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Call the BSA Board of Directors & tell them to uphold Scouting values!
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Posted on 01/31/2013 9:34:32 AM PST by Maelstorm

The phones are ringing off the wall.

If you've tried to get through to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), you know it's been tough. If you've wanted to express your concern about the BSA abandoning their longstanding policy of safeguarding Scouts by restricting openly homosexual Scout leaders from holding leadership positions, you may have been greeted by an endlessly ringing phone. This may be one instance in which the Boy Scouts were not prepared.

The BSA national leadership were not prepared for the thousands of Americans who were shocked to hear that an organization that could always be counted on for standing for what's right was about to cave-in to homosexual activists and corporations which have been threatening the organization's funding.

For generations, the BSA has shaped our nation's moral character by teaching young men to do their duty to God and country. This is why, when the BSA board begins its annual meeting on Monday of next week, it is so important that you keep the pressure on, to show them how devastating this moral collapse will be for the Scouts and the country.

Please call the members of the BSA Board of Directors (sample call script below) and kindly urge them to stand strong and true to their timeless values:

Select BSA Board Members:

•David L. Beck: (801) 240-1000 •R. Thomas Buffenbarger: (310) 967-4500 •Keith A. Clark: (717) 763-1121 •William F. "Rick" Cronk: (925) 283-7229 •John C. Cushman III: (904) 393-9020 •R. Michael Daniel: (412) 297-4989 •Jack D. Furst: (972) 982-8250 •T. Michael Goodrich: (205) 328-9445 ext. 200 •Earl G. Graves: (212) 242-8000 •Aubrey B. Harwell Jr.: (615) 244-1713 •Stephen Hemsley: (800) 328-5979 •Larry W. Kellner: (713) 468-4050 •Robert J. LaFortune: (918) 582-2981 •Joseph P. Landy: (212) 878-0600 •Francis R. McAllister: (406) 373-8700 •Scott D. Oki: (425) 454-2800 •Arthur F. Oppenheimer: (208) 343-4883 •Tico A. Perez: (407) 849-1235 •Robert H. Reynolds: (317) 231-7227 •Matthew K. Rose: (909) 386-4140 •Nathan O. Rosenberg: (949) 494-4553 •Roger M. Schrimp: (209) 526-3500 •Marshall M. Sloane: (781) 395-3000 •Rex W. Tillerson: (972) 444-1000 •David M. Weekley: (713) 659-8111 •Togo D. West, Jr.: (202) 775-1775 Sample Phone Script:

Hello, my name is _________, from __________.

Thank you for your service as a board member of the Boy Scouts of America.

As you're aware, a new proposal indicates that the Boy Scouts of America may revoke their longstanding policy of safeguarding Scouts by restricting homosexuals from holding leadership positions over boys. For decades, your national organization has kept the interest of the boys it serves as the focus of all its actions. No matter what, the Boy Scouts of America could be counted upon to do the right thing and not yield to any social pressure, and has thus far stood strong.

Please do not jeopardize the safety and moral integrity of Scouting in the interest of social activism. The proposal to relegate the decision on homosexual leaders to local chartered organizations sends the wrong signal from the national body: that political correctness ultimately triumphs over character.

Please retain the current long-held and time-tested policy regarding homosexual leadership and membership. America stands with you. Lead the way. Please stand strong.

Thank you, and God bless you.

Together, we can make a difference in turning the tide and keeping an honorable organization on an honorable path.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; bsalist; gay; homosexual; homosexualagenda; scouts
Here is the list. Don't let another long standing conservative organization fall to liberal activism. Let's keep scouting about scouting not political correctness!
1 posted on 01/31/2013 9:34:36 AM PST by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

I’m calling them all right now. Does anyone have their e-mails?


2 posted on 01/31/2013 9:53:25 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Maelstorm
This needs to be a priority to all who believe in morals and integrity. The homosexual lobby is out in force and currently are overwhelming the BSA with their opinion. The BSA facebook page has over 10000 comments on this and a high percentage are positive for the change. To the homosexuals this is the ‘holy grail’, they want this at all costs. If the BSA capitulates and puts this policy in place, the individual troops/charter organizations will have to fight the homosexual lobby on their own. At that point the BSA will end.

I am a scoutmaster and feel betrayed by the BSA national. BSA has always been the high ground in morals and character and we are now witnessing the cesspool of society pulling it down to its level.

