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Obama: Boy Scouts should admit gays and lesbians, opportunity should be open to all
Washington Post ^ | 02/04/2013

Posted on 02/04/2013 6:37:28 AM PST by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the Boy Scouts of America should open its membership to gays and lesbians when its national executive board discusses the issue this week.

Obama praised the scouts as “a great institution” that promotes young people, giving them lifelong leadership training and opportunities. During a pre-Super Bowl interview on CBS, he said “no one should be barred from that.”

The Boy Scouts announced last week it was considering replacing its longstanding ban on gays with a policy to let troop sponsors make their own decision on the issue.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; gays; homosecuality; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; obama
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1 posted on 02/04/2013 6:37:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

lesbians in the Boy scouts...Does Obama EVER think before he speaks?


2 posted on 02/04/2013 6:38:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind
Does this mean I can be a Girl Scout leader?
3 posted on 02/04/2013 6:39:38 AM 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: SeekAndFind
There is an earlier thread.

So Satan wants Boy Scout Leaders to abandon God.

Those who support homosexuals are against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!

Homosexuality is a "Mark" of disobedience.
Someone once asked The answer is in the definition of "REPROBATE". And the reason"why" is given in the Bible.

God has a cure for homosexuals.
4 posted on 02/04/2013 6:43:33 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: SeekAndFind

Every time I read a headline like this, the following phrase comes to mind:

“Opinions vary. Thanks for sharing yours.”


5 posted on 02/04/2013 6:44:24 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course Obama supports homosexualism in the Boy Scouts.

He’s been engaging in homosexual sex since he was a young boy and he thinks he is perfectly normal.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 6:47:02 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Yes, and clearly it would be wrong to allow convicted sex offenders from being cub scout and brownie leaders. We can’t offend anyone in Obama’s America.


7 posted on 02/04/2013 6:47:02 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: SeekAndFind

Equal opportunity molestation.


8 posted on 02/04/2013 6:48:03 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Sacajaweau

So would they have to rename it the Child Scouts? Or maybe the Diverse Young Persons’ of No Particular Gender or Preference Scouts?


9 posted on 02/04/2013 6:48:20 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Iron Munro

RE: He’s been engaging in homosexual sex since he was a young boy and he thinks he is perfectly normal.

Any reliable evidence of that?


10 posted on 02/04/2013 6:50:26 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Dear leader can....Photobucket
11 posted on 02/04/2013 6:52:08 AM PST by baddog 219
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12 posted on 02/04/2013 6:53:13 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Passive/aggressives make the worst psychopaths.


13 posted on 02/04/2013 6:53:37 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: SeekAndFind

After a handful of boys have been molested by a few gay scout leaders, the liberal media will do all they can to make the name “Boy Scouts” synonymous with molesting boys.

It will all because of Boy Scout culture, and nothing to do with gay behaviour.


14 posted on 02/04/2013 6:54:39 AM PST by MNDude (Guns don't kill people, Democrats kill people)
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To: Sacajaweau

It’s part of his overall plan to fundamentally change America.


15 posted on 02/04/2013 6:55:15 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: SeekAndFind
Eh. Nobody at the WaPo seems to appreciate the 1st Amendments provisos for freedom of association, which multiple courts have ruled implies freedom of dissociation for private organizations, which the BSA is.

If they want a scouting group that admits gays, let someone found their own organization along those lines. They can call it the Rump Rangers and invent a whole new set of merit badges.

16 posted on 02/04/2013 6:56:49 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: SeekAndFind
What Obama is doing is getting us in a little more trouble with God each and every day. God's direct judgement takes place over a number of years, and it will not affect Pres Zer0 one bit in the near term.

You have to know that obama is only a power mad reprobate since he obviously has no problem with the destruction of his own children's lives.

They are now "doomed" to a life of being in a "protective" prison...any "normal" life of growing into adulthood is not impossible.

17 posted on 02/04/2013 6:57:59 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The LGBT scouts.

Personally I hope they vote to just close the scouting program down before allowing this.

If it is allowed it will die anyway.


18 posted on 02/04/2013 6:57:59 AM PST by Venturer
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To: B.O. Plenty

RE: What Obama is doing is getting us in a little more trouble with God each and every day. God’s direct judgement takes place over a number of years, and it will not affect Pres Zer0 one bit in the near term.

We are not under a King in the USA, WE VOTED FOR THE MAN, which is to say, WE WANT HIM TO LEAD US AND IMPLEMENT THE LAWS FOR US. And oh BTW, we also voted for Democrats to write laws in the Senate.

