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  • Boy Scouts announce annual membership fee increase for 2014, raising questions . . .

    01/04/2014 12:42:35 PM PST · by T Ruth · 86 replies
    dallas news ^ | Sept. 3, 2013 | Scott K. Parks
    [T]he BSA, which is based in Irving, announced last week that it is raising annual membership dues from $15 to $24 per Scout — a 60 percent increase — beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock . . . and BSA staff did not mention how much revenue might be lost from the defection of conservative families that leave the organization because of recent membership changes that allow [homosexual] youth to be Scouts. . . . The BSA once boasted of five million members back in the 1950s when the United States’ population was about half of what...
  • Glenn Taylor filmed pushing 2,000-pound rock one month after filing lawsuit saying he was disabled

    10/20/2013 5:27:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/20/13 | Nina Golgowski
    A heavyweight rock crusher's disability claim is being slammed by critics as more mental than physical. Glenn Taylor — who infamously filmed his ability to knock over an ancient 2,000-pound sandstone with his bare hands — filed a lawsuit claiming "debilitating" physical injury weeks before the stunt's filming, it has been revealed. Taylor, seen destroying a 200 million-year-old goblin sandstone formation in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park last week, filed a personal injury lawsuit last month claiming to have been disabled after a car crash four years ago.
  • Key Differences the BSA and the New Youth Adventure Program (email from

    07/30/2013 7:57:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies ^ | 7-30-2013 | John Stemberger/Rob Green
    (Email received this morning.) Dear Friends, So far, we have released our proposed membership standards and a statement of faith & values that all adult members will be required to sign. We now also submit a Key Differences chart and outline between the new Youth Adventure Program and the Boy Scouts of America. Please forward this email to everyone in your troop and council to understand more about the new (soon to be formally named) organization. Outline of Differences between the Boy Scouts of America and the new Youth Adventure Program: 1) The BSA's new policy requires troops to accept...
  • Let the Downfall Begin

    05/24/2013 9:27:33 AM PDT · by Marine Sentinel · 66 replies
    The Marine Sentinel ^ | 05/24/2013 | Marine Sentinel
    I fully support family and friends of removing their sons from a once impressionable institution. The great “lie” that children are gay is nothing more than men and women pushing an evil agenda. America does not give up. Stand and fight for your boys and they will love you for it. This evil has not place in the lives of young boys or anyone for that matter. Do not allow these sick twisted individuals to dictate what your lives should and will be. I and every other Marine, Sailor, Soldier, Airmen, Coast Guard, and National Guardsman didn’t take an oath...
  • 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.
  • Obama: Boy Scouts should lift ban on homosexuality

    02/05/2013 5:12:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 39 replies
    Life Site Times ^ | Feb 04, 2013 | Kirsten Anderson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – President Barack Obama on Sunday said the Boy Scouts of America should overturn its national ban on homosexual members and leaders, just days before the organization is scheduled to vote on the issue. In a pre-Super Bowl interview with CBS, anchor Scott Pelley asked the president if he believed the Scouts should allow openly gay members and leaders. "Yes," Obama said. Pressed to elaborate, Obama said homosexuals should be able to fully participate in “every institution” that others can. “I think that my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and...
  • CNN Encourages Gay Activist to Fight Boy Scouts on Including Openly-Gay Scouts, Leaders

    07/18/2012 1:39:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | July 18, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    Once again CNN is cheerleading the fight for gay rights, this time within the Boy Scouts. An effusive Starting Point panel welcomed gay activist Zach Wahls on Wednesday and celebrated his cause of pushing the Boy Scouts towards acceptance of openly-gay scouts and leaders. Wahls is no stranger to CNN, as back in May he was lauded as a "very powerful" activist during a soft interview. On Wednesday, the CNN panel oozed admiration for him. "I'm a big fan. I've followed you for a little while," Starting Point regular Margaret Hoover told him. "You're a wonderful spokesman for the effort...
  • Gays and lesbians keep pressure on Boy Scouts to let them be members

