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Carly Rae Jepsen pulls out of Boy Scouts concert as she makes a stand for gay rights
Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2013

Posted on 03/05/2013 4:43:52 PM PST by Pinkbell

Carly Rae Jepsen has cancelled her performance at the national Boy Scouts of America Jamboree because of the organization's exclusion of gays.

Call Me Maybe singer Jepsen made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter.

'As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer,' she wrote.

'I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe.'

Rock band Train also has taken a stand, but pursued a different tack in a post on its website Friday.

The group asked the BSA to reconsider its policy rather than immediately pull out of the July gathering in West Virginia.

The event, held once every four years, is expected to draw more than 45,000 scouts and adults.

Members of Train said Friday in a message on their website that they were unaware of the policy barring gay scouts and adult leaders from participating in the organization before agreeing to perform.

'Train strongly opposes any kind of policy that questions the equality of any American citizen,' the statement said.

'We have always seen the BSA as a great and noble organization. We look forward to participating in the Jamboree this summer, as long as they make the right decision before then.'

Deron Smith, publicity director for the BSA, says the organization is moving forward with plans for the Jamboree.

'We appreciate everyone's right to express an opinion and remain focused on delivering a great Jamboree program for our Scouts,' Smith wrote in an email.

Smith was unaware of any other performers scheduled to participate in the event.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes
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To: Pinkbell

Agreed. Boy Scouts need to get rid of the people who hired these performers, her video is about how she is trying to hookup with this guy and he isn’t interested in her because he likes guys.


51 posted on 03/05/2013 7:54:49 PM PST by Steelers6
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To: DesertRhino

No, unfortunatley, it’s becoming the norm at big Scouting events.


52 posted on 03/05/2013 8:23:55 PM PST by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: cyclotic

Certainly not at any of the Scouting events we’ve been to.


53 posted on 03/05/2013 8:25:48 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The last two big ones I was at, Baltimore Area Council’s 100th anniversary of sacouting campout featured country singer Aaron Tippin (actually a good show) then the 100th anniversary of the Council campout last year had some “world famous” band no one had ever heard of. It was “post grunge” and basically a boring show. None of the 5000 kids or adults engaged with the bands.

Somehow, these guys get in in their heads we need manu=or league entertainment. To be fair, they also had a world class laser light and fireworks show at both events worth the price of admission.

One campout was at Ft. McHenry (yea, that Ft. McHenry)and lasers were lighting up the Baltimore skyline.


54 posted on 03/05/2013 8:31:17 PM PST by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: DesertRhino

I went to the 75th BSA Anniversary National Jamboree at Ft A.P. Hill (1985).

We had the Beach Boys. It was a lot of fun actually.


55 posted on 03/05/2013 8:31:57 PM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: Pinkbell
I never booked a band ahead of time without a contract. If she broke that contract
she will be libel for the expense of booking a replacement, and fast tracking last minute
replacements usually costs double sometimes triple regular bookings. You can bet that if the BSA
dropped her booking she would sue the hell out of them for damages, and you would win that bet.
56 posted on 03/05/2013 9:10:30 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Pinkbell

I don’t know who she is, but why is she against the Right to Freedom of Association?


57 posted on 03/06/2013 6:29:41 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Pinkbell

What is wrong with these people? I wouldn’t send my daughter off to camp with grown men anymore than I would send my young son off with a pack of gay men. It’s the same thing. This argument doesn’t even make sense.


58 posted on 03/06/2013 11:08:43 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: sergeantdave

Given that you and I likely agree on this issue and what we think of Jepsen’s stand on it, do we really need to argue over what music we like?


59 posted on 03/06/2013 2:45:57 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: dfwgator

LOL


60 posted on 03/07/2013 4:49:09 PM PST by heye2monn
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