Skip to comments.Boy Scouts asking for input on gay membership
Posted on 03/11/2013 7:38:38 PM PDT by Morgana
IRVING, TX, March 11, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) The Boy Scouts of America are asking for citizens across the country to express their opinion about the BSA's policy barring open homosexuals from joining the group as members or scoutmasters.
In a tiny link at the top of their website, the Scouts announced their review of the policy. A second link simply asks readers, Share your feedback.
Last July, the 100-year-old outdoor group announced it would maintain its moral standards for members and leaders. However, in January the national scouting organization bowed to pressure to reconsider the policy.
A decision was expected last month. However, roughly 20 percent of the youth members' councils asked for the decision to be delayed until May, when 1,400 members can vote at their upcoming meeting in Grapevine, Texas.
The BSA issued a statement at the time saying due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy."
Prominent figures have already weighed in on the ban's future. Texas Gov. Rick Perry weighed in for scouting tradition. Texas Gov. Rick Perry weighed in for scouting tradition.
Texas Governor Rick Perry, himself an Eagle Scout, stated that he hopes Scout leaders will follow their historic position of keeping the Scouts strongly supportive of the values that make scouting this very important and impactful organization.
More than 60 prominent Texas state lawmakers, including U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant, added their support last week, signing a statement calling on the Scouts to maintain the scouting tradition for future generations.
Capitulating to the liberal social agenda not only undermines the very principles of scouting, but sets the stage for the erosion of an organization that has defined the American experience for generations of young men, they write. We urge you to protect all that scouting has been, and all that it can remain.
Those who favor repealing the ban have also not been hesitant to make their views known.
In addition to homosexual lobbying groups, high-profile figures have called for the repeal of the ban on open homosexuality for scoutmasters and members. It was one of the issues that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney agreed on in the 2012 presidential race.
The heritage of scouting was so important to the body's executive leadership that the Boy Scouts won a 5-4 Supreme Court decision recognizing the right of private organizations to determine their own membership policies in 2000.
Trail mix ping.
Done! Just say no to the sodomy lobby. I don’t need this brain damage...
Those are issues I cannot (and utterly refuse to) “Stand with Rand” upon.
Becomes problematic putting one’s faith in a man; reminds me of Jeremiah 17:5 when FR starts seeing cheerleaders of certain politicians, with all due respect to everyone.
“Please FReepers give them your opinion!”
As an Eagle Scout my opinion is: If the organization has to ask, it has already lost its way. There must be core values that cannot be compromised. If compromising the core values is even under consideration, the organization is dead.
Not a prayer!
If they have to put their finger in the air, they're already toast, as far as I'm concerned.
Ethics, morals, patriotism and self-reliance are not determined by a popularity poll, in a society seriously infected by perverts and their growing army of supporters.
Gay? not so much.
Seriously, does there need to be discussion of this at all? This is how the BSA will spin their ultimate decision to allow homosexuals to prey on young children: “Well, we listened to everyone so this is a public decision supported by the majority.”
So much for being clean.
Rule One: No Poofters.
The Boy Scouts should not have gay scoutmasters for the same reason why we should have straight male leaders of girl scouts that aren’t the dads. Too much potential trouble.
Carry a knife (Be Prepared!).
And then their membership will drop by 50% as happened in Canada.
On the subject, is this commercial from Hertz pushing the agenda, or am I reading it wrong.
I know there is an alternative for the lesbian-run Girl Scouts called the American Heritage Girls but is there an alternative to the Boy Scouts?
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent. "
I'd guess that Bammy is not a Boy Scout.
I had to look that term up.
Andrew Dice Clay - They don’t know if they wanna be called gays, fairies, homosexuals. I call ‘em (rooster) suckers! I think that about spells it out.
Fantastic point. As an assistant girl scout leader, I was not allowed to even have MY OWN daughter in a tent with me.
Now they want homosexual men to go out into the woods overnight with little boys? Sick sick sick.
If 1000 homosexual men went into the woods overnight with little boys
If 1000 heterosexual men went into the woods overnight with little boys
Does anyone on this planet really think there would be no difference in the chance of a molestation between the two groups? It defies common sense and reason.
What a disaster if they cave on this!
I was a Boy Scout, my son is an Eagle Scout.
I do not think scouting is sexual.
My son, who was declared by his Sgt. Major, to be the smartest man in the Army was not the most popular kid in his class, but his peers in the scouts made him his reluctant choice for their patrol and Sr. patrol leader. He was kind of a geek, but I don’t think his behavior was a sexual thing.
My wife designates all of her United Way contributions to the Boy Scouts. I bought two packages of Scout Fair tickets today. If the Boy Scouts seek to normalize homosexual behavior, our family will not support scouting.
Chances are they know what will happen if they allow homos. I bet they are just trying to get a rough estimate of exactly how much money/scouts they will lose if they do this. Maybe money will be a primary factor in what keeps BSA the same as always. They are also not figuring in how much insurance rates will go up/triple after kids start getting molested.