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  • Secrecy, Heavy-Handed Tactics Reported at Boy Scouts Meeting

    05/24/2013 6:32:58 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 199 replies
    As counterintuitive as it may sound for an organization with such a wholesome and all-American reputation, it seems that secrecy and heavy-handed tactics are the order of the day at the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) meeting that will decide whether the BSA will change its century-old policy to expand its membership to include open and avowed homosexuals.
  • WHAT'S NEXT? [Boy Scouts of America]

    05/23/2013 5:04:45 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 41 replies
    OnMyHonor.net ^ | May 23, 2013
    Grapevine, TX – Following the vote today by the Boy Scouts of America’s voting delegates to pass the resolution allowing “open and avowed homosexuality” in the Boy Scouts, John Stemberger, Founder of OnMyHonor.Net, a coalition of members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) including parents, Scoutmasters, Eagle Scouts and other Scouting leaders who affirm Scouting’s timeless values, made the following statement:“It is with great sadness and deep disappointment that we recognize on this day that the most influential youth program in America has turned a tragic corner. The vote today to allow open and avowed homosexuality into Scouting...
  • Boy Scouts Approve Plan To Accept Openly Gay Boys

    05/23/2013 3:20:16 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 458 replies
    <p>The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.</p>
  • Vote could 'gut' famed Boy Scout program

    05/23/2013 5:05:03 AM PDT · by kimtom · 49 replies
    www.wnd.com ^ | may/24/2013 | staff
    a historic vote on the agenda that could change the iconic organizations century-old policy and allow avowed homosexuals, some 1,400 Boy Scout leaders from across the nation who form the National Council have gathered in Grapevine, Texas. A final vote is scheduled for Thursday on a proposal that would allow openly homosexual scouts but retain the ban on adult homosexual scout leaders. Treatment for TinnitusRinging, buzzing, music in ears? There is hope in Kentucky www.kytinnitustreatment.com The Antichrist: Free BookDiscover What the Early Church Knew About Rapture & the Meaning of 666. VoiceOfElijah.org/Antichrist In the BSAs official Voice of the Scout...
  • Boy Scouts at the Brink

    05/22/2013 9:53:21 AM PDT · by MacNaughton · 50 replies
    On My Honor.Net ^ | 5/22/2013 | Albert Mohler
    Meeting Thursday in Grapevine, Texas, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America will decide whether it will retain or revise its historic membership policy on the issue of homosexuality. The 1,400 voting members of the B.S.A. National Council hold the future of one of Americas most iconic organizations in their hands. In reality, they are not only deciding a matter of membership policy. They are actually deciding the future of the entire organization. The culture wars came to the Boy Scouts many years ago. For the last few decades, the Boy Scouts have had to fight battles with...
  • Homosexuals in Boy Scouts a Bad Idea

    05/21/2013 3:35:21 PM PDT · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | May 21, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    Do those who want the Boy Scouts to allow openly homosexual boys to participate understand why it's the Boy Scouts rather than the Boy and Girl Scouts? Do they think boys and girls should share tents on camp outs? Male homosexuals claim they look at other males the way males look at females. If that is true than they sometimes look at other males as potential sexual conquests. They sometimes invade the sexual privacy of other males by imaging sexual contact with them. I don't know if the claim is true or not. I only know that scientific research indicates...
  • Protests call for Boy Scouts to keep gay ban in place

    05/20/2013 1:22:39 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 12 replies
    Charlotte.News14.com ^ | 05/17/2013 05:42 PM | Becky Bereiter
    CHARLOTTE - Rallies in Charlotte, Raleigh and across the country took place Friday, calling on the Boy Scouts of America to keep its current ban on gay membership. Next week in Texas, the National Council will vote on a resolution that would allow gay boys to join but not openly gay adults. Both are currently banned. Those rallying say sex and politics have no place in the Scouts. "If they don't change the policy, they might lose 20,000 to 30,000 people. This issue has brought things to a head, and created, unfortunately i believe, some wounds and division" said...
  • Boy Scouts of America: Why the Proposed Policy Change Matters

