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Boy Scouts Dismiss a Gay Troop Leader in Seattle
NY Times ^ | APRIL 1, 2014 | ERIK ECKHOLM

Posted on 04/01/2014 5:22:16 PM PDT by kingattax

Nearly a year after announcing that it would admit gay boys but still prohibit openly gay leaders from its ranks, the Boy Scouts of America has dismissed a gay scoutmaster.

The fired leader, Geoffrey McGrath, 49, is an Eagle Scout and software engineer in Seattle who is married to his longtime companion. He helped form a troop last fall, he said, because he loves scouting and because the low-income and immigrant children in his area of south Seattle had few after-school activities.

The troop is sponsored by the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church, one of hundreds of “reconciling congregations” in the national Methodist Church that performs same-sex marriages and promotes equality for gays and lesbians.

Mr. McGrath and the church pastor, the Rev. Monica Corsaro, said in telephone interviews on Tuesday that they had never misled local Boy Scout officials about their plans. The pastor said Mr. McGrath had offered to help in a less formal role, in part because he had received attention last year for leading a protesting Boy Scout contingent in Seattle’s gay pride parade. But she insisted that he serve as scoutmaster.

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1 posted on 04/01/2014 5:22:16 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Oh oh. Somebody gonna get sued. Dem homos ain’t gonna be happy.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 5:24:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Happy Brain Injury Awareness Month!)
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To: kingattax

>>He helped form a troop last fall, he said, because he loves scouting and because the low-income and immigrant children in his area of south Seattle had few after-school activities.

“Otherwise known as ‘prey’.”


3 posted on 04/01/2014 5:25:17 PM PDT by struggle
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To: kingattax
Anything other than heterosexuality is a choice. It's a choice to be not as God intended.
Those "boys" made their choice and I suppose it was made clear to them that, being homosexual, they would never be Scout leaders.
4 posted on 04/01/2014 5:25:22 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: kingattax

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.””


5 posted on 04/01/2014 5:29:59 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: kingattax

Ugh! The progs always use the excuse that the founder of the Boy Scouts was gay....so that makes it OK.

There was a scout leader in our town years ago. He was married but was ‘diddling’ boys in the troop. I heard through the grapevine that the “situation was handled”......I.e. A group of fellars beat the ever-lovin’ crap out of him.


6 posted on 04/01/2014 5:30:50 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: kingattax

Reverend “Monica”? SMH


7 posted on 04/01/2014 5:31:17 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

otherwise known as an ‘encounter group’


8 posted on 04/01/2014 5:32:21 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

Can Bobbie come out in the woods overnight with us?

9 posted on 04/01/2014 5:33:44 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: icwhatudo

works as well as “reverend fido”. which means it doesn’t work.


10 posted on 04/01/2014 5:34:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kingattax

I bet he loves dem young boys.


11 posted on 04/01/2014 5:36:11 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kingattax

leading a protesting Boy Scout contingent in Seattle’s gay pride parade

Can anyone make sense of that statement for me?

On another note; homosexual scout leader, overnight camping trip, disadvantaged immigrant boys - what could possibly go wrong?


12 posted on 04/01/2014 5:41:51 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

We all know why they wanted to allow homos in. Incrementalism with a whole new herd to tap...


13 posted on 04/01/2014 5:42:58 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: kingattax

I envision a mass hissy fit on Capitol Hill.


14 posted on 04/01/2014 5:44:49 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: kingattax

Good for them. Boys don’t need a gay role model.


15 posted on 04/01/2014 5:45:07 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: kingattax

When former SoD Robert Gates assumes the title of volunteer president of the BSA National Council in late May 2014, the final countdown towards acceptance of open homosexual adult leaders will commence. Typically the president’s tenure is 2 years. Sadly it will happen.


16 posted on 04/01/2014 5:46:08 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: kingattax

Good for them. I still will not give them money. They are setting this crap up for an eventual cave.


17 posted on 04/01/2014 5:48:04 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: MacNaughton

woe to those who call evil good, and good evil


18 posted on 04/01/2014 5:48:27 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: struggle
“Otherwise known as ‘prey’.”


You are correct, sir.

19 posted on 04/01/2014 5:49:46 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kingattax

Rev. MONICA Corsaro....that’s part of the problem. When the Baptists start allowing women preachers and the Catholics start allowing women priests, it’s all over.

So, let me get this straight. It’s okay for a gay kid to share a tent with a straight kid. But it’s not okay for the scout master to be gay. BSA will cease to exist before too long. And as I’ve said before, lots of kids will grow up hating their parents when they find out they knew the scout master who molested them was gay. And they will be allowed in eventually.


20 posted on 04/01/2014 5:50:06 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: icwhatudo
The knots above his left pocket appear to reflect three awards he earned as a youth: a Religious Award (which he received through the Boy Scouts from the third-party organization, P.R.A.Y., the Arrow of Light, and the rank of Eagle Scout.

However, the middle knot on the bottom row appears to be the knot for an adult religious award.

If so, he and his church don't follow rules. He organized the Troop last fall and the tenure requirements for that award preclude him from receiving it so soon without somebody signing off on a false certification.

21 posted on 04/01/2014 5:51:13 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: ansel12; All

Lord, forgive me again. I asked for forgiveness for voting for McCain then turned around and voted for Romney. I promise, Lord, I won’t make the mistake a third time.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 5:51:31 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Scoutmaster

Never mind. He’s gay. How stupid of me to think that he and his religious leader would follow the rules set by P.R.A.Y. when they both broke the rules of the B.S.A.


