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President Obama, Mitt Romney Agree: Gay Boy Scouts OK
ABCNews.com ^ | Aug 8, 2012 8:39pm | Devin Dwye

Posted on 08/18/2012 10:33:30 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

President Obama and Mitt Romney have found some new common ground -surprisingly – on an issue of gay rights.

Obama today joined Romney in publicly disagreeing with a controversial ban on gay members of the Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation’s largest and most well-known youth development groups.

“The president believes the Boy Scouts is a valuable organization that has helped educate and build character in American boys for more than a century. He also opposes discrimination in all forms, and as such opposes this policy that discriminates on basis of sexual orientation,” said White House spokesman Shin Inouye in a statement to the Washington Blade, a LGBT newspaper.

It’s the first time Obama, who was named honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America in 2009, has publicly taken a position on the issue.

Romney first voiced support for gay scouts back in 1994 — a position that his campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said remains his position today.

“I feel that all people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts, regardless of their sexual orientation,” Romney said in the video from 1994 recently re-surfaced by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. He added at the time that he supports “the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue.”

Get more pure politics at ABC News.com/Politics and a lighter take on the news at OTUSNews.com

Last month, the group affirmed its ban on openly gay scouts and leaders after a two-year review of the policy, prompting the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to call on Obama to “reconsider” his honorary post.

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1 posted on 08/18/2012 10:33:41 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; VinL; ex-snook; sport; INVAR; ejonesie22; PieterCasparzen; Colonel_Flagg; Washi; ...

Romney Gay Boy Scouts Ping!


2 posted on 08/18/2012 10:34:32 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Isn't focusing on the 'boys' as the problem, just a way of IGNORING that the issue was about 'gay' MEN joining the Boy Scouts as 'leaders'.

One cannot LEAD what one does not PRACTICE.

3 posted on 08/18/2012 10:39:29 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (RED NECK KUNG FU by Corn Fuschas)
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To: SoConPubbie

Both of these @$$#0LE’s are queer as a three dollar bill. There is no other explanation.

Does anyone have a picture of Romney throwing like a girl or hanging curtains?

I’m just waiting for either judgment from God on America or an apology from God for destroying Sodom and Gomorrah.

I can’t believe the GOP nominated this faggot.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 10:40:59 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: SoConPubbie
That's thso thsweet of him.

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5 posted on 08/18/2012 10:41:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoConPubbie

I'M STILL VOTING FOR ROMNEY

I've never voted for a candidate that failed to garner an Electoral vote...and I ain't gonna start now.

6 posted on 08/18/2012 10:43:04 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: SoConPubbie

I for one agree with both of them. I think a Gay boy scout group that is totally separate from Real Boy Scouts is ok. They can have their own organization and merit badges like interior design, hair styling, choreography and the like.


7 posted on 08/18/2012 10:45:29 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: SoConPubbie

There seems to be a confusion on the issue here.

Homosexual boys, if they so state they are, are not forbidden from being Scouts.

What is forbidden is adult homosexual men in positions of leadership.

We don’t want chickenhawks taking our boys on camping trips.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 10:46:07 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: SoConPubbie

Here we go again. A Republicrat nominee who agrees more with the Democan nominee than he disagrees. Bush 41, Dole, Bush 43, McCain and now Romney as “standard bearers” who DO NOT represent Conservatives. Much worse, they want our vote, only so they can betray us.

We bemoan the fact that blacks, hispanics and Jews continually vote Democrat. Yet, are Conservatives any different by constantly voting Republican?

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.” Albert Einstein


9 posted on 08/18/2012 10:46:42 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Your vote and big red lettering also informs us you support gays in the Boy Scouts and ALL that such implies.

Be PROUD!


10 posted on 08/18/2012 10:47:03 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SoConPubbie

Speaking from personal experience.....

I have had a fair number of gay friends. I respected them and their respected me but they new two things. I liked girls and if “they” ever tried to get to familiar with me they would end up with a busted lip.

I never had to take such action.

ON THE OTHER HAND. I do not support Gay Preferences or Gay Marriage.

I can (probably) say that 90+ per cent of my fellow Americans feel the same way as I do, and I am proud of that fact.


11 posted on 08/18/2012 10:47:44 AM PDT by jongaltsr
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To: SoConPubbie
I wonder what Joseph Smith and Brigham Young would say about queer Scoutmasters.

The Mild-Mannered Mormon Milquetoast could have just picked up a million votes by saying nothing. This way, the queers still won't vote for him, and a million confused Christians who might not be too bright, will stay on the couch in the trailer instead of coming out to vote.

If I were really convinced you wanted queer scoutmasters Mitt, I wouldn't vote for you either. Ryan, what do YOU think of queer scoutmasters?

Obama voters, if you are confused about queer scoutmasters, check with your local black pastor.

BTW, why don't all the queer wannabe scoutmasters start up the Queer Scouts of America and leave the Boy Scouts alone?

