Skip to comments.Gay Scouts come out, rally around teen's Eagle Scout bid
Posted on 10/09/2012 6:11:06 PM PDT by caldera599
Matthew Kimball walked away from the Boy Scouts in 2005.
Since he was gay, Kimball knew that his sexual orientation would be at odds with the Boy Scouts of Americas policy banning gay Scouts and leaders. Kimball was both: an Eagle Scout and an assistant Scoutmaster.
Kimball had not revealed his sexual orientation during his Scouting years. But he decided, like a number of other gay Scouts, that he could no longer stay publicly quiet about the organizations membership policy after learning that Ryan Andresen, a teen from his own Troop 212 in Moraga, Calif., had been denied the Eagle rank last week because he is gay.
My immediate reaction was frustration with myself, because I felt if I had done what this kid did
he wouldnt have to be going through this, hopefully, said Kimball, referring to Andresens coming out in July to his troop in a letter.
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As he grew into a man who was aware of his Scout oath, and his depraved sexuality, he has had to watch unfold the ugly truth of Jerry “Child Charity” Sandusky hauled off the PSU campus (the “most gay friendly college campus in America”) and into Jail today. Apparently sexual fantasy is oriented towards youths. Apparently the attraction of Scouting had more to do with the Boys of Scouting than the merit badges.
And your viable alternative to Mitt is?
Lord.. I could have voted for the guy straight from hell its self. A worker for the devil..
Or I could have voted for the guy who was better for us all but not perfect to move the country in the right direction or at least slowed the decay and allowed us to fight for another day.
But I went with the guy that has no chance of winning and the guy from Hell won.
Square it how you want. It’s a 2 horse race. The one you selected is still in the barn.
Seems doubtful. Every POTUS has served as the BSA's "Honorary President" since BSA's founding in 1910.
On January 13, 2009, BHO was petitioned by dissenters of BSA's membership policy (which forbids open homosexuals and atheists - adult and youth) to renounce his honorific title. He has not done so, to date. He has met with a BSA delegation 4 times now in the White House (once a year - I think always in FEB close to the founding date of BSA) to receive the BSA's annual report which is specified in BSA's national by-laws.
Should BHO be re-elected, I think he will resign as BSA Honorary President. As the title implies, he has no real job responsibility in BSA.
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