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« on: July 18, 2012, 06:18:19 am »

Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on 'gay' members, leaders

After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics.

An 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, “came to the conclusion that this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts,” the organization’s national spokesman, Deron Smith, told the Associated Press.

Mr. Smith said the committee, composed of professional Scout executives and adult volunteers, was unanimous in its conclusion — preserving a long-standing policy that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 and has remained controversial ever since.

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 02:58:38 pm »

Good for them. Surprising a group isn't caving to the gay lobby. We'll see how long it lasts.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 03:02:57 pm »

Good for them. Surprising a group isn't caving to the gay lobby. We'll see how long it lasts.

The Girl Scouts have caved into lesbianism, believe it or not.

We will see - you know how these "activists" are...they will keep fighting, fighting, and fighting just to get a little toe in the door. And once they do, that's when they aren't satisfied enough and take control.

Look at the Southern Baptist Convention - recently they've let homosexuals in, just as long as they don't marry.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 03:24:12 pm »

The Girl Scouts have caved into lesbianism, believe it or not.


and witchcraft and the abortion industry
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 10:23:49 am »

Scouts Return Medals Over Organization’s Anti-Gay Stance

The Boy Scouts of America's stance of not allowing openly gay people to serve as troop leaders or members has inspired several Eagle Scouts to return their hard-earned medals and renounce their membership. Boing Boing writer Maggie Koerth-Baker first posted a story about how her husband, Christopher Baker, a former Eagle Scout, returned his medal to the Boy Scouts of America. The post, which included Baker's letter to the BSA, drew a strong reaction from the Boing Boing community. So much so, that other former Eagle Scouts began returning their medals as well.


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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 04:04:18 am »

Romney backs 'gays' in Boy Scouts

There is one social issue on which Mitt Romney is more liberal than President Obama — that of urging the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to accept gay scouts.

Mr. Romney said in 1994 that while it was up to BSA to set its own policy, he thought the scouts should allow gay boys in, and this week his campaign reaffirmed that stance to the Associated Press. The 1994 comments came as he was running to unseat then-Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in Massachusetts.

“I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation,” Mr. Romney said during a debate at the time.

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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 06:46:19 am »

Vermont Scouts say LGBTs are welcome
At least one state chapter of the Boy Scouts of America is not prepared to toe the line with the organization’s national ban on LGBTs joining the scouts


The Vermont Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America has reaffirmed its non-discriminatory stance allowing LGBTs to be scouts and scout masters in the face of the national organization’s continued refusal to allow LGBTs into the organization.

The Vermont chapter’s Green Mountain Council established its own non-discriminatory policy in 2001 after the Boy Scouts of America won a Supreme Court case affirming their right to exclude LGBTs the year before.

The Green Mountain Council’s policy reads, ‘The Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America, does not inquire into the sexual orientation of existing or prospective members, youth or adult.’

Green Mountain Council scout executive Edward McCollin said that the Supreme Court verdict had prompted them to act.

‘When that happened, the Green Mountain Council as an executive board created their own non-discrimination policy that was in line with what the people of Vermont were comfortable with, without going against the national Boy Scouts of America policy,’ McCollin told the Barre Montpelier Times Argus.

2000 had also seen Vermont become the first state to introduce civil unions for same-sex couples.

The Boy Scouts of America announced it would continue its ban on LGBTs joining in July after setting up an exploratory committee to evaluate its policy in 2010.

However the ban has caused the Boy Scouts controversy in 2012 with a number of expulsions making the news, and even the US President, Barack Obama entering the debate to criticize the Scout’s policy.

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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 03:03:44 pm »

Good for them. Surprising a group isn't caving to the gay lobby. We'll see how long it lasts.

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2012, 07:22:06 pm »

UPS Cuts Funds to Boy Scouts over Gay Policy

The UPS Foundation is cutting off support to the Boy Scouts over its policy of excluding gays and lesbians from being Scouts or Scout leaders.

