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  • New Boy Scouts president: Gay scout leaders acceptable

    05/28/2014 10:30:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    life site news ^ | Dustin Siggins
    IRVING, TX, May 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who led the military to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell, says that he would have allowed homosexual leaders for Boy Scouts of America. Gates, who was elected to head the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for a two-year term last week, said that he "would have supported having gay Scoutmasters, but at the same time, I fully accept the decision that was democratically arrived at by 1,500 volunteers from across the entire country." A year ago, BSA allowed openly homosexual scouts for the first time. The policy reads...
  • Disney Attempts to Force Boy Scouts Over Gay Leaders Ban; Threatens to Halt Funding

    03/03/2014 10:09:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/03/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Walt Disney Company has notified the Boy Scouts of America that it will withdraw all funding from the organization beginning 2015 unless the BSA overturns its policy of not allowing openly gay members to be leaders. The entertainment company has a VoluntEARS program through which its employees carry out volunteer work in exchange for cash donations to the non-profits of their choice. However, Disney has now announced that the employees taking part in the program will no longer be able to submit the funds to the Boy Scouts, according to CNN. Disney's corporate website says that the company's employees...
  • 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...
  • The Boy Scouts of America is a Sinking Ship and Trail Life USA is the Life Raft

    01/04/2014 12:00:07 PM PST · by T Ruth · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sept. 18, 2013 | Matt Barber
    It was Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 6, 2013. The huge hall was overflowing, the convention sold out. Over 1,200 attendees, with many spilling out into the foyer, eagerly awaited the announcement. What would this safe, moral and non-sexualized alternative to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) look like? With a stirring introductory video came the answer: “Trail Life USA” would now endeavor to “be the premier national character development organization for young men, which produces godly and responsible husbands, fathers and citizens.” The reveal, eagerly anticipated by hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of Americans was met with rousing...
  • Boy Scouts of America will officially welcome gay members on New Year's Day....

    12/28/2013 8:26:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies
    FULL TITLE: Boy Scouts of America will officially welcome gay members on New Year's Day as they grapple with questions about group showers and tentmates The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting New Year's Day, marking a historic shift that spells major changes to policies on tentmates and showers. Yet despite their be-prepared approach, BSA leaders are rooting for the change to be a non-event, comparable to another New Year's Day in 2000 when widespread fears of digital-clock chaos to start the new millennium proved unfounded. ‘My hope is there will be the same effect this...
  • Boy Scout alternative, Trail Life USA, launches ‘premier’ Christian group for boys

    09/07/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 32 replies
    The newly announced Trail Life USA expects to become a “premier” Christian organization for boys and young men when it fully launches in the new year. Its goal is to counter the “moral free-fall” of the nation, and “raise a generation of faithful husbands, fathers, citizens and leaders,” organizers told the national inaugural convention in Nashville, Tenn., Friday night. (snip) Trail Life USA’s name, drawn from more than 300 options, was carefully vetted and is intended not to be political or controversial, organizers said. (snip) “Our whole life is about the trail, both in the outdoors and in the journey...
  • “Trail Life USA”, the New Christian Alternative to the Boy Scouts of America”

    09/06/2013 10:00:51 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 37 replies
    Patriots for America ^ | 9/06/2013 | Elisheba Santana
    Nashville, TN - More than 1,200 former Scoutmasters, Eagle Scouts, parents, church leaders and former Boy Scout of America (BSA) professionals gathered tonight for the 1st inaugural Leadership Convention of a youth character development organization in Nashville. The convention's theme was "Honoring the Legacy ... Raising the Standard." Forty-four (44) states were represented, including Alaska and Hawaii. The name and visual branding for "Trail Life USA" were unveiled publicly for the 1st time to great applause and excitement by those gathered to launch a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts of America. Trail Life USA will be an outdoor scouting-like...
  • Moving forward, together after the 2013 National Annual Meeting ( BSA Meeting )