    05/20/2013 10:29:23 AM PDT · by MacNaughton · 4 replies
    Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod ^ | 5/16/2013 | Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison
    Statement We strongly support the Boy Scouts of America current prohibition on open homosexuality and retaining it without revision. Nearly 70 percent of BSA troops are hosted by churches and religious institutions. Upholding traditional morality is vital for sustaining this partnership, for protecting Scout members, and for ensuring BSA has a strong future. A proposal from the BSA board to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or preference for BSA members potentially would open the Scouts to a wide range of open sexual expressions. In our current culture, its more important than ever for our churches to protect and provide...
  • The Morally Straight Boy Scouts Of America OpEd

    05/19/2013 9:46:32 PM PDT · by Ghost of Jesus Gil · 16 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | May 19, 2013 | Alan Caruba
    It comes as no surprise that, during a CBS interview in February, President Obama supported having the Boy Scouts of America open its membership to gays and, presumably, those who lead scout troops as well. My attitude, the President said is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life. Spoken like a good Communist hiding the true intent of debasing the cultural and moral life of America.
  • Deceit in the Boy Scouts

    05/18/2013 3:54:41 AM PDT · by rhema · 49 replies
    OnMyHonor.net ^ | 5/13/13 | Cathy Ruse
    There is deception in the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America. A faction in the national leadership of the BSA wants to get rid of the longstanding membership policy against open and avowed homosexuality. But the way its going about it is not worthy of the Boy Scouts. The BSA Executive Committee recently released a resolution which will be presented to the National Council for a vote on May 23. To the surprise of many, the resolution addresses only youth membership, leaving in place the prohibition on open homosexuality on the part of leaders. It has been widely characterized...
  • Catholic and Luteran-Missouri Synod letters about Boy Scout vote

    05/17/2013 10:24:22 AM PDT · by MacNaughton · 21 replies
    On My Honor.Net ^ | 3/27/2013 | John Stemberger
    The National Catholic Committee on Scouting released a sttement on the upcoming BSA National Council vote on the membership standards resolution to allow open homosexual youth to become members of BSA. "... The Catholic Church teaches that those who experience same-sex attraction are always to be treated with dignity and respect. The Church also teaches that sexual acts belong within marriage, and that everyone young or old, married or single is called to chastity, through which we grow in our understanding of love. These teachings are especially important for those who serve as role models for young people....
  • Ralph Reed: No Change of Position on Boy Scouts

    05/14/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT · by Jean S · 20 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 5/14/13 | Jim Meyers
    Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed is vigorously refuting a published report that he sought to help the Boy Scouts of America persuade Christian leaders to back a proposal to allow gays to become scouts. Current BSA policy is to bar membership to "open or avowed homosexuals." But a proposal to be voted on this month, supported by some leading BSA officials, would permit gays to become members while maintaining a ban on gay adult volunteers. "Most conservative Christians oppose the proposal, so the Boy Scouts of America have engaged a high-profile advisor to help them make their case:...
  • The Boy Scouts ask conservative activist Ralph Reed to set up meetings with Christian leaders...

    05/14/2013 8:26:16 AM PDT · by MacNaughton · 79 replies
    WORLD Magazine ^ | 5/13/2013 | Warren Cole Smith
    Sometime during the week of May 20, about 1,400 delegates representing Boy Scout troops from across the country will gather in Texas and vote on a proposed policy that, if passed, would allow openly homosexual boys to be Scouts while continuing a ban on homosexual leaders. Most conservative Christians oppose the proposal, so the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have engaged a high-profile advisor to help them make their case: Ralph Reed. WORLD learned that Reed, founder of the Christian Coalition and now president of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, has arranged meetings and conference calls between Christian conservative leaders...
  • Boy Scouts, Supreme Court Decision on Homosexuality Could Be Connected