3 posted on 01/31/2013 10:02:05 AM PST by lost in the snow
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To: Maelstorm

Bfl


4 posted on 01/31/2013 10:03:42 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: lost in the snow

Boy Scouts of America
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
Attributable to: Deron Smith, Director of Public Relations

“For more than 100 years, Scouting’s focus has been on working together to deliver the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. Scouting has always been in an ongoing dialogue with the Scouting family to determine what is in the best interest of the organization and the young people we serve.

“Currently, the BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation. This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation, and the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with each organization’s mission, principles, or religious beliefs. BSA members and parents would be able to choose a local unit that best meets the needs of their families.

“The policy change under discussion would allow the religious, civic, or educational organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting to determine how to address this issue. The Boy Scouts would not, under any circumstances, dictate a position to units, members, or parents. Under this proposed policy, the BSA would not require any chartered organization to act in ways inconsistent with that organization’s mission, principles, or religious beliefs.”

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Divide and conquer. They are hanging the local chapters out to dry.


5 posted on 01/31/2013 10:06:42 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Maelstorm

Whew! That was close. I just called them and told the the difference between right and wrong.


6 posted on 01/31/2013 10:34:12 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: Maelstorm

My comment on their FaceBook page:

If the proposed policy change is enacted by the National Board, they will have chosen to follow the money rather than the morals. Additionally, placing this burden on the local unit and its chartering organization will ultimately result in loss of units and membership. I urge the Board to choose carefully because it will be a decision that will mean whether Scouting will continue as a force for good or gradually fade away to “remember when” status.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 10:34:16 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Maelstorm

I guess we should now start modifying the Scout Oath. Now the ‘morally clean’ is out the window. What’s next. There will be more sleeping under the stars since 2 man tents could be a problem.


8 posted on 01/31/2013 10:36:56 AM PST by PatriotCause (California Sucks)
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To: BO Stinkss
Whew! That was close. I just called them and told the the difference between right and wrong.

Yeah, that's why I didn't call them. If they are waiting for a consensus as to what is right and wrong, then they are no longer leaders but followers.

9 posted on 01/31/2013 10:44:54 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Maelstorm

One article mentioned that “wealthy donors” are pressuring BSA board members?

“”No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” Matt 6:24

Have these idiots taken any thought as to what their legal bills and settlements will be after the first two or three molestation lawsuits due to their new, inclusive homosexual scout leaders?

What about all the churches that drop their Scout troops after this change?

What about all the other donors who take the Scout oath seriously and then decide to stop supporting BSA?

Are they prepared for the gender discrimination lawsuits to follow?

Coed camping?

Idiots!


10 posted on 01/31/2013 11:07:53 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: T-Bird45

Do we know what corporate sponsors are pressuring them?


11 posted on 01/31/2013 11:13:11 AM PST by steve8714 (We miss you, Stan.)
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To: raybbr
I knew this day would come - the homosexual attack has been relentless. But, the BSA has won at the highest levels in court. Their web site to send a message is: http://www.scouting.org/ContactUs.aspx
12 posted on 01/31/2013 11:15:52 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt; 1riot1ranger; 2001convSVT; 2banana; 3catsanadog; 50sDad; Abby4116; ...

Call the BSA Board of Directors listed in the thread & tell them to uphold Scouting values!


13 posted on 01/31/2013 11:29:02 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 17th Miss Regt; 1riot1ranger; 2001convSVT; 2banana; 3catsanadog; 50sDad; Abby4116; ...

Call the BSA Board of Directors listed in the thread & tell them to uphold Scouting values!


14 posted on 01/31/2013 11:29:21 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 17th Miss Regt; 1riot1ranger; 2001convSVT; 2banana; 3catsanadog; 50sDad; Abby4116; ...

Call the BSA Board of Directors listed in the thread & tell them to uphold Scouting values!


15 posted on 01/31/2013 11:30:28 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Maelstorm

They’re going for their Really Bad Decision belt-loop.

No offense to those who enjoy Scouts (we mostly did when our family was involved in Scouts), but there’s options.

Instead of Scouts... Have your family go on mission trips with your Church. Take your kids camping (with no freakin’ electronics!). Go out in the garage and show them how to use tools - build something. Make sure they’re involved in sports (any sport - no excuse). Turn off the TV and talk about values and why they’re important. Show them what it means to be a leader, to volunteer, to give.

