Skip to comments.Boy Scouts Must Reconcile Gay Issue
Posted on 02/11/2013 12:44:49 PM PST by MacNaughton
The bosses of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) surprised everyone this week by postponing their decision on whether to allow gay leaders and gay scouts to join their ranks.
If the BSA's long-standing ban on gays is lifted by national officials in May, the choice to admit gays may be left to local Boy Scout chapters as it should be.
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The info I have been reading all agree that homosexuals (<3% of the total population) commit 20-33% of the child molestations. I have to disagree with Michael Reagan when he declares that homosexuality and pedophilia do not intersect.
Two key points have leaked out regarding the BSA National Executive Board's cluster-flop performance regarding adopting the "local option."
1. Constitutional lawyers informed BSA national that they would probably not win the next SCOTUS case on this issue and that the last case (Dale vs. BSA, 2000) was a 5 to 4 decision, which could have gone the other way.
2. BSA has usurped for many years the Chartered Organization's ability to select and approve their own leadership as they see fit and not as the BSA sees fit. (Violation of BSA's "Declaration of Religious Principles")
There is a lot of talk going on among veteran volunteer scouters in blue states who advocate that BSA should be restructered, i.e., keep BSA national but provide seperate scouting programs for e.g., BSA-orthdox, BSA-diversity, and Exploring. Afterall, Mormon troops have been reserving a designated Mormon week at council summer camps for at least 10 years. Plus, a commonly cited example is Germany where there are currently ~150 different scouting associations. The BSA-diversity charter institutions, primarily churches would include ...
United Church of Christ
Disciples of Christ - The Christian Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Presbyterian Church in the USA
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Alliance of Baptists
American Baptist Church
Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
About 69% of all unit charters are held by religious denominations. The BSA-diversity churches listed above, with the exceptions of the ELCA and PCUSA, make up a minority of the chartered units.
The bigger problems come with the UMC (Methodist) and LDS (Mormon) churches. It is hard to read where the UMC will come down on this. They are holding their cards close to their chest regarding the "local option". In DEC 2012, the LDS church showed signs on their web-site that their resolve against homosexuals in their scouting units may be wavering. The current BSA (volunteer) president, Wayne Perry, is a life-long Mormon. The LDS church leads all denominations in the numbmer of units chartered and scouts registered. The UMC is 2nd and the RCC is 3rd.
I really hope they don’t cave. If ever this country needs strong moral guidance for our boys and girls it’s now.
“as it should be”
Reagan is an idiot.
teach th eyoung that beliefs, morals, and integrity are subject to popular opinion. ye that’s scuting today
Just say no.....I wouldn’t want one camping with my sons. They’re ALL predators. How do you think they uphold their population??
1. They had problems with the disease-ridden boy-rapers in the past.
2. They don't want problems with disease-ridden boy-rapers now.
Where's the issue?
If the BSA does not stand up for their own principals then why should the rest of us support them? What would they be? Just another tool for the sodomites to gain early access to young boys?
This should be a line in the sand for the BSA but I have a gut feeling they will, like all too many others, cave under the sodomites pressure exerted by their propaganda arm in the MSM.
So from this we can tell that in cases where the pervert could harm children, the BSA got rid of him
When it comes to dealing with the sexual abuse of children, they've always chosen to protect their own institutions instead of protecting children.
This assertion is proven incorrect by the previous paragraph. Reagan should read his own text; he'd figure out that he is flat wrong on this issue.
What are they going to do...isolate the homosexual Scouts at the big Jamboree they hold every year? These sick people can’t establish their own group. No, they have to flaunt their mental illness in the faces of normal people at every opportunity.
“Boy Scouts Must Reconcile Gay Issue “
They did. It is a lifestyle that doesn’t fit with the charter and oath.
Done and done
“...and the free exercise thereof,...”
Might as well say that we must reconcile with the burglar who wishes to invade our home.
If they did create their own gay scouting organization ("Rainbow Scouts" or whatever), it wouldn't stop them from trying to infiltrate the Boy Scouts. For example, the Olympics allows openly gay athletes, but that doesn't stop the gays from hosting their own "Gay Games" every year. I discussed this with a gay dude and he didn't see any problem with it, pointed out they still have "Miss Black America" pageants even though the last two winners of Miss America pageant were black. Apparently if you claim you're oppressed, you not only get your own organization but you get to take over people's.
Why don’t they form the Flaming Scouts?
They can get to together and listen to show tunes, Barbara Steisand and Judy Garland records.
Make center pieces and kavetch about the worst dressed women at the Oscars.
Times may change, but people don’t.
They should take the exact same stance they took when the organization was founded.
The head shed cannot do much without willing member organizations. They teach that class in Community Organization 101.
Reagan needs to go to the dictionary to look up the definition of pedophilia.