Skip to comments.9-year-old Boy Scout quits over 'unfairness of anti-gay rule'
Posted on 09/05/2012 6:15:33 PM PDT by scottjewell
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Many scouts have returned their eagles? Really? I would be surprised if it was more than .001 percent.
The left is really a pile of cow crap.
Start with this excerpt from an article by Geoffrey Wheatcroft called “Scouting for Boys” from ‘Slate’:
“He created the Boy Scouts in 1907, shortly after returning to England from a tour of duty as a cavalry officer in South Africa. During the Boer War he successfully commanded a vastly outnumbered force of 1,250 men during the siege of Mafeking, and he went home a national hero. Within just a few years, the Scouts had spread throughout the British Empire, Europe, and the United States, and almost from the beginning there were scoutmasters who loved their little charges not wisely but too well. One naughty leader after another trailed sadly through the courtrooms, to the delight of the dirty London tabloids.
Although Baden-Powell himself never landed in court, he was certainly a strange man. He was obsessed with boys and “boyology.” The index of Tim Jeal’s excellent biography Baden-Powell speaks of his “aesthetic and sexual interest in men,” “pre-marital celibacy,” “dreams of young men,” and “anxieties over sexuality.” He got married, at 55, to (as Jeal put it) “a sporting girl whose interest in outdoor comradeship seemed at least as great as her desire for sexual fulfillment,” and he even managed to beget three children. But thereafter he always slept out on his balcony (and this in the English climate) rather than in the marriage bed.
“B-P,” as he was known throughout the Scout movement, studiously recorded his dreams, which were often about young men. In one, he recalled, a soldier snatched a whip away from him and asked whether he had ever been “disciplined.” And in his 1908 manual Scouting for Boys, which has a fair claim as one of the most influential books of the 20th century, he focuses keenly on lust (though he does not mention homosexuality outright). Baden-Powell considered sexual desire a transitory phase in adolescence, and he was obsessed with self-abuse. He recommends that a young man beset by impure thoughts should drive them way by plunging his “racial organ” into icy water.
It seems unlikely that James Dale thus counseled his own Scout troop, though certainly any naughty scoutmaster who nowadays passed on that advice from the founder of scouting would more likely find himself in hot water, rather than cold.”
Then go check out this article, too. (Yeah, I know its a column from the “NYT”, but take it for what it is.....and you can read it without having to register.)
Someone’s lesbo mommy or aunt tossed a fit at the poor kid.
It's the same reason theological liberals don't leave traditionalist churches and become Episcopalians. Nobody would pay attention any more; they'd just be a member of the faceless crowd. But protest an organization like the Boy Scouts, Catholic (or Southern Baptist, LCMS, etc.) Church, and you have MSM lining up to talk to you.
I wonder if the Boy Scouts had banned smoking, would they get press stories like this?
Not a chance in hell.
Thanks Hout8475. I missed your response the other day and happened across it now.
Yeah, and between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts they can have the "We-blows".
Lord Baden-Powell was a religious, married man who had lots of kids, and you are only parroting the recent propaganda put out by your militant faggot hot-tub buddies. Take it somewhere elese, you scumbag.