It’s not really Obama per se, it’s WE THE PEOPLE.


19 posted on 02/04/2013 7:00:51 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Scouting In Obamaland


20 posted on 02/04/2013 7:05:10 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Izzy Dunne

“Does this mean I can be a Girl Scout leader?”
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No, but it does mean that all blacks can join the KKK....new recruits do not have to wear any hoods...


21 posted on 02/04/2013 7:09:10 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is not his job to make pronouncements on policy for a private organization.

Unfortunately, I feel the BSA will fold and that will be the end of a once-great institution.


22 posted on 02/04/2013 7:10:38 AM PST by I want the USA back (Liberalism is a malfunction of the brain.)
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To: SeekAndFind

WE DID vote for him, the LIV voted for him.
And the people cried out for a king, it was granted.

(That crying out did not end well for anyone)


23 posted on 02/04/2013 7:10:57 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: MNDude

Maybe Boy Scout culture will result in a few gay scout leaders getting the s*** beat out of them. Blanket parties inside a pup tent are an excellent way of insuring anonymity. Just add several enraged fathers & stir.

Obama jumps all faggie with the Boy Scouts. Is anyone surprised? Is nothing sacred?


24 posted on 02/04/2013 7:13:07 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: svcw

25 posted on 02/04/2013 7:16:31 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: SeekAndFind

BSA

Butt Stickers of America


26 posted on 02/04/2013 7:16:51 AM PST by moovova
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To: cuban leaf

Hold the Line! Don’t give in Boy Scouts!


27 posted on 02/04/2013 7:17:11 AM PST by Brownie63
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To: Brownie63

Somewhat related:

I’m resurrecting my Aurora HO slot racing set that I got over two christmases in 1964 and 1966 for my grandson. There was an amazing track layout that I just HAD to have back in the day in a Boy’s Life magazine. I found out that the entire run of magazine has been rendered in high def and I was able to find the exact article from 1966.

Man I love the internet.

BTW, there were lots of ads for guns in those old Boy’s Life magazines.


28 posted on 02/04/2013 7:21:11 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This fricken SISSY will never get over the fact that he's really a WOMAN.
So dammit 'Barry' get that sex change operation asap and leave us straight men and boys alone!
29 posted on 02/04/2013 7:24:24 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Knowing him he probably wants them in as well. What gets me is last time I checked, the Boy scouts are a private organization, and once again here is the government demanding how a private organization conducts business which is flat out tyranny. I mean why not demand the Hells Angels be allowed to join the Girl scouts? Or Sumo wrestlers be allowed to join the Joffrey Ballet?


30 posted on 02/04/2013 7:28:18 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SeekAndFind

They have a club for gay males, it’s called the Girl Scouts, I hear they are already hip and cool, you know, progressive.


31 posted on 02/04/2013 7:29:00 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind

GSA.
Gay Scouts of America.

If the gays want to be in the BSA, why don’t they just start their own group and worship whatever object they want? I am 100% sure that no God loving heterosexual will try to infiltrate their group or change their limp laws.


32 posted on 02/04/2013 7:29:46 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey I got an idea: How about demanding the KKK join the NAACP?


33 posted on 02/04/2013 7:29:57 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SeekAndFind

Why not let heterosexual boys join the Girl Scouts?


34 posted on 02/04/2013 7:34:20 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Look Obama, the reason that the BSA is such a good program is that it does not allow perversion into the program. It teaches morals and hold people responsible for their conduct.


35 posted on 02/04/2013 7:37:48 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: SeekAndFind

The oportunity of the Boy Scouts is to live a selfless moral life. Gays like all people have that opportunity, however they chose to be sexualy focused instead.

No Homosexual wants to be a boy scout, they just want a boy scout.


36 posted on 02/04/2013 7:37:48 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Boy Scouts of America should open its membership to gays and lesbians

So, gay men in the Scouts isn't enough; we also have to have gay women in the BOY Scouts? I sure am glad we have the "smartest guy in the room" as our President, aren't you?

37 posted on 02/04/2013 7:41:36 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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RE: Look Obama, the reason that the BSA is such a good program is that it does not allow perversion into the program

You’re talking to a brick wall. Obama does not consider homosexuality to be a perversion.


38 posted on 02/04/2013 7:43:48 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: elcid1970

Teach your kids outdoor survival skills yourself. Instead of signing them up with Scouts, sign them up with one of the deadlier no-nonsense martial art schools, I’d look long and far for a teacher of Hark Fu Moon, Fu Jow Pai, Pak Mei or similar family if it were up to me, the way this country’s headed I’d want my boy or girl prepared not just physically but mentally for the sickos and psychos of the future.


