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”?

  • “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.

  • 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?

  • USMC Thomas

    Gay’s don’t like admit many of them as underage males were introduced to homosexuality by adult males.

  • TheDefLeprecon

    Now is the time for moral, upstanding, God loving, USA loving, organizations to come in and fill the void that will be left when the scouts cave. Two of those orgs. are AWANA and American Heritage Girls. AHG have already made a dent in the Girl Scouts membership. AWANA has been around for over 60 years and is in every country and does not cave under pressure to anyone. Search both of their sites.

  • Maudie N Mandeville

    complexity of this issue? What’s so complex about homosexual scout leaders on a 3 day camping retreat?

  • Objective Analysis

    Money Talks. Liberals thought that with their dear “first gay president” everyone would just bow down. Baptist Coalition told them that they would withdraw half or more of their fees/membership. Now the gays are seeing that there are not enough of them to pay for their sodomy.

    Money Talks and BS from liberals walks.

  • I fail to see any reason why anyone joining the Boy Scouts feels it is necessary to tell everyone he is gay. I never, ever, feel the need to announce to everyone that I am heterosexual. When I interact with people, the last thing I do is think about how they prefer to have sex. Why must gays make sure they rub it in everyone’s face? The Boy Scouts is not about and has nothing to do with anyone’s sexual preferences. So please you gay bullies, just shut up about it!

  • el polacko

    it is imperative that children who happen to be gay be ostracized and publicly humiliated at as early an age as possible so that it is impressed upon them that they shall forever be regarded as second-class citizens in this land of freedom and equality. they should be called nasty names and told that they are immoral and debauched and never be allowed to camp out or learn to tie a knot. if children who happen to be gay want to do those things then they can start their own ‘scouts’. should these evil, godless gay children be allowed to remain in the boy scouts, then all decent hetero children should leave scouting. ….have i got that right ?

  • shadow

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

    Is any sexual behavior by underage boys, “morally straight?”

  • Winston Wolfe

    @ el polacko

    Start your own damn club.

  • kat

    So where are the future alumni of the US Naval Academy, West Point, the SEAL teams and the Army Rangers going to come from if there aren’t organizations like the BSA to promote masculine, independent, rough and tough activities? Most 14 year old boys are glued to that computer screen or phone, not willing to even go outside, much less risk their lives for their country. My 3 boys are in the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and it would be a real shame to have to pull them out if the BSA decided it was “only fair” to let homosexuals be leaders. No summer camp, no weekend campouts, I’m not risking my children’s physical and mental health just to be PC.

  • WillofLa

    #17 Adirondack,

    You are correct. And in addition to your list you can add they want to destroy Christianity in the only nation that was created by Christian’s, for Christian’s, according to the faith of Christian men who followed the New Testiment in order to enumerate the Natural Law by which all mankind should be following. And they wrote that Natural Law into our Constitution so that no man would ever be able to remove these laws by which we follow.

    Liberalism from the onset began their attack by accusing White conservative Christian’s of not following our own religious rules for how we were treating Black people. From there they attacked the “nuclear family” by claiming women were being abused by “forcing” them to stand over a hot stove all day, while washing her husbands filthy clothes, taking care of six kids, cooking his food all day so when he got home from work it would be on the dining room table delivered to him with a smile and some sex afterwards, going to bed after helping the kids with their homework, bathing them and reading stories to them before bedtime, then having to stay up until midnight ironing her husbands shirts, going to be at two just to get up at six and start all over again.

    Hell, that makes me tired just thinking about it. But liberals claimed she had a whole life just waiting for her outside the home if she would only take the tiger by the tail and make a new life for herself. And there went mom down the street abandoning the “family” for a career for herself. Enter Women’s Liberation!

    Then to make sure that what was left of the “family” the liberals took Dad’s good paying middle income job away from him by forcing his company to either have to leave the country to avoid paying millions in regulation costs, or they closed the doors and put Dad out of work altogether. Now, Dad is working two or three part time jobs just to put gas in the car because they lost their home and everything they had, which was at one time very secure from all the hard work they did to provide a good life for their “family”. That’s all gone now.

    And to make sure none of that comes back they have destroyed the value of the dollar by the government spending so much money that the economy is wreaked never to ever return to what it once was. And at the same time what money is paid into the government Obama takes and gives it to pay back his supporters like the unions, solar companies, rich bankers and investment corps. and with a weak Republican Party leadership, there is nearly no opposition to anything he is doing although everything he has done since he’s been in office has been a crime! The guy is a criminal and a Communist.

  • Marxist attempt to tear-down the moral fiber of society…….with out moral compass country cannot and will not survive….sure parents are comfortable having their young boys having sleep overs with adult homosexuals in charge…..

  • Ayres

    Just from the simple fact that management at BSA are considering the change illustrates they have lost their way. Very sad. Ab.

  • shadow

    the only nation that was created by Christian’s, for Christian’s

    I must have missed that part of the Constitution. Which article is that in?

  • WillofLa

    #38,

    Well then you must not have read the entire Constitution because the whole thing is based on Natural Law which is only found in the Holy Bible. And only liberals deny the fact that God had anything to do with the writing of our founding documents. It doesn’t have to be written right out in black and white for anyone with an education to know that America was founded by Christian’s so that Christian’s would have their own country where they could worship God in the way they saw fit without any attack, other requirement for employment if you belonged to some a certain church, etc., etc..

