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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:06 PM

Boy Scouts re policy change

The Boy Scouts of America is accepting public feedback about ending its ban on gay Scouts and leaders. Its Board will vote by Feb. 6. Let's FLOOD their lines with thousands of calls. (Believe me, the other side's busy, too...)

If you call 972-580-2330, a rep asks: "Are you FOR or against the change in policy?" Just say FOR and you're done! Can't get thru? Email nationalsupportcenter@scouting.org

Make the call, click LIKE and then SHARE this message. Each call can make the difference. Thanks, friends.

Just called!

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Reply Boy Scouts re policy change (Original post)
dlwickham Jan 2013 OP
snacker Jan 2013 #1
dlwickham Jan 2013 #2
Gothmog Jan 2013 #3
dlwickham Jan 2013 #4
Gothmog Jan 2013 #5
NCTraveler Jan 2013 #6
dlwickham Jan 2013 #8
NCTraveler Jan 2013 #9
yardwork Jan 2013 #11
NCTraveler Jan 2013 #13
yardwork Jan 2013 #20
Brickbat Jan 2013 #7
SpartanDem Jan 2013 #10
dlwickham Jan 2013 #17
FSogol Jan 2013 #12
Separation Jan 2013 #14
rjj621 Jan 2013 #15
aikoaiko Jan 2013 #16
dlwickham Jan 2013 #18
oldhippie Jan 2013 #19
dlwickham Jan 2013 #21

Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:15 PM

1. Just called...

it's quick and easy....let's do this. One simple word: "FOR"!

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Response to snacker (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:17 PM

2. thanks and please pass this along!

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:40 PM

3. I tried and did not get through.

I did send an e-mail

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:45 PM

4. thanks for emailing

the right wingers are out in full force on this and we as liberals and progressives need to have our voices heard

I've seen this posted on a couple of gay websites but that's about it.

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:48 PM

5. I tried agan and got through

It sounds like their lines are being overloaded.

I also got a read response to my e-mail that says that Teresa Condon did not read my e-mail.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:48 PM

6. They eliminated the ban on a national level.

A great step in the right direction. But troops are still free to ban gay scouts and scout leaders ant their discretion. So the national ban has been eliminated, but the ability to ban is still in place.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:52 PM

8. do you have a link to this

I don't see it anyplace yet

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:58 PM

9. It is a part of what has been proposed.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:22 PM

11. They haven't eliminated the national ban yet, even.

It's only been proposed.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:40 PM

13. You are correct. Either way it turns out their policy of bigotry stands.

It is a minor step in the right direction. That is not easy to say considering the fact that the new policy, if it goes into effect, is bigoted.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:19 PM

20. I see your point. I think that this would be a big step in the right direction, though.

Scouting is so popular among many families - including many gay families - that there are currently many local troops that tacitly ignore the national ban on gay membership and gay leaders. If the national group allowed individual troops to determine their membership, I believe that we would see a wave of openness across the nation, with the pockets of bigotry in the usual places where there are going to be pockets of bigotry anyway.

For a private group, I think that this is actually a big step. I hope that they take it.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:48 PM

7. Just called. K&R.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:20 PM

10. Thanks for posting this

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Response to SpartanDem (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:01 PM

17. my pleasure

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:24 PM

12. I got the info regarding the policy change a few days ago from a Scout Website

When I looked at the comments they were 50-1 supportive of the change.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:46 PM

14. Back to the top

K&R

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:50 PM

15. Good

It's good to hear that this change is being considered but it does make me wonder. In today's age of paranoia, how many people supporting this would allow their son to go on a weekend camping trip with a gay scout master? How many additional safety measures would be added to those camping trips? How many parents will be grilling their kids upon return? Those that would let their sons go, would they also let their daughters go for a girl-scout weekend trip with a straight male troop leader (My daughters current troop leader often talks of her best den mother was a friends father)?

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:06 PM

16. Awesome, its happening.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:39 PM

18. let's kick this for the after work crowd

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:49 PM

19. I don't think the Boy Scouts will exist ....

... in any recognizable form in twenty years. It just may not matter.

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Response to oldhippie (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:42 PM

21. it matters to those who are involved with the issue today

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