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BSA closer to gay leadership, Easley says
Baptist Press ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Diana Chandler

Posted on 03/08/2014 3:55:34 PM PST by Graybeard58

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- The Walt Disney Company is playing into the hands of Boy Scouts of America by cutting donations to BSA, giving the Scouts greater public leverage to accept gay leaders, Atlanta area pastor Ernest Easley said today (March 7).

Disney in February joined a growing list of companies who have cut financial support to BSA because of the Scouts' ban on openly gay leaders. Such pressure will make it easier for BSA to open Scout leadership to gay men, said Easley, pastor of Roswell Street Baptist Church and chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee.

"Walt Disney has [apparently] done," what the Boy Scouts wanted, Easley told Baptist Press. "They've done them a favor in putting more pressure out there for the Scouts to come back later on and say, 'Here's the deal. Walt Disney's cut us.... We have no choice than to let the [gay] men be part of this.'"

BSA voted last May to allow openly gay youths to become Scouts beginning this year, but retained a Scout prohibition on gay leaders that survived a 2000 Supreme Court challenge. BSA's national membership has dropped 6 percent in the past year, although the group doesn't attribute the numbers to the policy change.

"I think it's part of [the Boy Scouts] strategy," Easley said. "... Why open the door to it? They knew that in May it was such a hot issue that they could not go all the way and let [gay] men be leaders in that organization. But they knew it was a matter of time."

Disney does not give direct donations to the Scouts, but Disney's VoluntEARS program allows its employees to do volunteer work in exchange for cash donations to the charities of their choice. Employees taking part in the VoluntEARS program will no longer be able to submit the funds to BSA, Disney said Feb. 28. The change goes into effect in January 2015.

Disney did not release any data to show how much money has gone to the Scouts through the VoluntEARS program. But Easley, whose church stopped hosting Scout troop meetings because of the inclusion of gay Scouts, said the issue is about promoting the inclusion of gay Scout leaders, not about money.

"I don't really think it's a money issue. I think it's the principle of it," Easley said. "I think that you're going to continue seeing an effort from individuals and corporations to pressure them into taking the final step that [BSA] started in May of allowing homosexuals to be adult leaders in their organization.

"You're going to have legislation, you're going to have corporations, you're going to have influential individuals continuing to put pressure on them," Easley said. "And my guess is as I said last year, it's going to happen. I think they want it to happen, the Scouts."

Companies that have cut funding to BSA because it excludes gay leaders are Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, Major League Soccer, Merck, Intel and UPS, said Scouts for Equality, a national group fighting for the inclusion of gay Scout leaders. Scouts for Equality applauded Disney.

"We're never happy to see Scouting suffer as a result of the BSA's anti-gay policy, but Disney made the right decision to withhold support until Scouting is fully inclusive," said Eagle Scout and Scouts for Equality co-founder Zach Wahls, the son of two lesbian parents. "Scouts for Equality will continue to advocate for a fully inclusive membership policy, to help build a stronger Scouting community that is eligible for the support of Corporate America."

Other moves in the fight to open Scouting to gay leaders include the anticipated litigious fight on behalf of Pascal Tessier, a gay 17-year-old Maryland boy who in February was awarded Eagle Scout status, the highest ranking. At 18, he will be ineligible for Scout participation.

"On my 18th birthday, I'm planning on applying to be an adult leader for the Boy Scouts so that we push the issue," Tessier has said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; sodomandgomorrah
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1 posted on 03/08/2014 3:55:34 PM PST by Graybeard58
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2 posted on 03/08/2014 3:57:06 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Graybeard58

Wonder where they think donations will come from after these moves? The Lavender Mafia isn’t going to fund them.


3 posted on 03/08/2014 3:57:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Graybeard58

Disney, BSA, and Gays... SCREW ALL of YOU.


4 posted on 03/08/2014 3:58:53 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Graybeard58
Gay marriage ain't about gay marriage. It's about destroying the institution of marriage.

Gay boy scout leaders ain't about gay boy scout leaders. It's about destroying the boy scouts.

5 posted on 03/08/2014 3:59:54 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Graybeard58

Buh bye.....BSA


6 posted on 03/08/2014 4:00:32 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Graybeard58

I wonder...in the future, will boys who are molested by Scout Leaders be able to sue Disney? They’ve got pretty deep pockets. I know how I’d vote if I was on the jury...


