Skip to comments.Firing of gay [BSA Eagle Scout] staffer leads 10 to quit in support
Posted on 07/25/2012 7:58:45 PM PDT by kevcol
Tension over the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy reached the Sacramento region this week after 10 members of an area summer camp staff walked out in response to the firing of a gay staff member.
Local BSA officials said the young man was fired not because he is gay, but because he failed to heed repeated requests to dress appropriately for camp. Specifically at issue were his painted fingernails and earring, although one senior official said there were also complaints about his mannerisms and behavior.
On the other side, Randy Thomasson, president of the website SaveCalifornia.com, which bills itself as an advocate for traditional family values, said the Scouts had every right to dismiss Griffin.
"The Scout policy is well known," Thomasson said. "The Boy Scouts have high standards for behavior. The Boy Scouts ought to be commended for maintaining their high standards.
"This guy should not have been working there once he decided he was against their stance on sexuality," he said.
Still, the firing came as a shock to Griffin, a Vacaville native who grew up in a Scouting family.
"As I grew up in the Boy Scouts, I realized I was queer at a young age," he said.
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The boys are safer already.
I’d encourage as many “sympathy leavings” as possible!!
Good bye. See ya. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
Now the Boy scouts can hire sane people to replace them. Good for the scouts.
Why was he hired in the first place?
You realize it may be a challenge to find 11 sane people in California.
Cushy summer jobs in a great location. I doubt they will have much trouble replacing them.
Any leftist who doesn’t like the Boy Scouts of America is free to create the Queer Scouts of America (QSA) and see how far that gets them. Seriously. This is supposedly a free country. Don’t like the BSA? Create your own scouts or shut up!!!
The bottom line which NO ONE talks is:
No parent wants their kids around some freak like this.
Why don’t the gays start the “Gay Boy Scouts” or the “Man-Boy Love Scouts” instead of trying to destroy this very successful PRIVATE organization?
Why? Because NO ONE would join it and it would be a miserable failure. So instead the gays have to destroy what they can not ever hope to build.
I realized I liked men at a young age,too.
(Well,not THAT young. Around 14,perhaps)
With everything else you have to deal with - who needs to worry about their kid at camp with a bunch of homosexuals?
Life is supposed to be enjoyable, or at the least content.
I see we agree. I’m so sick and tired of leftists. All they do is whine constantly about perceived injustices. Like you wrote, nothing, NOTHING, prevents them from creating their own scouting organization. They can populate it with as many queers and other sex deviants as they can find. But NO! That might take work, so they’d rather piss in our pool instead.
Same thing goes for all the government crap they pull. Want to help the poor, give money to educate people, or simply pay more taxes? Nothing, NOTHING, prevents leftists from doing so with their own money. Bill Gates could give away his entire fortune. That’s his right, isn’t it? But NO! They want everyone to pay more taxes to support THEIR causes.
BTW, did I mention I’m sick and tired of leftists and their never ending flow of crap?
Why do folks think it is okay to allow a homo around young boys in a camping environment where there could be nudity? Would one allow their daughter to go to a camp run by heterosexual men? It’s openly inviting all kinds of problems.
Homo’s should not be around boys that may be scantily dressed anymore than heterosexual men should be around young girls where there is a possibility of nudity. Seriously, what is wrong with people.
Thank You! Boy Scouts for Protecting Our Young Males from Pederasts and Perverts.
Good riddence to the Fired gay Man and to all His supporters..don’t take a single one Back!!!
here we go again, a homosexual knows the rules, knows he is not supposed to be there, knows how to dress, and yet again the homo has to disregard the rules to suit their own ideas and then they wonder why they get laid off etc.
I couldn’t give a crap if 30 quit in his favor the fact is the rules are rules and because a homo likes ot get off sexually in a very unhealthy unantural way then so be it.
So ten of those were in one camp in the “Sacramento region.” No wonder we’re seeing such weird policies in business and government. They roll down from the affluent political/regulator class, which is obviously more saturated with queers than the general population. Must be that easy money and easy living from government debt.
They had better figure out which side they're on here.
