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President Barack Obama:
Boy Scouts should be
open to gay members

Dallas Morning News & Wire Services, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/3/2013 5:31:56 PM

President Barack Obama on Sunday said Scouting should be open to gay members. Details to come. The Scouts´ national leadership is mulling scrapping the mandatory exclusion of gay members. Instead, the group could allow different religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units to decide for themselves how to address the issue — either maintaining the exclusion or opening up their membership. Even though the Irving-based Boy Scouts reaffirmed the no-gays policy just seven months ago, the proposal is expected to be discussed, and possibly voted on, at the meeting of the Scouts´ national executive board,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/3/2013 5:35:50 PM     (No. 9156274)

Did he go on to proudly suggest if he had a son, the boy would be a gay Boy Scout?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mws50, 2/3/2013 5:38:22 PM     (No. 9156277)

If the Scouts will allow homos to join, then they must allow girls to join. There is no difference, sexuality-wise. Both the homos and the girls are attracted to the boys in the Scouts.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: anonymous, 2/3/2013 5:42:07 PM     (No. 9156286)

There have always been gay people in every organization known to man. If gay people follow the same rules as everybody else in that organization, I have no objection.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 2/3/2013 5:50:52 PM     (No. 9156293)

I think that should happen when his daughters join a gay girl scout group!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fritzilou, 2/3/2013 5:55:12 PM     (No. 9156298)

My children had gay teachers in theater, music and dance and didn´t suffer for it, but they were just regular people with no agenda. Today,everything has an agenda.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nigella, 2/3/2013 5:57:25 PM     (No. 9156301)

#5 that´s true, when it isn´t being done as social engineering.Some people in the Scouts are very Religious and take the oath seriously. Maybe they can just remove the God portion out of it...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dixieboy1, 2/3/2013 5:57:28 PM     (No. 9156302)

Who gets to sleep in the big tent during the National Jamboree?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/3/2013 6:01:31 PM     (No. 9156305)

The original structure was family structure.
Worked OK for a few thousand years.
Now we have government structure.
A few years, a few decades.
Not working so well, is it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/3/2013 6:03:05 PM     (No. 9156308)

Sorry, Barry. You´re too old.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GKC fan, 2/3/2013 6:06:14 PM     (No. 9156313)

Guess that just settles it for me.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Polecat49, 2/3/2013 6:15:44 PM     (No. 9156317)

Just one more field of opportunity opened up to the new gay culture. And in a few years the boy scouts of American will be sued out of existence by abused young men. The BSA doesn´t have nearly as much money as the Catholic Church.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: deepthinker, 2/3/2013 6:17:28 PM     (No. 9156319)

Great! And I happen to think the mosques should all be open to gay members. When is O going to call for that?? And I think we should publicly and loudly demand the admission of gay imams....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: calicojack, 2/3/2013 6:19:42 PM     (No. 9156323)

Who asked him?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: attymitch, 2/3/2013 6:22:54 PM     (No. 9156328)

And most of us think that Obama should resign. That isn´t going to happen, either.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Michaelus, 2/3/2013 6:28:43 PM     (No. 9156333)

If you announce you are gay you are announcing that you enjoy using other men´s digestive systems for sexual thrills. This has no place what so ever in the Boy Scouts.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: clw54, 2/3/2013 6:28:56 PM     (No. 9156335)

If I were president... If somebody asked me about football or a local arrest or the Boy Scouts or any pop culture phenomenon, I´d just say it´s not a federal matter and any comments I might make could improperly influence things that weren´t my concern.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/3/2013 6:32:59 PM     (No. 9156337)

Who does 0bama think he is? The Eagle Scout in Chief?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: alloysteel, 2/3/2013 6:36:02 PM     (No. 9156340)

Look at me, says Bronco Bama. I grew up under the influence of some distinctly homosexual individuals, and it has affected my mature judgment not at all.

Of course the Current Occupant would be tolerant of openly gay mentors of youth. The Brotherhood is powerful indeed.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Envirodude, 2/3/2013 6:39:22 PM     (No. 9156343)

He was never in Boy Scouts or little league

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Reply 20 - Posted by: RLowe, 2/3/2013 6:58:16 PM     (No. 9156359)

If this goes favor of allowing gay scouts and leaders,I expect scouting to disapear.

Can the United Way support scouting without the conservative support it now receives?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: MMC, 2/3/2013 6:58:34 PM     (No. 9156360)

This is the same as having Catholic organizations pay for contraception... Pretty soon, all churches will have to accept Gay pastors, regardless if denomination agrees with it or not.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: kewmac, 2/3/2013 7:01:28 PM     (No. 9156363)

The Catholic Church admitted gays to the priesthood. How did that work out?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bullhead, 2/3/2013 7:01:46 PM     (No. 9156364)

#3 - "If everybody follows the rules..."

