Skip to comments.Obama: Boy Scouts should lift ban on homosexuality
Posted on 02/05/2013 5:12:35 AM PST by IbJensen
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) President Barack Obama on Sunday said the Boy Scouts of America should overturn its national ban on homosexual members and leaders, just days before the organization is scheduled to vote on the issue.
In a pre-Super Bowl interview with CBS, anchor Scott Pelley asked the president if he believed the Scouts should allow openly gay members and leaders.
"Yes," Obama said.
Pressed to elaborate, Obama said homosexuals should be able to fully participate in every institution that others can.
I think that my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life, the president said.
Since coming into office, Obama has become increasingly favorable toward the homosexualist cause. Last year, he announced his support for same-sex marriage, and used his second inaugural address to highlight the issue. He has also ordered his administration to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. He also pushed for an end to the don't ask, don't tell policy that barred open homosexuals from serving in the military.
Although the BSA national executive board reaffirmed the national ban on homosexuality just six months ago, calling it absolutely the best policy, pressure from gay activists led them to announce last week that they will consider dropping the ban at their national meeting. The group is expected to vote on the issue Wednesday.
If the Scouts do end the national ban, policy on whether to admit open homosexuals will be left to local councils to decide.
In the late 1980s, she wrote, Being queer means pushing the parameters of sex, sexuality, and family, and in the process, transforming the very fabric of society. We must keep our eyes on the goals of providing true alternatives to marriage and of radically reordering societys view of reality, she wrote. In addition other leaders of the movement have made the following remarks on the issue; Nan Hunter, a professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, wrote in the National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law that the purpose of legalizing gay marriage was to destabilize marriages gendered definition, thus disrupting the link between gender and marriage, thereby subverting its power differential.
Now, when you look back at when "marriage" was officially recognized as the union between a man and woman, we find that religion recognized "holy matrimony" as a sacrament (a sacred act which serves as a witness to our Love of God), and this recognition was well received because it ended previous attitudes about women being viewed as the property of men, and actually recognized the woman's role as a respected person of society, who without society would suffer. Therefore, when we discuss the "definition of marriage", one can easily see that it is rooted in religious beliefs, and that the state (government) recognizes it, but is not in the position to redefine it. Doing so, begins to infringe upon Religious Liberty issues. It is for this reason, that most Americans are against Same-Sex Marriage.
Michelangelo Signorile wrote in OUT magazine in 1994, A middle ground might be to fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely, to demand the right to marry, not as a way of adhering to societys moral codes, but rather to debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution.
He also mentions the following: It is also a chance to wholly transform the definition of family in American culture.
Homosexuals are open about their sexual desires and behaviors and that all by itself is reason enough to exclude them from positions of influence on youngsters. It is bad enough that we are compelled to talk to children about perverted sex, often before they have proper grounding in an understanding of sex as it relates to marriage and family.
Yeah, cuz putting adult male homosexuals in charge of young boys worked out so well for the Roman Catholic Church and Penn State.
Meanwhile his kids have armed protection 24-7 from any type of sexual predator, our kids/grandkids are supposed to welcome perverts and pedophiles with open arms. Un-effing-believable.
Let the polictical pressure and lawsuits begin. The USA, the place where gay will become the new norm.
America Should Lift Ban on Decent Human Beings in White House.
Obama is the titular leader of the B.S.A. Why doesn’t he just try issuing an executive order to them?
Miss Black America pageant should allow all races.
I thought he was too old to be a scout. Must be interested in being a leader I imagine.
How could this happen with the moronic marxist as the TITular head of the DemocRAT Party?
At the beginning of his first calamitous four-year-term this asshat issued an edict that preference was to be given to LGTB candidates for White Hut jobs. Obozo has 900 White Hut employees getting the big bucks for shuffling millions of pages of paper around their desks.
There is, I dare say, not one decent person amongst the White Hut staffers.
So the president would be fine with men taking his children camping?
His mother should have slapped him down and stomped on him a bit the first time he mouthed off to her.
Sometimes this idiot forgets that he is the Executive Branch of government, a 24/7 job, so when he proposes violating my right to assemble, that's actionable under the Fifth Amendment (or should be ~ the Torts Claims Act should have a section in it about collecting damages from obnoxious politicians).
There should be a White Caucus.
A White History Month.
Martin Luther King Day should be abolished and a Praise To Allah Day substituted.
Presidents’ Day is too broad. Break it down to: Washington’s Birthday. Why lump them all together? Blending Clinton, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson with George Washington is sacrilege.
