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Boy Scouts of America considering dropping its ban on gay members
Fox News ^ | 1/28/2013 | Greg Norman

Posted on 01/28/2013 12:21:34 PM PST by Ron C.

Edited on 01/28/2013 12:27:27 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Boy Scouts of America is considering dropping a longtime ban on gay members, according to a spokesman.

“The BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation,'' spokesman Deron Smith said in a statement obtained by "This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation, but that the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with their organization’s mission, principles or religious beliefs."

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To: Vaquero
...the mothers seem to run the show both at the troop level and at the district level. the safety rules are completely out of control and the kids are coddled and babied.

This seems to be a problem at so many levels...

181 posted on 01/29/2013 4:02:24 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the
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To: Ron C.

Will they have a merit badge for “cornholing”?

182 posted on 01/29/2013 4:02:24 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: WakeUpAndVote

So when do the following go into effect for the New and Improved Boy Scouts.

The new pink uniforms

New requirements for only fabulous hairstyles

Merit badges for fashion design, raising children in a gay home, and spending alone time with your Scout Master

I’m just curious...

183 posted on 01/29/2013 4:10:55 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Past Your Eyes

>>What one generation tolerates, the next embraces.

“...because of this, God gave them over...”
Romans 1++

Are we there yet?

184 posted on 01/29/2013 4:30:01 AM PST by TArcher
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To: TArcher
Are we there yet?

Yes...I have believed that for some pastor addressed Romans 1 this past Sunday. We are currently under G-d's judgement, and homosexuality is one of the tools that He is employing.

185 posted on 01/29/2013 4:34:22 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the
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To: Ron C.

“If they do that the BSA will no longer receive yearly contributions from me!”

It breaks my heart to say that the mere fact that the council is even considering this has halted our contributions to the BSA, effective immediately.

No more spaghetti dinners, etc.

No more cash donations.

No more items donated for fundraisers (garage sales, etc).

186 posted on 01/29/2013 4:43:25 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: who knows what evil?

>>my pastor addressed Romans 1 this past Sunday.

Good for him.

Meanwhile, the last time I sat in an LCMS pew, the wolf in the pulpit was preaching around Romans 1 with the same “made in the image of God” dribble that poisoned the ELCA.

“Fallible and uninspired men have assumed dominion over the faith of others...”
—Thomas Jefferson

Same ol’.

187 posted on 01/29/2013 4:51:25 AM PST by TArcher
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To: Ron C.

This has nothing to do with Boy Scouts, but is something amusing I read. In one of my quilting magazines, there’s an interview with a homosexual quilter. One of his responses: “I had the quilt made for my life partner’s 40th birthday and unfortunately we’re not together anymore...” You’d think the editor would’ve redacted the word “life” if they’re not together anymore. So much for the (alleged) “stability” of gay partnerships.

188 posted on 01/29/2013 5:19:32 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: panaxanax

I agree. We gave up buying girl scout cookies a long time ago and no more boy scout popcorn if this pans out.

Those who stand up for nothing will fall for anything. My husband got his Eagle Scout. My nine year old son will not.

Homosexual men are pedophiles. It’s that simple. The catholic church made the mistake of allowing homosexual men through the seminaries because they were afraid of decreasing numbers of vocations... we all know how well that has worked out. A tragedy for the church and I say this as a practicing catholic.

What parent of a young boy would allow their son to go camping with pedophiles? Sandusky wishes this change had been made earlier for him.

In our culture Evil is disguised as “tolerance” “understanding” and “equality”. The goal is to destroy what is good and to celebrate sin while giving God the middle finger. Wonder how well that will work out?

189 posted on 01/29/2013 6:32:35 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Ron C.

The dominoes are falling..............

190 posted on 01/29/2013 6:50:00 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: crosshairs

“Kowtowing cowards.”

They are being financially squeezed and harassed on many fronts. I don’t agree with this but I think it has to do with survival. \

Naturally a gay scout org is the end of the old order and end of scouting as we have known it.

I suspect that their financial troubles are just beginning, unless FedGov steps in and makes Boy Scouts part of the Obama Youth Corps.