    08/23/2013 5:08:30 AM PDT · by bert · 27 replies
    Scouting Magazine ^ | September issue | Gretchen Sparling
    Moving forward, together after the 2013 National Annual Meeting AFTER A LONG, THOUGHTFUL PROCESS, BSA MEMBERS AMEND THE ORGANIZATION’S LONGSTANDING MEMBERSHIP STANDARDS FOR YOUTH. National President Wayne Perry announces the voting results, approval of a resolution amending the BSA’s membership policy, removing the restriction excluding youth based solely on sexual orientation. National President Wayne Perry announces the voting results, approval of a resolution amending the BSA’s membership policy, removing the restriction excluding youth based solely on sexual orientation. IN A DIM BALLROOM, nearly 1,400 volunteer voting members of the Boy Scouts of America—and about 1,000 additional onlookers—collectively hold their breath....
  • OnMyHonor.net Final Naming Survey For New Organization [invitation only ballot - no direct link]

    07/24/2013 4:25:51 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    closed survey - OnMyHonor.net ^ | 7-24-2013 | OnMyHonor.net
    OnMyHonor.Net Final Naming Survey After conducting multiple online and email surveys, conducting Focus Group testing in two cities with both parents and scouting age boys, and running initial trademark searches on selected names, we have narrowed the names down to the following selection. The list of names below has been carefully evaluated to address the goals contained in the Mission Statement. Please read through the following names and cast a vote for the ONE name you think best typifies the mission of the new organization. That's it! Based on your input and the recommendations of our steering committee we'll be...
  • AFTAH Interviews John Stemberger of OnMyHonor.net on New Wholesome Alternative to the Boy Scouts (AF

    07/19/2013 10:47:54 AM PDT · by MacNaughton · 6 replies
    AFTAH ^ | 6/18/2013 | John Stemberger
    This interview with John Stemberger [click HERE to listen], founder of OnMyHonor.net, was recorded today, July 18, 2013. Stemberger describes the formation of a new boys organization that will provide a wholesome alternative to the pro-homosexual Boy Scouts of America (BSA). [Watch an introductory video HERE.] The new boys organization (yet unnamed) will be devoted to building good character among boys, centered on biblical principles. The new group holds its first national convention this September after holding a recent planning meeting of national pro-family leaders in Louisville, Kentucky. Stemberger, who is also president and general counsel of the Florida Family...
  • Boy Scouts of America Jamboree Camp excludes obese Boy Scouts

    07/16/2013 9:44:13 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 55 replies
    "We required a level of fitness in order to come to the Jamboree that we haven't required before," McCarthy said. "And that has motivated an enormous return in terms of both kids and adults getting serious about improving their health."
  • Special Report: A $439 million camp adds to Boy Scouts money crunch

    07/16/2013 5:20:15 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/15/2013 | Robin Respaut and Brian Grow
    Known as The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, the 10,600-acre park opens Monday, when 30,000 scouts are expected to visit for the quadrennial National Jamboree. The Summit will have more than 5 miles of zip lines, a whitewater-rafting circuit, a 120-foot tree house and a stadium for 85,000 people.
  • Meet the Boy Scout with all 134 merit badges

    06/18/2013 7:56:23 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 90 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Jun 18, 2013 | Taylor Kearns
    WINNSBORO, SC (WIS) - Logan Robinson is going to need a bigger sash. He's come a long way in 10 years. Back then he was just a 7-year-old Cub Scout who enjoyed carving polar bears out of bars of soap. "For a 7-year old to have a knife and be carving something, it was awesome," said Robinson. "I was hooked right away." Robinson achieved his Eagle Scout rank by the age of 13. Most scouts quit when they hit Eagle. Robinson was just getting started. "If I didn't have something to focus on, I was just going to fizzle out,"...
  • Don't Give up the Boy Scouts without a FIGHT!!!

    06/15/2013 6:33:28 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 96 replies
    DannyTN | 6/15/13 | DannyTN
    I've been advocating leaving the scouts since the vote, but that's the wrong approach. The BSA is worth fighting for. I went last night to the Boxwood Scout Retreat here in Tennessee to pick up my son from a week of scouting. As I looked around at the pristine property on the edge of Old Hickory Lake, and the decades of work it must have taken to build the facilities located there, I realized what a shame it was to give it all up without a fight. The BSA have assets on their books of over $1 billion offset by...
  • Association for Baptists for Scouting: President's Message