Yep, the left will slam the Catholic Church all day long for its homosexual pedophiles,
and at the same time push for putting homosexuals in close contact leadership roles with young boys.
They’ll scream and hollar at you for equating homosexuality with pedophilia, even though the statistics bear out that correlation.
He’s had several names, no daddy, a woman of lose morals for a mama.
It’s Billy Goat Clinton all over again.
No one would send their 12 yr old daughter camping with a man who was attracted to females...
So why is it OK to send 12 yr old boys camping with men attracted to males?
Because it furthers their anti-Christian agenda. Nothing more than that.
I don’t think the president would be fine with anyone taking his children camping.
I can hear the prosecuting attorney's first question now.
Tell me Mr Harris, at what age were you seduced into your lifestyle, and who was the perpetrator?
At this point, anyone pushing for the Boy Scouts to welcome homosexuals either wants to destroy the Scouts or is an advocate of child molestation, or both.
Seriously now ~ i met his mother ~ she was quite plain ~ and didn’t strike me as a hard partying gal. The loose morals charge arises out of the fevered imaginations of people who have a bone to pick with her worthless son.
Tell you what...Why don’t you come out of the closet and then we can have a “dialogue” about your ideas, regarding sexuality and even homosexuality....
The left wants to destroy any institution or tradition based on Judaeo-Christian foundations.
Sorry Barry, you’ll never be a Boy Scout because they don’t accept homos. Thank God.
Queers will NOT have “access and opportunity” with my children. That could only come from a degenerate.
Somewhere I read that the LGBT population is only 3% of the population yet they commit 33% of sexual crimes against children. I’m willing to bet that the figure is watered down and that the percentage could be higher in respect to pedophelia.
Perhaps we should.
We’ve obviously lifted the ban on low IQ presidents - what with Jimmuh and now the bat-eared b*stard.
I would appreciate an opportunity to take your daughters camping one weekend. I think it would be a very enriching experience for them. You and Michelle would have a relaxing weekend to yourselves while they're gone.
I swear, on my honor, as a heterosexual male, nothing will happen to them. You don't need to waste any taxpayer money by sending Secret Service agents along.
I'm currently slated to attend two Scout fundraisers in the next month. If this passes, I don't know what I'm going to do.
I feel the same way.
Admitting and recognizing sodomists isn’t my idea of the BSA; rather it’s going the same way as our infiltrated military.
Says the Pervert In Chief....
As things stand now, for the BSA to admit homosexuals will be the end of the BSA, with the Catholic church, the Mormon church, and several other major churches letting it be known that if they agree to this, they will immediately lose over ONE MILLION Boy Scouts, and any number of church meeting areas.
Likewise, the BSA will lose enormous amounts of money, because their donations will completely dry up, in that liberals are not big on giving to charity, just for the sake of doing so; and corporations are fickle at best, giving only for tax purposes.
On the plus side for the BSA, they will get a bunch of pedophile lawsuits, and any concern for Scouting will go out the window in favor of supporting Democrat politicians. They will have effectively turned the Boy Scouts into a leftist Jugend organization.
If the Scouts lift the ban on queers Obama will be volunteering to be a camp counselor.
Everything that comes out of this man’s mouth is an abomination. I can’t even look at a picture of him or hear his voice because it makes me physically ill.
AT&T are in charge of the pressure. The way I understand it, they,along with Bass Pro Shops and a few others found on an easy google search, are pressuring this withthe threat of withholding money/funding. whoever’s in charge of them is the authority, and, of course BSA who if they wimp out on this are too beholden to financing to be moral leaders.
Big difference. In the military they have to still be discreet or run the risk of getting fragged or blue on blue.
Hmmm... There’s a target on the “freedom to associate” under this regime. Because having the freedom to associate includes the freedom to exclude. *ESPECIALLY* when not excluding puts predator and prey into the same room.
I think that my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life,
The reference to "every institution" almost certainly means churches. Every church that teaches Judeo-Christian morality will be in the feds' crosshairs. Mormans and Catholics will be first, but they will come for all of us. Probably first lose tax exempt status and be sued repeatedly with the collusion of the feds. Arrests for hate crimes may follow.
I am trying to rejoice about this (Matthew 5:11-13), but I am too sad for my son. He loves Scouting, and now that will be gone.
I feel the same way!
The phony news networks gush over the intelligence of this simpleton who regurgitates the most boring nonsense!