Skip to comments.Mitt Romney Comes Out in Support of Homosexual Boy Scout Leaders, Members
Posted on 08/07/2012 6:36:10 AM PDT by xzins
A spokesperson for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has advised that the former Massachusetts governor disagrees with the Boy Scouts current policy prohibiting open homosexuals from serving as members and leaders.
According to The Associated Press, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told the news outlet in an email that Romney still stands by his beliefs that homosexual men should be able to serve in the organization. She specifically noted that Romney had outlined his views in 1994 during a political debate, and that his stance has not changed.
I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue, Romney stated during the debate. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.
As previously reported, last month, the Boy Scouts of America issued a statement reaffirming its policy prohibiting open homosexuals from joining the organization.
The committees work and conclusion is that this policy reflects the beliefs and perspectives of the BSAs members, thereby allowing Scouting to remain focused on its mission and the work it is doing to serve more youth, the statement said. The review included forthright and candid conversation and extensive research and evaluations both from within Scouting and from outside of the organization.
The decision to reiterate and reaffirm the Scouts current policy followed two years of deliberations from an eleven-member committee comprised of Boy Scout executives and other volunteers who represented a diversity of perspectives and opinions.
When all was said and done, the committee concluded that the restriction served as the best policy for the Boy Scouts.
The current policy reads, While the BSA does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.
Mitt Romney also recently reiterated his support for homosexual adoption. This past May, in an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox News, he explained that while he is against the concept of homosexual marriage, he does believe that homosexual couples should be able to adopt children.
[I]f two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child, in my state, individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, thats something that people have a right to do, Romney outlined. But, to call that marriage is something that in my view is a departure from the real meaning of that word.
He had first outlined his position on the matter in 1996 while talking to CNNs Wolf Blitzer.
Well, they are able to adopt children, he said. Im not going to change that.
Prior to Saul serving as Romneys press secretary, Richard Grenell, an open homosexual, filled the position.
With which waffle of Mitt's do you agree.
A significant percentage go after any kid they can get ahold of, regardless of the sex. There are women who abuse both little girls and little boys, as well as men who do the same.
Some perverts are fixated on control, or despoiling purity, or orgasms rather than the bodies of their victims.
What is true, however, is that an adult who is not sexually attracted to any but the opposite sex are generally safer around kids of their own gender.
I guess we will all just have to vote for Virgil to teach those nasty wepublicans a lesson.
Your crap is getting tiresome. Give it a rest.
Very good points: he covers both bases, like the moderate
he is. It is important at this point NOT to let issues like
this become top-heavy and get demagogued into allowing Team
Obama to gain the upper hand in the “Social Issues” realm.
You’ve got to pick your battles. I have no doubt Romney really believes what he is quoted as believing, and he’s managed to cover both bases “without even trying”.
He believes in the rule of law and in letting the voters decide.
Romney: "One-hundred-and-seventy-thousand citizens followed our Constitution's process to petition government. They followed the prescribed process to place an item of importance before the voters. They asked for democracy.
"But today, by effectively avoiding the constitutionally required vote on same-sex marriage, 109 legislators disgraced their oath of office. Each of them swore to follow the Constitution. The Constitution plainly states that when a qualified petition is placed before them, they 'shall' vote. By not voting, we have witnessed the triumph of arrogance over democracy. Whether or not you favor same-sex marriage, you should be very concerned that the rule of law and the sovereignty of the people have been trampled."
Editorial: Marriage fiat in Massachusetts The Washington Times Published November 11, 2006
If I were able to pick an ideal candidate, neither of the two on offer would make my list.
However, out of the two VIABLE candidates, Obama, with his unabashed contempt for the rule of law, is clearly the greater threat to our nation. Romney believes in following the law; Obama rules by his own personal fiat tool - the executive order.
It is an incontrovertible statement. A female pedophile is not, after all, a male. A male who has sex with a male IS a homosexual ~ the condition is defined by the act.
But, they are your only choice if you don’t want to support someone who stands up for things you abhor, that are against nature itself, that are against Nature’s God.
Thanks for the ping!
He will tell you anything he thinks you will believe that he said ~ and walk away and do what he said he was going to do anyway.
The man is a pathological liar, and probably bi-sexual, based on what he has said and has said recently, and will probably be saying somewhere today.
Mitt Romney did not ask my permission to come out in support of homosexual boy scout leaders and members. He did that all on his own.
Nor did he ask my permission to say of the 1st amendment speech and religious freedom, Chick-fil-A case, that it was not part of his campaign.
I don't have to make this stuff up, smm, Mitt's the source of it all.
Why blame me? All I did was post it.
The Republican candidate is still anywhere from 2 million to 6 million voters short.
He raised taxes on the blind. Somebody called it a “fee” and he jumped on doing that like a bedbug on your leg.
What Romney said is he doesn't care of pedophiles serve as Boy Scout leaders.
According to who or what?
But I wouldn’t want him on the Troop Board ~ nor would I trust this dude on camping trips. He’d be the kind of parent we’d want to stay home and away from our Boy Scout troop.
I'll type it again.
I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.
So...Romney thinks it’s OK for my Grandmother to join the BSA?
The republicans will not displace Mitt. In fact, they must WANT to rebrand their party as a liberal-moderate party, home of the gay agenda, endless spending, and big government. They must WANT to get rid of those pesky conservatives.
Or they want to lose.
Nonetheless, there will be conservatives on the ballot in Michigan. You will have a choice.