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Carly Rae Jepsen pulls out of Boy Scouts concert as she makes a stand for gay rights
Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2013

Posted on 03/05/2013 4:43:52 PM PST by Pinkbell

Carly Rae Jepsen has cancelled her performance at the national Boy Scouts of America Jamboree because of the organization's exclusion of gays.

Call Me Maybe singer Jepsen made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter.

'As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer,' she wrote.

'I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe.'

Rock band Train also has taken a stand, but pursued a different tack in a post on its website Friday.

The group asked the BSA to reconsider its policy rather than immediately pull out of the July gathering in West Virginia.

The event, held once every four years, is expected to draw more than 45,000 scouts and adults.

Members of Train said Friday in a message on their website that they were unaware of the policy barring gay scouts and adult leaders from participating in the organization before agreeing to perform.

'Train strongly opposes any kind of policy that questions the equality of any American citizen,' the statement said.

'We have always seen the BSA as a great and noble organization. We look forward to participating in the Jamboree this summer, as long as they make the right decision before then.'

Deron Smith, publicity director for the BSA, says the organization is moving forward with plans for the Jamboree.

'We appreciate everyone's right to express an opinion and remain focused on delivering a great Jamboree program for our Scouts,' Smith wrote in an email.

Smith was unaware of any other performers scheduled to participate in the event.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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My thought is that Carly and/or Train knew beforehand what the Boy Scouts believe and said they'd perform only to cancel and look like heroes OR they agreed to perform and the backlash from liberal supporters and GLAAD threatening to boycott them made them cancel.
1 posted on 03/05/2013 4:44:03 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

Who?


2 posted on 03/05/2013 4:50:29 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Pinkbell

This is crazy, but I think her fifteen minutes are over, but that’s just me, maybe.


3 posted on 03/05/2013 4:50:49 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Pinkbell

Going down the path of the Dixie Chicks. That means really going down, down, down....


4 posted on 03/05/2013 4:53:07 PM PST by allendale
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To: Pinkbell
Yup. This smells of a setup.

If only the Boy Scouts hadn't been so insensitive, they could be hanging with the one-hit wonder.

5 posted on 03/05/2013 4:53:07 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Pinkbell

Does anyone give a smelly Obama?


6 posted on 03/05/2013 4:53:36 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Pinkbell

Good. I have a son in the Boy Scouts, and frankly they don’t need to have this kind of “entertainment” at their Jamborees in the first place.


7 posted on 03/05/2013 4:54:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Pinkbell

Carly Rae Jepsen is one of the very few musicians I can think of who turns out good music these days. Too bad she chose to support bug chasers and gift givers.


8 posted on 03/05/2013 4:54:10 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: Army Air Corps
She's a Justin Bieber protege - a fellow Canadian.

I know this from having grandchildren, LOL


9 posted on 03/05/2013 4:55:19 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: dfwgator

I thought Boy Scouts took care of their own entertainment. Who needs to hear a couple of low end rock band venues at a BSA Jamboree?


10 posted on 03/05/2013 4:58:06 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Pinkbell

I guess I won’t be buying their music any time too soon.


11 posted on 03/05/2013 4:58:11 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Pinkbell
Talk about tyranny of the minority!

Polls show that gays make up less than 3% of the population, yet you'd think that they are a dominant sector of the population based on all the activism they put out.

-PJ

12 posted on 03/05/2013 4:58:11 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Pinkbell

Concerts like that at a Jamboree? Odd


13 posted on 03/05/2013 4:58:19 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: TADSLOS

That’s what skits are for.


14 posted on 03/05/2013 4:58:51 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Exactly. Some good idea fairy BSA exec must have dreamed this up.


15 posted on 03/05/2013 4:59:58 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Pinkbell

I think the boys should be greatful. Why would they attend that Vomitorium, anywhay. When I hear the first shrill sound of Soul Sister, makes me wanna jump out of the car. More disgusting is only Madonna.


16 posted on 03/05/2013 5:00:49 PM PST by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: Pinkbell

No great loss. Just another Canadian socialist who needs to go back to Canada and pay her fair share instead of hanging out in the USA as a tax refugee.


17 posted on 03/05/2013 5:01:31 PM PST by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: TADSLOS

They tried to turn it into frickin’ Disney Grad Night.


18 posted on 03/05/2013 5:01:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Pinkbell
Hit the road Jep and don't ya come back no more, no more, not more, no more.
19 posted on 03/05/2013 5:16:26 PM PST by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: Pinkbell

So she supports homosexual pedophilia.


20 posted on 03/05/2013 5:18:42 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Pinkbell

Someone seriously needs to start telling these leftists to F off. Gay lesbian is not worth this drama, and LGBT damn well isn’t. These people are all brainwashed/ intimidated by the far left and it’s outrageous.


21 posted on 03/05/2013 5:18:57 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: Pinkbell

what idiots


22 posted on 03/05/2013 5:24:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Pinkbell

Why am I not surprised that selfish, spoiled “artistes” think it would be a great idea for the Boy Scouts to let homosexuals take little boys off into the woods?


23 posted on 03/05/2013 5:25:53 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Army Air Corps
Carly Rae Jepsen

I've never seen the name before in my life. What was she in?

24 posted on 03/05/2013 5:29:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Pinkbell

I’d really like some red-blooded heterosexual male of.....oh, 17 or 18 petition to be a “leader” of a Girl Scout troop on overnights.....in the name of fairness and equality.


25 posted on 03/05/2013 5:29:32 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Where the heck are we going, and what are we doing in this handbasket???)
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To: Pinkbell

Carpet Muncher?——Pobably.


