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Boy Scouts-Mormon bond remains intact
Daily Herald ^ | May 24 2013 | AP

Posted on 05/25/2013 5:46:24 PM PDT by WilliamIII

SALT LAKE CITY -- When the Boy Scouts of America began a discussion earlier this year about lifting its ban on gays, some speculated it could lead to the severing of ties with the Mormon church that goes back 100 years.

Those predictions ended up being off the mark.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints threw its support behind the new policy voted on Thursday by the Boy Scouts of America that opens the door for gay youth to join the ranks, while continuing to ban gay adult Scout leaders.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; homosexualagenda; lds; scouting; scouts; sodomhusseinobama
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1 posted on 05/25/2013 5:46:24 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

How Romney of them.


2 posted on 05/25/2013 5:48:10 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: WilliamIII

How much longer before we hear ..... “it’s not fair that the most decorated gay scout now cannot become Scout Leader”.


3 posted on 05/25/2013 5:49:51 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: WilliamIII

I wonder what the Mormons will do when the Scoutmasters are allowed to go full homo?


4 posted on 05/25/2013 5:50:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: WilliamIII

Can’t wait for the gay weddings at the temple.


5 posted on 05/25/2013 5:50:05 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Diogenesis

However, I’ve heard that if gay Scoutmasters get in, the LDS is going out.

BTW: The Baltimore BSA Council has already started working on getting gay Scoutmasters admitted [only one day after the vote] ...


6 posted on 05/25/2013 5:51:35 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: WilliamIII; red irish; fastrock; NorthernCrunchyCon; UMCRevMom@aol.com; Finatic; fellowpatriot; ...
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7 posted on 05/25/2013 5:51:50 PM PDT by narses
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To: WilliamIII

I am flabbergasted!
The LDS Church tries so hard to teach a high moral standard for its flock...
This is a sea-change for the LDS!

Alas!!


8 posted on 05/25/2013 5:52:19 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: LibFreeUSA

They already are already saying it.


9 posted on 05/25/2013 5:53:19 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: WilliamIII; greyfoxx39; svcw; Colofornian; Elsie; MHGinTN; Tennessee Nana

I knew they would. If gay marriage becomes legal expect them to have a revelation allowing it in their ‘sacred’ temples.


10 posted on 05/25/2013 5:54:04 PM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: faithhopecharity

That is just surface, not reality. Been there, done that, read the book, saw the movie, wore the garments.


11 posted on 05/25/2013 5:55:12 PM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: WilliamIII
In a Mormon community the Boy Scouts is basically run by the Chruch
12 posted on 05/25/2013 5:55:39 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: WilliamIII

If you read the release, as I did five times, it states that homosexual behavior is not and has not ever been allowed in LDS scout troops. Homosexual behavior is automatic dismissal from a LDS scout troop as well as membership in the church.
While homosexual behavior is a great sin, the LDS church had not turned against homosexuality but his encouraged homosexuals to repent of such sinful behavior and come onto Jesus Christ.
While the I think this will open another can of worms I understand what scouting does to strengthen young men and I intend to support my nephew at his Eagle court of honor next weekend.


13 posted on 05/25/2013 5:57:01 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (God Bless Texas)
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To: WilliamIII

You won’t see me in a Mormon church any more .... oh wait.


14 posted on 05/25/2013 6:00:20 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: WilliamRobert
I intend to support my nephew at his Eagle court of honor next weekend.

As you should. The buggers at the gates won't be let in until 2014.

15 posted on 05/25/2013 6:03:41 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: WilliamRobert

Are you familiar with the OPENLY gay man who is assistant to the LDS Stake Pres in California?

Their views are changing and needs to in order for them to stop the loss of membership.


16 posted on 05/25/2013 6:05:29 PM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: WilliamIII

Is this the Mormon subculture? Do Alpha males have multiple wives while Beta males have sex with each other?


17 posted on 05/25/2013 6:06:59 PM PDT by detective
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To: WilliamIII

With their weathervane theology, this ain’t very surprising.


18 posted on 05/25/2013 6:08:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: WilliamIII

It doesn’t matter what the Mormons do. The Boy Scouts will be a defacto gay organization from top to bottom (cringe) within 10 years.