7 posted on 03/08/2014 4:01:12 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Graybeard58

I can see a time where the Boy Scouts will be ONLY homosexuals.

I wonder what organization will take its place?


8 posted on 03/08/2014 4:01:23 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Graybeard58
Will there be a badge for contracting...or transmitting...rectal syphilis?
9 posted on 03/08/2014 4:02:31 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Chode
Your tombstone is graphic, chilling and, sadly, true.

They WILL do themselves in.

10 posted on 03/08/2014 4:03:14 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Graybeard58

Pedophiles swarm like ants on a sugar cube


11 posted on 03/08/2014 4:03:22 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Graybeard58

Here is the 2012 Republican Party’s presidential nominee reaffirming his 20 year campaign for gay scout leaders.

“A campaign assistant for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney confirmed that the former Massachusetts governor’s opposition to the Boy Scouts’ ban on homosexual leaders, which he publicly expressed in 1994, still stands. According to the Deseret News , Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told the Associated Press that Romney is still holding to the political stand he adopted nearly 20 years ago when he said during an unsuccessful run for Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate that while he supported “the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue,” he also felt that “all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.””


12 posted on 03/08/2014 4:03:40 PM PST by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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To: DBrow

“I can see a time where the Boy Scouts will be ONLY homosexuals.”

Then they will change their name to the Rump Rangers.


13 posted on 03/08/2014 4:05:18 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Chode
JUST SAY NO !!!

Scout Oath
"On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight."

Scout Law
"A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent."

14 posted on 03/08/2014 4:05:24 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Graybeard58

The whole point of the BSA was that it stood for something. If it stands for nothing, there’s no reason for it anymore.


15 posted on 03/08/2014 4:07:19 PM PST by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: knarf
yup, gonna have to do some rewriting that's for sure...
16 posted on 03/08/2014 4:07:26 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Graybeard58

I guess it is now a world where pedophile priests are bad, but pedophile homosexual boy scout leaders are good?


17 posted on 03/08/2014 4:07:33 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Gay Boy Scout leaders isn’t about the Boy Scouts. It’s about perpetuating the abomination of homosexuality by recruiting the next generation of homosexuals. That’s why the homos are fighting so hard to penetrate the BSA (pun intended).

Soon, the question will be “how do you separate the men from the boys in the Boy Scouts?” The homos want that question answered: “With crowbars.”


18 posted on 03/08/2014 4:10:24 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: DBrow

No organization will take its place. As soon as you organize one, the fags will beat down the door to get in.


19 posted on 03/08/2014 4:11:11 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: GreyFriar

It’s only pedophilia when a straight person does it.


20 posted on 03/08/2014 4:12:05 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Graybeard58
Once the BSA give in on homosexual leadership they will give in on the need to get rid of religious values and replace them with leftist values. Then they will indoctrinate young boys into a leftist, anti-religion, homosexual mindset.

“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” V.I. Lenin

“Every religious idea, every idea of God, every flirting with the idea of God, is unutterable vileness of the most dangerous kind, ‘contagion’ of the most abominable kind.” V.I. Lenin

21 posted on 03/08/2014 4:12:15 PM PST by detective
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To: Graybeard58
BSA closer to gay leadership

Of course they are. Did anybody expect them to NOT queer the entire organization.

What a shame. Another national treasure destroyed by the queers.

22 posted on 03/08/2014 4:14:05 PM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: henkster
The Boy Scouts are already losing membership at a rapid rate.

Five years from now it will be 10% of its original size.

23 posted on 03/08/2014 4:15:23 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: beelzepug

“I can see a time where the Boy Scouts will be ONLY homosexuals.”

No. There are not enough homosexuals to do the volunteer work and provide the support that parents do. Homosexuals don’t have children. They want families to continue to support the BSA and the continue to volunteer and to fund the BSA. They want to use it to indoctrinate the sons of good Americans into homosexuality and other leftist principles.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 4:17:21 PM PST by detective
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To: DBrow
I wonder what organization will take its place?

Trail Life USA is trying.

25 posted on 03/08/2014 4:22:12 PM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: Graybeard58

“Oh, Oh, include me! I stick my penis other men’s anuses. I demand to be included.”

Got a newsflash for you homosexuals. If you tell me, I will discriminate.


