Skip to comments.NBC Exclusive: Boy Scouts Close to Ending Ban on Gay Members, Leaders
Posted on 01/28/2013 10:15:05 AM PST by kristinn
The Boy Scouts of America, one of the nations largest private youth organizations, is actively considering an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scouts or scout leaders, according to scouting officials and outsiders familiar with internal discussions.
If adopted by the organizations board of directors, it would represent a profound change on an issue that has been highly controversial -- one that even went to the US Supreme Court. The new policy, now under discussion, would eliminate the ban from the national organizations rules, leaving local sponsoring organizations free to decide for themselves whether to admit gay scouts.
The chartered organizations that oversee and deliver scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with their organizations mission, principles or religious beliefs, according to Deron Smith, a spokesman for the Boy Scouts national organization.
Individual sponsors and parents would be able to choose a local unit which best meets the needs of their families, Smith said.
The discussion of a potential change in policy is nearing its final stages, according to outside scouting supporters. If approved, the change could be announced as early as next week, after the BSA's national board holds a regularly scheduled meeting.
Only seven months ago, the Boy Scouts affirmed a policy of banning gay members, after a nearly two-year examination of the issue by a committee of volunteers convened by national leaders of the Boy Scouts of America, known as the BSA.
In a statement last July affirming the ban, its national executive board called it the best policy for the organization.
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Say goodbye to the Boy Scouts of America. Say hello to the League of Boy Scouts a spin off non homo private organization.
No sympathy here when the first “Sandusky” case arises.
Imagine, allowing same-sex sex offenders of men and boys to now have full access to the objects of their obsessions. Perhaps that gay icon, Jerry Sandusky, will now be released to become a scout leader.
QFT...they are the power behind the throne in both numbers and $$$. While it's possible the BSA could take the the position described in the article where it becomes a local unit option, based on chartering organization guidance, I'd say the LDS-sponsored units would simply drop their BSA affiliation. This would shortly be followed by an LDS-only group similar to the Pentecostal Royal Rangers youth group.
This would essentially collapse the BSA as a national organization, along with its premier events (Jamboree) and High Adventure Bases (Philmont, et al). If there is any discussion going on among the board, it had better be around these types of issues and the potential for the LDS to take the road I described above.
that’s the whole point. It was always to destroy the Scouts, plain and simple.
Changing the Boy Scouts into an organization which conditions and brainwashes boys to think “Sodomy is Good”-—the mindset of little sodomized Afghani boys—and the German “Boy Scouts” groups which were actually Founded by a homosexual in the 1800’s-—so they could get a group of boys and have orgies in the woods.
Homosexuality became the National Vice of Germany in the early 1900’s and formed the Nazi party. It is learned and habituated as all Ancient cultures prove-—all homosexual societies—like the Samurai uses little boys. That is their training ground. Most homosexuals are sexually abused-—and all are abused at least emotionally.
Very sick, evil people— who are trying to normalize such an unnatural, learned behavior where nothing can be “evil” if anal sex isn’t. How warped and dehumanizing our Toxic Culture has become and how devoid of Common Sense—the origin of this once great USA. Remove Reason—and we will go into chaos. Promoting Vice like sodomy is evil—particularly evil when you promote it to little children which warps their sexuality and thinking about Reality.
They throw out Christian Ethics for the Satanic, NWO, Kissinger Ethics of the Bohemian gardens where they enact child sacrifice and perform their sodomy acts in worship of Ba’al.
These people are extremely evil, folks. The useful idiots who try to rationalize this “lust” and abnormal use of body parts—and claim it is “love” and “good” are mentally ill and godless.
This will kill the Boy Scouts. Just as was hoped.
This will kill the Boy Scouts. Just as was hoped.
If adopted by the organizations board of directors, I will quit as an adult volunteer and I will forbid my Grandson from ever Joining.
IF they do this, they will become like the U.S. military.
The deconstruction continues...
Sounds like the media being the usual willing accomplices to the homosexual mafia. I’m sure they want this brought up again to drag the BSA through the wringer, hoping to wear them down bit by bit.
If this is true, then I will take some, but not much comfort in the ability of local organizations to set their own policy....and this is why. The books, magazines, (Boy’s Life), merit badge pamphlets and all of the rest of the publications emanating from the BSA will have to reflect this change. The content will be “diversified”. And the “two deep” leadership policy will have only limited effectiveness....what if both leaders are homosexual now?
This is tragic.
Call me cynical but I think the ACLU and other liberal type lawyers pushing this have the intention to then turn around and sue the BSA for allowing it(if they actually rescind the current ban) when the incidents of pedophilia sky rocket.
Oh well, that’s the end of it for my nephews too. I don’t want no degenerate fudgepacker molesting my nephews.
Not sure I believe the MSM story but if true ...
Some of my dues and fundraiser proceeds go to the national organization. Even if they push the choice to the local level, I will still be forced to support the national organization that chose to punt.
Well, the Roman Catholic Church doesn't have as deep of pockets that it used to. They allowed homosexual leaders in their organization and it didn't work out so well.
NBC managers, owners and newsies are always hoping they can start hopping on Boy Scouts ~ but it’s not going to happen.
I don’t believe this “news” from NBC.
I agree before we debate the wisdom of making a change to the BSA policy regarding gay members lets wait for them to announce a change.
May be a ratings ploy to get the gays and their sympathizers tuned in to see Brian Williams.
One thing at a time...
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