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Boy Scouts, Chick-fil-A Prosper Despite Left’s Hateful Attacks
Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2012 | Robert Knight

Posted on 08/07/2012 3:14:01 PM PDT by Kaslin

Twelve years ago, Bryant Gumbel called me an (expletive) idiot on CBS’s “The Early Show” for defending the Boy Scouts after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed their right to uphold moral standards for leaders and members.

Whether or not you agree with his unvarnished assessment, I’d like to think that most people would think he crossed a line.

Though he was caught on camera saying it, CBS denied it. Years later, Mr. Gumbel himself smugly confirmed it. This is what liberals mean when they lecture us about keeping a civil tone.

A couple of weeks ago, on July 17, the Scouts released a two-year study whose conclusion was that it’s still not a good idea to put males who sexually desire other males into the Scouts as either role models or members. The report followed the dismissal in April of an out lesbian Cub Scout leader.

As in June 2000, liberals exploded in outrage, with the media leading the charge.

“Once again CNN is cheerleading the fight for gay rights, this time within the Boy Scouts,” Media Research Center’s Matt Hadro reported on July 18. “An effusive Starting Point panel welcomed gay activist Zach Wahls on Wednesday and celebrated his cause of pushing the Boy Scouts towards acceptance of openly-gay scouts and leaders.

“Wahls is no stranger to CNN, as back in May he was lauded as a ‘very powerful’ activist during a soft interview. On Wednesday, the CNN panel oozed admiration for him. ‘I'm a big fan. I've followed you for a little while,’ Starting Point regular Margaret Hoover told him. ‘You're a wonderful spokesman for the effort for equality.’”

Ms. Hoover is the media’s idea of a “conservative.”

Later that day, as Mr. Hadro reported, “anchor Don Lemon gave the sappiest of interviews to former Cub Scout den leader and lesbian Jennifer Tyrell, booted from the organization because she is openly-gay. Lemon asked saccharine questions like ‘You doing okay?’ and ‘do you feel disrespected?’ and ‘You sound a little sort of downtrodden.’ … Unsurprisingly, no guest was brought on to defend the Boy Scouts.”

Over on NBClatino.com, blogger Esther J. Cepeda opined that, “It’s obvious that the decision to treat gays as unfit for membership in an organization that seeks to instill loyalty, friendliness and bravery in their young charges is far from, in the words of the Scout oath, morally straight. But it’s their rope, and it’s up to the Boy Scouts to decide whether to use it as a lifeline or a noose.”

I don’t think it’s hard to figure out which sort of knot that many in the media would like to use on the Boy Scouts.

America got another taste of liberal intolerance and insanity this past couple of weeks when homosexual activists and Democrat mayors of several big cities erupted over Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s support of marriage. Mr. Cathy said in an interview published by the Baptist Press that he and his company believe that God created marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The company donates to pro-family organizations that progressives reflexively label as “hate groups.”

Led by CNN, the media portrayed Mr. Cathy’s remarks as an attack on gay marriage, even though Mr. Cathy discussed what marriage is, not what it isn’t.

The good news is that Mike Huckabee’s call for pro-family Americans and free speech lovers to observe Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day on August 1 was a smash, with long lines around the fast-food stores. Since Chick-fil-A is privately owned, sales figures are unavailable, but they went to the moon and back. That should more than offset any boycott or in-your-face “Kiss-In.”

It would be nice if Americans similarly rose somehow to the defense of the Boy Scouts. In a July 31 Wall Street Journal column, “A Century of Eagle Scouts,” Michael S. Malone, author of the new book Four Percent, provides a wonderful reminder of how much the Scouts, founded in 1910, have accomplished and given back.

Of “more than 115 million boys who have passed through the Boy Scouts of America in the last 102 years,” about “two million have become Eagle Scouts,” Malone writes.

“Since the mid-1960s, all Eagle candidates are required, beyond earning the traditional 21 merit badges, to devise, plan, execute and manage a community-service project. … it was only recently that the National Eagle Scout Association decided to look beyond the anecdotal and tally up all of the Eagle service projects ever done. It came to the jaw-dropping total of more than 100 million hours of service. Eagle Scouts are adding more than three million more hours each year.”

Let’s recap: Chick-fil-A serves millions of delicious, nutritious chicken meals, unabashedly embraces Christianity and gives back to communities in numerous ways through its Winshape Foundation. The Boy Scouts train millions of boys in practical skills and the more important value of what it means to be a man.

No wonder the Left has declared war on them. They know the enemy when they see it.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: bsa; chickfila; culturewars; decisiontime; homosexualagenda; lineinthesand; romney; romneyevades; romneynotmentioned

1 posted on 08/07/2012 3:14:06 PM PDT by Kaslin
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2 posted on 08/07/2012 3:16:25 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: Kaslin
Mr. RomneyCARE was unable to embrace the values of EITHER.