If everybody followed rules we wouldn´t need police, jails, prisons, or a military. If everybody followed the rules, we could go without clothes.

But everybody doesn´t "follow the rules," and is there a "rule" regarding homosexual conduct?

There is, in the Bible. Homosexuality is wrong. But our Hussein Obama says it is just fine.

Keep homosexuals OUT of the BSA!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ramona, 2/3/2013 7:06:15 PM     (No. 9156371)

THE ONE has spoken. What more needs to be said?
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 2/3/2013 7:13:23 PM     (No. 9156374)

"President Barack Obama: Boy Scouts should be open to gay members"

From America´s foremost expert on gay members.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/3/2013 7:17:27 PM     (No. 9156376)

And the crumbling continues...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 2/3/2013 7:23:35 PM     (No. 9156380)

to paraphrase a friend of mine:

first it was frown upon.
then it was acceptable.
next it will become manditory.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: busterman, 2/3/2013 7:25:36 PM     (No. 9156382)

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature´s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

For the liberal trolls, this is almost the first two complete paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence.

Enjoy!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: ScrIbelus, 2/3/2013 7:31:56 PM     (No. 9156385)

As I recall the Scout Oath:
"physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight".

Why am I not surprised that the betrayer of his oath of office would also force the betrayal of their oath by all Boy Scouts, both past and present?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: AGGW, 2/3/2013 7:36:07 PM     (No. 9156392)

There is a big difference between having homosexual teachers and having homosexual scout leaders who take your sons camping.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: volksford, 2/3/2013 7:37:49 PM     (No. 9156393)

Wisdom from Bath-house Barry.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: beveyscool1, 2/3/2013 7:42:08 PM     (No. 9156398)

Another declaration from king zip..so it will be....

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/3/2013 7:59:40 PM     (No. 9156408)

Actually, #23, the seminaries were infiltrated by gay activists trying to bring the Catholice Church down from the inside.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: Japanorama, 2/3/2013 8:00:41 PM     (No. 9156409)

So I assume Obama wouldn´t mind his daughter marrying a homosexual of either sex.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: harleynyc, 2/3/2013 8:04:22 PM     (No. 9156415)

disgusting gays=pedophiles. same brain damage. obama will burn in hell.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 2/3/2013 8:05:18 PM     (No. 9156418)

Say goodbye to the Boy Scouts we knew growing up.

But, you can say the same about the country we knew growing up...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Haskell, 2/3/2013 8:05:32 PM     (No. 9156419)

Every day it´s something else from Obama 2.0, a steady drip, drip, drip like Chinese water torture. I´ve had "mourning sickness" since November 6th ..... things could have been different - our country could have been in good hands. So, so sad.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: novakid, 2/3/2013 8:06:48 PM     (No. 9156424)

Were there Boy Scouts in Indonesia? Kenya?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: dr fate, 2/3/2013 8:15:12 PM     (No. 9156435)

Amid the deterioration of our society into the cesspool, it saddens me that so many on our side have given up in the war on words. Anyone still using the term "gay" is enabling the subculture of sodomy that has seemingly taken over the MSM both in reportage and actual infiltration. A male who inserts his junk into another male´s trunk is a sodomite-period. The proliferation of this sludge into what´s left of our society can only be stopped when the real MEN still out here take a stand and refuse to call this filth anything other than it´s proper name. I am weary of cowards in sports or other professions who say what they obviously feel one day and issue false apologies the day after. We are allowing a tiny fraction of the population [their outsized presence in the media and Hollywood give a false sense of large numbers] to dictate how we speak and undermine our most beloved institutions. Wake up! There is no "gay".

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 2/3/2013 8:18:55 PM     (No. 9156439)

American presidents: from Silent Cal to Won´t Shut His Gaping Maw Barry.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 2/3/2013 8:24:38 PM     (No. 9156446)

Why does Barak Obama, President of the United States of American interject himself into this? It is not to lead and heal, but to divide and destroy. Be prepared.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/3/2013 8:27:17 PM     (No. 9156451)

That´s the key question. Will he ask the followers of the (unslanderable) Prohet of Islam to accept openly homosexual followers? Don´t hold your breath.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: mustang flyer, 2/3/2013 8:28:56 PM     (No. 9156452)