    06/07/2013 9:01:06 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 20 replies
    Having watched the news coverage and read numerous emails from concerned Baptists and Scouters, I contacted the Membership Impact Department at the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America, proposing an interpretation of the changes in the membership guidelines. Below is the text of what I offered as my interpretation. First, it is my understanding that the resolution clearly states that sexual activity among Scout-aged youth is contrary to Scouting virtues, and I take that to mean that so long as it is uniformly and equitably applied, a unit could have in its statement a list of behavioral expectations...
  • The Boy Scouts and Timeless Values

    06/04/2013 12:29:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    http://patriotpost.us/editions ^ | June 3, 2013 | The Patriot Post
    "The recent decision by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to allow 'openly gay' youth to become members of the Boy Scouts was nothing short of a betrayal -- a betrayal not only of the values scouting has represented for decades but also of the families whose support for the Scouts has spanned generations. ... It's worth noting that the law does NOT require the change in Scouts' policy: the ban on homosexual members was upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court, which affirmed the right of the Boy Scouts to remain true to their mission and...
  • Area churches debate BSA decision on gay Scouts

    06/04/2013 8:23:34 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 59 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 6/4/13 | Bill Sherman
    Tulsa’s largest United Methodist church is considering dropping its scouting program after the Boy Scouts of America decided to allow homosexual boys to participate. “We’re leaning in that direction. I don’t know exactly what we’ll do,” said the Rev. Tom Harrison, senior pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church, 6767 S. Mingo Road. The Boy Scouts’ decision can be troubling for troop-sponsoring churches whose denominations oppose the practice of homosexuality. The United Methodist Church, a major supporter of Boy Scouts, has maintained that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching. “We find this to be a very troubling decision,”...
  • Southern Baptists Plan to Leave Boy Scouts 'En Masse.'

    06/03/2013 12:49:49 PM PDT · by Prole · 209 replies
    Newser ^ | June 2, 2013 | Ruth Brown
    (Newser) – The Boy Scouts of America's decision last month to allow gay members was made with the blessings of many churches and religious groups—but not all of them. And here's a pretty significant opponent: The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in America with 45,000 congregations and 16 million members, says it will now urge its followers to leave the Scouts, reports CNN. The Boy Scouts says Baptist churches currently sponsor nearly 4,000 units, containing more than 100,000 kids. The Southern Baptist Convention will vote on a resolution to disaffiliate with the Scouts this month, and a spokesperson...
  • Boy Scouts Defy orders to not wear uniforms in gay pride parade

    06/02/2013 2:33:24 PM PDT · by lastmomstanding · 155 replies
    NBC news ^ | Miranda Leitsinger
    Boy Scouts and adult volunteers wore their uniforms Sunday as they marched in Utah's gay pride parade — defying a leader of the youth organization who had said they couldn't do so under the organization's guidelines prohibiting advocating political or social positions.
  • Girl Scouts Join Planned Parenthood at Huge Pro-Abortion Conference

    Tell me who you hang out with and I’ll tell you who you are. Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA), offers this pithy saying as her favorite quote. In order to figure out who the Girl Scouts are, I suppose we must follow Ms. Chávez’ logic and look at the organizations that GSUSA associates with. A good place to start would be the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). WAGGGS has member organizations across the globe, the largest of which is GSUSA, contributing approximately a quarter of the ten million members that belong to...
  • Priest cuts ties to Boy Scouts over gay scout decision (WA)

    05/29/2013 6:26:28 AM PDT · by llevrok · 70 replies
    BREMERTON, Wash. -- On the heels of a historic decision by the Boy Scouts of America, a local priest is making history of his own. He's among the first in the country to cut all ties to the scouts, now that the organization has agreed to allow openly gay members. Father Derek Lappe is the priest at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Bremerton. For years, the church has served as the chartering organization for BSA Troop 1501 in Kitsap County. "We do things like scout Sunday at mass, the boys are just very much a part of our...
  • GLAAD Pushes Boy Scouts to Now Lift Ban on Openly Gay Leaders, Volunteers

    05/27/2013 9:02:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 185 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/27/2013 | By Melissa Barnhart
    Members of GLAAD, a nonprofit organization that promotes LGBT advocacy, was at the Boy Scouts of America's headquarters in Irving, Texas, on Friday – one day after the BSA's national council voted to allow openly gay membership – to advocate for additional policy changes acceptable to the gay community. Former scouts Dave and Joe McGrath, a father and son duo who both earned the rank of Eagle Scout, biked 1,400 miles from Idaho Falls, Idaho, to the BSA's meeting in Grapevine to encourage the 1,400 voting delegates of the BSA's national council to vote in favor of the resolution to...
  • R.I.P, Boy Scouts of America

