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Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:33 PM

Did the Boy Scouts Just Pull a Fast One on Anti-Gay Policy?

The Boy Scouts of America announced today that they'd formed a secret committee back in 2010 to study whether or not to change their ban on gay scouts and leaders. The committee suggested the group keep their current discriminatory policy.

I'm calling bullshit. I don't believe them. Their story has too many holes in it to be remotely believable. This is a spin put in place to cover their ass at the recent blowback they've been getting as opinions change on gays and lesbians. There's more holes in their statements than a block of Swiss cheese.


The Scouts' national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press that an 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, came to the conclusion that the exclusion policy "is absolutely the best policy" for the 112-year-old organization.

Smith said the committee, comprised of professional scout executives and adult volunteers, was unanimous in its conclusion --preserving a long-standing policy that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 and has remained controversial ever since.

http://www.bilerico.com/2012/07/did_the_boy_scouts_just_pull_a_fast_one_on_gay_pol.php

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Reply Did the Boy Scouts Just Pull a Fast One on Anti-Gay Policy? (Original post)
William769 Jul 2012 OP
dballance Jul 2012 #1
benld74 Jul 2012 #2
longship Jul 2012 #3
mysuzuki2 Jul 2012 #4
MNBrewer Jul 2012 #5
RKP5637 Jul 2012 #7
RKP5637 Jul 2012 #6
hedgehog Jul 2012 #8

Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:49 PM

1. Fuck BSA

I'm sure they still believe that all gay men are pedophiles and will defile the boys on camping trips. Sorry, of you think excluding openly gay scouts and troop leaders from the organization will prevent gay sex from going on on camping trips or at jamborees you really are ignorant and in denial.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:58 PM

2. They folded to pressure from outside groups,,,

something the Girl Scouts WOULD NOT do. You can tell they did not fold because of the hits against them by the politcal establishment this year. AND that the Frontier Girls, was formed and given the newsprint as well.

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Response to benld74 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:24 PM

3. Mormon Church is huge donor to BSA.

Their influence on policies is proportional to their contributions. BSA is anti-gays and anti-non-believers.

Fuck BSA! And I was an Eagle Scout when I was young.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:25 PM

4. As a former scout (and I would currently be ineligible to join)

I am very saddened by this decision. The scouts I knew in the 50s and 60s would be better than this.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:13 AM

5. BSA reminds me of some other youth organization....I just can't put my finger on it though

I think the current Pope used to be a member....what WAS it called?

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:20 PM

7. Yep, exactly. Through the years my respect for BSA has diminished to

nothing. In my book it's a crap organization.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:19 PM

6. I'm going to cut up my Eagle award and the rest of the crap and

send it to them, telling them to get my name and membership off their fucken records. BSA does not stand for much anymore IMO. It's a bigoted RW organization feeding the hostility in this nation.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:26 PM

8. When they have to announce an anti-gay policy -

they've already lost the war because in years past, being anti-gay was the default assumption.

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