Skip to comments.The United Way's Boy Scout Fetish
Posted on 05/19/2003 6:01:32 AM PDT by SJackson
Its happening again, another badly misguided local United Way chapter banning any UWA funds from going to the Boy Scouts groups because they wont allow homosexuals to be scout masters a constitutional right assured the Boy Scouts of America by no less than the United States Supreme Court.
Incredibly, at a time when critics are attacking Roman Catholic dioceses in the U.S. for allowing gay priests to have access to teenage boys, thus exposing them to the strong possibility of molestation, others are demanding that gay scout leaders be allowed the same kind of risky access to teenage boy scouts.
Since the Supreme Court ruled in June 2000 that the national Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization did not have to accept homosexuals because it is a private organization, about 50 local United Way chapters, including Seattle and San Francisco, have gutlessly surrendered to pressure from gay groups and stopped contributing to them, according to CBS News.
Now comes the Miami-Dade United Way (UW) chapter which says it will no longer give nearly a half-million dollars a year to the local chapter of the BSA after June, because the scouts wont provide some asinine be-nice-to-gays-theyre-normal-just-like-us "sensitivity" training program for its leaders.
According to an Associated Press report, the local UW's board of directors voted unanimously to discontinue the annual $480,000 grant - about 20 percent of the Scouts budget. Most of that money goes to programs in the area's poorer communities, the AP reported.
"It's a serious blow to the council's ability to deliver Scouting programs," scout council spokesman Jeff Herrmann told the AP.
The local UW claims it made its decision because the Boy Scouts reneged on an alleged 2001 pledge to put into effect training programs to help Scout leaders to be "sensitive" in dealing with kids who have trouble coping with sexuality, a pledge to which Herrmann flatly denies the scouts ever agreed.
"Sex education and sexual orientation are not part of our program and we're unwilling to make them part of our program," he told AP.
The Miami-Dade UW is the latest to cut off the Boy Scouts in Florida. The UWs of Broward and Palm Beach County stopped allocating funds to Boy Scout programs about two years ago.
Their actions provoked a firestorm of protests and cost both United Way chapters dearly. When the United Way of Broward stopped giving funds to the Boy Scouts in 2001, one couple donated $200,000 to the South Florida Council, which oversees scouting programs in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. The Palm Beach County UW says it has lost about $500,000 in donations after it stopped giving the Gulf Stream Council of Boy Scouts money from the United Way general fund.
Good! Americans shouldnt put up with these threats to the welfare of young scouts. We can start by making direct contributions to the Boy Scouts along with other groups when our local UWAs cravenly surrender to homosexual pressures and cut funding for the scouts, and we should boycott the United Way chapter and urge others to do the same.
Companies should inform United Way they will not give if UW insists on getting involved in such social engineering practices. If your employer has a UW drive, dont be afraid to ask if they support the Boy Scouts. Ask before you give a cent.
We must understand that gay groups are attempting to undermine the decision of the United States Supreme Court. Certain UW chapters are being foolish enough to listen to them. They cannot be allowed to succeed.
Americas war against terrorism is not the only war we are fighting. We are also engaged at home in a struggle to restore decency and morality in the public square. The battle to protect our children from those who seek an opportunity to corrupt them is a battle we cannot afford to lose.
Some observers have predicted that if homosexual activists continue their relentless attacks on the nations moral underpinnings they will inevitably create a backlash that will send them reeling back into the closet.
Fine. Let the backlash begin.
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Please call and help this great organization out now!
If you wish to donate via a standard check and mail it in via standard post, here is the address:
Boy Scouts of America - South Florida Council
15255 N.W. 82nd Ave.
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
There is also a web-form you can fill out if you wish to become a regular donor. Click HERE.
Yours in liberty,
As an aside, has anyone noticed that when a priest is attacked for being a pedophile, the fact that he's a homosexual (at least in most cases) is never brought up. It's always "pedophile priests". And it's true, with all the trouble the church is having, you'd think the LAST thing anyone would advocate is for homosexual scout leaders.
But Luis Gonzalez claims that by allowing them their perversions, it all stays behind hallowed closed doors, rather than polluting the culture and robbing children of their innocence or fundings for wholesome activities!
This is United Way, if you haven't figured out what sort of "charity" supports Planned Parenthood. and quit giving them your money, that's you being an idiot.
Here's the way things work in America.
The BSA is a private organization, they have a right to set their membership standards, the SCOTUS has said as much.
The United Way is a private, not-for-profit organization, they have the right not to give $$$ to the BSA, for whatever reason they don't want to.
I am a private individual, I have the right not to give $$$ to charities that I don't want to give $$$ to, so, because I don't like the United Ways policies, I don't give them $$$.
It's America, it's free nation, which bothers people like you.
Cultural Jihad's "It Takes A Village" campaign rolls on!
"It's For The Children!!!!!!!!!"
For some reason, the United Way is not pressuring the Boy Scouts to attend "sensitivity training" for bank robbers, since bank-robbery is still illegal, and there are no moral-liberal groups proselytizing and preaching for the societal acceptance of that type of cruelty. Then, again, maybe the situation is different in Miami-Dade.
You are using the same line as used by all moral-liberal defenders of the cruelty of homosexual sodomy, Luis, whether it be Democrats or Socialists or Libertarians or Greens or Communists. To say to your opponent "You must secretly be one of those perverts I am defending" only undercuts your own contention that you are a 'caring' and 'compassionate' person.
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