I´m a big believer in the Bible and I always felt that when people talked about the coming again of Jesus that it was something to come way in the future and what was happening today was bad but was somewhat minor...Not anymore...I´ve gone back to the Book and feel devastated that the ´end is coming´ really IS...I just never thought it would happen in my lifetime but I WAS WRONG...it´s unfolding right before my eyes and I´m trying to decide to accept it peacefully or strike back at all the ´evil´ doers that are helping so hard to bring it about. Look at it, bankrupt the country with all that he learned from his ´Cloward-Piven´ theory professors, corrupting religion with ´freedoms´ that insult, mock and defy Our Lord Jesus. Accept anything as ´OK´ and lie freely and frequently to anyone at anytime...Spit on your allies and support our enemies...Ignore truths and reward cowardice, incompetence and being an out and out traitor... Does any of this look familiar to whats going on??? Brother, our clock is ticking at high speed!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: philemon1967, 2/3/2013 8:36:29 PM     (No. 9156462)

I think Boy Scouts should be open to gay members... nothing wrong with happy scouts. Homosexuals, on the other hand, have no place in a young men´s organization while many are still developing their sense of male sexuality only to be abused by perverted homosexual pedophiles.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 2/3/2013 8:36:47 PM     (No. 9156464)

Heck, he might´ve joined if they´d allowed gays years ago.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: bullhead, 2/3/2013 8:41:39 PM     (No. 9156471)

Lucianne, please excuse a second post.

I concur with #41. Let´s cease using the term "gay" and begin using homosexual, pederast, or sodomite to describe the perversion.

And I agree with #46. World conditions which will prompt His Second Coming are increasingly evident.

Come Lord Jesus.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: veritas, 2/3/2013 8:55:48 PM     (No. 9156491)

Do homosexuals want to serve openly in the military so that it can perform its mission better?

Do homosexuals want to serve openly in the Boy Scouts so that it can perform its mission better?

If that is not the case, if some agenda other than improving and advancing these organizations is the object [evidently the case?], why should these organizations put whatever that agenda may be ahead of their organizations?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: STLstudent, 2/3/2013 8:58:00 PM     (No. 9156495)

The country is coming apart at the seams. Foolishness and hopelessness is everywhere. We are groping in the darkness of our own making.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 2/3/2013 8:58:26 PM     (No. 9156497)

Maybe the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts should be open to pedophiles too.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: nina584, 2/3/2013 9:04:52 PM     (No. 9156517)

Who asked him??? This is a private organization.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Rubinski, 2/3/2013 9:09:45 PM     (No. 9156527)

Thanks, Mr. Know-it-all.

I was just waiting with bated breath for your opinion on the matter.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 2/3/2013 9:14:35 PM     (No. 9156536)

..no Barry.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: bluefindad, 2/3/2013 9:16:20 PM     (No. 9156538)

Look at the bigger picture. If BSA yields to PC pressure, it will be destroyed.

Every institution, principle and cultural facet is under attack. The purpose of the attack is destruction, pure and simple.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/3/2013 9:20:53 PM     (No. 9156543)

Obama--is there nothing he doesn´t have an opinion about?

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 2/3/2013 9:23:41 PM     (No. 9156547)

NAMBLA...calling MAMBLA.....
I long for the days of the ´old west´, when you could just shoot people like this to help speed Darwinism along faster...

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 2/3/2013 9:40:40 PM     (No. 9156566)

I pity Obama when he stands before His Maker and is held accountable for all his actions.

Daily he sets himself up for condemnation, to hear Father God say - Depart from Me, I never knew you!

Also, what doth it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul.

We are living in an age of apostasy. Seems no one fears God anymore.

The only sin seems to be "getting caught"!

God, forgive US for our disregard for Your will/way.

Sodom and Gomorrah could have been saved with only 10 believers. I wonder how many are here today!


What will it take, America?

Obama is in the process of leading US to hell, not heaven!

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/3/2013 9:40:58 PM     (No. 9156567)

When can we get rid of this bag of refuse called obama?

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Reply 58 - Posted by: cartcart, 2/3/2013 9:42:09 PM     (No. 9156570)

1. It is up to the BSA, not BHO.
2. Why don´t they form their own organization? If it all that important, I mean.


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Reply 59 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/3/2013 10:03:25 PM     (No. 9156601)

Putting homosexuals into the scouts is in dirct conflict with character training and is hypocritical.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: Whimsy, 2/3/2013 10:09:34 PM     (No. 9156608)

President announces he´s ´in favor´ of the Boy Scouts allowing Homosexuals. Lights go out at the Super Bowl...first time ever...same day. Yeah, nothing to see here...no ´possible´ connection.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: dogbreath, 2/3/2013 10:19:40 PM     (No. 9156618)

Democrats, take heed. This why you lose us time after time!