After all, he had already decimated both indirectly.

3 posted on 08/07/2012 3:21:41 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: musicman
This must make ObaMao very sad.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 3:24:31 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SandRat; wagglebee

Another twofer...

Scout ping to SandRat.

Homo agenda ping to wagglebee.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 3:24:36 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Kaslin; matt04; smoothsailing; LibertyRocks; Cyber Liberty



"But I tried my best!! Gave up my job and my teaching position, to boot!!"

6 posted on 08/07/2012 3:28:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin
Mr. Cathy said in an interview published by the Baptist Press that he and his company believe that God created marriage as the union of a man and a woman . . . Let’s recap: Chick-fil-A serves millions of delicious, nutritious chicken meals, unabashedly embraces Christianity and gives back to communities in numerous ways through its Winshape Foundation. The Boy Scouts train millions of boys in practical skills and the more important value of what it means to be a man.

Amusingly, Mr. Cathy's position is exactly the same as Barack Obama's recent position (held by the former US Senator until Obama's evolution in May of 2012). When Obama held those beliefs, Obama was the "smartest man alive" and "perfect in every way". When a Christian expresses the same views, it's "bigoted hate speech" that justifies exclusion from Boston and Chicago and nationwide protests. The protests fizzled, but the far left still pretends that Cathy was out of touch with America and the new morality.

7 posted on 08/07/2012 3:31:42 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

Good!


8 posted on 08/07/2012 3:37:00 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; wisconsinconservative; AFPhys; ...

Scout ping


9 posted on 08/07/2012 3:39:36 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Pollster1
Remember John F Kerry (do I mention I served in Vietnam)I was for it before I was against it.

Or something like that?

10 posted on 08/07/2012 3:42:53 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

“Let’s recap: Chick-fil-A serves millions of delicious, nutritious chicken meals, unabashedly embraces Christianity and gives back to communities in numerous ways through its Winshape Foundation. The Boy Scouts train millions of boys in practical skills and the more important value of what it means to be a man.

No wonder the Left has declared war on them. They know the enemy when they see it.”

This says it all.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 3:53:01 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Diogenesis

Can you provide support for your assertions?

All the quotes I’ve seen include Romney saying that the BSA should make the final decisions re: homos.


12 posted on 08/07/2012 4:00:38 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: scottjewell

It does indeed


13 posted on 08/07/2012 4:01:58 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Why he brings Mitt Romney up is beyond me. Mitt Romney is not even mentioned in it


14 posted on 08/07/2012 4:08:38 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: F15Eagle

15 posted on 08/07/2012 4:12:07 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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16 posted on 08/07/2012 4:30:01 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Kaslin

Anybody have a clip of this Bryant Gumbel attack?

Seems like a good one for Breitbart and similar.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 4:58:49 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle
I found this

Gumbel vulgarity

18 posted on 08/07/2012 5:11:25 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

You want Gov. Christie as your tail gunner, not your co-pilot.....


19 posted on 08/07/2012 5:30:37 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

I would think so


20 posted on 08/07/2012 5:32:48 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Heard an interview from a major leader of the scouts organization. He put it simply, we don't talk about sex to these cub scouts or the older boy scouts. He said, we are dealing with 5 and 6 year olds, we don't even talk about hetero sex. We teach them about duty, honor and loyalty, sex is not now or ever will be in our education of scouts.

Do "they" (the homosexuals and the press) think we are so stupid to not know the real reason these reprobates want in the the cub scouts its to "do" the boys. It kinda reminds me of Sodom and Gormorrah, when the men of the city came to Lot demanding he hand over the angels that had come to warn Lot of the impending doom. He offered his virgin daughters instead, the men of the city did not want virgin girls they wanted the good looking men.

Now we are hate mongers cause we won't bow down and worship the idol of homosexuality. America is on its way to utter destruction if we as Christians cave.

21 posted on 08/07/2012 5:40:44 PM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: All
Two weeks ago I did not know the place existed. From now on I will make sure to visit it at least twice a month or more often if possible.

The owner of this outfit is a COURAGEOUS man! in today's world and it must be supported.

22 posted on 08/07/2012 5:40:49 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: Kaslin

Just got back from Chick-fil-A. Damn, those nuggets are tasty with honey mustard sauce!


23 posted on 08/07/2012 7:37:26 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.
You want Gov. Christie as your tail gunner, not your co-pilot.....

I'd throw out some ballast before putting him back there.

24 posted on 08/07/2012 7:40:01 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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