    05/27/2013 7:51:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/27/2013 | Matt Barber
    “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” (Mark 8:36) It’s a sad day for both Scouting and for freedom. Indeed, it’s a sad day for America. The century-old Boy Scouts of America (BSA) – created in 1910 to “prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes” – has betrayed its own constituency, mission, oath and law. Last Thursday, approximately 1,400 adult BSA delegates from around the country gathered in Texas and decided, in a disgracefully lopsided vote, to welcome into its ranks, “open and avowed” homosexuality (boy-on-boy sexual...
  • Boy Scout Who Helps SAR Dog Handlers Earns Eagle Scout Rank

    06/08/2011 9:27:19 AM PDT · by MosesmomS · 3 replies
    Associated Content ^ | June 08, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    A few weeks ago, I was surprised when my dad told me that my dog, Trooper, was in the local newspaper. I said, "Trooper? Why in the world is he in the paper?" But when I saw the picture, I was delighted to see that it was a photograph from an Eagle Scout ceremony for Ben Whittington, a scout who has been helping me with Trooper's training for many years. Ben posed with Trooper for a few photos after the ceremony.
  • Boy Scouts-Mormon bond remains intact

    05/25/2013 5:46:24 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 149 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | May 24 2013 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY -- When the Boy Scouts of America began a discussion earlier this year about lifting its ban on gays, some speculated it could lead to the severing of ties with the Mormon church that goes back 100 years. Those predictions ended up being off the mark. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints threw its support behind the new policy voted on Thursday by the Boy Scouts of America that opens the door for gay youth to join the ranks, while continuing to ban gay adult Scout leaders.
  • The First Word in BSA Now Stands for Betrayal

    05/24/2013 7:06:05 PM PDT · by rhema · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2013 | Rick Scarborough and Robert Knight
    Yesterday was a dark day for America. Delegates to a national Boy Scouts of America (BSA) meeting in Texas apparently voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to validate homosexuality among boys. We are outraged. This is a betrayal of the highest magnitude. It's a betrayal of the boys in the Scouts' care. It's a betrayal of trusting parents. It's a betrayal of a 103-year-old institution that has molded millions of boys into men. It's a betrayal of truth and honor. Finally, it's a betrayal of God, in Whose name the organization furthered the priceless worth of being morally straight. The immoral campaign...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gov. Rick Perry to Join 'Stand With Scouts Sunday' to Support Ban on Gay Membership

    05/05/2013 8:08:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies
    http://www.christianpost.com ^ | May 4, 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 survey’s executive summary describes it as “the most comprehensive listing exercise in [BSA] history.” The survey shows that of the 200,000 adult members who...
  • 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
    There’s 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 don’t 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...
  • Scouting is for Honor, Not Sex and Politics

    04/24/2013 8:41:11 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 16 replies
    http://www.onmyhonor.net ^ | April 22nd, 2013 | John Stemberger
    The Boy Scouts are one of the great jewels of American culture. The success of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a result in no small part of the organization’s commitment to a set of ideas and principles that have guided the program for more than 100 years. Until recently, the BSA was unwavering in its conviction that these values and principles were “timeless.” But now those values are under attack. The Boy Scouts are the victims of an aggressive, well-funded and relentless campaign to inject sex and politics into Scouting. Homosexual-rights activists have aggressively pushed a handful of...
  • U.S. Boy Scouts set to end ban on gay members : spokesperson (Friday News Dump Alert)

    04/19/2013 9:17:52 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 49 replies
    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." The deliberations over...
  • Scout leader sentenced to 8 years for assaulting boys

    04/15/2013 8:09:20 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 13 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | April 15, 2013 | Aldo Santin
    A former local Scout leader was sentenced to eight years in prison this afternoon for sexually assaulting three scouts. Provincial court Judge Ray Wyant said Stuart Garret Young’s actions were "reprehensible, degrading and disgusting and abhorrent." Court was told that Young, 40, was trusted and admired by the boys, and that he singled them out, grooming them to become his victims. Young had been a volunteer with a Southdale Scout troop. The boys were subjected to a program Young had developed that they were told was to build up their self-confidence but instead the boys were "brainwashed" while Young subjected...
  • WA State Sues Florist for Refusing to Service Gay Wedding