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Reply 62 - Posted by: birddog, 2/3/2013 10:59:52 PM     (No. 9156653)

Never been a Boy Scout? you have NO say. "Freedom of Assembly"


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Reply 63 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/3/2013 11:27:20 PM     (No. 9156688)

Boy Scouts range in age from 11 to 17 years of age, chances are a kid between those ages would have little or no knowledge of the gay lifestyle, if the liberal entertainment industries were not making such a big issue of it to them. If heterosexual people were giving all those kids heterosexual sexual ideas they would be arrested for child sexual abuse.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/4/2013 2:35:42 AM     (No. 9156787)

Why? Because if you had a son he´d be gay like you? Oh rats, #1 beat me to it!

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Reply 65 - Posted by: ocjim, 2/4/2013 5:00:55 AM     (No. 9156813)

Butt out, Barry. You wouldn´t have made it past Webelows.
Is there anything on which this guy doesn´t feel obligated to offer his two cents worth?

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Reply 66 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/4/2013 5:20:24 AM     (No. 9156826)

I think the BS will leave it up to individual troops to make the decision.The government has no say so unless they´re funding this or that troop.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: artman1746, 2/4/2013 9:02:00 AM     (No. 9157089)

Liberalism is the culture cancer that destroys everything it touches. Liberals seek out anything decent, traditional and good and inject its heresy and degradation little by little, bit by bit, then moves on to the next victim.

Think pedophilia is forever out of bounds? Think again. Liberals have begun their attempts to indoctrinate the ignorant and gullible. They are using the tried and true method so sucessful with homosexuality; desensitize through entertainment, demonize those not in agreement, gradually bring down age of accountability, attach it to "rights", claim it is inborn DNA and sexual attraction to the young is normal for some, and psychiatrist claiming the children suffer no real harm from sex with adults ( this is already in the "science".).

Little by little, bit by bit. Satan´s political party will sanction it all for more power and control. There is nothing the Democrats will not support given a great enough political constituency.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 2/4/2013 9:20:06 AM     (No. 9157129)

If so many gays want to be boy scouts why don´t they start their own group. Call it Faggotscouts of America .

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Reply 69 - Posted by: lonestar4, 2/4/2013 3:48:57 PM     (No. 9158123)

I don´t believe anyone or any group has denied them the privilege of starting "Gay Scouts of America." Those individuals or families that like the idea can become leaders or become troop members. Then they are free to do their thing. But I just bet lawsuits would soon be plentiful. That´s a risk for any organization, especially where youth are involved. Would they be brave enough. is it important enough to go independent of the Boy Scouts? I think not, as the radical ´pushers´ of moral decline, aimed at traditional American families, operate better as parasites on the healthy host...
If they REALLY believe in this lifestyle.. go for it, independently.. willing to learn from the results of their standards, their efforts within their own organization. Put it to a test..

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BEIJING- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama met her Chinese counterpart on Friday, a long-anticipated encounter during a week-long trip to promote education and cultural ties. Obama, who is visiting China with her mother and two daughters, is expected to forgo discussion of trade, human rights and the tangle of other issues that have weighed on U.S.-China relations. Instead, she plans to focus on building goodwill through soft diplomacy.(Snip) Obama, a Harvard-educated lawyer, wore wide-legged black slacks and a loose black vest. Conversation between the two women was stilted during a morning visit to a calligraphy class, especially because both spoke

UK School Bans Teachers from Using
Red Ink: It´s ´Too Negative´
Breitbart London, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/21/2014 2:29:26 AM     Post Reply
Red ink is mean according to a school in England, so teachers have now been prohibited from using the color to grade students´ papers. Teachers at Mounts Bay Academy near Penzance, Cornwall, England, have been told to throw away their red markers and pencils because kids have their feelings hurt too badly when they see red correction marks on their school papers, The UK Cornishman reports. Headteacher Sara Davey told the paper that from now on teachers will only be allowed to grade papers in green ink, with pupils being requested to reply to teacher comments in purple ink.

