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Kootenai County sheriff to drop departmentís Boy Scouts charter
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/may/25/kootenai-county-sheriff-drop-departments-boy-scout/ ^

Posted on 05/25/2013 4:14:29 PM PDT by narses

Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger says he’s compelled to drop the department’s Boy Scouts of America charter after the organization opened its ranks to gay Scouts.

Wolfinger said the organization is promoting a lifestyle that’s against Idaho law. The sheriff said he sent a copy of the state law banning sodomy to the Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts, according to the Coeur d’Alene Press.

“It would be inappropriate for the sheriff’s office to sponsor an organization that is promoting a lifestyle that is in violation of state law,” Wolfinger said.

Tim McCandless, CEO of the Inland Northwest Council, said he wanted to speak with Wolfinger before commenting.

“I would encourage you to read the resolution that was passed, however.” McCandless said. “Sodomy is not allowed in scouting and is not an issue in this discussion.”

The organization on Thursday approved a plan to accept gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders. Of the roughly 1,400 voting members of the BSA’s National Council who cast ballots, 61 percent supported the proposal drafted by the governing Executive Committee. The policy change takes effect Jan. 1.

Wolfinger said he’s concerned BSA will eventually lift the ban on gay adult leaders.

“This just opens the door to having openly gay Scout leaders,” he said.

The Inland Northwest Council released a statement Thursday concerning adult leaders: “A change to the current membership policy for adult leaders was not under consideration; thus, the policy for adults remains in place. As the National Executive Committee just completed a lengthy review process, there are no plans for further review on this matter.”

Liberal Scout leaders — while supporting the proposal to accept gay youth — have made clear they want the ban on gay adults lifted as well.

In contrast, conservatives with the Scouts — including some churches that sponsor Scout units — wanted to continue excluding gay youths, in some cases threatening to defect if the ban were lifted.

“While people have different opinions about this policy, we can all agree that kids are better off when they are in Scouting,” McCandless said in a statement on Thursday. “I believe good people can disagree and still work together to accomplish great things for youth.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: gayscouts; homosexualagenda; sourcetitlenoturl
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1 posted on 05/25/2013 4:14:29 PM PDT by narses
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2 posted on 05/25/2013 4:14:44 PM PDT by narses
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To: narses

And so the exodus begins!


3 posted on 05/25/2013 4:15:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I¬ím not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Was this an unwinnable fight? Gay agenda power is pretty high.


4 posted on 05/25/2013 4:19:18 PM PDT by stanne
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To: narses

I am not understanding.

“Tim McCandless, CEO of the Inland Northwest Council, said he wanted to speak with Wolfinger before commenting.

“I would encourage you to read the resolution that was passed, however.” McCandless said. “Sodomy is not allowed in scouting and is not an issue in this discussion.” “

Well, what is the difference between a boy scout and a gay boy scout?

Being gay is what someone does, not what someone is. If sodomy isn’t on the current agenda of a young scout, it will be at some point. That is what being gay is all about.


5 posted on 05/25/2013 4:19:22 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Hopefully.


6 posted on 05/25/2013 4:19:55 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: narses

Did the Boy Scout Leaders hip change their minds or did they get enough ‘fellow-travelers’ installed in leadership positions that they could make this move?


7 posted on 05/25/2013 4:22:05 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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8 posted on 05/25/2013 4:22:09 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yes, the first of many.

It is sad for me as an Eagle Scout and current scout leader to say this, but I think the Boy Scouts of America will be a rump (no pun intended) organization with about a 50-60% decline in membership. It would be very difficult for that organization to sustain itself with all its camps and so forth with that loss of membership


9 posted on 05/25/2013 4:22:40 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: narses
I don't think this is about the BSA or gays. I think it is about marginalizing Christians so that muslims can move forward in our culture without any or with little resistance.

The Boys Scouts are an important cultural force...they condition young Americans for service to their country and their faith.

Kill their faith...kill their service to country.

Very clever of our enemy to know this.

Resist we much.;-)

10 posted on 05/25/2013 4:23:26 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Now they are robbing them of ‘being proud’. Once you lie down w/fleas - you will be itchy forever, you have their taint. Next they will demand pink uniforms and all march in the gay pride parade.


11 posted on 05/25/2013 4:24:54 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Watch for a new badge to be issued.


12 posted on 05/25/2013 4:25:54 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

The “Dirty Sanchez.”


13 posted on 05/25/2013 4:30:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: presently no screen name

Didn’t Elton John do a concert once where he was dressed as a boy scout?


14 posted on 05/25/2013 4:30:12 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

“Watch for a new badge to be issued.”

And you sew it on the rear of your shorts, centered and low.


15 posted on 05/25/2013 4:32:29 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Oh! You are right, didn’t think of that. Let’s all earn a merit badge together!


16 posted on 05/25/2013 4:33:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: narses

chasing members away is the goal of the left.

they want to destroy everything that was stereotypical 1950s American... that’s part of the ‘fundamental change’


17 posted on 05/25/2013 4:33:36 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: presently no screen name
"Once you lie down w/fleas - you will be itchy forever, you have their taint."

Taint is one of their favorite spots they like to share.

18 posted on 05/25/2013 4:33:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: gop4lyf

I don’t know but it does fit in - as he was always ‘scouting for boys’.


19 posted on 05/25/2013 4:36:03 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: narses

BSA has to be punished for what they have done so they know this new direction goes against the very charter of their policies. It is very disrespectful to have just betrayed all of the service from the scout leaders over the years who help to guide this organization with a purpose of character lessons and a good life to God.


20 posted on 05/25/2013 4:36:33 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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