The Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation’s largest private youth organizations, is actively considering an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scouts or scout leaders, according to scouting officials and outsiders familiar with internal discussions. If adopted by the organization’s board of directors, it would represent a profound change on an issue that has been highly controversial -- one that even went to the US Supreme Court. The new policy, now under discussion, would eliminate the ban from the national organization’s rules, leaving local sponsoring organizations free to decide
Comments: Wonderful! Will Nambla members now be allowed to join? Heavy s/o I weep for the innocence of our children and our country.
#3, American Heritage Girls was chartered as a result of the sell out of the Girl Scouts to feminism and the Left. I couldn´t believe this headline. I am our Troop´s Committee Chair and have been involved in the BSA since the ´50s - I hope this isn´t so.
Of the 27 men to travel to the moon on the Apollo 9 through Apollo 17 missions, 24 were Scouts, including 11 of the 12 men who physically walked on the moon´s surface, and all three members of the crew of Apollo 13.
So, let´s destroy yet another successful leadership institution.
#10, that´s because our ancestors last century didn´t hang these libtards/progtards ( ot put them up against a wall, after a fair 5 min trial, of course) when they self-identified in the government and media. When you allow rotten apples to remain in the barrel ALL the remaining good apples are at risk.
And that will be the end of the Boy Scouts. Everyone with any common sense knows that homosexuals are not born that way. They are taught it. Gay leaders? Most straight parents wouldn´t let their sons within a mile of that new Boy Scouts, because they know what it will be: just another group promoting the gay lifestyle and the gay agenda and forcing them upon their children. Their only choice with schools it to pull their kids out and either home school or send them to private schools. But scouting is purely voluntary.
No surprise here. The professed aims of the gay agenda, like so many other groups, are not really what they are pursuing anyway. Their goal is the destruction of America and Christianity via internal rot. Scouting represents both, so they go after it with a vengeance.
And to anticipate the objection to the above, I always find it interesting that those who claim homosexuality is hereditay refuse to consider the possiblity that stupidity and laziness are too.
This scouting family won´t freak out until this "NBC" scoop is verified but there may be some truth to it if they wrote the article. I would expect BSA to be out there with a strong denial statement today if this is utterly untrue.
Our Troop has become very liberal in the past year. I wouldn´t be surprised if they allowed gays into the Troop even if the BSA rejects this option. My son will son be 18 next year, and will soon have his Eagle Rank in the next month or two. We will be done with the Troop very soon.
The problem with BSA is they allowed those who don´t agree with BSA policies/traditions to become National Board Members. These people lack a sense of personal honor. If they don´t agree with the Boy Scout Oath they never should of agreed to become Board Members. Of course the problem goes deeper. WHO recommmended these people for the Board?
I know what the rank Eagle Scout means and what an incredible accomplishment it is. This past year there were 3 or 4 "Eagle Scouts" that protested the BSA not allowing gay scout and gay scout leaders by returning their awards. I wonder if the "leadership" in BSA would listen if the other hundreds if not thousands of Eagle Scouts over the past 50 years decided to let the BSA know that they say NO!
The times are changing, this is acceptable in some parts of the country and not in others. Apparently the scouts are going to let local organizations make the decisions on whether or not gay men can be leaders.
Due to a lack of proof beyond any reasonable doubt I make no judgements one way or the other. I prefer FACTS before running my mouth.
Does anyone have Documented Medical Proof that people (male or female) are or are not born Homosexuals?
I have seen one medical article saying they are not born that way and two medical articles that say they are in fact born that way.
So are we dealing in TRUTH and FACT or just hate mongering ignorance? If we can demand the truth and facts from the Administration and the Media, then why can´t we demand the truth and facts in this forum?
Way to go, BSA, to let individual units be barraged and bamboozled and harrassed to let homosexual scout leaders in. Way to lead, guys. If the parent organization can´t withstand the pressure, how do you expect local units to withstand the pressure. How demoralizing.
