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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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.
It’s the Scoutmasters that’s the concern.
It's like the old Bugs Bunny cartoon with Yosemite Sam on the diving board. Bugs inches closer and closer to the end of the board, each time saying "I DARE ya to cross this line!" Like an idiot, Sam crosses, until he goes off the edge.
Every four years, the GOP-e inches conservatives closer and closer to the left, daring us to vote for someone else, or give up just "a little bit more" of our principles and vote for their pick.
Rombag is the worst putative candidate since I can remember. Every other swinging **** was not as bad as Rombag. He takes the cake.
And they want us to vote for him.
I hope for an UTTER REVOLT at the convention.
I oppose trying to label an 11-year-old boy as “gay”.
The issue is moot — the boy scouts don’t have a questionaire where they ask the scouts what kind of sex they like to have, and with who.
A-men. There are worse things than 4 years of Obama. Capitulating to the gay agenda by electing Romney would be an even greater disaster.
Ummm, this looks like a grand fence straddle. Does Mitt get a thrill out of those pointy posts? BSA has also been standing at least as much on prudence as on philosophy. They don't want to be left holding the bag for damages after homo monkeyshines leave boys physically and mentally harmed.
Well, either Romney or Obama will be our next president. Choose your poison.
P.S. Alexander wrote that before the president was in charge of dozens of alphabet agencies that could destroy the country by making up laws without being accountable.
I worked in an office where the gay guy was the darling of all the women working there. They became friends away from work and socialized together
Until, one day, his boyfriend showed up at a lady’s house and asked her teenage son to suck his toes. I’m not kidding.
Children are not safe.
Serves gods not known by his ancestors.
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