Skip to comments.Boy Scouts Dismiss a Gay Troop Leader in Seattle
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 Seattles gay pride parade. But she insisted that he serve as scoutmaster.
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Oh oh. Somebody gonna get sued. Dem homos ain’t gonna be happy.
>>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’.”
Here is the 2012 Republican Partys 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 governors 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 Kennedys 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.
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.
Reverend “Monica”? SMH
otherwise known as an ‘encounter group’
Can Bobbie come out in the woods overnight with us?
works as well as “reverend fido”. which means it doesn’t work.
I bet he loves dem young boys.
leading a protesting Boy Scout contingent in Seattles 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?
We all know why they wanted to allow homos in. Incrementalism with a whole new herd to tap...
I envision a mass hissy fit on Capitol Hill.
Good for them. Boys don’t need a gay role model.
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.
Good for them. I still will not give them money. They are setting this crap up for an eventual cave.
woe to those who call evil good, and good evil
You are correct, sir.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Well, apparently, he had a ‘chance encounter’. Then removed from his position.
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.
You and I ordered our crystal balls from the same vendor.
You and I ordered our crystal balls from the same vendor.
What happens to gay boys when they reach aldulthood?
“low-income and immigrant children in his area “
Yup; those are the kinds of kids the homosexuals target — extremely vulnerable. Disgusting.
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
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.
A gay man taking young boys into the woods, overnight, often without their parents. What could go wrong?
A man masturbating inside another man's $4!thole is not a marital act.
isn't you sure that aint right obiwan (STFU worm)
YOU, good sir, now hassest a displacement in my book.
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I mean, most scouting isn’t gay
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?
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most [scouting] isn’t [gay]
or to say it in redneck, most ain’t!
someone deserves a merit badge
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.
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.
THAT should have been worded differently.
“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.
they should look for a job, outside of scouting.