run as 0bammy!


35 posted on 08/07/2012 7:00:19 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: John W

see #34, JW


36 posted on 08/07/2012 7:01:15 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: xzins
You missed the above part of his statement.

To the contrary, I read the whole thing.

One just needs to parse the "political-speak".

The important detail here is that he "supports the right of the Boy Scouts to decide".

What he claims to "feel" (and what any politician claims to "feel") while uttering "political-speak" during a campaign is window dressing.

37 posted on 08/07/2012 7:02:12 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: DTogo

see #34


38 posted on 08/07/2012 7:02:37 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: BipolarBob

Disgusting. Also disgusting that we don’t have a conservative choice for president. Can we say, “Obama Lite”?


39 posted on 08/07/2012 7:02:37 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up to hit the iceberg again.)
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To: CedarDave

I doubt that Romney supports Pedophiles in the boy scouts and I do believe there is a difference between a gay person and a pedophile. While you’re extrapolating his words why not include axe murderers.


40 posted on 08/07/2012 7:02:48 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: A. Patriot

There are conservative choices for president, just not Democrat or Republican.


41 posted on 08/07/2012 7:04:09 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: xzins

But, but, but... we HAVE to vote for Romney. At least, so say the faux conservative sell-outs on FR who are willing to jettison their lifelong, core beliefs for fear of the big, bad Oboogieman.


42 posted on 08/07/2012 7:04:21 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who takes contributions from Goldman Sachs)
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To: xzins

The entire statement is a bit more revealing and not quite so damning:

“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.”

In other words, Romney rightly affirms it is the right of an organization to set its own rules. If he were making the rules, he’d let homosexuals participate.

Now, while I think he is a bit off base with his second observation, I more fully appreciate his first observation...one of non-interference into the affairs of a private organization.


43 posted on 08/07/2012 7:04:39 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Steamburg
“[I]f two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child, in my state, individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that’s something that people have a right to do,”

No one, and I mean NO ONE, has the RIGHT to adopt a child. The ONLY one in an adoption with rights is the CHILD. It is the duty of the government to protect those rights. Please explain how this is done by purposefully denying a child either a mother or a father.

44 posted on 08/07/2012 7:05:53 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: SoFloFreeper
In other words, Romney rightly affirms it is the right of an organization to set its own rules. If he were making the rules, he’d let homosexuals participate. Now, while I think he is a bit off base with his second observation, I more fully appreciate his first observation...one of non-interference into the affairs of a private organization.

But once he's president HE WILL have the right to make decisions based on his beliefs. He will get to approve or veto legislation; he will get to issue executive orders; he will get to nominate like-minded people to positions of influence.

The OPINIONS of a president MATTER!

45 posted on 08/07/2012 7:07:00 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: SoConPubbie

“(Mitt and Obama: They’re the same poison, just a different potency.)” if this is the case I guess we’d better just relax and accept the inevitable screwing we’re going to get.


46 posted on 08/07/2012 7:07:15 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: xzins

See #37


47 posted on 08/07/2012 7:07:15 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: xzins

wow! so the dem homo’s are for Romney now? thats great!


48 posted on 08/07/2012 7:07:51 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Portcall24

“The horse is white. However, it is black.”


49 posted on 08/07/2012 7:08:15 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Romney is not the only choice that conservatives have.


50 posted on 08/07/2012 7:08:15 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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