Skip to comments.Poll shows decline in support for Boy Scouts
Posted on 04/23/2014 6:04:06 PM PDT by T Ruth
The Boy Scouts image, once defined by idyllic Norman Rockwell paintings, has suffered during the contentious debate over whether [homosexual] youths and adults should be allowed to participate in Scouting, according to a public opinion poll.
Rasmussen Reports, an independent polling firm, asked the following question in a telephone survey: Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of the Boy Scouts of America?
According to the poll, 59 percent of American adults have a very favorable or somewhat favorable opinion of the Boy Scouts. Thats a 6-point drop since last May, and a 14-point drop since February 2012.
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Twenty-one percent of respondents said they had a very favorable opinion of the organization down from 40 percent two years ago.
Fran Coombs, managing editor of Rasmussen Reports, said the polling data shed no direct light on why an increasing number of Americans seem to be developing negative feelings about the Boy Scouts of America.
But he added, As a lay person, the only thing I see about Scouts that has risen to the surface is the [homosexual] issue.
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Why the heck didn’t they ASK the responders why they now have a bad opinion of the BSs? That would have been a legitimate question.
You mean that the embrace of buggery didn’t save the organization? Gee, whodathunkit?
As a Trail Life USA Troopmaster and former Scoutmaster, I can back up what you said. Our nascent little group is doing great.
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Very pleased to hear it.
The BSA feeling the lefty love yet?
They are now the Sodomy Scouts to me. It’s the poor kids getting bent over by the homosexuals people should mourn
They stopped having principles
I performed OA. And came within 3 months from eagle.
One needed to be a Life scout for 6 months before Eagle. And I became Life 3 months before my 18th b-day. D’oh!
The power of Media Propoganda
Gets my vote.
F anyone who wants to trash the scouts for standing up for what is right, and more importantly the safety of the individual boy scouts.
NAMLA couldn’t have better fellow travelers...
Do the Boy Scouts have principles they refuse to compromise?
Because too might have answered, "Because the TV told me to."
I will never again support the BSA in any way. Former Eagle Scout.
It is understood that this is an unstable, temporary step until the BSA "goes all the way" and allows homosexual adult leaders. Within a year scouts claiming to be homosexual will turn eighteen and apply to be adult leaders. The BSA will have no coherent argument to deny them.
Furthermore, the new policy was designed to destroy the defense which the Scouts successfully used years ago to restrict homosexuals from leadership. That was the argument that a private organization could vindicate its own uniformly applied membership principles. Now the BSA can't say that anymore.
It seems to me that the BSA compromised their principles severely, not to mention, as others have pointed out, failed those parts of the Scout Oath which say that a Scout is brave, trustworthy, reverent.
The real value of Scouting was to teach character and values. Outdoor skills were secondary. Character and values are rooted in a moral framework that Scout leadership cast aside when they accepted the immoral of homosexualtiy.
One of the attributes of the Scout Law is “Reverent”. Homosexuality, being one of the things listed in Rev. 22:15 as disqualifying a person from receiving the free gift of eternal life, is instead profane and carnal. Scout leadership has made their pact with the Devil. Let them enjoy the praise of their new peers in this profane world. They won’t get any praise (or money) from me.
In what way did the BSA “[stand] up for what is right, and more importantly the safety of the individual boy scouts.”?
What the Council did was unforgivable and shortsighted for exactly the reasons you describe.
My kid just became a Boy Scout after 3 years as a Cub. It was a tough call to leave him in the organization but the decision at the National level has had no impact on his Troop, everything is status quo.
The future of Scouting however, is very dim.
How many of the permanent employees of the organization have lost their jobs? That would reveal the reality of their popular lurch to the left.
I hope you also view the US military in the same light.
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