    05/13/2013 4:56:18 PM PDT · by lastmomstanding · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 5-13-13 | Stemberger
    <p>"So what would possess the BSA to risk embarrassing themselves on a national stage by opening back up such a controversial and divisive issue when months earlier they proclaimed they had the "absolute best policy?"</p> <p>For me, the answer to that question was found in a little chicken wing and pizza restaurant right across from my office in Orlando, Florida last year in the summer of 2012. I was at this dive of a restaurant I frequent and happened to see Tico Perez..."</p>
  • Local Boy Scout Leader Resigns Following Council's Decision on Gay Members

    05/09/2013 9:12:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    ClarksvilleNow.com ^ | May 9, 2013 | ClarksvilleNow.com Reporting
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Bill Moser, who has been a scout leader in Clarksville for many years, has resigned his post Wednesday, May 8 after the Middle TN Boy Scout Council voted against allowing openly gay members. The following is Mosers letter of resignation, obtained by ClarksvilleNow: "The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. I have been actively involved with scouting for over 50 years, and my personal experience with Scouting has reinforced my belief that helping youth is a key to...
  • Gov. Rick Perry to Join 'Stand With Scouts Sunday' to Support Ban on Gay Membership

    05/05/2013 8:50:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/05/2013 | Melissa Barnhart
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be among the speakers at the "Stand with Scouts Sunday" nationwide simulcast event to support Boy Scouts of America's membership policies on homosexuality. Perry, a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, will be joined by Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, the organization that's hosting the Stand with Scouts Sunday event, along with John Stemberger, Eagle Scout and founder of OnMyHonor.Net, a coalition of BSA parents and scouting leaders, who are asking members of the national council to vote "No" on the BSA's resolution to lift the ban on openly gay membership....
  • Boy Scouts of America Survey: 61% Support Current Policy of Excluding Homosexuals

    05/02/2013 3:36:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 05/02/2013 | Penny Starr
    The results of a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) survey shows that a majority of members support keeping in place the policy that prohibits homosexuals from joining or leading the organization. Ahead of a May 23 vote on whether to change its policies to allow openly homosexual scout members and/or gay scout leaders, the BSA has provided CNSNews with the results of survey conducted in February of BSA members, parents, donors and other interested parties. The surveys executive summary describes it as the most comprehensive listing exercise in [BSA] history. The survey shows that of the 200,000 adult members who...
  • LDS Church Criticized for Endorsing Boy Scouts' Proposal on Accepting Gay Members

    04/28/2013 6:35:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/27/2013 | By Anugrah Kumar
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the nation's largest sponsor of the Boy Scouts of America, is being criticized for endorsing a BSA proposal that would allow gay youths to join local troops while continuing to exclude gay leaders. "While the church has not launched any campaign either to effect (sic) or prevent a policy change, we have followed the discussion and are satisfied that BSA has made a thoughtful, good-faith effort to address issues that, as they have said, remain 'among the most complex and challenging issues facing the BSA and society today,'" said a...
  • Mormon church OK with ending Boy Scouts' ban on gay youth

    04/26/2013 5:48:45 PM PDT · by virtuous · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 26, 2013 | Miranda Leitsinger
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given tacit approval to the Boy Scouts proposal to allow gay youth to join, saying they appreciate the positive things included in the plan to end the organization's controversial ban on gay boys. The Boy Scouts of America last week proposed allowing gay youth but not adults to participate in the private youth organization. That came two months after they floated the idea of allowing gays and lesbians of all ages to join, a proposal that was denounced by the conservative religious groups that make up a bulk of...
  • Something Rotten in the Boy Scouts

    04/26/2013 1:43:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 26, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    Theres deception going on in the front office of the Boy Scouts. It includes deliberate misrepresentation of polling data, and threats to pack an upcoming meeting with anonymous and unqualified voters so that the Boy Scout policy on homosexuality gets forced on the majority of Scouts and parents who dont want it.The Boy Scouts are considering changing their policy of not allowing open homosexuality in either their Scout or leadership ranks. The policy has placed the Boy Scouts in the buzz saw of the zeitgeist and up until recently they have resisted. There are some weak-kneed leaders who want...