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2012, 03:24:21 am »

Pulled funding? The scouts need to be shut down, so no loss.
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2012, 06:56:55 am »

UPS denying Scout snub

Though the UPS Foundation has eliminated donations to the Boy Scouts of America because it doesn't allow homosexuals to be Scout leaders or members, a pro-family leader says UPS has denied the rejection.

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) explains that under pressure from homosexual activists, the United Parcel Service is telling all prospective grantees they will have to check a box to declare that they do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. OneNewsNow earlier reported that the philanthropic arm of the shipping giant has announced it will no longer donate to organizations that do not adhere to its "diversity policies."

"Well of course the Boy Scouts can't check that box, and so this will end UPS's giving to the Boy Scouts," the AFTAH president reasons. "But when people call up UPS, the people at UPS are saying, Oh no -- we're not dropping the Scouts; we're just implementing our giving policy, which includes non-discrimination."

So LaBarbera contends that UPS is inventing a pretext so the Boy Scouts and other pro-family groups could not be allowed -- although some local liberal Scout groups might check the box. At the same time, UPS does donate to the Human Rights Campaign and other liberal groups that are pro-homosexual.

"The Scouts are right: the issue of homosexuality is a huge distraction," LaBarbera contends. "It doesn't belong in a youth organization, and shame on these major corporations for bullying the Scouts into dropping their common-sense policy on homosexuality."

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest homosexual lobby group in the nation -- and, according to LaBarbera, "also the architect of the homosexual shakedown of corporations," forcing them to liberalize policies in favor of homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.

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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2012, 07:00:47 am »

guess we know what Brown can do for the Boy Scouts
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2013, 06:35:52 am »

Boy Scouts Likely to Approve Gay Leaders in Major Policy Reversal

The Boy Scouts of America announced today, under pressure from questions raised by The Christian Post, that the organization is likely to allow professed homosexuals to become scout leaders and that a vote on the matter is scheduled at the group's executive meeting in Irving, Texas, the first week of February.
When asked about the change by The Christian Post, BSA officials confirmed the major policy reversal just days before Scout Sunday, February 3, an annual event held in many churches around the country to promote and encourage participation in scouting. The organization originally planned to make the announcement at the Boy Scouts of America Annual Meeting in May.

A source who has knowledge of the situation told The Christian Post last week that the BSA's top executives had met with top leaders at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention, among others, over the last few weeks to inform them of the possibility of this policy shift.

Early Monday morning, the BSA responded to CP's inquiry and released the following statement via email:

"For more than 100 years, Scouting's focus has been on working together to deliver the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. 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," wrote Deron Smith, BSA's Director of Public Relations.

"Currently, the BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation. This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation, and the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with each organization's mission, principles, or religious beliefs. BSA members and parents would be able to choose a local unit that best meets the needs of their families.

"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. 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."

On their website the BSA call themselves "one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations." The group has been under pressure in recent years to allow homosexuals in leadership roles after winning a court decision almost thirteen years ago.

The decision would be a dramatic change in Scout policy. In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Boy Scouts of America v Dale, ruled that the group had the constitutional right to "freedom of association" – allowing it and other groups to exclude persons from membership when the "the presence of that person affects in a significant way the group's ability to advocate public or private viewpoints." The essence of the ruling was that the organization's opposition to homosexuality is part of the BSA's "expressive message" and allowing homosexuals as adult leaders would run in opposition to that message.

When asked what prompted the BSA to consider such a change, especially given that the Supreme Court has ruled in their favor, Smith said the change was considered as "a result of dialogue within the Scouting family."

"Scouting's policy caused some volunteers and chartered organizations which oversee and deliver the program, to act in conflict with their missions, principles or religious beliefs," said Smith.

If approved, the impact of the new policy could have far-reaching ramifications, say religious leaders.

"It boggles my mind to think the BSA would make such a move," said an executive in the Southern Baptist Convention who asked not to be identified. "If they have counted the cost of this decision in terms of relationships and numbers, then I believe they have miscalculated that cost."

