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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:17 PM

Boy Scouts Delay Decision On No-Gay Policy

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PEMA LEVY 10:38 AM EST, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2013


The Boy Scouts of America will delay a decision on whether to admit gay scouts and scout leaders, the Associated Press reports. The group's board was expected to make a decision Wednesday, but the group's leaders say they need more time for deliberation and won't vote on the policy change until their annual meeting in May.

The policy change under consideration would lift the national ban and allow local troops to decide whether to admit gay members.

A solid majority of Americans support repealing the no-gay policy. According to a Quinnipiac University poll Wednesday, 55 percent of voters want the Boy Scouts to repeal the ban while only 33 percent want it to remain in place.

President Obama had expressed support for the change. I think that my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does in every institution and walk of life," he said in a CBS News' interview Sunday.

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Here's the FULL Associated Press (AP) article:

BOY SCOUTS DELAY DECISION ON ADMISSION OF GAY SCOUTS, LEADERS SAYING MORE DELIBERATION NEEDED
Feb. 6 10:30 AM EST


DALLAS (AP) Boy Scouts delay decision on admission of gay scouts, leaders saying more deliberation needed.

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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/boy-scouts-delay-decision-admission-gay-scouts-leaders-saying-more-deliberation-needed

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:21 PM

1. The director of public relations says....

"After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting family, along with comments from those outside the organization, the volunteer officers of the Boy Scouts of America's National Executive Board concluded that due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy"

Which translates to: "Oh shit, they didn't vote the way we wanted them to. BACKPEDAL BACKPEDAL!"

Nope. My son is not going to be a scout, no way no how.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:35 PM

2. the boy scouts also dont want atheist

I don't like that organization, and frankly never have.
even though i didn't object (much) when the spouse put my son's in cub scouts..
luckily they had enough of the jackassery that goes on in there before they went into boy scouts.

discriminatory to it's core is what i saw in my time with the cub scouts..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:05 PM

3. A continuing crop of good news...Obama used his bully pulpit and we have seen

much social shifting on the LGBT issue at an organizational level. The fact the Boy Scouts are even considering it, speaks to the fact that it will happen.

There are likely gay Boy Scouts and Leaders already, like the military.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:41 PM

4. Locking as a duplicate please repost in this thread,

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