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Scouts May Back Off on No-Gay Policy

Groups sponsoring troops would decide

January 29, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America may soon give sponsors of troops the authority to decide whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders — a potentially dramatic retreat from an exclusionary......

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littlefox

Jan-29-13 12:46 AM

Tyrrell said she's thrilled for parents and their children who've been excluded from scouting and "for those who are in Scouts and hiding who they are."

"For me it's not just about the Boy Scouts of America, it's about equality," she said. "This is a step toward equality in all aspects."

Bu||s h I t! Pure politics, just another snipe at the BSA.

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whgfeeling

Jan-29-13 1:11 AM

bet wrait is happy to hear this.

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26041mds

Jan-29-13 6:01 AM

This isn't about 'equality', this is about 'bullying'. Wonder where our children get the ideas that if we don't get what we want we just push people around?! The Boy Scouts had their guidelines and if someone didn't like those guidelines then don't join. You're free to start your own organization with your own guidelines.

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daWraith

Jan-29-13 7:34 AM

Rather hard to support good moral standards and the American Way with scout leaders who want to see nekked little boyz.

This like having an embezzler for your treasurer or a DUI convict for your designated driver.

If they want to be girly boyz like WeeFailing, volungteer for the Girl Scout and then they can fondle their dollies and bake brownies.

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GETACLUE

Jan-29-13 8:02 AM

Truely amazing at how STUPID some of these comments are.

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Highland

Jan-29-13 8:38 AM

Gee, why WOULDN'T a parent want to entrust their young sons to a man who wants to have sex with males?

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daWraith

Jan-29-13 8:42 AM

More amazing that parents want to PROTECT THEIR CHILDREN, Cluea&&.

Same reason heterosexual MEN should NOT be girl scout leaders.

Besides, it is a PRIVATE organization, they could REQUIRE all leaders to be child molesters IF THEY WANT. Certainly would not get many members, but THAT IS WHAT THE SCOTUS RULED.

AMAZING that YOU are that {bleeping} stupid, CLUEl&&.

I would not want YOU to be within 100 miles of my child.

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TrollSlayer

Jan-29-13 8:51 AM

Truly hilarious how Clueless leads off his post calling others stupid with the word “truely.” LOL

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boxerboy

Jan-29-13 9:03 AM

The American Way is Equality for All.

Southern Baptists are always unhappy. They are stuck in the 16th century as are many conservatives who adhere to Biblical literalism.

The best path forward for the BSA as a national organization is what they are proposing to do: leave decision-making up to the individual sponsors.

Therefore if Baptist or Methodist or Catholic or Muslim or Jewish sponsors decide to exclude gays within their venues the freedom of their religious choices is not infringed.

That also is part of the American Way.

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TrollSlayer

Jan-29-13 9:15 AM

In the long run, this will be a non-event for Scouting. The majority of chartered organizations will choose not to accept gays as members. In the few chartered organizations that choose to allow gays to be members, the majority of scouts and parents opposed to that decision will immediately migrate to troops that maintain traditional values and standards. Most of the organizations that choose to allow gays to participate will quickly fall apart, for lack of youth membership, but primarily for lack of dedicated adult leadership that is focused on building character in the boys and not focused on promoting abnormal sexuality. Other than the few urban-based LGBT rights group-sponsored troops you’ll see making a spectacle of themselves at national and international events, you won’t notice any difference.

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elmgrovedude

Jan-29-13 9:30 AM

Although Scouting is not a religious organization per se, there is an all encompassing religious thread that was has always been part of the philosophy. The Scout Oath has a “to do my duty to God” and “morally straight” piece as part of the Scout Oath.

Short of a few liberal churches, homosexuality is not being morally straight.

For the Scouts to accept gay boys into the organization, they would need to remove these items. Instead, why not just organized gay explorers club and leave BSA alone.

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DisplacedWVian

Jan-29-13 9:59 AM

Leave this PRIVATE organization alone. If you wish to form a group to promote your debaucherous, sinful lifestyle, then do so.

For a nation that identifies itself in polls as being around 75%+ "Christian", the understanding and support of Christian values and beliefs are found woefully lacking.

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impact

Jan-29-13 10:04 AM

Wow whgfeeling and Clueless, I guess Wrat and Trollsucker told you off. LOL!!!!

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impact

Jan-29-13 10:08 AM

Boxerboy, your post was rational and well stated. There's no room for that kind of expression on this web site. LOL.

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DisplacedWVian

Jan-29-13 10:11 AM

All of you liberals who continually bend over backwards so as not to offend Muslims, go and try to push your homosexual agenda in a predominantly Muslim country and then report back to us how that worked out for ya (if you are still alive to do so).

"In 2007, Ahmadinejad reportedly told a crowd at Columbia University, "In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that in our country. In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon."

Gee, I wonder why....

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TrollSlayer

Jan-29-13 10:17 AM

impact, “Wow whgfeeling and Clueless, I guess Wrat and Trollsucker told you off. LOL!!!!”

Wow, even the loons recognize GETACLUE is “Clueless” now. LOL!!!!

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Shark88

Jan-29-13 11:10 AM

The Scouts do not speak for The Almighty.

Every person needs to read Romans Chapter 1 each morning.

In verse 22:

"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools."

and in verses 26/27

"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their woman did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their*****one toward another: men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet."

...God gave them up....

When the Almighty gives you up, there is no reason for anyone else to hang on.

Has The Almighty given you up?

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richardwhee

Jan-29-13 1:08 PM

" This is the American Way" It's starting to smell bad. Soon Boy/Girl Scouts will be a thing of the past.

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VincentVega

Jan-29-13 1:15 PM

SHAME, THEY HAVE NO SHAME!

If Civil rights were left in the hands of the majority of those commenting herein, blacks would still be prohibited from attending public schools.

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impact

Jan-29-13 1:59 PM

Shark, give it a rest.

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impact

Jan-29-13 2:00 PM

My apology, GETACLUE. That was not intended the way that Trollsucker took it.

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TrollSlayer

Jan-29-13 2:24 PM

VincentVega “If Civil rights were left in the hands of the majority of those commenting herein, blacks would still be prohibited from attending public schools.”

Blacks are attending public schools? Seriously? Where’s my sheet? Next thing you know the "progressives" will be letting them vote...

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TrollSlayer

Jan-29-13 2:27 PM

Hey Vince. Do a little research about what party fought for civil rights in America. Remember Abraham Lincoln? Remember the Republicans’ override of Democrit President “This is a country for white men” Johnson’s veto of the Civil Rights Act of 1866? Remember the 100% no vote of Democrat Senators to the 14th Amendment? Remember US Grant’s deployment of the Army to suppress lynchings by the KKK? Remember the Democrat filibuster against a bill that would make lynching of blacks a crime? Remember the 97 Democrat Senators who condemned the conservative Brown v. Board of Education decision? Remember George Wallace’s “stand in the schoolhouse door” at the U of Alabama? Robert “KKK” Byrd’s 14 hour filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act?

Check those out and then get back to us. LOL

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TrollSlayer

Jan-29-13 2:47 PM

Correction. 97 Democrat Congressmen. 97 Democrat Senators would be a disaster.

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GETACLUE

Jan-29-13 3:14 PM

impact..... No apology needed,I new you were being sarcastic. DULLARDS DON'T GET SARCASM, hence ToolSlobber's comment

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