Skip to comments.Mitt Romney Comes Out in Support of Homosexual Boy Scout Leaders, Members
Posted on 08/07/2012 6:36:10 AM PDT by xzins
A spokesperson for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has advised that the former Massachusetts governor disagrees with the Boy Scouts current policy prohibiting open homosexuals from serving as members and leaders.
According to The Associated Press, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told the news outlet in an email that Romney still stands by his beliefs that homosexual men should be able to serve in the organization. She specifically noted that Romney had outlined his views in 1994 during a political debate, and that his stance has not changed.
I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue, Romney stated during the debate. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.
As previously reported, last month, the Boy Scouts of America issued a statement reaffirming its policy prohibiting open homosexuals from joining the organization.
The committees work and conclusion is that this policy reflects the beliefs and perspectives of the BSAs members, thereby allowing Scouting to remain focused on its mission and the work it is doing to serve more youth, the statement said. The review included forthright and candid conversation and extensive research and evaluations both from within Scouting and from outside of the organization.
The decision to reiterate and reaffirm the Scouts current policy followed two years of deliberations from an eleven-member committee comprised of Boy Scout executives and other volunteers who represented a diversity of perspectives and opinions.
When all was said and done, the committee concluded that the restriction served as the best policy for the Boy Scouts.
The current policy reads, While the BSA does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.
Mitt Romney also recently reiterated his support for homosexual adoption. This past May, in an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox News, he explained that while he is against the concept of homosexual marriage, he does believe that homosexual couples should be able to adopt children.
[I]f two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child, in my state, individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, thats something that people have a right to do, Romney outlined. But, to call that marriage is something that in my view is a departure from the real meaning of that word.
He had first outlined his position on the matter in 1996 while talking to CNNs Wolf Blitzer.
Well, they are able to adopt children, he said. Im not going to change that.
Prior to Saul serving as Romneys press secretary, Richard Grenell, an open homosexual, filled the position.
Is that why he has never been willing to renounce RomneyCare?
Do you know a thing about Romney? He sought, as CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics, to exclude the Boy Scouts from the games because of their opposition to homosexuals within in their ranks.
No doubt, you're express shock and outrage if Romney is elected and sells conservatives out on issue after issue.
One name, Larry Brinkin noted SF area Democratic activist.
MEG, I didn’t do a Jedi Knight thing, channel his brain, and force him to say these things.
He and his campaign came up with them all on their own.
All we’re doing is reporting it. Now you know more about what you’re voting for.
Why is that mystifying to you? Romney has aggressively promoted the homosexual agenda for more than a decade, even before being elected governor of Massachusetts.
It’s probably a hopeless undertaking to point this out, but, you didn’t answer my question.
When I saw this article I started to ping and figured I’d better see if you did first.
I think I’ll start some pinging again.
They better have a revolt at the convention.
No, many of us will do so to save the Republican party and conservative movement from Romney.
And, you're absolutely clueless if you can't comprehend how much damage will be done. The Republican party will be moved significantly to the left if Romney becomes President. It'll be 2008 all over by the time he is done.
Which is a very good reason for social conservatives to flex their muscles and not vote for Romney. The Republican party can lose the Presidency until hell freezes over unless they put up a genuine pro-life candidate and one opposed to homofascism.
Larry Brinkin...a supposedly main-stream, “safe”, gay leader.
You put two gays together, junta, and how many kids get born?
So, how does the gay community grow?
The try to recruit the sons and daughters of every Freeper on Free Republic and every child of every American.
They are coming after your kids.
You are absolutely correct. The unmentioned truth about boys being sexually abused by men is that it is always a homosexual doing it. ALL men who have sex with other males, regardless of the age of the one he is having sex with, are homosexuals.
The MSM never says so, but we need to yell it at the top of the rooftops and make it loud and clear that heterosexual men are never guilty of pedophilia against little boys.
Heterosexual men do commit pedophilia against little girls, just as heterosexual women only commit pedophilia against little boys.
Just all acts of pedophilia committed against little girls by women, is an act committed only by lesbians.
And yes, men married to women, and women married to men, who have sex with children of the same sex are all homosexuals and lesbians. I do not excuse them by accepting the fact that they are married to someone of the opposite gender.
Their own actions speak louder, than do the voices of those who are the apologists of Sodomites.
Scott Walker with the greatest conservative majority in decades in Congress in 2017.
I want Obama gone, too.
If he came out for raising taxes on the rich and opposed Obamacare, would you be saying that?
Screw that. I don't respect and refuse to vote for any candidate that promotes homosexuality.
How dare you tell principled people they have to sellout their principles just so a liberal Republican can be elected.
So, you think we’ll actually get another chance after this one?
Hey, he's a lifelong professional politician so what can one expect.
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