Skip to comments.MITT ROMNEY: GAY PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SERVE IN BOY SCOUTS
Posted on 04/26/2012 11:40:58 AM PDT by DesertRenegade
As support for gay mom and former Boy Scout troop leader Jennifer Tyrrell contines to pour in from across America, it's important to reflect on those who have been saying all along that moms like Jen should be allowed in the Boy Scouts. Including Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who said in a 1994 debate:
I believe that the Boy Scouts of America does a wonderful service for this country. I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.
Romney was a member of Boy Scouts of America's National Executive Board at the time. Romney's belief that "all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts," echoes the opinion of over 146,000 People who have joined Jennifer's Change.org action calling on the Boy Scouts of America to end its long history of discrimination against LGBT people. Tyrrell was ousted as scout leader of her 7-year-old sons Boy Scouts troop simply because shes gay.
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Private individuals and private organizations should be able to make those decisions without government interference. However, if I had any doubts, the simple fact that Romney made an announcement would push me in the other direction.
just like Kagan and Sotomayor, right???
then think postpartum abortions(infanticide), coming soon.
"I believe that the Boy Scouts of America does a wonderful service for this country. I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue."
And during his stint as Governor, as bad as it was, he never tried to force the Boy Scouts in Mass. to my knowledge (and please point me to references and cocumentation to the contray if I am wrong) to accept or change what it is the BSA as an organization has decided.
I diagree completely with his own perosnal feeling on ths issue...I would never support or personally feel that any gays should serve in any capacity with the scouts or any other youth group. People who are gay are sick...the lifestyle is sick...and that should be no surprise given God's word on the matter.
It is immoral, and every statistic shows how unhealthy it is (physically, mentally and emotionally) for the people so involved.
Romney has openly stated that he supports the right for the Boy Scouts to make their own choice and has never used his position to force anything different.
We cannot say the same is, or will be true for Obama.
And, as I stated, my support throughout these primaries has been for Sarah, Cain, Santorum, and then Newt, in that order.
Told ya a long time ago that Rumbutt was against the Boy Scouts.
Boy Scout Ping latter tonight.
You’re right, Rita. I’m going to just do what I know is right and trust God for the rest, as you say. He’ll take care of His own. Besides, He’s already pre-ordained the winner.
LOL, I’m getting a few of those Freepmails, as well.
Her 7 year old would be a cub scout not a boy scout!
Her 7 year old would be a cub scout not a boy scout!
This is misleading. Romney pretty much acknowleges being a social liberal in 1994.
The question is: what does he think today? Has anyone asked him? And can we believe him?
Coulter endorses Mutt.
Mutt owes Coulter.
To me, this could easily read as saying kids working their way up through Scouts shouldn't be excluded and he is right about that.
It would be good to get clarification from him, but I think it is a stretch at this point to imply that he wants the Scouts to change their policy about not having homosexual Scout Masters. He clearly says that "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue."
“Courage?” Romney’s been trying to buy the presidency for how many years now? Sorry, it’s nothing to do with courage; it’s about power for this guy.
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When he saved the Olympics he banned the Boy Scouts, so this should not be a surprise.
I didn't see where Romney was saying anything about homosexual Scout leaders. If he supported that, I would definitely have and issue with him. I DO NOT want my kids in the woods with a homosexual. In particular, I especially don't want them in the woods with one who has leadership or authority over them. The girl scouts caved on this and have lesbian leaders. They are a real mess and I know a lot of families who do not put their daughters in girl scouts because of that.
Is he talking about the boys coming up through scouts, or is he talking about scout master positions? There is a significant difference.
Not sure but it may have affected Drudge Report.
It’s a great day for Scouting, SR. Thanks for all you do.
They just have to pay the price, remember the Olympics? Thought so.