When this happens, we will dis-associate with the BSA. What a terrible shame.
When will we learn that liberalism is a cancer that destroys any and everything it touches. It rots everything from the inside out. And it is content to destroy the BSA if it cannot take it over. Liberalism cares nothing for any "good" that might come from it. If it cannot be conquered then it must be destroyed.
The Democrat Party is Satan´s church and modern liberalism is its religious doctrine. Until we accept that we cannot engage in the war. It´s why they hate Christianity so much. Liberals declared war against decency and the country a long time ago.
Well, #39, to each his own, but it is a moral issue given the Boy Scouts is a moral based organization. Homosexuality is not moral and it does present a possible danger to children. I don´t think it is ignorant or hateful to be prudent. It also seems prudent rather than hateful to exercise the utmost caution since it is an unsettled matter. I find it a reverse order to say take the risk until proven otherwise. Re: #45, that´s disgusting and fairly obvious.
Looks like they are beginning to lead off from where the Catholic Church left off. Maybe the Boy Scouts should consult with the elders of that church to see how they ended up once they allowed homosexual pedophile priests free reign over children?
Anyone notice any similarities between the leaders of the Boy Scouts, the leaders of our military, the leaders of our corporations the leaders of the Republican Party and the leaders of the Church? Can you say squish?
This is very sad if true. Two of my sons are Eagle Scouts and my youngest is very close. #48 It is true that the LDS church is one of the biggest sponsors of the BSA. We use it for the boys in our youth program. I have heard it said that if the BSA ever gave into the gays demands that the Church will drop it and come up with something else instead. It would all be downhill from there for the BSA.
The past 4 years the major donors to the BSA have been pressured by the obama administration to let them (gay scouts and gay leaders) in. The BSA said no, the corporate donations have dried up. It the Chicago Way, it´s the Progressive Way.
With enough pressure, every American tradition and institution will roll over under this admin. Laws mean nothing, the Constitution means nothing, Congress means nothing; only the magic EO is in charge.
It´s bad enough when notable Americans make a statement, then a few days later they apologize.
Working in an architectural firm who did design and research for a popular gay bathhouse, I realized that I was charmingly naïve about what, I was repeatedly assured, was mainstream homosexual living. If scout leaders are in a position to influence young minds then we need to educate ourselves about how different interpretations of overt sexuality, monogamy and promiscuity within alternative lifestyle communities mesh with established value systems. I recognize the right of private, tax-exempt organizations to limit voluntary membership to a prescribed set of requirements. Arguing this point can be a two-way street, as anyone can subjectively claim discrimination in private groups i.e. a not-for-profit Florida gay softball league seeking to ban “bi” or “fake” homosexual “ringers” from competition. Ultimately, if we force coherence to shifting social morays on any organized group, are we infringing on their right to assemble? One could so fundamentally change the dynamic of a private society as to render it meaningless (what constitutes a “boy” for example).
Fortunately parents don´t have to allow their sons to participate in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. No person in their right mind would allow their son so go on an overnight scout trip with a homosexual man. Sorry if you are offended. You wouldn´t allow your daughter to go on an overnight scout trip with a man.
This truly saddens me. . .and it´s the just beginning. . .homosexuality has become a tenet of the Left´s religion and it is literally being forced upon the entire country.
Our young boys are literally being recruited into a culture of despair and death. Most of the homosexual men I know, while they are "nice" to me, it is evident that they are unhappy and miserable. They also take pettiness, vanity and catty-ness to a level that no woman could possibly take it to.
Folks this is no time to think of giving in to this tyranny or dream of creating anything equal to our wonderful Boy Scouts. The lefts aim is to destroy religion and indocrinate kids. They haven´t won, dont allow these leftist freaks to win by rolling over, while we still parent our kids we are in control. we must keep these undesirables away from our kids, grand kids start by, leveling accusations & threaten to send the local news on their reputations and make their lives pure hell so they go start a gay scouts cult which they should´ve done if their motives were pure.
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