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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....
Sodomy MUST be celebrated in America. The Boy Scouts will be perverted if this is approved.
Please don’t punish your kids for what the leadership is doing.
Why is he speaking as if it’s a foregone conclusion that it will be ratified? What does he know?
First the Girl Scouts were invaded by RADICAL LESBIANS, who control every facet of the Girl Scouts. When you buy a Girl Scout cookie you are supporting abortion in America. Never forget that. Now the queer invasion of the Boy Scouts will mean that the Boy Scouts will effectively disappear from America. Next victory will be the sodomite John Roberts-led Supreme Court ruling that queers can get “married” like anyone else. The end of this world is at hand folks. Get right with the Lord before it’s too late.
Wrong. It says alot about how weak the leaders of the Boys Scout really are to succumb to what is evil. Give them the Boys Scouts - it's better to do that than lose your soul by bowing to evil and being apart of leading young boys into 'their evil beliefs'.
"If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who believe in ME (Truth)--to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea." Mark 9:24
Take note, Mr. Smith, et al! Deron Smith, the organization's spokesman
For all of you that protest, this is still America. Don’t give up, start your own organization. Freedom of Association is still an absolute right not subject to political correctness.
Well, another American standard has been destroyed by feminism. When men lost control of government and the scouts, this was to become the end result.
I think God that I was born in the 50’s and was raised to be a man and girls were raised to be women....and there was no blurring of the lines of what men did and what women did.
The Democrats (as a whole) are totally responsible for the total destruction of morality in America.
ie the end of the BSA.
Farewell, you were created in a better America that no longer exists.
Follow the money, folks. That’s what’s at work here.
Never forget, money rules the world, no matter what else might seem to be.
It's not about punishing kids. It's about keeping them away from sodomites within their ranks. BSA was once a safe place for boys to learn important life lessons. Just as school used to be the safest place for kids until they were over-run with gang members and drug dealers.
Theo, if you read the executive summary, you are absolutely correct. 61% of Boy Scout leaders support the current policy. 70 some % of Charter Organizations do too.
I’m still proud to be a Scout leader but if it goes through, we’ve got some serious deciding to do. I’m peripherally involved with a loose confederation of BSA leaders working on a plan.
My boys are out of the program. Too bad.
Notice how the Boy Scouts are changing policy based on cultural trends rather than remaining unchanged based on absolute moral principles (which dont change). This is a sell out to liberalism and relativism.
It’s not punishment it’s protection.
If the Boy Scouts make this concession to the perverts I will no longer donate and will burn my 1960’s era uniform in silence.
Please exercise a bit of patience and make sure all the facts are in before you give up on the BSA. Just look at all the erroneous reporting and politically driven drivel that is called news these days.
I went to a high school event last year.
There was one girl, wearing a sweater vest and tie, with short hair - trying to be a guy.
And there were two boys trying their best to be flamboyant and gay.
Its ‘cool’ to be gay now. :(
Always doing the right thing is better for the person in the long run. In everything we have to make decisions and some harder than most. If they are too weak to fight - they are better to disband what is good rather than allowing evil to infiltrate what is good and then have to be apart of it.
the decision drew from three months of research, surveys and discussions
This is the start of where they went wrong! Thinking "they" had to discuss anything when God has already spoken and said homosexuality is an abomination to HIM!!
And then He gave them a hint...For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55
So Mr. Smith the vote is really a vote for either God or evil. Who will the Boy Scouts leaders individually vote for - God or evil? And to even make a vote available says alot about the leaders - they became so low, so deceived to even think there should be a vote/choice. Burn the "Scouts Honor" if you now, as leaders, you have to vote on it - you faithless wimpy bunch. Shut it down before allowing evil in! Show you really do believe in HONOR!
“no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone,” - if true, I hope the “alone” means they will still be denied if they have engaged in homosexual CONDUCT.
But to be clear, I also think boys who are openly engaged in sex with girls should also be removed from the scouts.
At least, no scout should be allowed to remain if they have sex with another scout, male or female.
Methinks you don't understand the situation here. What ‘the leadership is doing’ will have far-reaching effects that makes every boy vulnerable to the urges and whims of the homosexuals, not to mention the likelihood of indoctrination.
Once a boy is traumatized from the perversion of homosexual sex it's too late; the damage has been done.
I donated every year for about the last 8 years but no more.
Let the gays give them money.
Scouts may give in to homosexual activists
Might as well close it down so that other people with more courage can create another organization.
If this happens, a new organization, a “Heritage Scouts of America” will need to be formed.
So do I! Repel them by casting them out - anyone who votes to allow 'it'/evil in' as they have no honor! Or those with honor - vote to disband the organization.
That's the idea. Get boys at the age that they think girls have cooties and convince them it means they're gay before they have a chance to grow out of the woman-hating stage.
It means the end of the Scouts, really. After what we Catholics have experienced, I wouldn’t even consider putting my kid in a situation that is tolerant of homosexuals being around my kids. Sorry, not playing.
Or gender fluid. I flipped on MTV one day and there was a teenage girl who a year before decided she wanted to be a boy and started taking testosterone. After a year she decided she wanted to be a girl after all and stopped taking me hormones but still had a beard. So she had to go to a laser dermatologist to get the beard removed. The last scene was her standing in the kitchen with her mom who was saying if she changed her mind again she did not think she would be able to support it. The girl said she did not understand why her mother would not support her exploring her gender expression.