    04/10/2013 9:04:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 10. 2013 | John Nolte
    It begins.There is no question that rank-and-file gay couples of all political stripes are sincere in their desire to enjoy the benefits and status that come with marriage. There is no sinister agenda at work in the issue of same-sex marriage among the masses. But the same cannot be said of the organized left who have always intended to use the issue of gay marriage as a vehicle to destroy the Christian Church and marginalize Christians. Faithfulness to the Bible and the Christian faith will very soon be declared bigotry by the media and a de facto civil rights violation...
  • Survey: Many Utah Scouts against lifting gay ban

    03/25/2013 8:00:10 PM PDT · by District13 · 58 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 25, 2012 | BRADY McCOMBS
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than four out of five Boy Scout leaders in the Salt Lake City area say they are opposed to Boy Scouts of America lifting its ban on gays, a new survey shows. Nearly half said they would quit the Boy Scouts if the ban on gays is lifted, according to results of a survey of 4,700 adults involved in the Boy Scouts' Great Salt Lake Council. The respondents included leaders and parents. The council is one of the largest in the country, with 5,500 troops and 73,400 youth members. Nearly all of the troops,...
  • Boy Scout leaders face controversy over gay leaders

    03/25/2013 8:59:32 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 44 replies
    WESH - Orlando ^ | 23 March 2013 | Staff
    As the Boy Scouts of America ponder whether to allow gays to be Scout leaders, a number Scouting officials debated the issue Saturday morning in downtown Orlando. At the end of that session, dozens of Scout leaders and parents staged a news conference to announce the formation of a Scout group opposed to allowing "open homosexuality" by adults in the Boy Scouts. "The Boy Scouts are one of the great jewels of American culture," said John Stemberger, Eagle Scout and founder of OnMyHonor.net. "We support the current policy of scouting, which is backed by over 100 years of tradition and...
  • Madonna rips Boy Scouts at GLAAD Awards -- VIDEO

    03/17/2013 4:45:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 77 replies
    http://music-mix.ew.com ^ | Mar 17, 2013 | by Kyle Anderson
    <p>Madonna has never been a stranger to controversy, and she once again dipped her toe into those waters at last night’s GLAAD Awards, where she was presenting an award to Anderson Cooper.</p> <p>Dressed in an oversized Boy Scout uniform, Madonna took the organization to task for its policy that bans gay people from joining. “I wanted to be a Boy Scout, but they wouldn’t let me join,” she said during a 10-minute speech. “I think that’s (messed) up. I know how to build a fire. I can pitch a tent … most importantly, I know how to scout for boys.”</p>
  • Boy Scouts asking for input on gay membership

    03/11/2013 7:38:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    LSN ^ | Ben Johnson
    IRVING, TX, March 11, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Boy Scouts of America are asking for citizens across the country to express their opinion about the BSA's policy barring open homosexuals from joining the group as members or scoutmasters. In a tiny link at the top of their website, the Scouts announced their review of the policy. A second link simply asks readers, “Share your feedback.” Last July, the 100-year-old outdoor group announced it would maintain its moral standards for members and leaders. However, in January the national scouting organization bowed to pressure to reconsider the policy. A decision was expected...
  • Amherst church led by gay pastor charters Boy Scout unit

    03/04/2013 4:37:54 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 42 replies
    AMHERST — An Amherst church that promotes tolerance and is led by a gay pastor has become the new chartering organization for a local Boy Scout troop whose national organization has retained a policy excluding homosexuals. But for the Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Rev. Steven Wilco and Troop 504, which will be partners, the long-term objectives are the same: giving boys a place to grow and learn leadership skills, teaching them an appreciation for the outdoors and advocating for a change in the national Boy Scout policy. Wilco, pastor of the church at 867 North Pleasant St., said there is...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • Boy Scouts, Get Rid of Your Moles

