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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:51 AM

 

This is sad (Boy Scouts)

The New York Times ‏@nytimes
Boy Scouts Say Leak Undermined Plan on Gay Ban http://nyti.ms/WWOH7A

I get it. Once the word was out that a change in policy was coming, the knuckledraggers mobilized and vented their practiced outrage to organizers and Scout leadership. Thing is, those folks will NEVER accept ANY change that undoes the ban.

Scout administrators must know full well that they can't undo the ban with any qualifications which undermine the basic rights of individuals who may be gay. There's no use in trying to carve out some special place for them. Just afford gay individuals the same rights as every other scout leader. It's that simple.

BSA will have to make up their mind whether they want to step into the present world, or remain a throwback organization which has the look and feel of a youth Klan club. Once they set the policy, these ignorant rabble-rousers and their hypocritical following will recede into the muck and scouting will hike on into a bright and inclusive future.

Most of these youth who would be scouts already possess the values needed to accept and celebrate their differences, as they endeavor to find common ground with their peers. It's past time for the organization to step up and do what they obviously know is right. All this delay does is cater to those who will never accept gays in their leadership. It's time that BSA just let them move on and move forward with the changes we all know are inevitable now.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:25 AM

1. the thing is

they just didn't do anything. The could have made the right choice. But they just passed it on until the annual meeting in May for a vote. We all know you don't vote on basic equality rights. So basically they just did nothing. This is like the third time - supposed to vote last summer, then announced a few months ago it would stay, then passed on it just now. I'm just sick and disgusted.

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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:33 AM

2. As Ellen beautifully stated on her show, the BSA was created as a pre-military group, etc. Since

military has given their okay on this, what is the problem?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:44 AM

3. Boy Scouts would have been wise to have taken the lead of the Girl Scouts long ago...

Of course, in Limbaugh's mind GSA is simply the "feminazi" training ground for America's daughters....

How proud I am that America's girls are not being "lead" by the Neanderthal RW.

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