    07/17/2012 7:52:09 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 32 replies
    Dallas News ^ | July 16 2012 | Scott Parks
    LGBT advocacy groups are continuing to pressure Boy Scouts of America, which applies a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on sexual orientation of its youth members and its adult leaders. This morning, a press release from landed in our in-box announcing that Jennifer Tyrrell, a gay mom who was removed as a den leader by the Boy Scouts of America, will deliver 300,000 petition signatures to the Boy Scouts of America’s national headquarters. The petition calls on the Scouts to reinstate her and end their policy prohibiting gay scouts and scout leaders. Deron Smith, a Boy Scout spokesman, said...
  • "Every means possible to destroy the Scouts" (Lesbian & Agnostic couples sue Boy Scouts of America)

    05/08/2009 4:40:49 PM PDT · by kellynla · 30 replies · 1,653+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | May 8, 2009 | staff
    ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) joined forces to file a friend of the court brief asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals penalizing San Diego Boy Scouts because of their “morally straight” values. At issue in the case are leases from the City of San Diego allowing the San Diego Boy Scouts to build and operate campgrounds and an aquatic center for use by the Scouts and the...

    06/30/2007 8:12:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 875+ views
    The New York Post ^ | June 22, 2007 | Charles Hurt
    Nearly nine out of 10 journalists who made political donations gave to Democrats or left-wing groups, according to a bombshell new investigation into media bias - and perhaps the most shocking name on the list was the writer of "The Ethicist" column for The New York Times. The probe by MSNBC investigative reporter Bill Dedman revealed the names of 144 employees - reporters, editors, producers - from media organizations nationwide who have lined the candidates' pockets since '04. Underscoring the leftward tilt of the press, 125 of the workers, or 87 percent, ponied up only to Democrats and liberal causes,...
  • No Longer a Boy, Forever a Scout

    09/25/2006 9:11:24 PM PDT · by Coleus · 41 replies · 977+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | August 31, 2006 | ELIZABETH MOORE
    It was 1926. Queen Elizabeth II was born, the first liquid-fuel rocket was launched and a pair of men's pants cost less than $6. It also was the year Charles Soldi joined the Boy Scouts. Soldi, the middle of six kids living in Orange, was 12 when he was recruited by a neighbor. He quickly advanced in Scouting with the goal of making Eagle Scout, the organization's highest achievement. He earned 22 merit badges and in February 1932, at a court of honor, he was presented with his sterling silver Eagle Scout pin. Yesterday, Scouting officials from northern New Jersey...
  • ACLU vs. Boy Scouts of America

    08/06/2005 10:54:07 AM PDT · by concretebob · 46 replies · 1,766+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | Saturday 6 August 2005 | Paul Weyrich
    While growing up I was a proud member of an organization that emphasized the importance of honesty and "being clean in thought, word and deed." We vowed to serve God and our country. If you think that this organization's philosophy is non-controversial, you are sadly mistaken. We live in an era of Political Correctness. The beliefs and values that our society broadly embraced when I was a member of Boy Scout Troop 77, chartered by Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Racine, Wisconsin, are now endangered.Unfortunately, our federal courts often make decisions that assault our country's most cherished beliefs and values....
  • Boy Scouts: Legal bigots?

    08/09/2004 3:42:06 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 2,026+ views ^ | Monday, August 9, 2004 | Hans Zeiger
    Boy Scouts: Legal bigots? Posted: August 9, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: This is your last chance to help choose a speaker for the Republican National Convention! Hans Zeiger has been selected as one of 10 youth finalists for a primetime speaking position at the RNC, scheduled for Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 in New York City. To determine who the speaker will be, both MTV and the RNC are holding an online contest where you can vote for one of the 10 finalists. Voting is open through then end of today. By Hans Zeiger © 2004 One must truly be...
  • Supreme Court rejects Boy Scouts' appeal

    03/08/2004 11:26:44 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 50 replies · 295+ views ^ | Tuesday, March 9, 2004
    LAW OF THE LANDSupreme Court rejects Boy Scouts' appealState can exclude group due to policy against homosexual leaders Posted: March 8, 20044:45 p.m. Eastern © 2004 The U.S. Supreme Court today allowed Connecticut to exclude the Boy Scouts of America from a state charitable program because of the Scouts' policy barring avowed homosexuals from leadership. Critics said the high court's refusal to revisit the ruling by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals threatens not only the First Amendment right to expressive association but also the right to free exercise of religion. The decision has "far reaching implications that could threaten the...
  • Board orders disclaimer for kids' groups

