Boy Scouts Postpone Vote on Gay Membership

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The Boy Scouts announced today that they will delay the vote for gay membership until May 2013.
From the Boy Scouts website:

For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been a part of the fabric of this nation, providing its youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. In the past two weeks, Scouting has received an outpouring of feedback from the American public. It reinforces how deeply people care about Scouting and how passionate they are about the organization.

After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting family, along with comments from those outside the organization, the volunteer officers of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board concluded that due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy.

To that end, the National Executive Board directed its committees to further engage representatives of Scouting’s membership and listen to their perspectives and concerns. This will assist the officers’ work on a resolution on membership standards. The approximately 1,400 voting members of the National Council will take action on the resolution at the National Annual Meeting in May 2013.

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  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    For all those who don’t realize it, she’s NOT talking about babies who have survived an abortion. THOSE BABIES aren’t fed anything all and are left to starve to death. Just ask Barack!

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    God dammit! Wrong thread again.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    If the Boy Scouts cave and accept openly gay members, I will take my son out of Scouts, stop volunteering as a scout leader and end all financial contributions.

    Remember the last words of the scouting oath: “To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.”

    Morally straight. Is homosexual behavior by underage boys now “morally straight”?

  • Darth Chipmunk

    “Is homosexual behavior by underage boys now “morally straight”?”

    If you pay attention to academia or pop culture, the answer is, “Why of course. And what do morals have to do with it, you slackjawed homophobe?”

  • ohio

    I am on sessions at my church and we sponsor our local Troop. Had conversation with some members last Sunday, and if BSA agrees to let the homos in we will most likely cancel our sponsorship of the Troop. The Baptists have already stated that if the homoization of BSA occurs, they will pull all support and sponsorship.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    boys scouts beware! this is the left trying for a catholic church II.

    i would bet that the ABA is pushing for this big time.

  • iamsaved

    Follow the money. When the Boy Scouts weren’t dependent on large corporate funding they did strive to be morally straight. Not any more. Their morality changes when threats to their flow of capital is threatened.

    I say let the homosexuals have the Boy Scouts. For that matter they can staff the military too. Let the liberals defend the country for a change rather than constantly criticize it.

  • paul52

    Maybe the gays can start their own scouting program? Nobody would stand in their way. They can call themselves the ‘Rump Rangers” or something catchy. Darth, you obviously believe in moral relativism. If it feels good, do it… right?

  • PP206

    I wonder if they have a policy for Cub Scouts yet.

  • RKflorida

    The Boy Scout leadership blinked. My son would be out of there NOW. You can never trust them again. They will cave-in to the sodomites pressure. It’s just a matter of when. If they will risk sodomy upon the scouts that are entrusted to them for money, it’s over for them.

  • Big Al

    As a long time Boy Scout, I simply can’t believe we have come to this. The scouts will simply cease to exist if this happens…but maybe that’s the plan. The Boy Scout oath and motto reflect everything that’s wrong with America in the eyes of the regime.

  • Finncrisp

    The Gay scouts of America can do whatever they want after they welcome gay members. they will be in the majority. Score another victory for the Stalinists.

  • Sasja

    paul52. I think you need to read Darth’s post again.

  • SomethingWicked

    I guess the concepts of being Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent truely are outdated for success in today’s environment.
    Barrack Obama became President and he exihbits NONE of these qualities

  • AE (Eagle Scout)

    Don’t crack the door open an inch. If they stand outside a campground yelling “shame!” it is only because they are sad. Sad because they don’t know how to tie a proper taut-line hitch for their “life partner”

    Seriously, tell AT&T to shove it. Unfortunately when given a choice to lash together a signal tower or play a video game, most kids don’t know what fun is. That is our culture and it stinks. Well, big is not better, better is better. Those that want it will come and parents that believe that the BSA are bigots can start their own group. People who only want to tear down someone other group instead of making the effort to start their own are not BSA material anyway.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    This is exactly what the liberals want: To destroy those institutions that make our country strong.

    They have destroyed the best healthcare system in the world with Obamacare.

    They are destroying marriage through the perverse imposition of something known as “gay marriage.”

    They are destroying the Boy Scouts and dividing American over it.

    They are destroying legal ownership of firearms.

    They are destroying the financial system by destroying the currency system.

    They are destroying the finest immigration system in the world by giving priority to illegal immigrants over law-abiding immigrants.

    They are destroying the military by allowing gays to serve openly and putting women in combat roles.

    They want to destroy this country and are doing so through focused attacks on the institutions that make this country great.

  • saveus

    The Boy Scouts represent the best of the USA. Changing to meet the demands of the progressive activists will destroy BSA’s ideals and raison d’ etre.
    Hopefully the leadeship will stand with its ideals and not left wing pressure groups who have hated the US and could care less about the BSA and want to promote their harmful agenda.

    There will be nothing left of the USA if the BSA caves in. When that happens forget about the Scout Oath and Law which will mean nothing and means nothing to the progressives.
    Destroying our values is all they care about.

  • jaxson

    If they let gays in I wont be buying anymore of that 6 buck a bag popcorn!

  • Finncrisp

    They will cancel popcorn sales and sell cornhole games instead. Can I say that?