Skip to comments.Boy Scouts asking for input on gay membership
Posted on 03/11/2013 7:38:38 PM PDT by Morgana
IRVING, TX, March 11, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) The Boy Scouts of America are asking for citizens across the country to express their opinion about the BSA's policy barring open homosexuals from joining the group as members or scoutmasters.
In a tiny link at the top of their website, the Scouts announced their review of the policy. A second link simply asks readers, Share your feedback.
Last July, the 100-year-old outdoor group announced it would maintain its moral standards for members and leaders. However, in January the national scouting organization bowed to pressure to reconsider the policy.
A decision was expected last month. However, roughly 20 percent of the youth members' councils asked for the decision to be delayed until May, when 1,400 members can vote at their upcoming meeting in Grapevine, Texas.
The BSA issued a statement at the time saying due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy."
Prominent figures have already weighed in on the ban's future. Texas Gov. Rick Perry weighed in for scouting tradition. Texas Gov. Rick Perry weighed in for scouting tradition.
Texas Governor Rick Perry, himself an Eagle Scout, stated that he hopes Scout leaders will follow their historic position of keeping the Scouts strongly supportive of the values that make scouting this very important and impactful organization.
More than 60 prominent Texas state lawmakers, including U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant, added their support last week, signing a statement calling on the Scouts to maintain the scouting tradition for future generations.
Capitulating to the liberal social agenda not only undermines the very principles of scouting, but sets the stage for the erosion of an organization that has defined the American experience for generations of young men, they write. We urge you to protect all that scouting has been, and all that it can remain.
Those who favor repealing the ban have also not been hesitant to make their views known.
In addition to homosexual lobbying groups, high-profile figures have called for the repeal of the ban on open homosexuality for scoutmasters and members. It was one of the issues that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney agreed on in the 2012 presidential race.
The heritage of scouting was so important to the body's executive leadership that the Boy Scouts won a 5-4 Supreme Court decision recognizing the right of private organizations to determine their own membership policies in 2000.
Thanks for the link. Hopefully we will flood their inbox.
The same thing happened with the DADT bogus survey. The first ones were an overwhelming NO and the one that they claimed was positive was selective. It was only done by invitation only and not sent to all the troops like all the other useless surveys they send out.
I received the survey from BSA headquarters.
Here’s the url
That is a very negative and unhelpful attitude. Take some time and take the survey. Express yur opinion where it will be meaningful
I just got done filling it out. Read the questions carefully cause htey shift a few around to make sure you’re reading and not just filling them out. Lot’s of room for opinions. And they got mine...again.
Please do not change your organization’s stance in relation to allowing sexuality to intrude on the lives of young Scouts. Any sort of sexually reoated crap should be kept out of Scouting as much as possible.
Most gay males were molested as kids, this is how they recruit. Do you think its a good ideas to send little, impressionable boys camping overnight in the woods with a pedophile on a recruitment trip?
If this changes, I will really pray for the demise of the BSA.
Seems some of the board members have a problem with ‘mentally awake’ too.
Still, there is a way that the BSA can ‘cut the baby in half’ on this one:
If you look at this as ‘dealing with multiple genders’, then you could say, “OK, we’ll let them into the venturing program, where everyone is 14 or older. We already allow two genders into that program, a third isn’t going to make a difference.”
Is that “put not your trust in Princes”?
Rule Two: No member is to maltreat the Abo’s at any time, or.....if there’s anybody watching.
Rule Three: No poofters!
Rule Four: Now listen clear, I don’t want to catch anybody not drinking.
Rule Five: No poofters!
Rule Six: There is NOOOOOOOOOO rule Six!
Rule Seven: No poofters!
Anyway, the homofascists are engaged in their usual abominations against the normal world. I was a Scout more than fifty years ago, and all this talk today is unthinkable about “inclusiveness”.
The best solution to the homosexual invasion of the Scouts organization is ten or more enraged fathers of Scouts armed with ax handles and ready to use them against any pederast.
Sodomy sucks. Poor dumb sinners need to repent and stop perverting our youth with homosexual NASTY dirty habits.
My local council in the Buffalo NY area is having public “Informational Meetings”. Please, anybody who is interested, check your local Council websites. Mine wasn’t obvious and not publicized! Contact your local councils as well. The fact that this isn’t a done deal yet means that some Board Members are still fighting!
GNFC Buffalo NY Website
Check out the weasel wording. Nothing about “admit openly gay scouts and leaders”, just neutral sounding “membership standards”.
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