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Skip to comments.U.S. Boy Scouts set to end ban on gay members : spokesperson
Posted on 04/19/2013 9:21:58 AM PDT by broken_arrow1
The Boy Scouts of America called to end a long-standing ban on openly gay members, a spokesman said on Friday, but the organization's board must still vote in May on whether to ratify the resolution.
If the vote is approved, "no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone," Deron Smith, the organization's spokesman, told Reuters.
Smith noted that the decision drew from three months of research, surveys and discussions and was "among the most complex and challenging issues facing the BSA and society today." he deliberations over whether to admit openly gay and lesbian members to the Boy Scouts has divided organizers, polarized its corporate and religious sponsors, and placed the group at the center of a nationwide debate over gay rights over the past two years.
"This is a historic change for the Boy Scouts," said Patrick Boyle, whose 1994 book "Scout's Honor" examined sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts of America.
"You have a more than hundred-year-old organization changing what it considered a fundamental belief just a decade ago. That says a lot about the Scouts and a lot about how far the gay rights movement has come in the United States."
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I’ve planned to sign my little boy up for cub scouts next year. Not gonna happen now!
That’s it. My little Tiger scout won’t be coming back next year.
There goes America.
If the Boy Scouts do this, they will be committing suicide.
Didn’t the “Little Rascals” already create the “he-man woman haters club?
Who is on this board? Is this the 1000+ member group or the couple dozen executive group?
Buh-bye, Boy Scouts.
Pity the children whose parents think it’s a good idea to let homosexuals take their little boys off into the woods.
It is not in any way a challenging issue. Does one man’s penis belong in another man’s butt?
No. Biologically ridiculous! There is no natural purpose for it. This doesn’t require deep thought, or study. It is extremely obvious. And if the BSA can’t figure it out, then all moral people need to shun the BSA.
Any parent that allows their sons to join/continue after this is not fit to be a parent.
Very sorry for the majority of the normal, God-fearing, honorable boys. America has failed you.
How do you contact the board? It is not on their site.
Bend over junior, we’ll show you how to make a real knot.
But that's what the homos had in mind all along, isn't it?
Have they selected a SHUT DOWN date??
Don’t see any mention of scout leaders.
Down the slippery slope they go.
From the Gay Revolutionary
Maybe it’s time to consider founding a group that would take the place of the soon-to-be-defunct BSA ... one that is not afraid to take on the queer lobby and stand firm in their values of moral purity and self-discipline.
I firmly believe that the majority of the BSA has honor and is still “morally straight”. I’m very eager to see how we will repel the interlopers.
So what scouting / citizenship / outdoor organization is available for normal people now?
There must be others....