There’s more obviously, and it doesn’t involve hitting up all your neighbors to buy popcorn!


16 posted on 01/31/2013 11:32:11 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Maelstorm

Today I informed my pack, my local council, and the National BSA organization that both myself and my son will be resigning immediately from scouts if this policy is changed next week. As a current Den Leader and former Cub Master, I have given a great deal of my time, energy, and money to scouting. But I can’t take the risk that my son may attend BSA summer or winter camps, events, or properties where there is a reasonable chance that there are adult homosexual males as leaders. Just like Jerry Sandusky, Adult homosexual males are far more likely to be sexual predators of small boys and pedophiles.

I have written to both the local council and BSA, but it looks like after next week our family will no longer participate in scouting.


17 posted on 01/31/2013 11:34:45 AM PST by Bell407Pilot
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To: uncommonsense
Here's what I sent

I'm writing concerning the upcoming national meeting where membership policies may be changed regarding sexual orientation.

I'll be brief - I am totally against allowing homosexual membership into the BSA. It's a terrible idea for so many reasons and it will destroy the financial resources, integrity, and most of all - the safety of the Boy Scouts.

I implore the leadership to reject changing the long standing and common sense policy of requiring membership at all levels to be "square" as we used to say when I was a Boy Scout many years ago.

If the policy is changed, I will no longer volunteer my time or allow my son to participate in the BSA and I will regretfully recommend that no boy or parent join the BSA due to an unsafe and unhealthy moral environment.

Respectfully

18 posted on 01/31/2013 11:47:06 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: steve8714

Apparently at least AT&T and Ernst & Young. Members of both organizations also sit on the BSA Board.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 12:00:32 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: uncommonsense

Ummmm.....

“would be able to choose a local unit”

And BSA means to give Boy “Scouting” a new meaning.

I was in Troop 200 with John Goodman, I would like to hear his opinion.


20 posted on 01/31/2013 12:01:28 PM PST by bigmak007 (They who can't control their own passions, want to passionately control others.)
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To: Chainmail

I sent an email to Wayne.Brock@scouting.org. Only email I have.


21 posted on 01/31/2013 12:04:01 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: PatriotCause; Chode

“I guess we should now start modifying the Scout Oath. Now the ‘morally clean’ is out the window. What’s next. “

Morally clean to filthy disease ridden.


22 posted on 01/31/2013 12:46:14 PM PST by Morgana
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To: T-Bird45

I’ve “liked” the BSA Facebook page for 3 1/2 years now. I haven’t been there(or on FB at all) since Monday because of this. I suppose I should post to them on there though I’ll have to wade through pages of spam posts by haters to do so.


23 posted on 01/31/2013 1:42:42 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: steve8714; Grams A

Add UPS to the list provided by Grams.


24 posted on 01/31/2013 2:31:47 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: SandRat

It might be too late for the Boy Scouts. The fact that they are even CONSIDERING letting homosexual “scout leaders” take little boys off into the woods speaks volumes, none of it good.


25 posted on 01/31/2013 2:52:37 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Maelstorm
I read the following on another site:

"recently, pressure surfaced on the Scouts' own national executive board. Two high-powered members — Ernst & Young CEO James Turley and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson — indicated they would try to work from within to change the membership policy . . .."

Here is a link where you can send an e-mail to Mr. Turley. Send e-mail to Turley Look for the "contact Jim" button on the left-hand side of the page.

I suggest a message along the following lines:

Dear Mr. Turley:

I recently read that you are attempting to destroy the Boy Scouts of America by endorsing homosexual scout leaders. Usually when I get notices of annual stockholder meetings I ignore them. However, due to this action of yours, from now on I shall vote to disapprove the selection of Ernst & Young as auditors of every publicly-traded company in which I am a shareholder.

Sincerely,

26 posted on 01/31/2013 3:03:23 PM PST by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: T-Bird45

Thanks for that name. I quit using UPS last fall but it was because of some other issue. Only use FedEx.


27 posted on 01/31/2013 4:10:10 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Maelstorm

It’s all about the money. Sell your sole for filthy money. One of the two pervs on the board pushing this is in line to be president of the organization next year.


