Boy Scouts considering allowing the queers

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/28/boy-scouts-gay-united-way/1870919/

Local troops could decide for themselves whether to change their membership policy or continue to exclude gays

As early as next week, the Boy Scouts of America may announce it will allow gay Scouts and troop leaders, a spokesman for the group has told USA TODAY.

If this policy shift is approved by the national board meeting next week, it will be a sharp reversal of the Scouts' decades' old national policy banning homosexuals.

"The policy change under discussion would allow the religious, civic or educational organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting to determine how to address this issue," BSA spokesman Deron Smith said in a statement to USA TODAY.

Only seven months ago, the Boy Scouts affirmed its ban on gays after a nearly two-year examination of the issue by a committee of volunteers convened by national leaders of the Boy Scouts of America, known as the BSA. However, local chapters and some members of the national board -- corporate CEO Randall Stephenson of AT&T and James Turley of Ernst & Young -- called for a reconsideration.

The proposed new policy would leave decisions on membership and leadership up to the BSA' s 290 local governing councils and 116,000 sponsoring religious and civic groups.

"Scouting has always been in an ongoing dialogue with the Scouting family to determine what is in the best interest of the organization and the young people we serve," Smith told USA TODAY.

"The Boy Scouts would not, under any circumstances, dictate a position to units, members or parents. Under this proposed policy, the BSA would not require any chartered organization to act in ways inconsistent with that organization's mission, principles or religious beliefs," he said.

NBC News first reported the story.

I can only imagine the new merit badges.
 

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What year is this? Boyscouts finally coming out. They wear neckerchiefs for fucks sake.
 

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Athests are still banned. Shows you how much they are hated
 

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Who gives a shit. They are a private group.

Don't care if the BSA admits the quase or if the NAACP admits whites.

This really has become a country of overly sensitive girly men.

Is every group required to admit anyone?

The homos are perfectly free to start their own group and exclude heteros.
 

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They should give them a rainbow patch to self identify at Jamborees.
 

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Who gives a shit. They are a private group.

Don't care if the BSA admits the quase or if the NAACP admits whites.

This really has become a country of overly sensitive girly men.

Is every group required to admit anyone?

The homos are perfectly free to start their own group and exclude heteros.
According to the article, the Federal Boy Scouts Government is considering leaving the decision to the Boy Scout States in what is clearly an anti-Obama move.

Now why are you so uppity about the Boy Scouts admitting gays? Did you have a better time when you had to sneak around?
 

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According to the article, the Federal Boy Scouts Government is considering leaving the decision to the Boy Scout States in what is clearly an anti-Obama move.

Now why are you so uppity about the Boy Scouts admitting gays? Did you have a better time when you had to sneak around?

Not uppity I just don't care.
 

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They should share the pink triangle with the Girl Scouts. You know, for unity sake.

Two different organizations. You'd think they would have combined years ago. But them dykes don't play nice with fruits.
 

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Who gives a shit. They are a private group.
I don't know if they still do, but under the Bush Administration, they regularly received money from the federal government via the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives. Private groups should be able to do whatever they with regards to exclusionary criteria, but if receive any amount of state funding, you're no longer a private entity. At that point, your choice should be A) take the money and let the gays in or B) stand by your principles and refuse the money.
 

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I don't know if they still do, but under the Bush Administration, they regularly received money from the federal government via the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives. Private groups should be able to do whatever they with regards to exclusionary criteria, but if receive any amount of state funding, you're no longer a private entity. At that point, your choice should be A) take the money and let the gays in or B) stand by your principles and refuse the money.

Fair enough, but the same "you have to allow ____ group" could be applied for any organization getting federal money.
 

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Leave it to the free market, if people don't want their kids around mo's, they can take them out and find something else. If the boy scouts lose money and are about to go out of business, don't bail them out with tax dollars.
 

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Leave it to the free market, if people don't want their kids around mo's, they can take them out and find something else. If the boy scouts lose money and are about to go out of business, don't bail them out with tax dollars.
BINGO! I was a scout and I worked at summer camps.
Both my kids were involved with it for some years.
It's a good program if run right.
But in the end it's a PRIVATE program.
Let them live or die by their policies.
 

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I was a Cub Scout (the one for little kids). I was never touched. No matter what hints I gave....
 

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I was a Cub Scout (the one for little kids). I was never touched. No matter what hints I gave....
You entice your scoutmaster enough. That's a badge you failed to earn, along with the "Prostate-Finder" badge and the "Keep Your Fucking Mouth Shut" badge.
 

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You entice your scoutmaster enough. That's a badge you failed to earn, along with the "Prostate-Finder" badge and the "Keep Your Fucking Mouth Shut" badge.
Don't forget the "I don't know what this is for because I blocked it" badge.
 

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The Boy Scouts of America should stop beating around the bush and just merge with the NAMBLA already... The BSMBLA.
 

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You entice your scoutmaster enough. That's a badge you failed to earn, along with the "Prostate-Finder" badge and the "Keep Your Fucking Mouth Shut" badge.
Sounds like you have awarded some of those.

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