    02/14/2013 5:34:38 AM PST · by scottfactor · 20 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 02/14/2013 | Gina Miller
    For most of the last century, leftists have been infiltrating positions of power in our local, state and federal governments, our schools and every major institution. They have done this in order to promote godless, communist ideology and to subvert traditional American values based on true freedom (not to be confused with immoral license) and common-sense morality that ultimately stems from God’s Word. The result of this long-running invasion of our culture is a degeneracy of the soul and conscience of our nation. Some of the most aggressive tools of the Left in our nation are the members of the...
  • CDC Chart: The dangers of Gay Sex even with a condom

    02/06/2013 9:22:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Chart to the left from the Center for Disease Control proves anal sex is disgusting in more ways than one with or without a condom. These stats reveal that those who are against anal sex may have a legitimate phobia for their children in schools and society in general if homosexuality is normalized via same sex marriage and it is not homophobia. In the name of civil rights for maybe the first time sexual lifestyles are trying to make it in. And a very unhealthy one at that. Maybe there is a good reason why we should stick with nature...
  • Boy Scouts Reaffirm Gay Ban After 2-Year Review, Call 972-580-2000 at BSA HQ in Irving, TX

    02/04/2013 10:26:04 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 17, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/07/17/boy-scouts-reaffirm-gay-ban-after-2-year-review/ NEW YORK (AP) — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics. An 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, “came to the conclusion that this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts,” the organization’ national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press. Smith said the committee, comprised of professional scout executives and adult volunteers, was unanimous in its conclusion – preserving a long-standing policy that was upheld by the...
  • Scouting's Suicide

    02/01/2013 12:13:16 PM PST · by The King of Elflands Daughter · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/31/2013 | Edward Whelan
    Imagine that a group of girls is going on a long camping trip, supervised by adult volunteers who are young men you barely know. Would you let your 15-year-old daughter go? Nearly every parent, I think, would recognize the folly, even though the men might well be models of good behavior. Why should our common-sense response be any different if the 15-year-old is a boy and the possible, even if not-likely-to-be-acted-on, sexual attraction of the adult supervisors is homosexual rather than heterosexual?
  • Letter for all BSA Councils about People who Love Scouting

    01/31/2013 6:09:37 PM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 6 replies
    My Fertile Mind | 30 January 2013 | Fightin Kentuckian
    I received the Weekly Scouting Update from the Catalina Council which encompasses southern Arizona. This policy letter and my reply are relevant to all who love scouting.
  • Boy Scouts' 'perversion files': Confidential files go public today

    10/18/2012 10:36:52 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/18/2012
    Decades of confidential sexual abuse allegations from within the Boy Scouts of America will spill into public view later today when more than 1,200 of the organization’s “perversion files” are released by order of the Oregon Supreme Court. The files will offer the public an unprecedented look at how suspected molestations were handled by one of the nation’s leading youth organizations from the early 1960s through 1985, a time when awareness of sexual abuse was evolving rapidly. ~snip~ The abuse reports to be released today played a key role as evidence in a landmark Oregon lawsuit in 2010 that resulted...
  • United Way of Cleveland moves to pull funding in 13 for Boy Scouts over group's prohibition of gays

    09/26/2012 2:17:07 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 53 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Dave Davis
    United Way of Greater Cleveland moves to pull funding in 2013 for Boy Scouts over group's prohibition of gay members CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Officials with United Way of Greater Cleveland announced Tuesday they are moving to pull their funding next year from the Boy Scouts of America after the group recently reaffirmed its prohibition of openly gay youth and adults. At issue is nearly $100,000 that goes to the Boy Scouts of America Greater Cleveland Council for Scoutreach, a program that brings scouting to about 1,600 inner-city youth with an eye on physical fitness and citizenship. United Way is just...
  • Boy Scouts’ secret files hid sex abuse allegations, newspaper reports

    09/20/2012 5:13:46 AM PDT · by Renfield · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-17-2012 | Jason Sickles
    Secret files kept by the Boy Scouts of America reveal the organization's leaders may have helped hundreds of suspected child molesters "cover their tracks" by often hiding the allegations from parents, the public and police, according to a Los Angeles Times investigation. Documents obtained by the newspaper detail a paper trail of abuse where volunteers and staff were sometimes allowed to quietly resign to spare their reputation and that of the Scouts. "We are making no accusations and will not release this information to anyone, so our action in no way will affect your standing in the community," stated a...