12 posted on 08/18/2012 10:49:39 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Sheriff's Joe's findings: What Obama got from Hawaii, ain't what he showed us.)
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To: SoConPubbie; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; UCANSEE2; Gay State Conservative; All

I just don’t know what to say, so I will leave it to Mark Twain

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it. — Mark Twain


13 posted on 08/18/2012 10:51:25 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Norm Lenhart
You're sure of that,are you?
14 posted on 08/18/2012 10:54:56 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: NTHockey; All

Well, if Conservatives are not happy, the can vote for Libertarians who want to conserve freedom, Green Party who want to conserve the environment, or any of several other parties such as those with ex-Republicans Goode and Rohmer.


15 posted on 08/18/2012 10:55:42 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: SoConPubbie

Thwell! Mitt and Mutt can rub their thticks together and thtart a fire.


16 posted on 08/18/2012 10:55:58 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I stand with the scouts. They see what a Jerry Sandusky can do and yet they are willing to have it happen all over again? No to Obama and No to Romney as far as this is concerned. You are both wrong!


17 posted on 08/18/2012 10:57:20 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: SoConPubbie

**President Obama, Mitt Romney Agree: Gay Boy Scouts OK**

NOT!!


18 posted on 08/18/2012 10:58:01 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Absolutely. Faced with the fact that your candidate OK with giving homo/pedos access to children, you type in large red letters that you will vote to empower his views, you damn right I’m sure.

I’m also sure that giving homo/pedos legislated access to young meat (AKA your children) is by no means a conservative or christian value.


19 posted on 08/18/2012 10:59:08 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SoConPubbie

Dear Conservative,

Please stay home or don’t vote for Romney.

Thanks,

Barak


20 posted on 08/18/2012 11:00:37 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SoConPubbie

To me the article is deceptive. Aren’t they taking statements that Romney made in 1994 and saying this is his position today. I did not read any recent comments Romney made regarding homosexual scoutmasters.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 11:00:54 AM PDT by Liberty4ever
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To: SoConPubbie

Yes, and Romney has stated he’s a-ok with gays adopting children as well.

Makes me want to vomit. I’m so disgusted with the GOP, I just don’t think any words to really express it.


22 posted on 08/18/2012 11:01:11 AM PDT by greene66
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To: SoConPubbie
The BSA is a private organization. It doesn't make any difference what Mitt Romney, nobama or anyone else thinks. The BSA can run their organization as they see fit:The queers need to go jump on each other.

I'm disappointed at Romney's stance on this. But no politician in the world meets all of my criteria for POTUS. There are several politicians that come closer to my ideal than Romney. Unfortunately, they aren't in the running for POTUS.

I feel we have to play with the cards we're dealt. Unless something changes and because my overriding concern is to have my vote truly count towards getting rid of nobama, I find myself reluctantly voting for Romney.

23 posted on 08/18/2012 11:01:35 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Kenny Bunk; All

I think that Joseph Smith and Brigham YOung would say why can’t I have plural wives if gays can marry, and I say I want plural husbands, one to mow the lawn, clean the gutters, etc.; one to earn a really good living; and one for fun a games. ;-)


24 posted on 08/18/2012 11:02:13 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Gay State Conservative
And you'll still be voting FOR more liberalism. Voting "against" Obama is a false pretense, strictly imaginary. In Realville, you only get to vote "for."

I'm voting FOR weakening the mandate of whichever liberal wins -- every third party vote reduces the popular mandate percentage of the winner. You're voting FOR making liberalism more powerful in both parties, whether you mean to or not.

This is Realville, where you only get to vote "for" and where voting for a liberal guarantees a bad outcome. I'm voting to WEAKEN liberalism. You're voting to make it stronger.

25 posted on 08/18/2012 11:02:29 AM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Hey,have a nice life.Give my regards to Virgil Goode.C-SPAN will surely carry his concession speech...to be held,no doubt,in a phone booth.

With plenty of room left over.

26 posted on 08/18/2012 11:02:38 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: gleeaikin

The country is apparently being run by Homos with AIDS Dementia.

Of the L.G.B.T. group, which letter best describes the limp wristed girly boy Mittens Romney?


27 posted on 08/18/2012 11:02:52 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: NTHockey
Here we go again. A Republicrat nominee who agrees more with the Democan nominee than he disagrees.

I would hope you're not just learning that about Romney.

28 posted on 08/18/2012 11:04:19 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

Romney stands with the Scouts as well. He supports Freedom of Association. Obama is at war with Freedom of Association.

This is psyops from the MSM.


29 posted on 08/18/2012 11:04:34 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Hey,what's your screen name over in DUmmie Land?
30 posted on 08/18/2012 11:05:31 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Whats yours at NAMBLA?


31 posted on 08/18/2012 11:06:59 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: upchuck; All

How does the fact the BSA has a charter from the Federal Government affect your statement? Does this fall in the same category that ultimately overturned the right of restaurants to choose to serve or not serve people of color?