39 posted on 02/04/2013 7:44:08 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: SeekAndFind
Scouting now can be duplicated in its original form and intent, easily, in so many ways.

People currently involved in the BSA can now simply form autonomous scouting organizations, without the sodomites, and can later link up under other arrangements.

Simply leave the BSA and form, say, a TAS, "Traditional American Scouting," or something like that. Keep local troops entirely autonomous, and allow them to link up as they have the need to do so for specific events and projects.

NEVER link them under the authority of one national headquarters, so that if the top goes perverted, they have no legal sway over any local autonomous troop.

For a while, the BSA merit badge system can be accepted in that boys transferring from a BSA troop to a "TAS" troop, say, will have his BSA merit badge accomplishments and record transferred as well. Of course, the actual BSA badges likely cannot be used because they are copyrighted, I'm sure. Simply created new corresponding badges for a "TAS."

LEAVE the BSA, and let the perverts have it all by themselves, and carefully document what happens to it as a result, and show it to the world.

Keep the traditional concept of scouting alive by forming new autonomous Scouting units---Keep a non-sodomite set of rules and procedures. New Scouting handbook ; new uniforms ; newly-designed merit badges ; go camping, have jamborees, etc., etc.

40 posted on 02/04/2013 7:54:38 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: SeekAndFind

Someone should tell him that his daughters should date other girls.


41 posted on 02/04/2013 7:57:01 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
WE VOTED FOR THE MAN

Who is "WE"? I didn't vote for the Kenyan usurper.

42 posted on 02/04/2013 8:01:27 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t have a problem with homo boys joining the Scouts, and learning the scout ways (but not outwardly acting out such tendencies-don’t ask, don’t tell), but no way for the leaders. And of course, no homo females-go to the Girl Scouts.


43 posted on 02/04/2013 8:08:03 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Republican presidential candidate had promoted this idea for 20 years himself.


44 posted on 02/04/2013 8:11:53 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: John Leland 1789

My Unit (Troop) has a connection to the District and Council - but I’ve never seen the purpose of the relationship - other than chartering.

Frankly, evertime someone from the District comes by, I think “Here goes another fund-raiser speech.” They serve no significant purpose.

My Troop is very highly associated with its sponsoring church. Discipleship is the principle mission of our Troop and Pack. Our aim is to build men who know God and are well-grounded in their Christian walk.

I guess what I’m saying is this: If we risk losing our Charter because we do not comply with the change in the national organization, we will go solo. Not much will really change.


45 posted on 02/04/2013 8:29:13 AM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: kinsman redeemer

“...everytime someone...” Duh-oh.


46 posted on 02/04/2013 8:31:17 AM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: John Leland 1789

The BSA and GSA are both Title 36 organizations with a Congressional Charter and the exclusive right to the word “Scouts” in their organizational name. The WikiPedia article on the BSA has a paragraph on this detail.


47 posted on 02/04/2013 8:35:09 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: SeekAndFind

...I feel so very sorry for the black christian community in America today...voting for the nations first black president was an honorable thing ,however, misplaced honor is a human fault and has been know to cause much strife and pain since the beginning of time...this gentleman has shown great animosity for christian principals which are indeed the cornerstone of America and its people...he is not a “Folk” as he portrays himself to be and uses the term only as a come on to elicit votes...my God , the poor can barely afford to put gas in their cars and buy food with what he has done to the economy in general...I was not raised to be racist ,and it hurts me deeply to see the blacks in this nation to played to this extent by someone that claims to be one of you but is not !!!...If you and I walk into the garden ,I will not step over a snake and let you be struck...I would rather be hit by the the thing than allow you to be poisoned by its venom,and this is righteousness which cannot be destroyed by any man...


48 posted on 02/04/2013 8:36:42 AM PST by mark8express ("Mess With The Best" and you know the rest !!!)
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To: All

keep calling,

no change announced so far. KEEP THE PRESSURE ON!

Time for those two BOD directors to resign.


49 posted on 02/04/2013 8:42:07 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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"The BSA and GSA are both Title 36 organizations with a Congressional Charter and the exclusive right to the word “Scouts” in their organizational name. The WikiPedia article on the BSA has a paragraph on this detail."

But neither the BSA nor the GSA have exclusive right to the word "scouting."

But you may have missed my point by focusing on the name. I was talking about preserving the concept. A new name can be created, tweaked, played with, on and on.

50 posted on 02/04/2013 8:44:31 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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