    01/23/2004 3:24:14 PM PST · by RonF · 12 replies · 191+ views
    Portland Press-Herald ^ | 1/22/04 | JOSIE HUANG
    A months-long controversy surrounding the Boy Scouts of America and its practice of sending home fliers with Portland schoolchildren has resulted in a new policy for all outside youth-oriented groups. The School Committee voted unanimously Wednesday night to require all such organizations - such as Little League and 4-H - to print disclaimers on their forms indicating that their views "are not necessarily the views of the Portland Public Schools system." The new policy came as a disappointment to parents who wanted the school board to take a bolder stand against the Boy Scouts' refusal to admit openly gay individuals...
  • Boy Scouts under siege in culture wars

    01/19/2004 11:11:48 PM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 1,422+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 1/20/04 | HAROLD JOHNSON
    THE CITY of San Diego recently announced a whopping gift of taxpayer dollars to the American Civil Liberties Union. With budgets tight up and down California, San Diego citizens might have been surprised to learn there was so much extra cash lying around city hall. The payoff is part of the city council’s shameful cave-in to the ACLU’s lawsuit that aims to kick the Boy Scouts off of public parkland in San Diego. As part of a nationwide anti-Boy Scout crusade by activists who can’t stomach Scouting’s traditional values, the ACLU filed suit in 2000 to end the Scouts’ $1...
  • Boy Scout Leader Arrested For Sexual Assault

    11/10/2003 2:27:24 PM PST · by FreeperinRATcage · 67 replies · 1,003+ views
    WCAU T.V. News ^ | 11/10/03 | NBC 10 News (Philadelphia)
    An assistant Boy Scout leader from Cherry Hill, N.J., is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy. Jason Rosner, 23, was charged Sunday with aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment. He is a self-employed landscaper who is also a Cherry Hill, N.J., volunteer firefighter, police said. The complaint alleges that Rosner engaged the boy in sex acts on multiple occasions in September and October 2003 at the defendant's home, the victim's home and a Cherry Hill hotel. The charges carry a maximum prison term of 35 years if Rosner is convicted. Rosner was being held in lieu...
  • Scout Jamboree jubilee one to cherish - Fiftieth anniversary has men remembering their boyhood days.

    09/21/2003 12:16:28 AM PDT · by concentric circles · 8 replies · 270+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 20, 2003 | Tom Berg
    <p>Toad gambling. Fireworks burning down tents. The bubonic plague. And the dust from 100,000 trampling feet coating everything.</p> <p>Those are just a few stories waiting to be rehashed tonight when aging Boy Scouts gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1953 National Scout Jamboree held where Fashion Island now stands.</p>
  • Will Arnold Support the Boy Scouts?

    09/03/2003 8:39:06 AM PDT · by Brian S · 18 replies · 231+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 09-03-03
    By Hans Zeiger Commentary September 03, 2003 While the state of California was distracted by the governor's race last week, the California legislature passed a resolution haranguing the Boy Scouts for their moral codes. By a vote of 22-15, the state Senate passed Resolution 89 that the assembly passed earlier in the year, declaring that "the discriminatory policy [barring homosexual and atheist members and leaders] of the Boy Scouts of America is contrary to the policy of the State of California." Senator Tom McClintock, a Republican candidate for governor, is the only candidate who has registered his support for...
  • GAY ACTIVISTS DEFEND ANTI-GAY SUPREME COURT CASE & The Joys of Being Private: Ex-Gays Keep Out

    09/01/2003 9:41:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 491+ views
    PFOX ^ | 09.0.03 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    GAY ACTIVISTS DEFEND ANTI-GAY SUPREME COURT CASE: [From] Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DCPO Box 75265Washington, DC August 12, 2003 [To] Kenneth SaundersActing DirectorOffice of Human Rights441 4th Street, NWWashington, DC 20001 Dear: Mr. Saunders: We have learned through news reports that Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) has filed a complaint with the Office of Human Rights alleging discrimination by the National Education Association (NEA). According to the reports PFOX has been denied the opportunity to set up booths at NEA's last two annual conventions. Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC (GLAA)...
  • Judge Rules Scouts 'Religous' Group

