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U.S. Boy Scouts set to end ban on gay members : spokesperson
Reuters ^ | April 19, 2013 | Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

Posted on 04/19/2013 9:21:58 AM PDT by broken_arrow1

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." he 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.

"You have a more than hundred-year-old organization changing what it considered a fundamental belief just a decade ago. That says a lot about the Scouts and a lot about how far the gay rights movement has come in the United States."

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


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To: broken_arrow1

Sodomy MUST be celebrated in America. The Boy Scouts will be perverted if this is approved.


21 posted on 04/19/2013 9:38:40 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: utahagen

Please don’t punish your kids for what the leadership is doing.


22 posted on 04/19/2013 9:38:53 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: broken_arrow1

Why is he speaking as if it’s a foregone conclusion that it will be ratified? What does he know?


23 posted on 04/19/2013 9:38:54 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Lancey Howard

First the Girl Scouts were invaded by RADICAL LESBIANS, who control every facet of the Girl Scouts. When you buy a Girl Scout cookie you are supporting abortion in America. Never forget that. Now the queer invasion of the Boy Scouts will mean that the Boy Scouts will effectively disappear from America. Next victory will be the sodomite John Roberts-led Supreme Court ruling that queers can get “married” like anyone else. The end of this world is at hand folks. Get right with the Lord before it’s too late.


24 posted on 04/19/2013 9:39:39 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Lancey Howard
Buh-bye, Boy Scouts. Pity the children whose parents think it’s a good idea to let homosexuals take their little boys off into the woods.

And it's the same group which wouldn't hesitate to tear children from the homes of Christian homeschoolers.
25 posted on 04/19/2013 9:40:41 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: broken_arrow1
That says a lot about the Scouts and a lot about how far the gay rights movement has come in the United States.",

Wrong. It says alot about how weak the leaders of the Boys Scout really are to succumb to what is evil. Give them the Boys Scouts - it's better to do that than lose your soul by bowing to evil and being apart of leading young boys into 'their evil beliefs'.

"If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who believe in ME (Truth)--to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea." Mark 9:24

Take note, Mr. Smith, et al! Deron Smith, the organization's spokesman

26 posted on 04/19/2013 9:41:03 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: broken_arrow1

For all of you that protest, this is still America. Don’t give up, start your own organization. Freedom of Association is still an absolute right not subject to political correctness.


27 posted on 04/19/2013 9:41:28 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: broken_arrow1

Well, another American standard has been destroyed by feminism. When men lost control of government and the scouts, this was to become the end result.

I think God that I was born in the 50’s and was raised to be a man and girls were raised to be women....and there was no blurring of the lines of what men did and what women did.

The Democrats (as a whole) are totally responsible for the total destruction of morality in America.


28 posted on 04/19/2013 9:41:28 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: broken_arrow1
Soon to be followed by a class action law suit against the boy scouts for pedophilia.

ie the end of the BSA.

Farewell, you were created in a better America that no longer exists.

29 posted on 04/19/2013 9:42:36 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: broken_arrow1

Follow the money, folks. That’s what’s at work here.

Never forget, money rules the world, no matter what else might seem to be.


30 posted on 04/19/2013 9:43:13 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Please don’t punish your kids for what the leadership is doing.

It's not about punishing kids. It's about keeping them away from sodomites within their ranks. BSA was once a safe place for boys to learn important life lessons. Just as school used to be the safest place for kids until they were over-run with gang members and drug dealers.

31 posted on 04/19/2013 9:47:03 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Theophilus

Theo, if you read the executive summary, you are absolutely correct. 61% of Boy Scout leaders support the current policy. 70 some % of Charter Organizations do too.

I’m still proud to be a Scout leader but if it goes through, we’ve got some serious deciding to do. I’m peripherally involved with a loose confederation of BSA leaders working on a plan.


32 posted on 04/19/2013 9:49:43 AM PDT by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: broken_arrow1

My boys are out of the program. Too bad.


33 posted on 04/19/2013 9:50:39 AM PDT by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: broken_arrow1

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.


34 posted on 04/19/2013 9:51:37 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It’s not punishment it’s protection.


35 posted on 04/19/2013 9:52:21 AM PDT by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: broken_arrow1

If the Boy Scouts make this concession to the perverts I will no longer donate and will burn my 1960’s era uniform in silence.


36 posted on 04/19/2013 9:56:51 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: broken_arrow1

Please exercise a bit of patience and make sure all the facts are in before you give up on the BSA. Just look at all the erroneous reporting and politically driven drivel that is called news these days.


37 posted on 04/19/2013 10:02:12 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: broken_arrow1

I went to a high school event last year.

There was one girl, wearing a sweater vest and tie, with short hair - trying to be a guy.

And there were two boys trying their best to be flamboyant and gay.

Its ‘cool’ to be gay now. :(


38 posted on 04/19/2013 10:05:51 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: IronJack
it will spell the end of Scouting.

Always doing the right thing is better for the person in the long run. In everything we have to make decisions and some harder than most. If they are too weak to fight - they are better to disband what is good rather than allowing evil to infiltrate what is good and then have to be apart of it.

the decision drew from three months of research, surveys and discussions

This is the start of where they went wrong! Thinking "they" had to discuss anything when God has already spoken and said homosexuality is an abomination to HIM!!

And then He gave them a hint...“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55

So Mr. Smith the vote is really a vote for either God or evil. Who will the Boy Scouts leaders individually vote for - God or evil? And to even make a vote available says alot about the leaders - they became so low, so deceived to even think there should be a vote/choice. Burn the "Scouts Honor" if you now, as leaders, you have to vote on it - you faithless wimpy bunch. Shut it down before allowing evil in! Show you really do believe in HONOR!

39 posted on 04/19/2013 10:06:43 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: broken_arrow1

“no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone,” - if true, I hope the “alone” means they will still be denied if they have engaged in homosexual CONDUCT.

But to be clear, I also think boys who are openly engaged in sex with girls should also be removed from the scouts.

At least, no scout should be allowed to remain if they have sex with another scout, male or female.


40 posted on 04/19/2013 10:07:06 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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