    And like liberals, they always cause a distraction by asking where in a document they don’t even believe in, does it say this or that. A person who believes in the founding documents knows that our nation was created for Christian’s by Christian’s so that Christianity would not be challenged as who we were, and what we stood for.

    The whole point is, our nation has been perverted by Liberalism which is Socialism in sick disguise. If you don’t know where that came from then you need to read Norman Thomas who came up with the secret to Liberalism’s identity and what it’s agenda is. No wonder someone would be asking where in the Constitution it is found where America is a Christian nation, and that is they don’t want to live in a country where there is a higher authority than them.

  • WillofLa

    Everyone who can should call the Boy Scouts and tell them to not let homosexual’s into the organization. Why? Because it is a Christian based organization that teaches Christian values, which are America’s value’s. Obama is always talking about America’s values but he has no idea what America’s values are. And if he does then he’s a liar in saying that America’s values are based on “fair play” and “equality”. Those two things come from what our forefather’s taught us about those things and the only time that “fairness” and “equality” comes into play is when the person has done everything they can do to make themselves a responsible and law abiding person. They have followed the rules of society and they may find themselves in a jam not of their making. That’s when fairness should be shown towards them, and they should be treated as equally as everyone else who has done all they could to take care of themselves.

    We all find ourselves in situations from time to time and it’s at those times that we really need to be treated fairly, and like all those who’ve found themselves in the same kind of situations and were treated fairly, you want to be treated equally as well.

    That’s where all that “fairness” and “equality” comes from but liberals have tried to tell people that “fairness” and “equality” is supposed to be shown to anyone regardless of how much they’ve done to take care of themselves and been responsible.

  • WillofLa

    Yeah, yeah, I know, being responsible and law abiding doesn’t have anything to do with why homosexuals shouldn’t be allowed to be in a “all male” organization. But we’re talking about an organization that has taught American values since in was created. And what are the values that would keep a homosexual out of such an organization? The values that our nation and our society, and our civilization is based on and that is the Holy Bible. And if you don’t follow the Holy Bible but still want to be in the Boy Scouts, that’s fine so long as your personal ideology is similar enough with Christian values, and that makes a big difference when you come to teaching American values. You don’t have to be so much so of a Christian to be conservative. There are people I wouldn’t necessarily call Christian’s, but they hold the same conservative values as I do and believe in the foundation of our founding documents.

    See, this is another battle between liberals who are immoral and who are against Christian values being taught in American organizations and the long standing institutions that has made men throughout this nations history the role models our son’s look up to, like Ronald Reagan, and many others. The Boy Scouts did at one time train our son’s to be soldiers, and leaders.

    The public schools are not teaching our children to be anything but robots who are trained to follow orders given them by liberal authority figures who have brain washed our kids to be obedient to the government, and not God.

    The liberals want to destroy every single thing that once taught our children to be obedient to God, not government, to being responsible instead of relying on the government to take care of them, and the Scouts teach SELF RELIANCE!! And liberals hate that about Christian’s and conservatives, and the Boy Scouts.

  • WillofLa

    And in the twisted mind of a liberal the best way to tear down the foundation of this nation is to allow sick, perverted individuals they have chosen to bear rights they do not have to invade our sacred institutions that teach values that are counter to those of Liberalism. And what values do Liberalism possess? They believe in things like Multiculturalism, Environmentalism, Humanism, and Evolution. These are Liberalism’s religion’s and liberals will tell you that they are liberals first, American’s second.

    I would say that keeping the Boy Scouts void of homosexuals and other perverts to be a “civil rights” issue.

  • AuntieMadder

    @ el polacko #31: Assuming a child can be homosexual, or heterosexual, either, for that matter, and pretending for just a moment that the child “just happens to be” homosexual (as opposed to the child having labeled himself homosexual as the result of having been raped [molested, sodomized] by an adult male), how does not having to “out” himself ostracize and publicly humiliate him? How does not having to worry about being raped, yet again, by older scouts and scout leaders belittle him? How does learning how to fish and camp outdoors and hike and the rest of it, without bringing sexuality and sexual preference into the lessons and outings, harm him.

    To paraphrase one of GP’s resident trolls, these are kids, for Christ’s sake. (Or was that, “for the love of God?”) If you want to help them, if you want to see them learning new that will last them a lifetime, if you want to see them learn the value of team work and cooperation, and if you want to see them have a good time while learning all of this, stop sexualizing them.

  • jc

    If they start letting people like that in, I’m going to take my kids out! I don’t want my children associating with the wrong sort of people. If people like them want something like the Boy Scouts, they should form their own group. When did we let our country get over-run by the Progressives? The boyscouts teach American values, which are of course strictly Christian values! There is no reason to cave in to peer pressure and sacrifice our morals! This country has been going down hill for a long time. First they desegregated the buses, and drinking fountains, and schools. The SCHOOLS! And now they’re trying to bring these colored people into the boyscouts. Liberals are destroying our supreme way of life, people.