191 posted on 01/29/2013 6:56:18 AM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

I’m sorry, but if I have 2 gallons of water available a day from my well, and suddenly decide to start a farm, I’m not ‘forced’ to buy more water, I’m making a choice.

Same with the executive council: They started after the corporate donations to expand their abilities, and now that they have it, and are spending that money like crazy, they now ‘need’ that money to continue to spend money like crazy.

If these are the strings that come with the money, then the executive council needs to dissolve and go back to just being a volunteer organization. Scouting survived and thrived without a professional organization; the professional organization has been nothing but a detriment to Boy Scouts. There were other ways to accomplish the goals at the time, and they should have been more fully explored rather than turning away from the values of Scouting.

And before anyone imagines that their local council is safe; go take a look around. If there’s a BSA building, check the roster there. If there’s an HR position, then your local council likely depends upon corporate donations to continue to survive. And they will follow National’s path to continue paying salaries and benefits.

To take a quote from the liberals: No means NO! Scouting has already tried letting homosexuals near our children, and surprise, the children were molested.

192 posted on 01/29/2013 7:07:26 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: ryan71
If they do this they’ll be finished, gone in 10 years. The public assumption will be that all boyscouts are gay. That will run all the straight kids away. Gay mission, accomplished.

100% correct. If this is true, I will pull my 15 year old, who is close to his Eagle, and my 11 year old who just started.

193 posted on 01/29/2013 7:11:48 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: kingu

Thanks, I was not aware that they are spending like liberals.

194 posted on 01/29/2013 7:20:43 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Ron C.
oh gee i don't know about this one, how do they even find out about their members?
195 posted on 01/29/2013 7:46:08 AM PST by johnsondavid841
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To: July4

I would not count on the Catholics too much. I may have LOST my BEST friend about a week ago—over the “gay issue”.

Too many catholics (and for that matter—ALL “Christians”), want to keep “one foot in the bible—and one foot(and sometimes more than one foot) in the WORLD!!

As for me—I WILL NOT COMPROMISE MY BELIEFS—FOR ANYONE. I KNOW how DANGEROUS fags can be—I was nearly a “Jessie Dirkising” in January of 1987.....and had to quit a job to PREVENT being one.

196 posted on 01/29/2013 8:41:20 AM PST by Rca2000 ( Still too shocked to have a tagline....)
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To: scottteng
You are reading too much into this. National is saying that they will bow out of this and leave it to the local councils to decide what they want to do. For 99% of the country this would mean no change to the eligibility requirements for scout leadership. They also specify that charter partners have a say so too can you see LDS or Catholic church agreeing to this? Now a few local councils San Fran and Mass come to mind may chose to allow gay scout leaders. We will see where that road takes them. As conservatives do we not always preach that the level closest to the people should make the local calls. This is BSA national in Texas saying OK you out there in scout land make your own decision. National is about the $ and always has been.

No, I think you are trivializing it. It's going to start a shift, and the people pushing this will push harder. Read the comment boards... They are already complaining it's "optional bigotry" and that's not fair. They will push for a national pro-gay stance for all local levels..
197 posted on 01/29/2013 9:03:00 AM PST by xenob
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To: editor-surveyor
My first troop in Springfield, VA had lots of active duty Marine, Army and Navy dads who accompanied the troop on our frequent hiking/camping trip. Good leadership by example. You really have to check out the details of a given troop before turning your sons loose. Some are great. Some are awful.
198 posted on 01/29/2013 9:12:12 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Smokin' Joe

The real problem is large activities like summer camp, camporee’s etc. If a local charter allows homosexuals to inhabit their ranks, that is up to them. We will not support scout summer camps any further.

199 posted on 01/29/2013 9:24:57 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: SoldierDad

She doesn’t care about the likelihood, even more likelynnow, that her young sons might be preyed upon by men who will see this action by the Boy Scouts as practically condoning their pedophilia? Because that’s what it does. Sodomites love young boys, and here they’ve just been given a free buffet. They won’t be able to help themselves-they never are. Now they don’t even have to hide their sodomite proclivities. She doesn’t care that her sons will be in a high target area for dodomites seeking prey? Wow.

200 posted on 01/29/2013 9:34:41 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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