26 posted on 03/05/2013 5:36:47 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Pinkbell
Members of Train said Friday in a message on their website that they were unaware of the policy barring gay scouts and adult leaders from participating in the organization before agreeing to perform.

'Train strongly opposes any kind of policy that questions the equality of any American citizen,' the statement said.

'We have always seen the BSA as a great and noble organization.

Doesn't pass the smell test. As phony as Sanda Fluke being unaware of the Catholic church's stance against birth control before she applied to a Catholic school.

27 posted on 03/05/2013 5:39:29 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Venturer

I’ll bet she would not turn down a chance to “perform” at a GIRL Scout event.


28 posted on 03/05/2013 5:44:20 PM PST by Phosgood (Send in the Clowns...but Wait, they're here!! >..<)
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To: Pinkbell

I always enjoyed the Jetsons, Judy, Elroy and Carly Rae.


29 posted on 03/05/2013 5:49:20 PM PST by 867V309
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To: Pinkbell

As an artist who believes in equality for all people,

(Except those who don’t agree with her).


30 posted on 03/05/2013 5:54:48 PM PST by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: Pinkbell

And Carly Rae Jepsen would be.......


31 posted on 03/05/2013 5:55:06 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Pinkbell

Why would the Boy Scouts even invite these people? Who cares? I love the Boy Scouts- and think Hollywood is demonic.


32 posted on 03/05/2013 6:00:54 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: Pinkbell

How can you have a concert without Whatshername?


33 posted on 03/05/2013 6:05:56 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Pinkbell

Setup or not, Lord quickly come.


34 posted on 03/05/2013 6:11:16 PM PST by upchuck (nobama fact #69: For each job created by the nobama administration, 75 people went on food stamps.)
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To: Pinkbell
'We have always seen the BSA as a great and noble organization. We look forward to participating in the Jamboree this summer, as long as they make the right decision before then.'

Somehow the members of Train don't seem to make the connection that maybe the reason that the BSA IS a great and noble organization is because of those policies Train doesn't like. The people who created BSA understood the fallen nature of humankind and realized that the young men in their care deserved protection from those with the proclivity to abuse them, and the ones most likely to abuse the boys are those men who prefer to have sex with other men. It's not a stretch to think they might also be attracted to pre-teen or teen boys.

35 posted on 03/05/2013 6:11:51 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: windsorknot

What else should we expect? Jepsen is a typical liberal Canadian chick. The Canadian Supreme Court just said it was illegal to read out loud sections in the Bible condemning homosexuality.

Spare us from liberal Canadians!


36 posted on 03/05/2013 6:12:22 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

37 posted on 03/05/2013 6:13:38 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Pinkbell; Army Air Corps; Dysart
Here's "The" Carly Rae Jepson video, as seen by I-kid-you-not 419,000,000+ viewers:

Call Me Maybe

A absolutely agree, somebody at the top of the BSA certainly knew her #1 song/video was a sly gay joke, and Carly Rae certainly knew about the BSA gay controversy.

Using this to generate maximum fan buzz and turn LoFo opinion against the BSA.

Set up. With easy, 1-2-3 instructions. Play #1 in The "Manipulating the Media for Easy Publicity for Dummies" Handbook. They do it with the collusion of allies in our own organizations. Over and over and over again.

Hat tip to you, Dysart.

Got your 15 minutes. Move on.

38 posted on 03/05/2013 6:25:19 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (And this is crazy.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

There needs to be serious purge at the top of the BSA leadership.

These kind of concerts have no business at a Jamboree, period. Scouts should be doing their own entertainment.


39 posted on 03/05/2013 6:27:38 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

“Carly Rae Jepsen is one of the very few musicians I can think of who turns out good music these days.”

Get yourself out of the house and attend various 4th of July picnics around the country. There’s lots of talent out there. We don’t need to be guided by the nazi lizards in the MSM to tell us what good talent is.


40 posted on 03/05/2013 6:37:09 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Pinkbell

How BRAVE!!!

</SARCASM>


41 posted on 03/05/2013 6:39:23 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: allendale

My instant reaction to the topic headline!

Another ditsy chit hoisted on the petard of their own stupidity.
I guess it never occurs to the supporters of “gay rights” that “heterosexuals” also have rights.


42 posted on 03/05/2013 6:40:00 PM PST by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: Army Air Corps
Who?

Ditto -- who?

43 posted on 03/05/2013 7:10:51 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Liberalism: knowing you're better than everyone else because of your humility. -- Daniel Greenfield)
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To: Da Coyote

I cannot understand how men can be sexually attracted to each other. It’s sick! It’s a total perversion of nature.


44 posted on 03/05/2013 7:14:01 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: Pinkbell

Bye, Carly.


45 posted on 03/05/2013 7:16:09 PM PST by Clock King
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Oh thanks! Easy pickings for me there, but glad someone got it. I wonder sometimes ;)...course we may not have too many folks terribly familiar with this vapid, transient pop song.


46 posted on 03/05/2013 7:16:09 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Pinkbell
When Canadian "Call Me Maybe singer Jepsen" allows a gay man to babysit her son, if she ever has any kids that is, I'll care what her opinion is.
47 posted on 03/05/2013 7:18:54 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Pinkbell

On the other hand, maybe the BSA is happy that she is not performing as she did not make it a point to advertise her “Queer Friendly” approach to life and moral values when she was booked in the first place.


48 posted on 03/05/2013 7:24:42 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Leveling the playing field for a Progressive is dragging everyone down to their level.)
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To: nascarnation
The liberal homo Sanduskys can't even keep their hands off the Boy Scouts.


49 posted on 03/05/2013 7:29:49 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Pinkbell

Who?....Who?.....Who cares?


50 posted on 03/05/2013 7:38:00 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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