19 posted on 05/25/2013 6:16:07 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: detective

Who is stopping Gay Scouts of Amerika from having their own whatever?
Why do they have screw anything that is decent?
Wanna throw up? Go see freak parade in Provincetown, MA.


20 posted on 05/25/2013 6:16:56 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: WilliamIII

What the heck is going on with the Mormons? I actually used to have a lot of respect for them, owing to their comportment and conservatism! Going back decades. Their manner and decorum reminded me of myself! Then, we get served up that blasted liberal POS, Mitt Romney, who facilitated fag-marriage in MA, and supported homo Scoutmasters. And now, the LDS has now given the green-light to deviancy in the Scouts! What th—?

I had the highest respect and admiration for the BSA, but now I have only abject contempt. They are a disgrace to God and country. May the whole organization just go straight to hell, where it now so richly belongs. That goes for anyone remaining associated with the damned, degenerate group. Kids or adults alike.

As for the Mormons... eh, don’t even talk to me, at this point. You’ve burned your bridges.


21 posted on 05/25/2013 6:25:32 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Jack Hydrazine

They will bolt...they have thought about that long and hard and have a program in place to move to once the gay scoutleader merit badge is available.


22 posted on 05/25/2013 6:27:20 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: reaganaut

well, now the sheen seems to be coming off that surface you wrote about...


23 posted on 05/25/2013 6:35:26 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: WilliamIII

It looks like now is the time to form a new group that instills all the traditional values that the BSA used to adhere to. This time don’t let it be co-opted by corrupt peoples.


24 posted on 05/25/2013 6:46:44 PM PDT by Necrovore (Lu"gen offenbahren Kontrolle)
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To: WilliamIII

25 posted on 05/25/2013 7:05:27 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: reaganaut

Openly homosexual men (gay means happy, there is nothing happy about sodomy) are not allowed membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I do not know about spin offs or break away groups but homosexuals and lesbians CANNOT be Latter Day Saints or hold any leadership in the church, period. Unless, of course they are lying to their leaders about their homosexuality.


26 posted on 05/25/2013 7:14:22 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (God Bless Texas)
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To: detective

Neither, there is no such thing except in demented minds.


27 posted on 05/25/2013 7:15:57 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (God Bless Texas)
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To: reaganaut; Elsie

Next stop, polygamous boy scouts, scoutmasters, extra marriages in the temples...

Hail to #132...


28 posted on 05/25/2013 7:17:13 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: WilliamIII

Radical homosexuals and their lunatic left running buddies never take a step back so anyone who thinks this is the end of the pressure on the Scouts is a fool. They have accomplished half of their goal now with goading and intimidation and will only intensify their efforts to get their scoutmasters in as well.


29 posted on 05/25/2013 7:17:19 PM PDT by mansfield53
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To: faithhopecharity

you left off the /s


30 posted on 05/25/2013 7:18:36 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: reaganaut

asnd then there was the gay guy who ran Willard’s campaign last year...

and Willard himself is the father of gay marriage in MASS...

this is not a new thing for the Mormons...

they like to leep up with the times...

their gods put out their collective middle fingers to Christianity to check the political atmosphere and change directions as needed...


31 posted on 05/25/2013 7:25:31 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: WilliamIII

Lots of people will refuse to support the BSA now. It is very sad. It’s the end of an era.


32 posted on 05/25/2013 7:32:44 PM PDT by District13 (I miss my country!)
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To: WilliamRobert

“I intend to support my nephew at his Eagle court of honor next weekend.”

Good for you.


33 posted on 05/25/2013 7:35:09 PM PDT by District13 (I miss my country!)
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To: WilliamIII

The recruitment fields are getting thin in the information age, no sense is reducing if further by actually staying true to ones principals...


34 posted on 05/25/2013 7:35:49 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: WilliamIII

God is separating the wheat from the chaff!


35 posted on 05/25/2013 7:46:12 PM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Elsie; reaganaut; WilliamIII
RE :”The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints threw its support behind the new policy voted on Thursday by the Boy Scouts of America that opens the door for gay youth to join the ranks, while continuing to ban gay adult Scout leaders.”

LDS ping. Please go at it....I miss you two ladies...

36 posted on 05/25/2013 7:52:15 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: WilliamIII

37 posted on 05/25/2013 8:12:00 PM PDT by mirkwood (Cruz-Palin 2016)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Already happening I think


38 posted on 05/25/2013 8:20:43 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: WilliamIII

The LDS church is headed toward complete acceptance of the gay lifestyle. 10 years, tops.