DOJ Rejects Ted Cruz´s Request
for Special Prosecutor in IRS Scandal
Breitbart Texas, by Kristin Tate    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/21/2014 2:22:30 AM     Post Reply
The Holder Department of Justice (DOJ) rejected a request from Texas Senator Ted Cruz to appoint a special prosecutor for the investigation into the IRS scandal in a letter released this week. The DOJ argued that it saw no apparent conflict of interest with its current investigator Barbara Bosserman—who has contributed thousands of dollars to Obama and other Democrats according to recent Breitbart News reports. Despite the DOJ´s denial of his request, the junior Texas Senator´s office said it will not give up the fight to hold the Obama Administration accountable. A Cruz spokesperson told Breitbart Texas, "We will certainly

US First Lady Visits Beijing School
Associated Press, by Didi Tang    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/21/2014 1:59:04 AM     Post Reply
First lady Michelle Obama tried her hand at Chinese calligraphy Friday during a visit to a high school in Beijing at the start of a weeklong visit to China aimed at promoting education and person-to-person exchanges. Obama was joined by Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Accompanied by her daughters Malia and Sasha and mother Marian Robinson, Obama practiced writing the Chinese character for "eternal" under the guidance of 16-year-old student Lu Yuhong. "I´m nervous," Obama said. "Don´t be nervous," Peng replied in English. Lu said he too was nervous, as well as "very excited." "But the

Obama: Lincoln Would Have Appeared
on ´Between Two Ferns´
Breitbart Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/21/2014 1:55:08 AM     Post Reply
Appearing on ESPN Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd, President Obama explained that his pop cultural tour to push Obamacare – a tour that has spanned from The Ellen Degeneres Show to the Funny or Die! sketch Between Two Ferns – was actually Lincolnesque. He stated: First of all, if you read back on Lincoln, he loved telling the occasional bawdy joke, and he went out among regular folks. One of the hardest things about being President is being in a bubble that is artificial. Unless you make a conscious effort, you start to sound like some Washington stiff. So

President Obama to deliver
UC Irvine commencement address
Los Angeles Times, by Joseph Serna    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/20/2014 9:59:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama will deliver UC Irvine’s commencement address on June 14 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, the White House announced Thursday. Obama’s address will come as the campus celebrates its 50th anniversary, marking the year when President Johnson spoke at the dedication ceremony for the campus in 1964. "We are thrilled that the president has accepted our invitation to deliver the keynote address at our commencement exercises this June,” said UCI Chancellor Michael V. Drake in a statement. “We are proud of the progress we have made during our first half century, and are looking forward to even greater achievements

A test of the Republican old order
Washington Times (D.C), by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/20/2014 9:17:39 PM     Post Reply
The old order changeth, and he who does not get out of the way risks getting runneth over. This applies to senators, baseball players, preachers, poachers, Volkswagen mechanics and anyone else who isn’t paying attention. The rule threatens Thad Cochran, the senior senator from Mississippi, where the old order is much appreciated, though no longer revered as it once was. Mr. Cochran is polished and courtly, and when Hollywood casts a gentleman of the Old South it could model the character on him. But he’s in a race for survival, a classic struggle between the established Republican order and grassroots

Illinois Republican gubernatorial
candidate gets some Democratic support
Reuters, by Mary Wisniewski    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/20/2014 8:57:49 PM     Post Reply
Democratic activist Newton Minow, who served in the Kennedy administration, appeared on Thursday with about a dozen other Illinois Democrats and independents to announce their support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. Minow, 88, an attorney and President John F. Kennedy´s chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said Rauner would be a bipartisan leader in a centrist Midwestern state. "President Kennedy once said, ´Sometimes party loyalty asks too much,´" said Minow. "I think this is one of those times. I´m a strong Democrat, but I´m taking a leave of absence from my party because Illinois is in desperate shape." Minow,

´My mistake and I own up to it´
Phoenix reporter reverses course,
says White House Press Secretary
Jay Carney DOESN´T get daily
briefing questions in advance
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/20/2014 8:44:05 PM     Post Reply
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney denied on Thursday a television news reporter´s day-old claim that reporters often ´provide the questions to him in advance,´ before his daily briefings, and that he sometimes provides answers on paper before taking the podium. WIthin hours, the Phoenix reporter at the center of a quick-drying controversy admitted she got the whole thing wrong. Phoenix news anchor Catherine Anaya reported Wednesday night on KPHO-TV5 that in an ´off the record´ meeting, Carney had told a handful of local TV reporters that White House correspondents often tell him before daily briefings what they´ll be asking.



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Daily Mail [UK], by Sara Malm, David Martosko    Original Article
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Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
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First lady Michelle Obama will not take questions from reporters or give interviews during her tour of China that begins today, and members of the press corps who usually follows the first family everywhere have been banned from the trip. The resulting picture is one of an expensive, taxpayer-funded vacation for Mrs. Obama, her two daughters, and her mother – and not the official good-will journey the White House has promised. White House press officials won´t comment to MailOnline about whether the ban on media interviews applies equally to American journalists and Chinese reporters. ´How does this comport with the


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