OCT 1994 While running for the U.S. Senate in MA, Republican Mitt Romney debated incumbent Sen. Ted Kennedy (D). Romney said that homosexuals should be allowed to serve as Boy Scout leaders. At the time he served on the national (volunteer) executive board of directors (NEB) of the BSA. His church, the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, adopted the BSA program as its official male youth program in 1913. LDS Church doctrine condemned homosexual activity as sinful. His 3 younger sons earned the Eagle Scout rank.
DEC 2000 The 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Committee, under Mitt Romneys leadership, banned local Boy Scouts from helping at the Olympics games in FEB 2002. Romneys spokesman, Caroline Shaw, justified the decision based upon Olympic rules which barred youth under the age of 18. This rule evidently was not in effect 4 years earlier at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA, where scouts from the Atlanta Area Council were heavily involved in Olympic activities. Adult scouters could help at the Salt Lake Games but not while wearing their BSA uniforms. Romney declined to speak with all BSA representatives.
8/05/2012 - A spokeswoman for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Andrea Saul, wrote in an e-mail to the press that Romneys 1994 public support of homosexuals in scouitng remained his position today.
And now for a blast from past ...
BUSH IN BED WITH HOMOSEXUALS?
by Chuck Baldwin
April 23, 2002
By now, we have a clear record on the Bush administration in regard to homosexuality. The record reveals that President Bush is more than sympathetic to the homosexual agenda. One could even argue that Bush has become (or always was) a proud promoter of that agenda. Here is the record; you judge for yourself.
1. Candidate George W. Bush appointed four openly homosexual, gay-rights advocates to his presidential campaign steering committee. According to the homosexual group, Log Cabin Republicans, "scores" of Bush state steering committee members and campaign volunteers were homosexuals.
2. Perhaps this explains why hundreds of homosexuals gathered in Washington, D.C., last weekend to "celebrate the achievements and leadership of George W. Bush." It also helps to explain why Rich Tafel, executive director of Log Cabin Republicans, said, "We want the country to know that we are behind our president and administration."
3. On Dec. 21, 2001, President Bush signed a historic bill, which "for the first time allows the District of Columbia government to fund a program that will give domestic partners of city employees access to health benefits." Remember, Bush insisted that openly homosexual Congressman Jim Kolbe of Arizona be given a prominent speaking role at the Republican National Convention. It was Kolbe who introduced the amendment lifting the ban on gay partner benefits in D.C.
4. Bush named Scot Evertz, a prominent homosexual activist, to head the White House AIDS office even though he had absolutely no experience dealing with public health issues.
5. Bush appointed another homosexual activist, Donald Cappoccia, to the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts.
6. Bush appointed openly homosexual, Michael Guest, as Ambassador to Romania. Since then, Bush has decided to leave in place a Clinton policy that calls for supporting the "unmarried partners" of U.S. Foreign Service workers. This allows Guest's live-in lover to live in the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest and allows him to join Guest at official embassy functions.
7. Bush presided over the appointment of homosexual activist, Stephen Herbits, to oversee the choice of civilian personnel at the Pentagon.
8. Bush has not reversed a single pro-homosexual policy instituted by former president Bill Clinton. Not even one!
9. The Bush administration posted a job for what is called a "gay and lesbian program specialist" at the Department of Agriculture.
10. Bush appointed the ardently pro-homosexual Governor of Massachussetts, Paul Cellucci, as U.S. Ambassador to Canada.
11. Bush appointed Lewis Eisenberg to become the new GOP chief fundraiser. Eisenberg has a long history of supporting pro-homosexual and pro-abortion candidates.
12. Just yesterday, The Washington Times reported, "The Bush administration has joined European delegates to an upcoming U.N. summit on children in moving to recognize families 'in various forms,' including unmarried cohabiting couples and homosexual partners."
Concerned Women for America http://www.cwfa.org/ is so concerned that it recently released a statement saying, "President George Bush is just another Bill Clinton on the homosexual-rights issue." Perhaps Log Cabin spokesman, Rich Tafel, best summarized the situation. He said, "He [Bush] has a vision of a different Republican Party." If homosexual activists such as Tafel can see the real George W. Bush, why cannot Christian conservatives?
And since this column by Chuck Baldwin ...
2005-2006 Ken Mehlman served as the chairman of the Republican National Committee.
8/26/2010 - Mehlman came out as homosexual, making him 1 of the most prominent openly homosexual figures in the Republican Party. Mehlman says he "beat back efforts to attack same-sex marriage" in private discussions with GOP officials knowing, of course, that Bush strategist Karl Rove "had been working with Republicans to make sure that anti-gay initiatives and referenda would appear on November ballots in 2004 and 2006" to help the party. Mehlman adds that he "'really wished' he had come to terms with his sexual orientation earlier, 'so I could have worked against [the Federal Marriage Amendment]' and 'reached out to the gay community in the way I reached out to African Americans.'"
Excellent post and source, thanks.