Skip to comments.President Obama, Mitt Romney Agree: Gay Boy Scouts OK
Posted on 08/18/2012 10:33:30 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
President Obama and Mitt Romney have found some new common ground -surprisingly on an issue of gay rights.
Obama today joined Romney in publicly disagreeing with a controversial ban on gay members of the Boy Scouts of America, one of the nations largest and most well-known youth development groups.
The president believes the Boy Scouts is a valuable organization that has helped educate and build character in American boys for more than a century. He also opposes discrimination in all forms, and as such opposes this policy that discriminates on basis of sexual orientation, said White House spokesman Shin Inouye in a statement to the Washington Blade, a LGBT newspaper.
Its the first time Obama, who was named honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America in 2009, has publicly taken a position on the issue.
Romney first voiced support for gay scouts back in 1994 a position that his campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said remains his position today.
I feel that all people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts, regardless of their sexual orientation, Romney said in the video from 1994 recently re-surfaced by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. He added at the time that he supports the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue.
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Last month, the group affirmed its ban on openly gay scouts and leaders after a two-year review of the policy, prompting the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to call on Obama to reconsider his honorary post.
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Romney Gay Boy Scouts Ping!
One cannot LEAD what one does not PRACTICE.
Both of these @$$#0LE’s are queer as a three dollar bill. There is no other explanation.
Does anyone have a picture of Romney throwing like a girl or hanging curtains?
I’m just waiting for either judgment from God on America or an apology from God for destroying Sodom and Gomorrah.
I can’t believe the GOP nominated this faggot.
I for one agree with both of them. I think a Gay boy scout group that is totally separate from Real Boy Scouts is ok. They can have their own organization and merit badges like interior design, hair styling, choreography and the like.
There seems to be a confusion on the issue here.
Homosexual boys, if they so state they are, are not forbidden from being Scouts.
What is forbidden is adult homosexual men in positions of leadership.
We don’t want chickenhawks taking our boys on camping trips.
Here we go again. A Republicrat nominee who agrees more with the Democan nominee than he disagrees. Bush 41, Dole, Bush 43, McCain and now Romney as “standard bearers” who DO NOT represent Conservatives. Much worse, they want our vote, only so they can betray us.
We bemoan the fact that blacks, hispanics and Jews continually vote Democrat. Yet, are Conservatives any different by constantly voting Republican?
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.” Albert Einstein
Your vote and big red lettering also informs us you support gays in the Boy Scouts and ALL that such implies.
Speaking from personal experience.....
I have had a fair number of gay friends. I respected them and their respected me but they new two things. I liked girls and if “they” ever tried to get to familiar with me they would end up with a busted lip.
I never had to take such action.
ON THE OTHER HAND. I do not support Gay Preferences or Gay Marriage.
I can (probably) say that 90+ per cent of my fellow Americans feel the same way as I do, and I am proud of that fact.
The Mild-Mannered Mormon Milquetoast could have just picked up a million votes by saying nothing. This way, the queers still won't vote for him, and a million confused Christians who might not be too bright, will stay on the couch in the trailer instead of coming out to vote.
If I were really convinced you wanted queer scoutmasters Mitt, I wouldn't vote for you either. Ryan, what do YOU think of queer scoutmasters?
Obama voters, if you are confused about queer scoutmasters, check with your local black pastor.
BTW, why don't all the queer wannabe scoutmasters start up the Queer Scouts of America and leave the Boy Scouts alone?
I just don’t know what to say, so I will leave it to Mark Twain
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it. Mark Twain
Well, if Conservatives are not happy, the can vote for Libertarians who want to conserve freedom, Green Party who want to conserve the environment, or any of several other parties such as those with ex-Republicans Goode and Rohmer.
Thwell! Mitt and Mutt can rub their thticks together and thtart a fire.
I stand with the scouts. They see what a Jerry Sandusky can do and yet they are willing to have it happen all over again? No to Obama and No to Romney as far as this is concerned. You are both wrong!
**President Obama, Mitt Romney Agree: Gay Boy Scouts OK**
Absolutely. Faced with the fact that your candidate OK with giving homo/pedos access to children, you type in large red letters that you will vote to empower his views, you damn right I’m sure.
I’m also sure that giving homo/pedos legislated access to young meat (AKA your children) is by no means a conservative or christian value.
Please stay home or don’t vote for Romney.
To me the article is deceptive. Aren’t they taking statements that Romney made in 1994 and saying this is his position today. I did not read any recent comments Romney made regarding homosexual scoutmasters.
