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GLAAD Pushes Boy Scouts to Now Lift Ban on Openly Gay Leaders, Volunteers
Christian Post ^ | 05/27/2013 | By Melissa Barnhart

Posted on 05/27/2013 9:02:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Members of GLAAD, a nonprofit organization that promotes LGBT advocacy, was at the Boy Scouts of America's headquarters in Irving, Texas, on Friday – one day after the BSA's national council voted to allow openly gay membership – to advocate for additional policy changes acceptable to the gay community.

Former scouts Dave and Joe McGrath, a father and son duo who both earned the rank of Eagle Scout, biked 1,400 miles from Idaho Falls, Idaho, to the BSA's meeting in Grapevine to encourage the 1,400 voting delegates of the BSA's national council to vote in favor of the resolution to allow openly gay scouts, which passed by a vote of 61 to 39 percent. The ban on openly gay adult leaders is still in place.

On Friday, GLAAD documented Dave McGrath's entry into BSA headquarters to meet with staff and to deliver the LGBT community's 95 objections to their policies. Among these objections is the BSA's standing policy that bans adults who are openly gay from becoming scout leaders and volunteers.

Both factions of the scouting community – the LGBT scouts and traditional scouts – agree that the BSA's policies are now in conflict, because it accepts openly gay membership of students, but when they turn 18, they would then be ineligible to participate as scout leaders.

Many say the BSA's only option is to ask the national council delegates to vote on additional policy changes, possibly as soon as next year, to allow openly gay adults to become scout leaders and volunteers.

During Thursday's press conference outside the BSA's convention at the Gaylord Texan, Tico Perez, BSA national commissioner, refused to answer questions about lifting the ban on openly gay adults.

The policy change for openly gay youth will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, and will impact 116,000 scouting units, according to the BSA.

In a statement released Thursday evening, the BSA reiterated its support for the LGBT community by stating they wouldn't allow the organization to be "consumed by a single, divisive and unresolved societal issue."

"As the National Executive Committee just completed a lengthy review process, there are no plans for further review on this matter," the statement reads. "While people have different opinions about this policy, we can all agree that kids are better off when they are in Scouting."

Justin Bickford, communications director for Scouts for Equality, told CP on Thursday that their next mission is to push for openly gay leadership in the BSA. Many traditional scout leaders contend that gay adults are already serving as scout leaders and are doing so with discretion. Their disagreement is with the perceived sexual advocacy among the few LGBT leaders who were asked to leave the BSA for promoting their agenda.

John Stemberger, the founder of OnMyHonor, a coalition of scout leaders and parents of Boy Scouts members, consistently reiterated that gay scouts and gay scout leaders were actively participating in the BSA before Thursday's vote, and said there was never a ban on homosexuals in the scouts. According to Stemberger, "the BSA has a nondiscrimination policy," and the ban was on "gay activism" and "flaunting sexuality."

"With great sorrow, this will be last time I wear this uniform," Stemberger, whose coalition opposed membership changes, announced Thursday evening during the OnMyHonor press conference. He said his role will be to facilitate the process of deciding where the newly displaced scouting community will go, after being exiled from the BSA.

Stemberger said his movement includes "tens of thousands of parents, scouts that are disillusioned, troops that are going to fold and chartering partners."

On his website, OnMyHonor.Net, Stemberger has announced a June coalition meeting in Louisville, Ky., to "discuss the creation of a new character development organization for boys. We will host a national coalition meeting of former BSA parents and youth leaders who wish to return to timeless values that once made the BSA great."

Elizabeth Pritchard, the pack committee chair for Pack 928 in Southlake, Texas, told CP that she's been calling the American Heritage Girls to ask if they plan to start a program for boys. One program that has been announced is FaithBasedBoys.org, a newly created interdenominational organization for boys 5 to 18, that is scheduled to launch in the fall, and will receive guidance from American Heritage Girls.

Others who are departing the BSA en masse are waiting to see if the Royal Ambassadors, a Southern Baptist missions organization for boys in first through sixth grades, will be expanding their program to include the estimated 200,000 to 400,000 scouts who will be leaving the BSA.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; glaad; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; scouting; scouts
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1 posted on 05/27/2013 9:02:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The Boy Scouts have made a big, BIG mistake. Big mistake.


