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  • Lesbian Cub Leader Fired for Being Gay, Fights Boy Scouts

    04/25/2012 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-25-12 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Jennifer Tyrrell, the den leader who was "fired" by her local Cub Scout troop for being gay, said that her 7-year-old son Cruz will not remain in the national organization because of its discrimination against gay leaders and scouts. In March, the Boy Scouts of America removed Tyrrell from her position, telling her that her sexual orientation "did not meet the high standards" of conduct set by the Boy Scouts of America "We can no longer support an organization that has these policies and we hope to get them changed," said Tyrrell. "That is our main goal."
  • Major youth groups make headway against sex abuse

    01/21/2012 2:32:13 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/21//12 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Boy Scouts have labored for decades to curtail sexual abuse of scouts by adult volunteers. But when their name was evoked in a lawsuit linked to the Penn State abuse scandal, the reference was not to problems - it was acknowledgment that the Scouts' current prevention policies are considered state of the art. While the local youth charity in the Penn State case has been accused of lax policies, experts in abuse prevention say most of the national organizations serving young people - such as the Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the...
  • Church loses volunteers to policy aimed at protecting kids

    11/24/2005 9:47:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 170 replies · 1,776+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 10.27.05 | JEFF DIAMANT
    Charlie Hughes is a volunteer's volunteer, collecting old cell phones for battered women, running clothing drives and gathering old bicycles for reuse around the world. For more than two decades, the 74-year-old West Amwell man gave his time to St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Lambertville, most recently for the parish's Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which helps the poor. But a dispute over a church program designed to prevent abuse of children has angered Hughes and dozens of other volunteers, largely depleting the society's membership. At least 40 volunteers, lectors and eucharistic ministers have been dismissed or eliminated...
  • Proof of the Boy Scout's Policy [on Homosexuality] is Working, Catholic Church should Follow

    12/05/2004 5:18:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 31 replies · 2,160+ views
    Our Lady's Warriors ^ | Michelle Parker
    Proof of the Boy Scouts Policy [on Homosexuality] By Michelle ParkerAs a practicing Roman Catholic, I cannot write about the advance of the Homosexual Activist Agenda without a look at the current scandal overshadowing the Catholic Church. At first, the news media continually wrote about the “pedophile priest” problem. And then, almost overnight, it became the “sex abuse scandal”. But, when the title changed, no one in the media reported why the issue had become one of “sex” and not “pedophilia.” Why? Frankly, I believe the liberal press didn’t want to have to report that the Boy Scouts of America...
  • The Boy Scouts were right afterall

    05/01/2002 9:38:22 PM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 871+ views ^ | 5/02/02 | R. Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON, D.C.-- If I am accurately perceiving the national controversy over pederasty in the American Roman Catholic Church, I have to conclude that the Boy Scouts of America are vindicated. The only logical conclusion deducible from the media's outrage over revelations of pederasty in the pulpit is that the Boy Scouts' ban against homosexual scout leaders is OK. The vast majority of irregularities reported in the present scandal have been between errant priests and post-pubescent boys. Apparently, the Boy Scouts' wisdom and prudence goes beyond tying knots and putting out forest fires. Maybe now the Boy Scouts will again...

    12/02/2002 4:20:45 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 96 replies · 806+ views
    AP Breaking News ^ | 2 December 2002
    TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Boy Scout leader faces charges that he fondled at least three members of his troop and showed them gay pornographic photos, police said. Robert King, 50, was held in Brevard County Jail on $75,000 bail Sunday after police charged him with lewd and lascivious molestation and exposure of sexual organs. King, who is married, confessed that exposed himself and showed the troop members pornography, Titusville police spokesman John Lau said. Lau said King invited at least five boys to his home on Friday under the guise of preparing to build a Christmas float. The boys...