Skip to comments.Boy Scouts' decision another casualty of moral compromise
Posted on 05/24/2013 5:30:51 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
GRAPEVINE, TX - Family Research Council (FRC) expressed deep disappointment at the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for changing their long-standing position today on membership regarding open homosexuality within the Scouts.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following comments:
"Sadly, the Boy Scouts' legacy of producing great leaders has become yet another casualty of moral compromise. Unfortunately, Boy Scout delegates capitulated to strong-arm tactics and abandoned the timeless values that have served the organization well for more than 100 years.
"The delegates succumbed to a concerted and manipulative effort by the national BSA leadership despite the BSA's own survey showing 61 percent of its members in opposition to changing the policy.
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I just sent the BSA National Headquarters an email, telling them that the BSA is dead to me.
The homos will throw some money at them, with strings attached, but the national leadership of the BSA has shown to all of us that they are immoral whores of the perverts.
The BSA will disappear in ten years.
I was a boy scout. If today’s policy was in effect then, my parents would not want me nor would I want to be in an organization which catered to openly homo fags. I don’t recall any discussions of sex during my days there and don’t think it should be part of the Boy Scout mission to promote divient behavior. I guess today they will start giving merit badges but limits of decency prevents me from saying here what those badges will be for.
Boy Scouting’s professional staff generates a cost of just over $5 million per year for retirement costs. Assuming that’s 8% of salaries, you’re talking about $55 million per year for salaries. http://www.scouting.org/filestore/about/AnnualReports/pdf/2011_TreasurerReport.pdf ~ which would be, at $12 per hour, a going rate for custodial caretakers these days, yields a maximum of 2200 paid staff people. The annual report says there are 1.2 million volunteers. The gay decision benefits no one but the paid staff and a couple of big donors who have already whacked the amount they contribute. Driving off any percentage of the volunteers will destroy the organization.
This is very sad. As a result of this decision, I will see to it that none of my Grandsons will become scouts as I did. I know that their parents will agree with me on this.
Let’s say the organization has already lost 25% of the 1.2 million volunteers ~ ......... ~ how many more can they lose. There are only, at most 2200 full time professionals (many of whom double up running scout camps in the summer). I don’t think the homosexuals who forced this are able to come up with the amount of money needed to replace even a small fraction of the volunteers.
If the poll of rank and file members of the Boy Scouts wanted to still maintain the ban, but a “board of directors” caved into the political pressure and voted to allow the homosexuals in, why can’t the entire board be voted out and replaced, and the old policy reinstated. Probably what pisses me off about it more than anything is how the voting members, most of who have nothing at all to do with scouting called the shots and ignored what the majority of scouts and scouting families wanted.
The will of the people should always prevail and the Boy Scout leadership told the people to go straight to hell. It’s also time for Wayne Perry, the Morman director of the Scouts, who strongarmed everyone involved to be fired. You can also bet your bottom dollar he was behind the Morman Church’s willingness to allow sodomites in the ranks.
What a splendid gift to the sodomites . . . and may the BSA go to hell!
Exactly what will happen. The Boy Scouts will now get the JC Penney treatment.
The Boy Scouts are made up of middle class American kids and families. This really isn't about homosexuals wanting to be part of the Boy Scouts, this is about the homosexuals burning quest to demolish anything or any organization that sits as a contrast to their own wicked behavior.
Interest and participation in the Boy Scouts will now slowly but steadily decline. Ultimately, the Boy Scouts will become just a shell of themselves, but the homosexuals have achieved their task. They have destroyed what was standing in contrast to their own ugly practice.
This is a great opportunity for people of Christian faith to fill a vacuum. The BSA had a good run, but compromised its foundation. It is time to start anew.
This vote is just like the Munich Accord. The BSA leadership has given the homosexual groups the Sudetenland hoping it will cause the homosexuals to leave them alone.
It will not work. It will only cause the homosexuals to demand more.
The BSA leadership has sacrificed principle for peace. They will get neither.
Took my grandson out last evening. I wasn’t the only parent who arrived at the meeting to turn in their “resignation” last night.