Yes, and Romney has stated he’s a-ok with gays adopting children as well.
Makes me want to vomit. I’m so disgusted with the GOP, I just don’t think any words to really express it.
I'm disappointed at Romney's stance on this. But no politician in the world meets all of my criteria for POTUS. There are several politicians that come closer to my ideal than Romney. Unfortunately, they aren't in the running for POTUS.
I feel we have to play with the cards we're dealt. Unless something changes and because my overriding concern is to have my vote truly count towards getting rid of nobama, I find myself reluctantly voting for Romney.
I think that Joseph Smith and Brigham YOung would say why can’t I have plural wives if gays can marry, and I say I want plural husbands, one to mow the lawn, clean the gutters, etc.; one to earn a really good living; and one for fun a games. ;-)
I'm voting FOR weakening the mandate of whichever liberal wins -- every third party vote reduces the popular mandate percentage of the winner. You're voting FOR making liberalism more powerful in both parties, whether you mean to or not.
This is Realville, where you only get to vote "for" and where voting for a liberal guarantees a bad outcome. I'm voting to WEAKEN liberalism. You're voting to make it stronger.
With plenty of room left over.
The country is apparently being run by Homos with AIDS Dementia.
Of the L.G.B.T. group, which letter best describes the limp wristed girly boy Mittens Romney?
I would hope you're not just learning that about Romney.
Romney stands with the Scouts as well. He supports Freedom of Association. Obama is at war with Freedom of Association.
This is psyops from the MSM.
Whats yours at NAMBLA?
How does the fact the BSA has a charter from the Federal Government affect your statement? Does this fall in the same category that ultimately overturned the right of restaurants to choose to serve or not serve people of color?
If he was then that might go a long way to explain his strange twisted desire to have Homosexual Boy Scouts and Homosexual Scoutmasters.
And now you are repeating the process, digging up old Romney articles to once again, save us from our clueless selves.
You're not gonna be happy until we end up with another 4 more years of Obama, are you?
Which also requires polygamy
You've got that right. And one of the cards we have to play is PLURALITY. The last time a liberal was elected president on a plurality, conservatives impeached him; the time before that, they bulldozed him with the Republican Revolution. Pluralities favor conservatives.
Getting rid of "Nobama" is a flawed priority if you are only able to replace him with a Republican who advances all the same things Democrats do, and ROMNEY DOES. To describe Romney as simply "not meeting all criteria" is duplicitous -- in fact and in deed, Romney has ADVANCED every single major liberal agenda. Newt or Cain or Santorum would have required compromise on the part of conservatives; Romney requires absolute surrender. LOOK AT THE MAN'S RECORD.
We CAN and WOULD survive another four years of Obama, especially if he was elected on a plurality -- if he was as powerful as the GOP wants you to believe (fear of Obama is their only argument for voting for a liberal like Romney), then we wouldn't be having this conversation nor elections in 2012.
Vote for a plurality. That's the best hand we've got.
I think we should refer to Mitt Romney as a L.W.G.B.
I am so sick of the homosexual agenda being pushed by L.W.G.B. Rinos like Romney. Where have all the Men gone?
Vote gay, anyday!
When LWGB RINO Romney was asked about Chick fil A he responded that this was not part of his campaign.
But he apparently didn’t hesitate to take a stand in favor of turning Boy Scout camps into homosexual orgy fests.
yeah, boy scouts are not about homosexuality.
i know there are women who think the Catholic church ought to have female priests...but they accept the church’s authority.
i think the same is probably true of Mitt’s attitude.
Tex, you're going to be sad as hell if we end up with 8 years of Romney elected on a landslide and steamrolling thee and me and all other conservatives because of the popular mandate FOR his "progressive brand of Republican -- see, people wanted it, they voted for it in droves!" ABO would be forgotten as fast as you could say "Anybody but Hillary."
Romney is the path of least resistance. Romney is for chicken-hearted conservatives who cower in fear because the GOP tells them to. Romney is for dead fish who go with the flow.
You're not gonna be happy until we end up with the Republican party fully swung to the left, are you?
The Mormon church enrolls about 1/8 of all BSA traditional members. And they have told the BSA that the day they admit openly gay members, the Mormons will take their kids and adults out.
Would you let us see the source for those figures?
You should add a caveat to the poster:
“But, I’ll throw LGBTs under the bus, too, if it serves my purpose at the time.”
They don’t call him Flip Romney for nothing.
Romney is a true believer in the False gods of Mormonism and the false doctrine of Homosexual Normalism.