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Scouts Flirt with Dishonor and Destruction

JustMC Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 5:07 PM
Jay, who are the "sponsoring organizations" of the Scouts mentioned in the piece? To the extent those sponsors are truly private entities, those sponsors should be able to demand ANYTHING, or willfully cease to be sponsors. If a private sponsor wants the scouts to accept gays, that's his prerogative. But Mr. Knight cites the fear that the sponsoring organizations can "coerce" the scouts. OF COURSE THEY CAN. That's their prerogative. If the scouts refuse to comply, no more sponsorship. To the extent that the Scouts are supported through public schools or other public entities, then people ARE forced to contribute to the scouts. They should not be--this support should end because it should never have existed in the first place. ...

Boy Scouts learn to start fires by rubbing two sticks together. Now, the national Scout leadership is playing with fire. Scratch that; they’re playing with explosives.

Under consideration for a vote during a Feb. 4th to 6th board of directors meeting is a rules change that would overturn the Scouts’ ban on openly homosexual members and leaders.

A press release on Jan. 28 by Scouts spokesman Deron Smith said, “This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation, but that the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with...