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U.S. Boy Scouts set to end ban on gay members : spokesperson (Friday News Dump Alert)
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/04/19/us-usa-boyscouts-ban-idINBRE93I0OY20130419 ^ | 4/19/2013 | Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

Posted on 04/19/2013 9:17:52 AM PDT by longtermmemmory

The Boy Scouts of America called to end a long-standing ban on openly gay members, a spokesman said on Friday, but the organization's board must still vote in May on whether to ratify the resolution.

If the vote is approved, "no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone," Deron Smith, the organization's spokesman, told Reuters.

Smith noted that the decision drew from three months of research, surveys and discussions and was "among the most complex and challenging issues facing the BSA and society today."

The deliberations over whether to admit openly gay and lesbian members to the Boy Scouts has divided organizers, polarized its corporate and religious sponsors, and placed the group at the center of a nationwide debate over gay rights over the past two years.

"This is a historic change for the Boy Scouts," said Patrick Boyle, whose 1994 book "Scout's Honor" examined sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts of America.

(Excerpt) Read more at in.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; children; family; homosexualagenda; scouting; scouts; sourcetitlenoturl
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While the world is distracted, this is dumped out on a friday. Some mysterious unnamed spokesman. The final board vote is in May. This is a three month "study"? seems more a rubber stamp of radical access to children. What happened to the big meeting of all the voting council members?
1 posted on 04/19/2013 9:17:52 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: longtermmemmory
Seems like a very bad change in policy.

Nothing wholesome or good will come from this.

2 posted on 04/19/2013 9:19:28 AM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: longtermmemmory

Let every church know in your area about the danger in having their children in Scouts.


3 posted on 04/19/2013 9:19:46 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: longtermmemmory

The “Pedophile Scouts” doesn’t seem to have the same ring to it.


4 posted on 04/19/2013 9:20:52 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: longtermmemmory

Still a bad policy. If I had been a Scoutmaster out with a troop containing one gay kid, if he so much as stopped to pee I’d called the cops to pick him up.


5 posted on 04/19/2013 9:21:54 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: longtermmemmory

If this is true... Who wants to bet that the BSA is gone in less than ten years?


6 posted on 04/19/2013 9:22:04 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: ptsal

So what’s the new Scouting organization normal people can go to instead?


7 posted on 04/19/2013 9:22:54 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: longtermmemmory

So...too *many* perverts in the Catholic Church,too *few* perverts in the Boy Scouts.To Maoists the right balance of perverts seems very difficult to achieve.


8 posted on 04/19/2013 9:22:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: longtermmemmory
This will essentially end the Boy Scouts
9 posted on 04/19/2013 9:23:01 AM PDT by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: longtermmemmory

Notice how the Boy Scouts are changing policy based on cultural trends rather than remaining unchanged based on absolute moral principles (which don’t change). This is a sell out to liberalism and relativism.


10 posted on 04/19/2013 9:23:14 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: longtermmemmory

That’s it. If you’ve got a kid in the scouts, pull him out. They want to do this, they face the consequences.


11 posted on 04/19/2013 9:23:28 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: longtermmemmory

Organizational suicide by political correctness. See ya, BSA! It was nice while it lasted!


12 posted on 04/19/2013 9:23:56 AM PDT by reegs
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To: longtermmemmory

Everywhere perversion is triumphant.


13 posted on 04/19/2013 9:24:25 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: muawiyah

??? You wouldn’t let a kid pee?


14 posted on 04/19/2013 9:24:41 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: longtermmemmory

There is much erroneous information in the Reuters story. If you want to read the resolution for yourself go here:

http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2013/04/19/resolution/

Also there is info there on the breakouts of the survey. Bottom line is 72% of the charter organizations oppose ANY change, and roughly 2/3 of the members oppose ANY change.

The resolution still needs to be voted on in May so this battle is not over — even if the press wants to say it is.


15 posted on 04/19/2013 9:26:33 AM PDT by lost in the snow (One PO'ed Scout Master and Proud of the HIGH moral ground)
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To: reegs

there is still the vote in May.

The homosexuals are focusing on having “children” declare themselves as part of a recreational sex fetish.

No adults can be leaders but they can’t prohibit a child from saying they are sexually active in a sex fetish with adults?!?!?!?!?!

How is the rank and file going to react to this nuancing endangerment of minors?


16 posted on 04/19/2013 9:26:50 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Gay State Conservative

No need in turning this thread into another Catholic Church bashing. Anyone with a brain knows that the Catholic Church has less cases of sexual abuse than protestant faiths, Jewish faiths, and public schools.

But with that said, there are thousands of Catholic parishes all over this country that sponsor Boy Scout troups. If they are told they have to accept open homosexuals as either members or scout masters, they will quit sponsoring the boy scouts. It’s that simple. The end of the Boy Scouts of America is at hand. Another great American institute ran out of business by the perverts of America, and that is sad.


17 posted on 04/19/2013 9:29:47 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: reegs
Boy Scout Oath:

"On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight."

Looks like they need to rewrite the pledge. God does not approve of homosexuality, but the BSA does. Maybe change that last line to "To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally ambivilent."

18 posted on 04/19/2013 9:30:11 AM PDT by reegs
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To: The Working Man

If this is true... Who wants to bet that the BSA is gone in less than ten years?

And, isn’t that the idea~~to destroy any American institution that ideals are based with Judeo/Christianity principles.
Or,part of American culture!
A very sad day!!!


19 posted on 04/19/2013 9:30:26 AM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: longtermmemmory

“no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone,”

I thought this was already policy as for scout membership. This says nothing about allowing fag leaders.


20 posted on 04/19/2013 9:31:49 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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