28 posted on 01/31/2013 5:18:45 PM PST by A. Patriot (Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up to hit the iceberg again.)
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To: steve8714

bttt for later


29 posted on 01/31/2013 5:20:37 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: PatriotCause
There will be more sleeping under the stars since 2 man tents could be a problem.

Excellent point. I was told that even married couples (one man, one woman) are not allowed to share a tent on a BSA camping trip. It's against policy just because something could happen.

30 posted on 01/31/2013 6:22:10 PM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: Maelstorm; All
Select BSA Board Members:

•David L. Beck:
(801) 240-1000

•R. Thomas Buffenbarger:
(310) 967-4500

•Keith A. Clark:







. (717) 763-1121

•William F. “Rick” Cronk:
(925) 283-7229

•John C. Cushman III:
(904) 393-9020

•R. Michael Daniel:
(412) 297-4989

•Jack D. Furst:
(972) 982-8250

•T. Michael Goodrich:
(205) 328-9445 ext. 200

•Earl G. Graves:
(212) 242-8000

•Aubrey B. Harwell Jr.:
(615) 244-1713

•Stephen Hemsley:
(800) 328-5979

•Larry W. Kellner:
(713) 468-4050

•Robert J. LaFortune:
(918) 582-2981

•Joseph P. Landy:
(212) 878-0600

•Francis R. McAllister:
(406) 373-8700

•Scott D. Oki:
(425) 454-2800

•Arthur F. Oppenheimer:
(208) 343-4883

•Tico A. Perez:
(407) 849-1235

•Robert H. Reynolds:
(317) 231-7227

•Matthew K. Rose:
(909) 386-4140

•Nathan O. Rosenberg:
(949) 494-4553

•Roger M. Schrimp:
(209) 526-3500

•Marshall M. Sloane:
(781) 395-3000

•Rex W. Tillerson:
(972) 444-1000

•David M. Weekley:
(713) 659-8111

•Togo D. West, Jr.:
(202) 775-1775

Sample Phone Script:

Hello, my name is _________, from __________.

Thank you for your service as a board member of the Boy Scouts of America.

As you're aware, a new proposal indicates that the Boy Scouts of America may revoke their longstanding policy of safeguarding Scouts by restricting homosexuals from holding leadership positions over boys. For decades, your national organization has kept the interest of the boys it serves as the focus of all its actions. No matter what, the Boy Scouts of America could be counted upon to do the right thing and not yield to any social pressure, and has thus far stood strong.

Please do not jeopardize the safety and moral integrity of Scouting in the interest of social activism. The proposal to relegate the decision on homosexual leaders to local chartered organizations sends the wrong signal from the national body: that political correctness ultimately triumphs over character.

Please retain the current long-held and time-tested policy regarding homosexual leadership and membership. America stands with you. Lead the way. Please stand strong.

Thank you, and God bless you.

Together, we can make a difference in turning the tide and keeping an honorable organization on an honorable path.


do not follow the script verbatim, if anything make it SHORTER so more people can call in opposition to endangering children. even change up the "god bless" part so they know it is not only mere religion, that logic and reason dictate keeping homosexual practitioners away from children.

VERY IMPORTANT TO ALSO CALL THE MAIN NUMBER:

972-580-2330

31 posted on 02/01/2013 7:41:33 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: uncommonsense

I have added:

“the two board members who are pushing this child endangering policy should tender their resignations immediatly.”

I believe randa stephenson is one.


32 posted on 02/01/2013 7:49:02 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SandRat

sorry been away but I;ve sent them messages from me and others in my family


33 posted on 02/04/2013 1:08:56 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Tired of Taxes

“I was told that even married couples (one man, one woman) are not allowed to share a tent on a BSA camping trip.”

You were told wrong.


34 posted on 02/04/2013 10:34:55 PM PST by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: DigitalVideoDude
You were told wrong.

Someone with the troop told me that married couples cannot share a tent on a BSA camping trip. But maybe that's just the policy of this particular troop...

35 posted on 02/12/2013 10:42:08 AM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes

Yes, a troop could make that a policy, but it would make family camps pretty challenging. Maybe they don’t include families in their outings. Some troops limit activities to scouts and leaders only. Our troop is very family friendly.


36 posted on 02/13/2013 9:59:48 AM PST by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

It sounds like you have a nice troop.


37 posted on 02/13/2013 1:55:33 PM PST by Tired of Taxes
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