23 posted on 04/01/2014 5:53:35 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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24 posted on 04/01/2014 5:57:23 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

Well, apparently, he had a ‘chance encounter’. Then removed from his position.


25 posted on 04/01/2014 5:58:37 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: kingattax

There is simply a reasonable line to draw in the sand here. The bullies in the gay mafia should be able to understand... And I think the public at large will agree... That apart from however we might feel about gays or gayness in general, it is simply NOT unreasonable to be creeped out by the idea of young gay men leading Boy Scout troops.

It’s also NOT unreasonable to be creeped out by young heterosexual men leading Girl Scout troops.

I have some old friends that are gay and I think they’d get that.


26 posted on 04/01/2014 6:05:14 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: MacNaughton

You and I ordered our crystal balls from the same vendor.


27 posted on 04/01/2014 6:15:19 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: MacNaughton

You and I ordered our crystal balls from the same vendor.


28 posted on 04/01/2014 6:15:20 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: kingattax
Nearly a year after announcing that it would admit gay boys but still prohibit openly gay leaders from its ranks, the Boy Scouts of America has dismissed a gay scoutmaster.

What happens to gay boys when they reach aldulthood?

29 posted on 04/01/2014 6:19:43 PM PDT by umgud
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To: kingattax

“low-income and immigrant children in his area “

Yup; those are the kinds of kids the homosexuals target — extremely vulnerable. Disgusting.


30 posted on 04/01/2014 6:19:44 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Scoutmaster

I hope you, your COR, and troop committee can continue successfully with your strategy of avoiding district and council camping events. Sad not to go to summer camp, but necessity has a way of opening other doors. It will remain a bumpy ride over the next 2 years. YiS, a Royal Loyal Owl, SE-435, 1987, Eagle Class 1972


31 posted on 04/01/2014 6:25:18 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: Scoutmaster

so what are the use of see thru panties if you have crystal balls

I have participated in scouting and it was fun. There was never a hint of homosexual behavior.


32 posted on 04/01/2014 6:28:05 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Most isn’t.


33 posted on 04/01/2014 6:28:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: kingattax

A gay man taking young boys into the woods, overnight, often without their parents. What could go wrong?


34 posted on 04/01/2014 6:29:28 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: kingattax
who is married to his longtime companion

A man masturbating inside another man's $4!thole is not a marital act.

35 posted on 04/01/2014 6:32:00 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
(most isn't)

isn't you sure that aint right obiwan (STFU worm)

YOU, good sir, now hassest a displacement in my book.

Bigheadfred's Incomprehensible And Incoherent Rantography

36 posted on 04/01/2014 6:35:17 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: VerySadAmerican

@RBUMC supports a fully inclusive boy scout troop, our agenda, All means all! We stand with troop 98! #scoutsforequality,#religiousfreedom

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37 posted on 04/01/2014 6:36:12 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: bigheadfred

Rantography?

I mean, most scouting isn’t gay


38 posted on 04/01/2014 6:36:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
"It’s okay for a gay kid to share a tent with a straight kid."

My concerns would be like this.

1. How does a young boy know he's gay?

2. If he is having sex with other boys around his own age is that not still unlawful?

3. If he is having sex with a male over the age of 18 should that not be reported to the police? It is after all, a felony in all 50 states. And felony notwithstanding, wouldn't there be a minimum of concern that if he is having sex with a male over 18, that there could be a HUGE concern for his health, and that he should be tested regularly for HIV?

4. Suppose a parent were told by their son, that another boy admits that he is having sex with other boys. Does that parent REALLY want their son sharing a tent with the gay boy?

39 posted on 04/01/2014 6:37:14 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: kingattax

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40 posted on 04/01/2014 6:38:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: HiTech RedNeck

most AREN’T


41 posted on 04/01/2014 6:38:44 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

most [scouting] isn’t [gay]


42 posted on 04/01/2014 6:39:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: bigheadfred

or to say it in redneck, most ain’t!


43 posted on 04/01/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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44 posted on 04/01/2014 6:44:08 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

someone deserves a merit badge


45 posted on 04/01/2014 6:50:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: kingattax

They’re not going to stop until they have destroyed everything that was good and decent in this country. And the NYTimes will cheer them on every step of the way.


46 posted on 04/01/2014 7:13:56 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: madprof98

That’s really what the homosexual movement is all about. It’s about hollowing out traditional, long-standing organizations and institutions and watching them smolder in ruins, and then the homosexuals move on to the next organization. The BSA is just a shadow of its former self, and now it’s starting to happen with professional and collegiate sports.


47 posted on 04/01/2014 7:52:55 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: kingattax


“We don’t believe the topic of sexual orientation has a role in scouting, and it is not discussed unless it is deliberately injected into scouting,” the statement said.

THAT should have been worded differently.


48 posted on 04/01/2014 7:59:40 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“There was a scout leader in our town years ago. He was married but was ‘diddling’ boys in the troop. I heard through the grapevine that the “situation was handled”......I.e. A group of fellars beat the ever-lovin’ crap out of him.”

A junior high teacher in my home town was also a self-aggrandizing scout leader who was widely admired for his “interest in the development of the young people” and his claim that he was giving the boys special “leadership training.” Many of the parents were thrilled that this guy spent outside time with their children and was a special mentor to them.
Eventually the fact that he’d been sexually abusing the students was about to come out in public. How did the scout leader handle that? He took a shotgun and shot himself, his wife and his three school age children, all found dead in their home.


49 posted on 04/01/2014 9:01:35 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: umgud

they should look for a job, outside of scouting.


50 posted on 04/01/2014 9:49:45 PM PDT by goat granny (.)
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