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Boy Scouts board delays
vote on controversial policy
banning gays from Scouting

Dallas Morning News, by Matt Peterson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/6/2013 11:48:23 AM

Staff writers Scott K. Parks and Haley Thayer report: The Boy Scouts of America board has deferred any decision on its controversial membership policy that bans gays and lesbians from Scouting. Daron Smith, a spokesman for organization’s national headquarters in Irving, released a statement this morning saying that the national board won’t make a decision today on altering the policy. Instead, he said, the Boy Scouts will gather more information and opinions from its stakeholders around the nation and then reconsider the membership policy at its annual meeting in May. The Boy Scouts’ statement follows in full:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/6/2013 11:55:48 AM     (No. 9161820)

If these idiots pass this measure they are putting the kiss of death on the Boy Scouts. The backlash will be quick and severe!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lil dotty, 2/6/2013 12:02:36 PM     (No. 9161842)

The board must find their way out of the closet before they can comment. Sad day for the scouts. So many young boys desire to be one. Just as they imagine being President one day. Little boys still do that, don´t they?


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Reply 3 - Posted by: viking diver, 2/6/2013 12:02:48 PM     (No. 9161844)

there will be votes.... votes with members feet leaving in mass if they sub-come to this nonsense.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: woodsto sea, 2/6/2013 12:05:12 PM     (No. 9161850)

This is not about Scouts, its about Corp. money. If the National Office is so afraid of the possiblity of taking a pay cut that they will destroy Scouting, they need to be removed from the BSA.

No one should ever be approved to be on the National Board who does not understand the BSA Oath and pledges to abide and uphold it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: spahrkl, 2/6/2013 12:05:35 PM     (No. 9161851)

If one is dieting, do you get a job at a candy factory/store?

Use common sense and stand the ground of logical thinking. Our religion, ethics, customs, traditions are under attack. Why are the few so influencial on the many.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Straitpath, 2/6/2013 12:07:38 PM     (No. 9161861)

The LDS Church, a large stakeholder, along with other churches urged the board to carefully consider an y action which could never be undone.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 2/6/2013 12:10:53 PM     (No. 9161870)

Note to Boy Scouts: DO. NOT. CHANGE. THIS.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PChristopher, 2/6/2013 12:24:04 PM     (No. 9161897)

If a gay kid wants to join the scouts, he should understand the rules going in and keep it to himself. I´m sick and tired of jerks who feel they have to ´shake things up´ or ´make a statement´. Be free to be you at home.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/6/2013 12:24:54 PM     (No. 9161902)

I think they had already made up their minds to change the policy when they got knocked off their perch by vehement response from the Scouts themselves. The Eagle Scout rank must be completed by age 18. How many boys younger than 18 have convinced themselves they are homosexuals to the point that they feel discriminated against by the phrase "morally straight" in the oath.

The real objection is the word God in the oath, but they knew they´d never win that one.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: hdgalley, 2/6/2013 12:33:13 PM     (No. 9161919)

I think they got the message loud and clear from us. If you do allow homo´s into scouting it will kill scouting just like Canada did with its scouts. I will not support Scouting if they throw away our values. You can bank on that!!!


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Father of Internet, 2/6/2013 12:37:09 PM     (No. 9161927)

For a progressive liberal base that has set a beachhead on the subject of how awful Bullying is and demand that it must stop, they sure use a lot of it to get their way. The Supreme Court found that the Scouts as a Private Organization are not discriminating when they set policy like this. So, the left turns to blackmail and bullying.

Scouts should say no. They don´t ban gays from leadership - they ban openly gay leaders with an agenda.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: bob913, 2/6/2013 1:43:25 PM     (No. 9162036)

Why the delay? Are they wanting more bribe money from obama? That is the chicago way right?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: squid, 2/6/2013 1:58:27 PM     (No. 9162067)

I understand that the Catholic Church and the LDS Church are huge supporters of the BSA.

Practically every LDS congregation has a BSA troop (13,500) which pays dues, etc to the National Headquarters. Either the BSA Board is trying to make sure the LDS Church does not withdraw its support, or it is trying to nail down an additional source of revenue that will make up the difference.

I don´t know the statistics for the Catholic Church, but it´s withdrawal could be just as significant as the LDS Church.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/6/2013 2:05:01 PM     (No. 9162080)

Perhaps the board started to worry about fundraising after their vote to change the policy.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/6/2013 2:06:42 PM     (No. 9162086)

Delay the measure for 10 years. Cite an internal investigation for the holdup.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: artman1746, 2/6/2013 2:42:04 PM     (No. 9162145)

The aim of LGBT is to force capitulation or destroy the organization. Liberals have no concern for what good BSA provides for boys. They feel BSA does not deserve to exist unless it legitimizes them.

Typical evil liberalism.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/6/2013 2:52:45 PM     (No. 9162171)

They had better stand tall and morally correct! Their existing base will slide away and their "New Base" will continue to hate them. To walk back now is a death knell for the Boy Scouts of America!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/6/2013 5:35:07 PM     (No. 9162444)

#4, too late. Money and politics have been aggressively corrupting BSA for some time. Wealthy, pro-gay corporatists have found their way onto the National Board. Top Scouting executives paid up to $815,000 per year. Loss of corporate $$$ is their primary concern at this point. Coming from a devoted Scouting family, it all hurts.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: blizzard, 2/6/2013 5:54:13 PM     (No. 9162469)

How about freedom of association? Why don´t they just go create the Gay Scouts of Amerika and they can make up their merit badges for their deviant behavior.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: NotaBene, 2/7/2013 3:15:56 AM     (No. 9162931)

Did Lord Baden-Powell allow Gays?

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