Agreed, these people like ot get off sexually differently , this is nto about love as I love my dog but feel no need ot marry it, no this is about how they have their sex.
When they see that the majority do not go with their agenda they then throw a baby tantrum/4Then they do their NAZI tactics and make no mistake the NAZI’s did the same to Jews, bouycott, intimidate etc but have you all noticed how they do not boycott a muslim business or a mosque and muslims call for death to homo’s
These same principles also apply to the current hubbub over Chick-Fil-A.
Why doesn’t the homosexual get a job taking care of the elderly?
Why must he be around young boys?
Why don’t they just open Camp NAMBLA?
Good riddance to bad rubbish!
No parent wants their kids around some freak like this.
Not only do I not want my kids exposed to a freak like that, I don't want to be exposed to freaks like that either!
That's what I call 11 for the price of 1. Who knew there were so many queers at the camp....
How right they are about that!
I’m not laughing when I say they were probably working together.
It was common for pervs in the scouts to gather together to run the summer camps. Easy pickings; total control.
They are free to do that, but won't. I was surprised when they started the Gay Olympics during the 1980s (later changed to the Gay Games). That was a decision to separate themselves from the mainstream, and something that a large number of people view as a really bizarre event. Maybe they weren't having much success competing in the real Olympics.
If Sandusky painted his nails & wore earrings he’d be head coach now, instead of on suicide watch in the slammer.
The mentally ill should not be in charge of our youth.
Keep in mind that all these Scout Troops need liability insurance. Would you write insurance for an organization that allowed gay leaders? All the rules are written to protect the boys from the leaders and the fellow campers.
Having had a bad experience with a homo during my first scout camp experience and then trouble with a homo when I was a Scout Master...I can attest to the wisdom of weeding out the homos if possible. When I was 1l a camp counselor tried to get into my bunk with me..my 6” inch knife made him change his mind. We were allowed a bit bigger knives in those days.
Why, at this very moment these ten are likely to be presenting oral arguments in support of his proclivities.
A good thing you took the scout motto seriously.
You probably don’t realize how right you are. Especially given the gay friendly atmosphere at Penn State which made it all possible.
Then they wouldn’t be able to access new victims; they’d be stuck with the few kids of parents worthless enough to buy into their filth.
Maybe the Catholics or Penn St. are hiring
these people all of them knew the rules but yet again the homo or left wing nut who grew up being told how great he/she is and how they need to find themselves and all because mom and dad were too busy in their social life is now a raving loon and cannot understand what rules mean but feel the need to join places only to try and change that place to suit their sickness.
I'm willing to bet that there was an older, gay man that helped him "realize" that he was queer.
I hope that older, gay man wasn't a scout leader.
got that right.
These people know damn straight that homo’s are not to be around boys and ye they infiltrate places like the boy scouts, mmmmmmmm.
This person know he was bearling the rules and yet ignored it so why did he do that?
Seems to me and many others including the folks here at my house reading this that the guy had more of an interest in the boys but saying that most child molestors are homosexauls are once a man touches aboy he is a homosexuals.
Something which the media seems to ignore in their reporting, I wonder why Anderson cooper, Maddow, Shep smith etc
I feel that this is the real issue we need to discuss after Penn State. When can a group fire someone for the safety of the children? Before a child is hurt, or does the group need to wait until after a situation? Shouldn’t we error on the side of protecting the children?
You have every right to be a Mexican, but not to wave a Mexican flag on the job.
In other words he was a flamboyant faggot!
I bet the Girl Scouts will take him.
As for the simple scum who quit in protest, good riddance. Don't come back. The Boy Scouts don't need people who think it's a good idea for homosexuals to take little boys off into the woods. Can you imagine? "Boys, I'd like you to meet your new Troop Leader, Mr. Sandusky."
Anyone wager that Church's Chicken's muslim owners support same sex marriage? When will the lavender mafia be staging kiss-ins are Church's Fried Chicken restaurants coast to coast?
The Boy Scouts should be more tolerant.
Just like the Catholic Church was. That worked out really great for them.
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