Skip to comments.Obama: Boy Scouts should admit gays and lesbians, opportunity should be open to all
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.
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Someone should tell him that his daughters should date other girls.
Who is "WE"? I didn't vote for the Kenyan usurper.
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.
The Republican presidential candidate had promoted this idea for 20 years himself.
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.
“...everytime someone...” Duh-oh.
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.
...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...
no change announced so far. KEEP THE PRESSURE ON!
Time for those two BOD directors to resign.
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.
will the BSA membership application ask the question “boxers or briefs”?
I thought munchers were “scouting” for girls, not boys
“the Diverse Young Persons of No Particular Gender or Preference Scouts”
LOL! Sadly, it fits
“...WE DID vote for him, the LIV voted for him....”
What’s this “WE” sh*t?
Half the country did not vote for him. Don’t lump everyone in with the Borg collective fraud machine.
RE: will the BSA membership application ask the question boxers or briefs?
I thought munchers were scouting for girls, not boys
I believe Obama meant — Lesbians for the Girl Scouts and Homos for the Boy Scouts. Of course, not one press member will DARE ask him to clarify what he meant ( other than folks from Breitbart, but these guys are banned from asking him any questions ).
God has no opinion.
God has absolute truth.
God states clearly homosexual LIFESTYLE is an abomination.
Unfortunately, the perverts and their supporters incorrectly believe they are wiser than God.
Nobody asked you, you lousy commie.
If gays want to be boy scouts, start their own organization.
But, no, it’s really not about that at all. It’s about not allowing any facet of American society to remain uncorrupted.
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