Today I plan to e-mail the Scouts and explain. There is no way that they can allow openly gay boys and not have activist gay “parents” who push their agenda. I want to be the one that decides what my grandson learns with regard to gender relationships. I chose Scouts because they have in the past offered wonderful models for manhood. Just very sad.
We can see how this is working out for our Military - man on man rape up sharply. But, truly, how many jr.high/high school boys are gay? How many of them are victims of pedophiles? If the local Boy Scout troops change nothing about the program and hold everyone to the same high standards, this may not be a big deal. Was there any edicts about who can be a BS leader? What about the girls who claim to be boys in their hearts? So, it’s up to the individual troops to hold strong on their moral compass and standards. If they let down, then it will go down the chute, probably in a lot less than 10 years.
It’s all about the CHAOS, y’know.
This is just as sad as the Girl Scouts association with abortion now through Komen and Planned Parenthood.
The Boy Scouts, as you note, survive on volunteer leaders at the local level. If these men in the community decide to leave the organization, there is no "Boy Scouts" regardless of what the national office does. And that, in the end, is the real purpose of this whole hearted assault on a patriotic and inherently conservative organization.
Buckling under to this perversion now re-defines the entire BSA for what it is... yellow-bellied cowards. That’s what the Scouting uniform now stands for: cowardice and sodomy. The Boy Scouts are a disgrace to not only their century-old heritage, but a disgrace to God and country.
Burn in hell, BSA. Burn in the darkest corner of hell, you disgusting cowards. I truly spit on you!
I hope BSA quickly reverses this decision or is destroyed by mass defections, but I think both are unlikely. Most scouts will probably compromise and refuse to stand for morality, even though they’ve pledged to be morally straight. Openly homosexual scouts, aka homosexual advocates, will be allowed to join and proselytize—so long as they don’t have sex with other scouts of course.
I’d love to be proven wrong! I’d like to believe most or a significant number of scouts will stand on principle and walk away from the BSA. I just don’t think it’s going to happen.
BTW, this particular policy change is NOT an end in itself. It’s just a wedge driven into the BSA which will be used to lever the organization into full acceptance of sexual deviants, including as scout leaders. It may take a bit more time, but that’s where the BSA is heading.
Morally straight? What a joke!
And the Hypocrite of the Year Award goes to.......
BSA National Director Wayne Perry, who said just two months ago.
“I believe that homosexuality is morally wrong,” he said last Friday, during a conference call to local BSA council leaders. Perry, a Mormon, spent the call explaining how the proposed policy change came about, but didn’t take questions from council leaders or media”.
This SOB just sold the BSA down the river. He let boys in the ranks that he feels are immoral. What sorry POS this character is.
I am a Scoutmaster. Our meeting was last night 5/23. I tended my resignation effective 12/31/2013, or sooner if the Troop Committee sees fit. Several Scouts including my two sons, one 6 months from Eagle and the other about 1 year away from Eagle, also said that they are leaving on that date. Several other Scouts will follow. This is a heart breaking day.
With this policy a Scout must choose between being true to the Scout Oath and Law as they are intended, or remain in Scouting. We choose the Oath and Law.
Soon to be former Scoutmaster
> What a splendid gift to the sodomites . . . and may the BSA go to hell!
good suggestion. Rise up oh church of God!!!!
Pathetic cowardice. Morally bent is the truth. RIP BSA.
Yes. As soon as the first homo scout is old enough, he’ll demand to be a leader, and he will be a leader.
God BLESS YOU and your sons for standing up for what is right!! I truly suspect there are many in your shoes that will follow....
The BSA has chosen.
I am boxing up all mine and my son’s badges and awards and sending the to BSA HQ.
The Gay Lobby waited approximately 2 minutes before announcing that this was not good enough and they would continue to press for more.
The Gaystapo, construing this as a mandate to not just permit, but to PROMOTE open homosexual activism in the BSA, will now DEMAND to have a major hand in crafting the new regulations and policies in the organization, which they will be granted. There will be a homosexual "auxiliary" ensconced in the national organization that will never be dislodged.
A few naive national leaders with good intentions no doubt believed that this policy change meant that homosexuality would be rendered "not relevant" to consideration as a youth member. The way it will be cast is as overwhelming affirmation of the homosexual lifestyle.
