Skip to comments.The Boy Scouts' 'Braveheart' moment
Posted on 02/01/2013 7:34:08 AM PST by lost in the snow
The Boy Scouts of America is about to be torn apart.
In one respect, it doesnt matter what BSAs board members decide when they meet next week to change their long-standing policy excluding avowed homosexuals, or not to change their policy. Either way, the Boy Scouts of America will not emerge unscathed. It will be bloodied. It will be hurt. The only question is: When the dust settles, which side will the 100-year-old organization be on? Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/the-boy-scouts-braveheart-moment/#ROuvYRYudoUJSlV2.99
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That is what they should do. Unfortunately, I don’t think the board members will live up to the values of the BSA.
“Downsize and keep to their principles!”
I don’t think sticking to their principles will cause a downsize.
I guess it will cause a drop in corporate donations.
But I think changing their policy will result in a flood of sponsoring organizations and scouts leaving.
You know, I don’t think Scouting has abandoned us, their executive committee is making the decision. I have talked to BSA employees and they are sick about this. When two people can convince the board to change the policies of a 100+ year organization, something is wrong.
THEN STAY OUT OF THE BOY SCOUTS! (Sorry for shouting)
I wouldn't join PETA and expect them to start grilling ribeyes. I wouldn't join NMBLA and expect them to leave the little boys alone. I wouldn't join the Democrat party and expect them to start believing in the Constitution, Religious Freedom, Capitalism or Personal Liberty.
So why do they expect they can join the BSA and expect us to accept Godless, immoral members?
I am in the same situation and will respond in exactly the same way.
So, who really should be calling the shots?
I'm sure they are.
When two people can convince the board to change the policies of a 100+ year organization, something is wrong.
I agree. They can't be so stupid as to be unaware of the harm to boys and to the organization, so they must be profoundly corrupt and evil. The sons of the Evil One are at work all around us.
Good letter - I will write mine this afternoon.
Did you use the “feedback” form at the website?
Homosexuals fantasize about the Boy Scouts.
This move, even as a consideration, was stupid.
Yes, I’ve seen the pictures from the Elton John show. If they don’t repent, it’s going to be a bad, bad eternity for them.
Here is the letter I will be submitting to my pack next week if BSA allows homosexuals to openly serve as scouts and leaders. I have already notified my local council and the national organization of my intentions in a letter as well. I have edited out the names for privacy reasons:
Dear Parents and Leaders,
It is with much sadness that due to a recent change in national policy by the Boy Scouts of America we cant in good conscience support, my son and I have decided to leave scouting.
We strongly believe that allowing homosexuals to openly join scouts or serve as leaders in scouting is simply unacceptable. Not just that we personally disagree with homosexuality and believe it is socially deviant sexual behavior, but also the overwhelming majority of sexual predators of small boys are adult homosexual males.
To us, that is a direct threat to our son. Knowing that there is a reasonable risk of homosexual leaders or adults who could be sexual predators and who are present at summer camps, winter lodges, or other council properties or events where packs from various districts are attending, is too great a risk for us as parents to take and we simply will not allow our son to attend any council functions, which severely limits and diminishes the scouting experience for him. I personally know men who as children were sexually abused and victimized by adult male homosexuals and now many years later as adults themselves, they are still trying to cope with the trauma of those horrible events, and their lives have been forever scarred by brutal, vicious attacks.
We are sad to leave scouts, but we can’t participate in or support an organization where we believe there is a genuine threat to his safety and well-being.
Our family has thoroughly enjoyed our time in scouts. Serving as Cub Master and a Den Leader has given me memories I will cherish for the rest of my life. It has been great to get to know all of you and share the scouting experience, and I wish you and your scouts the very best of luck in the future.
The CEO is NOT “King”.
Fire him now.
Restore the BSA image and stick with their time proven principles.
They did fine without corporate sponsorship for decades and can do so again.
Yes! Stephenson should resign and anyone else advocating the gay agenda. How did they ever get on the board?
The Boy Scouts should realize that the Left is best at infiltrating and undermining organizations. They’ve done it to our universities, the educational establishment, and even the entertainment industry, which has moved steadily leftward over the decades. Hard to believe movies were made upholding traditional values back in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and even some in the 1960s.
Yes I used the contact page...scroll to bottom of the home page. I filed it under scout protection and safety.
Braveheart or Brokeback?
BSA may well have only two choices:
(1) Suicide - acquiesce to pressure for gay Scoutmasters to take our children into the woods, or
(2) Murder - refuse to bow to evil and eventually watch as the organization is shut down by a petty tyrant like Obama.
Even if neither option appeals, Scouting should take the moral path. BSA’s leaders should be trustworthy, and this vote will tell us whether they were worthy of our trust. Our leaders should be loyal to the Scouts and the Scouters who depend on them to protect us from outside threats. Our leaders should be helpful, which includes helping us to keep our kids physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Our leaders should be obedient to the Scout Oath, which requires them to stand up to threats and bullying. Our leaders should be brave, even though it takes courage to do the right thing in the face of pressure. Our leaders should be reverent, recognizing that the Bible and the Torah, which together cover the vast majority of Scouts, prohibit homosexual behavior - imposing Scout leaders who are not morally straight on our kids is irreverent toward God.
A major problem is that the 25-40 year old crowd has had massive public school indoctrination to believe homosexuality is normal and they as parents see nothing wrong with boy humpers in the Boy Scouts.
The ironic thing is that they do see heterosexual men with their daughters in the Girl Scouts as wrong.
They see homosexuals as “victims” and want to coddle them with special favors. That’s how the homosexual liberals have brainwashed these feeble minded idiots into thinking about homosexuals, as “victims” needing special privileges to make up for their being “victims”.
The now wearisome bullying tactics by the homosexual activists to force their views on others most prominently features one over-riding fact that is inexplicably ignored: THIS GROUP OF PEOPLE ONLY CARE ABOUT THEMSELVES IN FORCING THEIR WORLD VIEW ON OTHERS . . . IT IS ALL ABOUT THEM.
Never mind that we need to spend far more energy and effort on repairing the family and that untold millions of children suffer tremendously because of that neglect. Never mind that they are severely damaging an organization in BSA that has been a tremendous force for good. Never mind that their efforts to change civil rights laws threatens the effectiveness of the Christian church that has for so long ministered to the needs of the sick, the emotional and spiritual needs of countless numbers, who built and operated schools and hospitals, and provided a moral foundation that was the strength of this country from its founding. Never mind that their political success threatens the foundation of a nation whose fundamental virtues make their own decadent lifestyles possible by its tolerance. Never mind that they have vastly overplayed their hand and it may well lead to their own undoing . . . and us along with them. I truly believe that they will be the victim of their sucess, and us along with them.