2 posted on 05/27/2013 9:03:35 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Wow, who could have seen this coming? /S
3 posted on 05/27/2013 9:03:53 AM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: SeekAndFind

Man....I never saw THIS coming.


4 posted on 05/27/2013 9:04:01 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: SeekAndFind

They didn’t waste any time, did they?


5 posted on 05/27/2013 9:05:34 AM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: SeekAndFind

Utterly disgusting.

It is now time to let this corrupted organization wither on the vine.


6 posted on 05/27/2013 9:05:52 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Time to splinter off.


7 posted on 05/27/2013 9:05:58 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: FreedomOfExpression

>>Wow, who could have seen this coming? /S

As the Leftist media likes to proclaim when a Leftist policy proves to be disastrous, “This is completely unexpected.”


8 posted on 05/27/2013 9:06:00 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: SeekAndFind

What difference does it make?


9 posted on 05/27/2013 9:06:09 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is there anything that the Queers haven’t touched and destroyed?

The Catholic Church
The Boy Scouts
Marriage

And, thanks for unleashing AIDS on the world...


10 posted on 05/27/2013 9:06:55 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Many say the BSA's only option...

Really? "Many"?

Who? Whom?

11 posted on 05/27/2013 9:07:59 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: FreedomOfExpression; Roccus
One cold night, as an Arab sat in his tent, a camel gently thrust his nose under the flap and looked in. "Master," he said, "let me put my nose in your tent. It's cold and stormy out here." "By all means," said the Arab, "and welcome" as he turned over and went to sleep.

A little later the Arab awoke to find that the camel had not only put his nose in the tent but his head and neck also. The camel, who had been turning his head from side to side, said, "I will take but little more room if I place my forelegs within the tent. It is difficult standing out here." "Yes, you may put your forelegs within," said the Arab, moving a little to make room, for the tent was small.

Finally, the camel said, "May I not stand wholly inside? I keep the tent open by standing as I do." "Yes, yes," said the Arab. "Come wholly inside. Perhaps it will be better for both of us." So the camel crowded in. The Arab with difficulty in the crowded quarters again went to sleep. When he woke up the next time, he was outside in the cold and the camel had the tent to himself.


12 posted on 05/27/2013 9:08:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The boy scouts have two and only two options:

1) Get together, identify where this change originated, remove those people from the organization completely and get back to Boy Scouts. Now!

2) Fold.

Boy Scouts you BLEW IT. Bigtime.


13 posted on 05/27/2013 9:08:44 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SeekAndFind; Chode

Yep I can see it now. The once boy scout wilderness outing is now a trip to the local rest area off the interstate spent in the toilet.


14 posted on 05/27/2013 9:09:24 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"While people have different opinions about this policy, we can all agree that kids are better off when they are in Scouting."

Subject to being molested at will by perverted freaks? I don't think so.

15 posted on 05/27/2013 9:09:58 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

You assume facts not in evidence


16 posted on 05/27/2013 9:10:31 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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To: Cowboy Bob

The country has gone downhill very fast in the last five years. The liberals are large and in charge and we are seeing the results.


17 posted on 05/27/2013 9:11:18 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: SeekAndFind

Belgian Archbishop attacking innocent topless Lesbian pacifists


18 posted on 05/27/2013 9:12:01 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (It is the deviants who are the bullies.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What place is this and how did they come in?


19 posted on 05/27/2013 9:13:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: bert

I don’t play with rattlesnakes for a reason either. Their reputation precedes them.


20 posted on 05/27/2013 9:13:44 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Don’t forget the military and federal employees.


21 posted on 05/27/2013 9:13:44 AM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: SeekAndFind

that didn’t take long...


22 posted on 05/27/2013 9:14:04 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That pic alone tells you all you need to know about how “normal” the other side is


23 posted on 05/27/2013 9:14:30 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

they will never stop.

They want natural law to change to allow normalization of this, but we do NOT have that kind of power.

So, it will never stop. And they do not care if they destroy civilization trying. Why should they?


24 posted on 05/27/2013 9:15:28 AM PDT by stanne
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To: shelterguy

The problem is conservatives have abandoned the struggle.

Conservatives need to do things in America. Conservatives need to make things in America. At American factories.