Does everyone recognize that this "revised" proposal is actually WORSE than what was proposed earlier in the year? Instead of entire districts/councils deciding for themselves what membership criteria would be with regard to homosexuality, the homosexual acceptance policy is now incumbent on ALL scouting units, regardless of their wishes. How is that a "compromise?"
The Mormons in this area are numerous enough that when all of their troops go to camp, they go together and there's nobody there who's not part of their church.
I assume they engage in the same exclusionary practice elsewhere, particularly where they are quite numerous.
When you have a large part of your organization (30% by many estimates) able to operate such that 'national policies' have no practical effect on the safety and security of their members, you'll get this sort of broad brush betrayal of original founding principles.
A solution might be to kick out the Mormons.
Odds ~ what a term eh ~ are that the organization collapses into a frenzy of asset seizure within months, if not weeks. They have about half a bil according to the annual report. There are those who would like to acquire possession of those assets.
Make no mistake faggots will be Scout leaders very soon.
The wording in the statement from the BSA all but assures it will happen. Before the year is out the sell-out board of voting members will reconvene to vote on allowing faggot scout leaders and the result will be the same. This is a given.
“A change to the current membership policy for adult leaders was not under consideration; thus, the policy for adults remains in place. The BSA thanks all the national voting members who participated in this process and vote.
So the board and file members of the BSA DID NOT WANT to change the ban on homosexuals but the all-knowing members of the national council did. What a crock.
Non Christians with an interest can create their own organization and set up foreign affiliations if they want ~ and some religious groups have already done that.
Right with you.
I was a cub, a boy scout (life) and an explorer.
I watch my son develop from a cub to an eagle and become a living example of the scout oath. I have held several positions in our troop for a lot of years.
I am resigning today.
This is so wrong on so many levels.
On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to liberalism, then country, to flout the scout laws, to help other people when I feel like it, to keep myself physically primped, mentally challenged, and "morally obtuse".
To those of you in the Boy Scout Leadership, you should be ashamed of your decision. As a parent, I would remove my child from this organization, as its morals have been corrupted by societal demands.
As an Eagle Scout, I say "Damn You" for corrupting our youth. You're no longer the organization that I once cherished.
Ding, ding, ding... Yes, as usual, this is about the money. The full-time BSA staff voted to put the Scouts at risk and bring the whole Scouting organization to an end in order to keep their jobs for a short while longer and line their pockets with money. Despicable.
When I told my son, a First Class Scout, last night about this decision, he immediately said that he wanted to quit Scouting. When I asked him why, he told me that this decision did not fit with the “morally straight” ideal in the Scouting Oath. I agreed with him and we have both decided to resign from Scouting.
A pity, but I am hoping that this travesty will spur like-minded parents from across the nation to form a new group more in line with the original concept of the Boy Scouts and form an organization along those root principles.
I give then one year to resolve this.
This is very very big.
The BSA just committed organizational suicide.
The radical gays sniffed out weakness and will be relentless on the BSA.
What is sick is that the BSA has in the past been very protective of boys with the YPT training and two deep leadership.
What’s the use of YPT now? (youth PROTECTION training)
My letter to the Boy Scouts, sent this morning:
For the life of me, I cannot understand how the once great organization known as the Boy Scouts has caved on the homosexual issue. We parents are not fools, we know that this is the slippery slope to admitting openly gay leaders in the near future, thereby putting our children at risk. I am disgusted and seriously considering withdrawing my children and finding an alternative organization that shares the same values that I hold dear.
As far as I am concerned, the leaders of the Boy Scouts are nothing but a bunch of cowards who have absolutely no backbone whatsoever.
You should all be ashamed of yourselves.
Here is the link: http://www.scouting.org/ContactUs.aspx
Go ahead and let them know how you feel.
Honestly, I'd give it 5 years or less.
I sent this email out to several friends just yesterday.
Geez.. just wait until they gain control of the Boy Scouts.
A recent military report on sexual assault in the military shocked many in Washington and around the nation, but a leading expert on military personnel revealed the prevalence of men assaulting other men is one of the major headlines in this study.