32 posted on 08/18/2012 11:09:24 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: SoConPubbie; colorcountry; greyfoxx39; Zakeet
Does anyone know if Mitt Romney ever worked as one of the Temple Workers in the LDS Temple that would hand wash the private parts of young men in the "sacred" Temple ritual before giving them their own pair of Magic Underwear?

If he was then that might go a long way to explain his strange twisted desire to have Homosexual Boy Scouts and Homosexual Scoutmasters.

33 posted on 08/18/2012 11:09:45 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: SoConPubbie
In a misguided effort to save FR conservatives from the impure, you engaged in obsessive-compulsive anti-Perry spamming...yet, we ended up with Romney.

And now you are repeating the process, digging up old Romney articles to once again, save us from our clueless selves.

You're not gonna be happy until we end up with another 4 more years of Obama, are you?

34 posted on 08/18/2012 11:11:26 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: P-Marlowe

B

Which also requires polygamy


35 posted on 08/18/2012 11:11:33 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: upchuck
I feel we have to play with the cards we're dealt.

You've got that right. And one of the cards we have to play is PLURALITY. The last time a liberal was elected president on a plurality, conservatives impeached him; the time before that, they bulldozed him with the Republican Revolution. Pluralities favor conservatives.

Getting rid of "Nobama" is a flawed priority if you are only able to replace him with a Republican who advances all the same things Democrats do, and ROMNEY DOES. To describe Romney as simply "not meeting all criteria" is duplicitous -- in fact and in deed, Romney has ADVANCED every single major liberal agenda. Newt or Cain or Santorum would have required compromise on the part of conservatives; Romney requires absolute surrender. LOOK AT THE MAN'S RECORD.

We CAN and WOULD survive another four years of Obama, especially if he was elected on a plurality -- if he was as powerful as the GOP wants you to believe (fear of Obama is their only argument for voting for a liberal like Romney), then we wouldn't be having this conversation nor elections in 2012.

Vote for a plurality. That's the best hand we've got.

36 posted on 08/18/2012 11:13:11 AM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: xzins

I think we should refer to Mitt Romney as a L.W.G.B.

I am so sick of the homosexual agenda being pushed by L.W.G.B. Rinos like Romney. Where have all the Men gone?


37 posted on 08/18/2012 11:13:32 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
LOL! Good one, Norm!!! [^)
38 posted on 08/18/2012 11:16:57 AM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: 1010RD

Vote gay, anyday!


39 posted on 08/18/2012 11:16:57 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: xzins

When LWGB RINO Romney was asked about Chick fil A he responded that this was not part of his campaign.

But he apparently didn’t hesitate to take a stand in favor of turning Boy Scout camps into homosexual orgy fests.


40 posted on 08/18/2012 11:18:41 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: SoConPubbie

spit


41 posted on 08/18/2012 11:20:15 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (we are so screwed - ^_^)
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To: SoConPubbie

yeah, boy scouts are not about homosexuality.

i know there are women who think the Catholic church ought to have female priests...but they accept the church’s authority.

i think the same is probably true of Mitt’s attitude.


42 posted on 08/18/2012 11:22:09 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Tex-Con-Man; SoConPubbie
You're not gonna be happy until we end up with another 4 more years of Obama, are you?

Tex, you're going to be sad as hell if we end up with 8 years of Romney elected on a landslide and steamrolling thee and me and all other conservatives because of the popular mandate FOR his "progressive brand of Republican -- see, people wanted it, they voted for it in droves!" ABO would be forgotten as fast as you could say "Anybody but Hillary."

Romney is the path of least resistance. Romney is for chicken-hearted conservatives who cower in fear because the GOP tells them to. Romney is for dead fish who go with the flow.

You're not gonna be happy until we end up with the Republican party fully swung to the left, are you?

43 posted on 08/18/2012 11:22:18 AM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: xzins
Limp Wristed Girly Boy Romney leading the Homosexual agenda.


44 posted on 08/18/2012 11:23:20 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe
the Temple Workers in the LDS Temple that would hand wash the private parts of young men in the "sacred" Temple ritual before giving them their own pair of Magic Underwear?


45 posted on 08/18/2012 11:39:27 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: SoConPubbie

The Mormon church enrolls about 1/8 of all BSA traditional members. And they have told the BSA that the day they admit openly gay members, the Mormons will take their kids and adults out.


46 posted on 08/18/2012 11:39:39 AM PDT by RonF
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To: RonF

Would you let us see the source for those figures?


47 posted on 08/18/2012 11:42:26 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: P-Marlowe

You should add a caveat to the poster:

“But, I’ll throw LGBTs under the bus, too, if it serves my purpose at the time.”

They don’t call him Flip Romney for nothing.


48 posted on 08/18/2012 11:42:38 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Romney never met a homosexual he didn't like.
49 posted on 08/18/2012 11:48:13 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri says: Romney never met a homosexual he didn't like.)
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To: xzins
They don’t call him Flip Romney for nothing.

Romney is a true believer in the False gods of Mormonism and the false doctrine of Homosexual Normalism.

50 posted on 08/18/2012 11:50:37 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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