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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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This is bad. Our 14 year old son will not continue with BSA if a BF badge is added to the program.
1 posted on 04/19/2013 9:21:58 AM PDT by broken_arrow1
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To: broken_arrow1

I’ve planned to sign my little boy up for cub scouts next year. Not gonna happen now!


2 posted on 04/19/2013 9:25:24 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: broken_arrow1

That’s it. My little Tiger scout won’t be coming back next year.


3 posted on 04/19/2013 9:25:52 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: broken_arrow1

There goes America.


4 posted on 04/19/2013 9:26:05 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: broken_arrow1

If the Boy Scouts do this, they will be committing suicide.


5 posted on 04/19/2013 9:26:17 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: broken_arrow1

Didn’t the “Little Rascals” already create the “he-man woman haters club?


6 posted on 04/19/2013 9:26:28 AM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: broken_arrow1
but the organization's board must still vote in May on whether to ratify the resolution.

Who is on this board? Is this the 1000+ member group or the couple dozen executive group?

7 posted on 04/19/2013 9:27:49 AM PDT by nitzy (You can avoid reality but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.)
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To: broken_arrow1

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.


8 posted on 04/19/2013 9:27:53 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: broken_arrow1

It is not in any way a challenging issue. Does one man’s penis belong in another man’s butt?

No. Biologically ridiculous! There is no natural purpose for it. This doesn’t require deep thought, or study. It is extremely obvious. And if the BSA can’t figure it out, then all moral people need to shun the BSA.


9 posted on 04/19/2013 9:28:37 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: broken_arrow1

Any parent that allows their sons to join/continue after this is not fit to be a parent.

Very sorry for the majority of the normal, God-fearing, honorable boys. America has failed you.


10 posted on 04/19/2013 9:29:42 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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To: broken_arrow1

How do you contact the board? It is not on their site.


11 posted on 04/19/2013 9:30:08 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: broken_arrow1

Bend over junior, we’ll show you how to make a real knot.


12 posted on 04/19/2013 9:30:12 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: broken_arrow1
I'll believe it when I see it. If it truly happens, it will spell the end of Scouting.

But that's what the homos had in mind all along, isn't it?

13 posted on 04/19/2013 9:30:44 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: broken_arrow1

Have they selected a SHUT DOWN date??


14 posted on 04/19/2013 9:31:56 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: broken_arrow1

Don’t see any mention of scout leaders.


15 posted on 04/19/2013 9:32:06 AM PDT by Will88
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To: broken_arrow1

Down the slippery slope they go.


16 posted on 04/19/2013 9:32:49 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: broken_arrow1
"We will sodomize your sons...."

From the Gay Revolutionary

17 posted on 04/19/2013 9:33:01 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: broken_arrow1

Maybe it’s time to consider founding a group that would take the place of the soon-to-be-defunct BSA ... one that is not afraid to take on the queer lobby and stand firm in their values of moral purity and self-discipline.


18 posted on 04/19/2013 9:33:04 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: broken_arrow1

I firmly believe that the majority of the BSA has honor and is still “morally straight”. I’m very eager to see how we will repel the interlopers.


19 posted on 04/19/2013 9:34:12 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: broken_arrow1

So what scouting / citizenship / outdoor organization is available for normal people now?

There must be others....


20 posted on 04/19/2013 9:36:54 AM PDT by PGR88
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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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To: Blood of Tyrants
“Please don’t punish your kids for what the leadership is doing.”

Punish?

Methinks you don't understand the situation here. What ‘the leadership is doing’ will have far-reaching effects that makes every boy vulnerable to the urges and whims of the homosexuals, not to mention the likelihood of indoctrination.

Once a boy is traumatized from the perversion of homosexual sex it's too late; the damage has been done.

41 posted on 04/19/2013 10:08:05 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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To: broken_arrow1

I donated every year for about the last 8 years but no more.
Let the gays give them money.


42 posted on 04/19/2013 10:09:07 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: broken_arrow1; RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; wisconsinconservative; ..

Scouts may give in to homosexual activists


43 posted on 04/19/2013 10:09:10 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: broken_arrow1
"You have a more than hundred-year-old organization changing what it considered a fundamental belief just a decade ago."

And why?

Might as well close it down so that other people with more courage can create another organization.

44 posted on 04/19/2013 10:09:57 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Fiji Hill

If this happens, a new organization, a “Heritage Scouts of America” will need to be formed.


45 posted on 04/19/2013 10:11:00 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: Theophilus
I firmly believe that the majority of the BSA has honor and is still “morally straight”. I’m very eager to see how we will repel the interlopers.

So do I! Repel them by casting them out - anyone who votes to allow 'it'/evil in' as they have no honor! Or those with honor - vote to disband the organization.

46 posted on 04/19/2013 10:13:48 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: diverteach
Didn’t the “Little Rascals” already create the “he-man woman haters club?

That's the idea. Get boys at the age that they think girls have cooties and convince them it means they're gay before they have a chance to grow out of the woman-hating stage.

47 posted on 04/19/2013 10:15:40 AM PDT by informavoracious (The ancient Greeks and Romans thought they were on the "right side of history.")
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To: broken_arrow1

It means the end of the Scouts, really. After what we Catholics have experienced, I wouldn’t even consider putting my kid in a situation that is tolerant of homosexuals being around my kids. Sorry, not playing.


48 posted on 04/19/2013 10:16:28 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: lacrew
Its ‘cool’ to be gay now.

Or gender fluid. I flipped on MTV one day and there was a teenage girl who a year before decided she wanted to be a boy and started taking testosterone. After a year she decided she wanted to be a girl after all and stopped taking me hormones but still had a beard. So she had to go to a laser dermatologist to get the beard removed. The last scene was her standing in the kitchen with her mom who was saying if she changed her mind again she did not think she would be able to support it. The girl said she did not understand why her mother would not support her exploring her gender expression.

49 posted on 04/19/2013 10:22:46 AM PDT by informavoracious (The ancient Greeks and Romans thought they were on the "right side of history.")
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