    08/06/2003 6:52:49 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 21 replies · 456+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 6, 2003 | Unknown
    LAW OF THE LAND Judge rules Scouts 'religious' group Long-standing lease of park considered 1st Amendment violation Posted: August 6, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 The city of San Diego is contemplating an appeal of a federal court decision that sided with the ACLU and a lesbian couple seeking to nullify its long-standing lease of a public park to the Boy Scouts. A U.S. District Court judge ruled last Thursday the Boy Scouts is a religious organization, and the agreement to use Balboa Park violates the First Amendment's ban on state-sponsored religion. In a closed session last night,...
  • Cub Scout recommended for lifesaving honor

    07/08/2003 8:01:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 355+ views
    <p>MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who safely stopped his aunt's sport utility vehicle after she went into diabetic shock will be recommended for Scouting's top lifesaving award.</p> <p>Cub Scout Brandon DiMatties of Monroe will be nominated for the Honor Medal with Cross Palms by Ron Pierson, assistant executive of the Southern New Jersey Council of the Boys Scouts of America.</p>

    06/02/2003 6:39:40 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 111 replies · 503+ views
    NewsWithViews ^ | June 2, 2003 | Hans Zeiger
    Philadelphia’s Cradle of Liberty Boy Scout Council self-destructed last week. Its executive board voted unanimously to include "sexual orientation" in its nondiscrimination code. The outrageous move came after years of intense pressure from radical homosexual and atheist rights groups in the area and nationwide. The Philadelphia Council is the third largest local council in the country, serving 87,000 boys and men. It is an unfortunate addition to a list of councils that have eagerly given the finger to the Boy Scouts of America and its associated moral codes. Last year, San Francisco and Boston became the first branches to reject...
  • Philadelphia Council Flouts Scouts' Antigay Stance

    05/29/2003 6:26:27 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 67 replies · 343+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 29,2003 | By Linda K. Harris and Miriam Hill
    Phila. council flouts Scouts' antigay stanceA new policy on sexuality is likely to bring discussion as the national convention starts here.By Linda K. Harris and Miriam HillInquirer Staff Writers Defying the national Boy Scouts policy of refusing membership to gays, the board of the Scouts' largest Philadelphia-area council has unanimously voted not to discriminate against homosexuals.The decision puts the local council at odds with the national organization, which holds that homosexuality is inconsistent with the traditional moral values espoused in the Scout Oath and Law.But the Cradle of Liberty Council, the nation's third largest - serving 87,000 youths in Philadelphia,...
  • Cub Scout crawls grave to grave, honoring the dead

    05/26/2003 9:56:42 AM PDT · by dewee · 53 replies · 670+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 05/25/03 | By HOLLY EDWARDS
    <p>Pivoting his body with his right arm and holding a neon-green ruler in his left hand, James Milam, 10, crawled from grave to grave at Nashville National Cemetery yesterday morning, carefully placing an American flag exactly one foot from each gravestone.</p> <p>The energetic fourth-grader took the task seriously.</p>
  • Cub Scout crawls grave to grave, honoring the dead

    05/26/2003 6:57:42 AM PDT · by nuzman · 11 replies · 203+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | Sunday, 05/25/03 | HOLLY EDWARDS
    Sunday, 05/25/03 Cub Scout crawls grave to grave, honoring the dead By HOLLY EDWARDSStaff Writer10-year-old ditches wheelchair to plant flags in front of headstonesPivoting his body with his right arm and holding a neon-green ruler in his left hand, James Milam, 10, crawled from grave to grave at Nashville National Cemetery yesterday morning, carefully placing an American flag exactly one foot from each gravestone.The energetic fourth-grader took the task seriously.''I don't think that's straight at all,'' he said, holding the ruler to a flag and making a minor adjustment. ''There, that's better.''With that pronouncement, James swung back into his...