Run by Americans.

Not send them overseas. That is what is slowly destroying America.

Bring back American jobs. Bring back American manufacturing.

China is now the largest exporter in the world. Half the stuff in any store (more than half actually) is imported from China.

All those things made in China, do not benefit any American workers. They only help China.

We need to bring American jobs home now.


25 posted on 05/27/2013 9:15:29 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SeekAndFind


26 posted on 05/27/2013 9:15:54 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

The board members who voted for this should be ousted. What they are potentially subjecting their members and leaders to is horrific. The GLBT advocates will never give up. They have their nose in the tent. No way they stop there.


28 posted on 05/27/2013 9:17:56 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: SeekAndFind

Give them an inch, they’ll shove it in a mile.


29 posted on 05/27/2013 9:18:10 AM PDT by vc79 (LIBs)
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To: SeekAndFind
https://encrypted.google.com/search?source=hp&q=belgian+archbishop+attacked&cad=b
30 posted on 05/27/2013 9:18:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (It is the deviants who are the bullies.)
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To: Morgana


31 posted on 05/27/2013 9:18:22 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

If I ever hear of anyone claiming to have been an eagle scout I will ask, what good is it when you couldn’t fight back against the open homosexual takeover of the one group our country could look to and depend on for hope in raising boys to be chaste men?


32 posted on 05/27/2013 9:18:31 AM PDT by stanne
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To: SeekAndFind

The Boys Scouts should have remained committed to their private organization versus cantering to these minority extremists. Shameful, didn’t take long. The people who voted for this change, I hope they are satisfied by putting their cowardliness before all of those young boys safety and well being. Come on, gay land is insane for most of us. Everyone is not into this choice. Why push this on children. It’s clear what is going on. Destroying morality.


33 posted on 05/27/2013 9:19:33 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Spread the word: Homosexual radicals destroyed the Boy Scouts. Call them what they are—homosexual radicals, not gay activists or anything else but homosexual radicals. They are not gay—they are homosexual. They are not activists—they are radicals.

This victory against the Boy Scouts should be a black eye for the homosexual radicals. This should be the line in the sand. They have declared war on us in many ways, they have waged a blitzkrieg against our traditional values and they show no signs of stopping. The homo-nazis have been winning because they take the offensive and they attack us when we do not expect them. What is going to be their next attack?

Hopefully this will shake many complacent people into finally waking up. These wackos are not going to stop until we stop them. We can begin to stop them by taking command of the language. Call them what they are: HOMOSEXUAL RADICALS.


34 posted on 05/27/2013 9:19:59 AM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: SeekAndFind

Homos wants themselves some young, fresh meat!

Any parent that is stupid enough to keep their kids in the the Scouts frankly deserves to have them molested. The BSA is a disgrace to everything it once stood for.


35 posted on 05/27/2013 9:21:33 AM PDT by greene66
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To: stanne

I was a Life scout.

(one step short of Eagle)

I am wholeheartedly now for one of two things happening. Immediately:

1) Either this foolish nonsense is immediately reversed, completely.

2) The boy scouts folds. And another organization takes its place.

Now.


36 posted on 05/27/2013 9:21:36 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SeekAndFind

Time to disband.


37 posted on 05/27/2013 9:22:37 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

French gay marriage opponents stage big Paris march (Several hundreds of thousands)

Al Reuters | 05/27/2013 | Tom Heneghan

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/27/us-france-gaymarriage-idUSBRE94P0A320130527?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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Belgrade, Serbia...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr_Inbf9aps

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Georgia PM condemns violence at gay rights march... 5-17-2013

http://www.neurope.eu/article/georgia-pm-condemns-violence-gay-rights-march


38 posted on 05/27/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Cowboy Bob

French gay marriage opponents stage big Paris march (Several hundreds of thousands)

Al Reuters | 05/27/2013 | Tom Heneghan

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/27/us-france-gaymarriage-idUSBRE94P0A320130527?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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Belgrade, Serbia...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr_Inbf9aps

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Georgia PM condemns violence at gay rights march... 5-17-2013

http://www.neurope.eu/article/georgia-pm-condemns-violence-gay-rights-march


39 posted on 05/27/2013 9:25:31 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

1) Either this foolish nonsense is immediately reversed, completely.