The extended analysis of the report first appeared in Mondays edition of the the Washington Times.
The Defense Department survey of sexual assault in the military during fiscal 2012 estimated 26,000 assaults took place in the armed forces. Nearly 3,000 of them were formally reported. Just more than 6 percent of women reported being victims of assault and 1.2 percent of men said the same. Given the much larger number of men in the military, those numbers suggest 14,000 of the assaults in the Pentagon study happened to men.
Among the assaults formally reported, 88 percent of reports came from women and 12 percent from men. The numbers are getting dramatically worse.
The number of reports of sexual assaults among military personnel have actually increased by 129 percent since 2004, said Center for Military Readiness President Elaine Donnelly, who pointed out the number of formal reports of sexual assault jumped from 1,275 to 2,949 in just eight years.
She told WND when factoring in civilians working for or around the military, the increase in that time is 98 percent.
Women are identified as the attacker in just two percent of all assaults, meaning most men who suffer assault are targeted by other men.
So weve got a male-on-male problem here. The Department of Defense doesnt want to comment on this. They know that the numbers are there. They say that they care, but all the attention is usually given to the female members of the military who are subjected to sexual assault, Donnelly said.
The Washington Times article also includes analysis from Aaron Belkin, who heads The Palm Center. He said the rise in male-on-male sexual assault does not reflect the increase of homosexuals in the military but, rather, those assaults are somewhat similar to prison rape.
Well, thats a great slogan to use for recruiting young men into the military, isnt it? Its outrageous. And yet, the Department of Defense doesnt quite know what to do with these figures, and so they just sort of put them in there and hope nobody notices, said Donnelly, who points out The Palm Center is a homosexual activist organization.
Not sure what that means. It sounds as if Perkins believes there is a way for some scout councils to not implement the new policy, or some way to neutralize its impact. By most accounts its a policy change that all troops must follow and there is no ongoing opportunity to change it.
I think it’s healthy for the gay scouts to get a moral upbringing from the organization, so I support the organization accepting them. There’s a lot more to life than sexuality. They will learn valuable life skills and their own strengths and weaknesses will be tested in a number of situations throughout the program. Our cub scout troop had a gay den leader, a very fine person. She was a much more responsible and moral person than half the parents who sent their spoiled, socially inept kids to be babysat once a week.
I just called the Daniel Webster Council #330 in Manchester, NH and spoke to the registrar. He was happy to remove my records and my son’s records.
Actually, he wouldn’t say a word about the vote. Obviously, his job is on the line if he doesn’t toe the queer agenda.
Well, Scouting had 100 good years in America.
"While people have different opinions about this policy, we can all agree that kids are better off when they are in Scouting. Going forward, our Scouting family will continue to focus on reaching and serving youth in order to help them grow into good, strong citizens. America's youth need Scouting, and by focusing on the goals that unite us, we can continue to accomplish incredible things for young people and the communities we serve."
What a crock! What kinds of young men are going to be turned out by the queers, anyway?
..Cub scouts starts when these kids are very young....who even thinks about sex at that age?..
..a kid could be done with scouts if he's ambitious in his mid teens...
the big slippery slope now is that homosexual men or "fathers" will try to force their way into the daily routine of scouting....I cringe when I think of campouts....
You could be me. I’m also a Scoutmaster with two boys in exactly the same boat. I am grossly conflicted over what to do.
I’m glad we’re not meeting till next Monday so I can cool down a bit.
I wish this were the way it would be. But you see, now the whole organization is tainted. Earning an Eagle will never be the same. Now Boy's Life magazine and the merit badge booklets and the scout handbook will all include this change. Now, in essence, it is as if the following scenario played out:
Hi, I am a thief and I want to be a boy scout and join your troop.
Well, I am sorry, but you cannot join our troop unless you promise to stop stealing. You must say an oath in which you promise to be "morally straight".
Oh no, you can't refuse me because the National Council says you must admit all boys regardless of their lifestyle choices.
Well, okay. Sign right here.
It amazes me how a small segment of society has forced our Government to accept a perverse deviant behavior as protected class of people that can't be discriminated against. You have to ask yourself what is next??