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Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys

PolishBear Wrote: May 24, 2013 12:02 PM
I'm Gay and I was in the Boy Scouts. My troop was sponsored by St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Potomac, Maryland. Admittedly this was back in the late 1960s to early 1970s, when the modern Gay rights movement was in its infancy, and the prospect of Gay youth "coming out" was unthinkable. But the fact remains that my sexual orientation was irrelevant to scouting activities, and I imagine the same went for the majority of boys who were Straight (i.e. heterosexual). The official Boy Scout Handbook was not heterocentric. The issue of sexual orientation, one way or another, was simply irrelevant. Gay boys and men have always participated in the BSA and always will, regardless of the official policy. I'm just glad the when boys in the scouts start coming to grips with a different sexual orientation (usually while in their early teens), they will not be kicked out when they need that social support structure the most. For what it’s worth, I really don’t care if any scout, Gay OR Straight, is disciplined because of inappropriate conduct. But being Gay in and of itself should not be a barrier to scouting.
Anominus Wrote: May 24, 2013 12:31 PM
"But being Gay in and of itself should not be a barrier to scouting."

It only became an issue when a scout made it an issue by discussing his preference publicly. Sexuality should not enter into scouting, but now the homosexuals and their lefty enablers have forced that issue to the forefront. Now, when an openly homosexual scout turns 18, (adulthood according to the organization) do you really think his troop will have an easy time refusing him as an adult leader?

Additionally, neither homosexuality nor its practice are compatible with the various pledges in scouting (under God, mentally awake and morally straight). The reasonable thing to do would have been to form their own organization, but instead, homosexuals needed to pervert what already exists. This was nothing but an act of retribution against conservatives for daring to oppose the homosexual agenda.
Wandered Wrote: May 24, 2013 5:24 PM
"Sexuality should not enter into scouting"

True, so why the rule specifically excluding gays? That is what injected sexuality into scouting.
Anominus Wrote: May 24, 2013 7:00 PM
"True, so why the rule specifically excluding gays?"

Because homosexuals define themselves by their sexuality. It is their identity, and they apparently feel the need to make everyone else aware of it by announcing it publicly. Tell me, how many kids do you know that walk around telling people "I'm a heterosexual."? Most people don't want to know or simply don't care who you like to sleep with (particularly when it comes from kids), so if no one brings it up, then it typically doesn't become an issue. As such, homosexuals injected sexuality in scouting by demanding the right to announce their preferred bedroom behaviors to a bunch of people who don't want to hear it.
Johnny L. Wrote: May 25, 2013 10:09 AM
Anominus hit the nail on the head.

I'd only add that you aren't "homosexual" until you've decided to have SEX with someone of the same sex. Hence someone who identifies as such has by definition violated the code of conduct.

And if you aren't having sex, why the hell is it so important to tell everyone of your sexual desires? The only purpose of doing so is to solicit for sexual partners, something that is even more chilling in the context of Boy Scouts.

The Scouts should be asexual and someone talking about their sexual fetishes should be kicked out, whether that fetish is gay sex, kinky sex, or just plain vanilla heterosexual sex.
jhildebrand Wrote: May 27, 2013 1:36 AM
Conservatives: Gays should have sex before they make a decision on sexuality. BUT only disgusting leftist communists would have sex before marriage. BUT gays should not be able to marry.

We seem to have hit an endless circle of flawed logic.

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders — a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections of members and donors.

Of the roughly 1,400 voting members of the BSA's National Council who cast ballots, 61 percent supported the proposal drafted by the governing Executive Committee. The policy change takes effect Jan. 1.

"This has been a challenging chapter in our history," the BSA chief executive, Wayne Brock, said after the vote. "While people have differing opinions on this policy, kids...

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