2) The boy scouts folds. And another organization takes its place.

Now.
>> I agree.....


40 posted on 05/27/2013 9:27:25 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Is there any way you guys can get together and revers it? I am a widowed mom of girls, as far away from BSA culture you can get, but we look to these institutions for the future of our country.

See what the French did this weekend.

Take a look at the history of BSA.

Look at what this means historically, it is Biblical. THe progressives are Biblically wrong, Why are they winning.

Look at the corrupt origins of the pressure that happened at the same time corruption is being found out in the gov’t.

Look at the origins of militant homosexuality.

It is a lot of trouble, legally, too, I imagine.

You guys have a LOT of successful execs among you. This is a huge problem. And the time to fix it has not passed but it is short.

That radio talk show guy who broadcasts from fla at linch time nationwide is a huge fan and cannot get involved.

There are a lot of prominent personalities who cannot get involved in this, but they can support behind the scenes. Cruz and Perry both made statements.

It has to be a grassroots turnabout.


41 posted on 05/27/2013 9:30:32 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Cowboy Bob
The Catholic Church
The Boy Scouts
Marriage
The Military
42 posted on 05/27/2013 9:31:42 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Christie at the beach

I think it might be wrong to blame them. Look at how the tea pty got blamed for lack of motivation when the truth was they were being individually harassed into submission and behind the scenes.


43 posted on 05/27/2013 9:32:35 AM PDT by stanne
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To: vc79

RE: Give them an inch, they’ll shove it in a mile.

The Arabs knew about it a long time ago, see fable in Post #12 above.


44 posted on 05/27/2013 9:33:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
re: a father and son duo

So, will they lobby for "same son" marriage, too? Does anyone doubt we'll be seeing that soon?

45 posted on 05/27/2013 9:34:59 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: stanne

I don’t know.

I ask that question in turn to the millions and millions of Boy Scouts out there just as surprized and disappointed by this as I am.

A lot of you have remained plugged in to the Boy Scouts system. You attend meetings, and your kids belong right now.

What can you do to reverse this?

I am not talking about working with this. Reverse it. 100%.

I agree with the poster “stanne”.

This is all or nothing time. We need this reversed, or we need a breakup.


46 posted on 05/27/2013 9:35:15 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SeekAndFind

Given the experiences of the Roman Catholic Church and Penn State with adult male homosexuals and young boys, anyone advocating this is either an idiot blinded by ideology and to be ignored or an advocate of child molestation and deserving of a millstone.


47 posted on 05/27/2013 9:35:36 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: stanne
Blame who? The BSA deserves much of the blame.

They caved into their largest donor, The Mormon Church, for one thing.

48 posted on 05/27/2013 9:36:05 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Mamzelle

RE: So, will they lobby for “same son” marriage, too? Does anyone doubt we’ll be seeing that soon?

___________________________________________________________________________

SEE HERE:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/344719/jeremy-irons-wonders-could-father-not-marry-his-son-if-same-sex-marriage-were-allowed-

Actor Jeremy Irons Wonders: ‘Could a Father Not Marry His Son’ if Same-Sex Marriage Were Allowed

EXCERPT:

“It seems to me that now we’re fighting for the name, and I worry that it means somehow we debase, or we change, what marriage is,” Irons said. “I just worry about that. I mean tax-wise it’s an interesting one, because, you see, could a father not marry his son?”

When host Josh Zepps said incest laws would prevent such a relationship, Irons countered: “It’s not incest between men. Incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don’t breed, so incest wouldn’t cover that. Now if that were so, then if I wanted to pass on my estate without death duties, I could marry my son, and pass on my estate to him.”

Irons added that “lawyers are going to have a field day with same-sex marriage.”


49 posted on 05/27/2013 9:39:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Why of course GLAAD would, they couldn’t keep their yaps shut at all. GLAAD has no Holy Spirit, the source of self control. And by thus playing out, the spectacle proves why the BSA did wrong. My hope, which I believe is based in the Lord Jesus Christ, is that private organizations would subsume what had been BSA, if by some miracle the shock of seeing this kind of unseemly rush happen does not get BSA leadership to change their minds before the policy change actually kicks in.


50 posted on 05/27/2013 9:42:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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