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Let Boy Scouts Make Own Decision

March 17, 2013

The Boy Scouts have helped millions of boys — gay and straight — during its more than 100-year histor....

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NPGREEN

Mar-17-13 4:51 AM

How very wrong this editorial is! In the United States no law should be made that discriminates based on race, color, creed or sexual orientation. And no organization should be permitted to function in opposition to these same basic American principals.

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carlaw

Mar-17-13 5:29 AM

How about political party discrimination?

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50s4ever

Mar-17-13 7:27 AM

The black caucus comes to mind. Can a blue eyed devil be a black panther?

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macnizzle

Mar-17-13 7:53 AM

What a wonderful world this is becoming. God is said to not exist, babies are killed because they're inconveinient, and the scout master is gay. Sounds great liberals. Keep up the good work. When things go too far don't ask for help. You will have already taken all guns and probably given all the money to the poor.

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khulumzurug

Mar-17-13 8:15 AM

the only pressure the BSA face is the withdrawal of funding from their #1 source -UPS, who has demanded that perverts be allowed to infiltrate the scouts otherwise funding is cut off completely. get your story straight.

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Emelye

Mar-17-13 8:58 AM

Wow. It sure didn't take long for the hate to appear. Why is it that equality for LGBT people causes such repugnant reactions?

If the Boy Scouts want to discriminate against gay scouts and leaders then yes, right now they are legally allowed to do so - at the federal level. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 doesn't include sexual orientation as one of its protected characteristics. But what does this mean on a social and cultural level?

It means that a large, otherwise well thought of organization that encourages and teaches boys to grow up into responsible citizens is contradicting its own principles by discriminating on a basis that has been proven to be benign and inherently harmless. This hypocrisy will eventually damage, if not kill, the organization in the future, as our society comes more and more to realize that who you love is no reason to harem and marginalize you.

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Emelye

Mar-17-13 9:02 AM

. . . as our society comes more and more to realize that who you love is no reason to harm and marginalize you.

They need to decide, do they want to retain their hypocrisy, to preach that everyone is equal while excluding certain people they don't like or will they work toward a policy of inclusion and true adherence to their principles?

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Gemni5

Mar-17-13 9:19 AM

Being gay does NOT equate to being a " pervert"!! I would much rather have an openly gay male as a leader than a " straight" Jerry Sandusky!!

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Gemni5

Mar-17-13 9:22 AM

I also find it curious that for once the editor did not give his personal opinion on the policy he thinks is right.

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50s4ever

Mar-17-13 9:22 AM

Well, they can't have girls in the boy scouts...what's the difference? Do you really believe every organization should be open to both (all)sexes? Nobody agreed that the CBC or black panthers was racist and exclusionary. How about letting j ew s enter a mosque? Hypocrisy.

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Howard

Mar-17-13 9:44 AM

Excellent response, Emelye. The Boy Scouts should have adopted the policies of the Girl Scouts long ago.

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50s4ever

Mar-17-13 9:56 AM

The organizations have a creed that includes God. As evidenced on these forums, so many homosexuals are vehemently opposed to that, how can they be included? The girls have a don't ask don't tell attitude. They don't allow display of affection so it shouldn't come up. But it will soon.

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50s4ever

Mar-17-13 10:05 AM

Yes gem it is a perversion.. Just not an illegal one as is pedophilia acted out. Or zoophilia, etc...when nonconsensual it's called deviate sexual intercourse. Hence when consensual, it is still deviant sexual intercourse.

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Larry1

Mar-17-13 10:09 AM

Why can't a group set certain standards? Why would you want to join a group that doesn't want you? Should a male who is not impersonating a female be allowed to compete in the Miss America contest? Should someone with mental retardation be allowed to join Mensa?

I'm not for it or against it, as I don't care. Just asking a question.

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50s4ever

Mar-17-13 11:37 AM

"I wouldn't want to join a club that would let me in it". -Grouch Marx

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50s4ever

Mar-17-13 11:40 AM

When rejected from using a private pool Grouch stated-"can my son use the shallow end? he's only half Jewi sh"

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Gemni5

Mar-17-13 12:21 PM

Really?! 50 when did you become an expert on what gay and lesbian ( and hetero) people believe? I know many people of all types who believe in God deeply. I also know many people of all types who do not. If a boy is willing to take the Boy Scout oath, then he is pledging to honor God and his country. To do his best. How can you judge his veracity and commitment to uphold that oath simply because he is gay? You need to be educated.

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Howard

Mar-17-13 12:24 PM

50s4ever, you don't even get it. LOL Groucho Marx was making fun of people like YOU!

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50s4ever

Mar-17-13 1:04 PM

howie....duhhhh. gem..no, of course YOU kmow everything.

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50s4ever

Mar-17-13 1:31 PM

Guess you folks don't believe in private org The gov is god.

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50s4ever

Mar-17-13 1:45 PM

That's it! I'm going to insist on the D.A.R let me and any other man in!

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50s4ever

Mar-17-13 1:59 PM

No comments from GREEN after the first ridiculous one.

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Regulator

Mar-17-13 2:04 PM

Reminds me of the movie Master of Disguise and the Turtle Club, if you know what I mean. LOL The point about DAR hits the nail on the head. Every organization has a demographic. The BSA should have never taken government money anyways. Although you people realize the main mission of the BSA is to prepare young men for the military, and we know about their stance on this..

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50s4ever

Mar-17-13 3:12 PM

Well monkey...you finally came out off the closet to play. Glad you brought up diversity. It's the biggest lie on the left.

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RufusTFirefly

Mar-17-13 4:30 PM

Goucho Marx was a born a Red Sea Pedestian in 1890. He knew something about discrimination.

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