39 posted on 05/25/2013 8:22:18 PM PDT by lurk
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To: faithhopecharity

Did you read the article?

The article said that the LDS Church feels comfortable with scouts that have same sex attraction as long as they do not participate in pre-marital sex.

The program is much more likely to promote family values on same sex attraction youth who have not yet experimented, than it would pervert fellow scouts.

As a LDS Scout Master and a proud homophobe, I can deal with this and I actually don’t think it will change anything.

Kids who are openly homosexual, cannot abide by the morality contract required in an LDS troup, and those who have sexual confusion are more likely to be strengthened through scouting companions with strong moral values.


40 posted on 05/25/2013 8:26:30 PM PDT by teppe (... for my God ... for my Family ... for my Country ....)
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To: lurk

Your an idiot.

The LDS Church defines politically incorrectness. Also, of all the Churches in the past 200 years, NO Church has withstood more persecution for its values than mormons!


41 posted on 05/25/2013 8:28:55 PM PDT by teppe (... for my God ... for my Family ... for my Country ....)
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To: teppe

I think you are wrong. It will move and more in the wrong direction. This is not a win for the good guys by any stretch of the imagination. Gay Scout leaders in 2 years or less. The ban on sex in camp will be dropped. Pedophiles will flock.


42 posted on 05/25/2013 8:29:30 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: faithhopecharity

The sheen has been coming off for a very long time. They spend a lot of money to keep the PR image up.

I work in ministry helping those who leave Mormonism transition to Christianity. All day long, I deal with stories of Mormon leaders covering up sexual abuse and rape, physical abuse, spiritual abuse, white collar crime (very high in Utah), feelings of ‘unworthiness’ and depression caused by the LDS church. The excuse the LDS give is ‘the LDS church is perfect, the people are not’ but that doesn’t explain the coverup by their leadership or the fact they openly lie to their members.


43 posted on 05/25/2013 8:43:47 PM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: WilliamRobert

Openly homosexual men (gay means happy, there is nothing happy about sodomy) are not allowed membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I do not know about spin offs or break away groups but homosexuals and lesbians CANNOT be Latter Day Saints or hold any leadership in the church, period. Unless, of course they are lying to their leaders about their homosexuality.

- - - - - - -
Wrong and wrong. It was big news last year, an OPENLY homosexual man was called (and still is) as the assistant to the SP in a stake in Northern California.

This is mainstream LDS, not a breakoff. Sorry bud, but your leaders are caving. Even the news article stated he was openly homosexual and the LDS leadership knew it. Want the source?

How will you react when the ‘revelation’ comes down from SLC allowing gay marriage in the temples?


44 posted on 05/25/2013 8:48:29 PM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: WilliamRobert

Also, a guy I dated when I lived in Utah (who later decided he was homosexual) was open about it and had a nice LDS funeral when he died in a car accident last year. His boyfriend was president and he was EQ leader. Of course, his parents are wealthy so that may have something to do with it.


45 posted on 05/25/2013 8:50:33 PM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: sickoflibs

already on it dear :O)


46 posted on 05/25/2013 8:52:19 PM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: teppe

Also, of all the Churches in the past 200 years, NO Church has withstood more persecution for its values than mormons!

- - - - - - -
BS! Christians (real ones) are killed EVERY day for their faith. When was the last time someone was killed simply because they are LDS.

Stop repeating the lies you are told at church.

WWW.Persecution.org


47 posted on 05/25/2013 8:53:52 PM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: reaganaut; Elsie
RE:”already on it dear :O)”

Ok, I admit I was too lazy to look at the comments before I pinged you but I see your comment rate increased after my ping LOL

More important, where is our friend??

Boy Scouts Gays Mormons...

48 posted on 05/25/2013 9:10:50 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: teppe

I am not convinced but you’re in the midst of it so...
good luck in its working out!


49 posted on 05/25/2013 9:32:33 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: WilliamIII
I've seen several comments on the many BSA/homo threads about how churches will no longer be involved with a homo organization. My thought when I read them: 'but what if the churches themselves are already pro-homo?'

I'm sure there will be plenty of homo churches to host the now-homo BSA.

50 posted on 05/25/2013 9:32:59 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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