Skip to comments.Romney: The Boy Scouts should admit homosexuals
Posted on 08/08/2012 5:27:53 AM PDT by IbJensen
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 7, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) Mitt Romney stands by a 1994 statement that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) should admit homosexuals to the organization, as members or adult supervisors, according to a campaign spokesperson.
During a 1994 debate with Ted Kennedy, Romney said, 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.
Campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul confirmed that Mitt Romney continues to hold that belief today.
However, she said Romney, who served as a member of its executive board, has not pressured the organization to change its stance and does not wish to see the Scouts forced to accept homosexuals. LifeSiteNews.com revealed that some chapters of the Boy Scouts do not consider the national organizations prohibition of homosexuals serving as scouts or adult leaders binding policy.
The statement came just days after Romney refused to lend verbal support to Chick-fil-A in the face of a boycott.
It is almost as if the governor is going out of his way to de-motivate the conservative base, said Bryan Fischer, who hosts Focal Point on the American Family Radio Talk network. In fact, if he deliberately set out to dispirit evangelicals and members of the pro-family network, he could hardly do any worse.
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Homosexual organizations seized upon the campaign statement. Zach Wahls, co-founder of Scouts for Equality, an organization dedicated to admitting homosexuals into the Scouts, said in a press release he is proud to have Governor Romneys support on this issue amid such a polarized political climate.
The liberal website ThinkProgress claims the ban is out-of-step with mainstream American values.
Fischer said Romneys position had more serious defects. Social research has revealed that homosexuals sexually offend against minors at exaggerated rates.
In fact, according to research published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, they are ten times more likely to molest children than heterosexual men, he said. Gov. Romneys position, if adopted by the BSA, would put the sexual innocence of untold numbers of young boys at risk.
The move carries political implications for a candidate struggling to attract his partys base.
If the Democratic Party is going to take a stand for homosexual marriage and the Republican Party wont stand up for traditional marriage, then theyre abdicating their role in the culture war, said former Reagan adviser Pat Buchanan. He added in time, if left unchecked, people are going to walk away from the party.
The republicans and the democrats have all been brainwashed by the same college professors after all. They all secretly agree with each other on abortion, and gun control, and immigration, and giving our industrial base to communist china. people don't like to hear that though.
Pass the Chic-Fil-A please.
And it’s this type of condescending crap that would have prevented him from a second term as gov.
What a jerk.
Private organization have to be able to do what they want. Not should be able to, but have to be able to.
The convention has not happened yet. We need to get rid of this bozo.
The Honeybadger troop?
I’ve had it with the GOP and their elitist establishment talking heads on TV and radio.
If Sarah, Allen West, michelle, Demint, Cain, an dothers set up a new party then I;m there with them.
Maybe those I mentioned need to tell the GOP that they will do that unless they get back to what the repblcian party stood for.
This is starting to remind me of the people led by lizards in the last hitchhiker’s guide book.
I wasn’t going to vote for mittens, but after the SCOTUS Obamacare decision, felt we needed to get rid of it.
I now no longer care. I will not pull the lever for this person. No way. No how.
Claire Wolfe was right.
See number 4 on the list.
I can’t stand Romney. We MUST send as m,any conservatives as possible to D.C. Obama or Romney, neither of them are on our side. But conservatives on the Hill can mitigate the damage either of these two clowns are capable of.
We need a Conservative candidate of the far right. There’s been enough pussycatting around to last for a century of elections!
The convention needs a big shake-up and a true American Conservative must emerge!
He LOST IOWA, but the MSM lied.
HE cheated in ME, and NH, and NC and FLA.
Backstabbed in 2008, and cheated in 2011 and 2012.
What, other than CREATING ObamaCARE, Death Panels,
and gay marriage, could make Mr.RomneyCARE
more attactive to the GOPe.
Answer: CHEATING and BACKSTABBING Conservatives!!!!!
I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue.
Seems to me he said FIRST that he supports their right to do as they please. That’s good enough to me. What really bothers me about this is the same thing that bothers me about libs. The thought police. Romney should be allowd to feel however he wants as long as he does not impose his beliefs on others. It’s called freedom.
And if they admited homosexual adults, I can guarantee you my son wouldn’t be anywhere near them.
And Romney is our only choice?
Hey Mitt! STFU!
We don't need a gang of boy-raping perverts harvesting and recruiting our kids. Keep your mitts off!..it's a private organization.
You should be concentrating on getting these filthy whackjob predators OUT of America's institutions, where they proliferate, not helping them get in.
McCain all over again. A mushy, split the baby down the middle, stand for nothing RINO.
1994...long time ago. I dont think we can take another 4 years of the turkey we got.
The line has been crossed.
Romney must never become President.
“I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue.”
They HAVE decided. The answer was NO.
He’s an admitted Progressive just like Obama so what did you expect?
He’s from Massachussets which was the first state to implement gay marriage and collectivist healthcare.
A vote for the Willard is a vote for the Zero and vice versa. That’s why I’m still going to write Sarah’s name in for POTUS.
He knows conservatives have no use for him or his stances. I’m sure he’s already looking for his allies on the other side of the aisle.