26 posted on 03/08/2014 4:22:21 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Chode

Along with pledge of allegience, we recited the oath and law before every meeting


27 posted on 03/08/2014 4:23:21 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf
i hope your Troop doesn't get snared by this insanity
28 posted on 03/08/2014 4:27:26 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Well, then it is now “good” for homosexual men to recruit Boy Scouts into their ranks.


29 posted on 03/08/2014 4:28:08 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: henkster

We need to tke back the language....they aren’t “gay.” They are HOMOsexual. Always use the correct terminology.

Btw, if heterosexuals are straight then that means homos are crooked.


30 posted on 03/08/2014 4:33:19 PM PST by Josa
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To: Graybeard58
Seems to me like I should be allowed to be a girl scout leader.

We could go camping together ..... and swimming together....

31 posted on 03/08/2014 4:34:13 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a plan! They’ll have $$, but no boys. Once “gay leadership” is approved, the homos will come out of the woodwork to lead troops and sue if they’re denied. And that will be the end of the Boy Scouts as we know it. The only ones left will be prospective queers or poor kids whose parents have no trouble sacrificing them at the altar of political correctness. Do such parents exist? Sure. Picture the type of parent who let their son sleep over at Michael Jackson’s Neverland.


32 posted on 03/08/2014 4:36:40 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Chode

I’m reminiscing from 50 some years ago


33 posted on 03/08/2014 4:40:06 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Graybeard58

Gay leadership.

Of the Boy Scouts...

That’s just f***in’ brilliant, America, you stupid, idiot country.


34 posted on 03/08/2014 4:48:22 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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Disney is all about forcing sodomy?


35 posted on 03/08/2014 4:50:11 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Graybeard58

Mitt Romney, President Obama affirm support for gay Boy Scout leaders
Compiled by Eric Schulzke, Deseret News
Published: Thursday, Aug. 9 2012 1:26 p.m. MD

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560391/Mitt-Romney-President-Obama-affirm-support-for-gay-Boy-Scout-leaders.html


36 posted on 03/08/2014 4:51:56 PM PST by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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Why not let girls in the troops, and let women lead? There’s not longer any point in gender isolation when the BSA is advancing the cause of cuckers.


37 posted on 03/08/2014 4:55:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: knarf
i am soooo glad we never had this crap to deal with back then
38 posted on 03/08/2014 4:56:00 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Josa

I am glad to see you pointing out the fact that we must always say homosexual. NEVER gay..... Reclaiming the language Is something we must start doing. The word Gay is a good word and the Rainbow is ours!


39 posted on 03/08/2014 4:56:07 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: Chode

What parent in his right mind would sign up their 9 year old son into an association that puts fags in command?


40 posted on 03/08/2014 5:03:39 PM PST by Inwoodian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wonder where they think donations will come from after these moves?

No problem there. The donations will come from YOU. Not directly, of course, but through your support of corporations whose products and services you need to survive--and, of course, from the government you support through your taxes. Too bad for you, huh?

41 posted on 03/08/2014 5:04:08 PM PST by madprof98
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To: VideoDoctor
Uh...no...no no...you shouldn't commit yourself in such away.... :)
42 posted on 03/08/2014 5:05:48 PM PST by unread (Rescind the 17th. Amendment...bring the power BACK to the states...!)
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To: madprof98

Not if I live in another country and consume their local products. Gone Galt, to coin a phrase.


43 posted on 03/08/2014 5:07:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Inwoodian
your typical liberal democRAT...
44 posted on 03/08/2014 5:07:16 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Inwoodian

Like public schools?


45 posted on 03/08/2014 5:07:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: ansel12
Thanks for posting that.

That perfectly illustrates why a lot of principled conservatives stayed home on Election Day in 2012 rather than voting for that @sshole.

46 posted on 03/08/2014 5:15:39 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Graybeard58

Fags are nothing but nerd social outcasts that want their deviancy to be accepted.


47 posted on 03/08/2014 5:18:30 PM PST by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: Graybeard58

They ought to make it so only gays can join and only gays can lead.


48 posted on 03/08/2014 5:49:18 PM PST by stevem
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To: madprof98

You are correct in some instances but I don’t depend on the products and services of the Walt Disney Corporation. To hell with them and the horse they rode in on.

I keep repeating myself but it was so nice to grow up in the 1940s and 1950s when the homosexuals were firmly in the closet and we didn’t hear from them.


49 posted on 03/08/2014 5:55:41 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

...moreover, having a huge pool of new recruits.


50 posted on 03/08/2014 6:04:14 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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