The Mormon Church, Catholic Diocese and Southern Baptist Convention are three of the largest religious organizations that are closely affiliated with the BSA. Troops, as local units are called, often meet in and use church facilities for their weekly gatherings. Many troops are formed solely from within churches given that the BSA's objectives and development programs often run parallel to the doctrine of many major religious groups. However, church membership or religious beliefs are not a requirement for membership in the BSA.

According to the BSA's website, of the approximate 100,000 scouting units in the U.S., 69.6 percent are chartered to faith-based organizations, 22.7 percent are chartered to civic organizations such as Rotary, Kiwanis and chambers of commerce, and 7.9 percent are chartered to educational organizations such as PTAs and private schools.

Boy Scouts are often first introduced to scouting by joining Cub Scout packs as young as seven years of age before transitioning to the Webelos program and then Boy Scouts. Scouts can earn over 100 "merit" badges for their participation and study in activities such as First Aid, Swimming, Citizenship, Camping and Personal Fitness to name a few.

The most coveted rank in scouting is that of an "Eagle" scout and is only awarded to approximately five percent of the participants who earn at least 21 merit badges. From 1912 to 2011, more that 2 million Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank including President Gerald Ford, who was the fist Eagle Scout to become vice president and then president.

Over 73 Member of Congress have either earned the rank of Eagle Scout or been a volunteer scout leader.

The BSA's National Executive Board will meet from Feb. 4-6 at the DFW Airport Marriott in Irving, Texas, and the issue is anticipated to be a topic of discussion, although the meetings are private and not open to the public or media.


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A source who has knowledge of the situation told The Christian Post last week that the BSA's top executives had met with top leaders at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention, among others, over the last few weeks to inform them of the possibility of this policy shift.

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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 03:08:14 pm »

This is from Ed Decker's http://www.saintsalive.com newsletter(which I got today)...

Mormons, Gays and the Boy Scouts of America

LDS Doctrines on Morality take another tumble


The 14 million-member LDS Church has 420,977 youths in 37,882 scouting units.

The faith allows chaste gays to hold callings or positions in its organizations, when chosen by local Mormon leaders, and its written guidelines do not exclude Scouting. [Peggy Fletcher Stack, SL Tribune, 1/28/13]

As the BSA sits on the edge of a major policy shift to allow gays to take leadership positions in the BSA, the LDS church has already been doing so for some time. Sort of like having the wolves shepherd the sheep. It is a remarkable change and a bit of a shock.  I remember back in the early 1980s when an off-campus, student newspaper called the 7Th East Press did an expose on Homosexuality and BYU. It revealed that as many as one-third of returning LDS missionaries at BYU were engaged in the Homosexual lifestyle.  Their exceptional research and publishing the results did not sit well with the "brethren." As I remember, the key students in the report were soon attending other schools.

Back in the 1970s, BYU Camus police followed gay students to gay bars and other such hangouts in Salt Lake City and then, back on campus, brought them in for reprogramming that included electroshock therapy.   One of the usual solutions was to marry these youngsters off to  a willing coed as soon as possible, convinced this would be the real cure. All it did was totally mess up people's lives even further.

Now gay and lesbian lifestyles are OK on campus and in church leadership positions. This is the same church that took a major stand in supporting Proposition 8 in California. They are going to reap a whirlwind in this major shift in its acceptance of such a non-biblical lifestyle.  This new LDS Church, trying to be the fuzziest, warmest kind of welcoming church, s selling out its own standards of morality.

Just a few months ago, The Boys Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a Portland man who said they didn't do enough to stop a Scout troop leader from sexually abusing children.

A document filed Nov. 15 in U.S. District Court in Boise said both sides agreed to an undisclosed monetary settlement. The lawsuit alleges the leader of a Boy Scout troop in Nampa in southwestern Idaho sexually abused the plaintiff over three years in both Idaho and Oregon starting in 1967, and that the abuse left him with debilitating physical, emotional and mental injuries.
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2/21/13

Bill targeting Boy Scouts' tax exempt status draws criticism

A proposed law in California to remove a state tax exemption for youth groups like the Boy Scouts that don’t allow gay members would set a dangerous precedent, according to an association of nonprofits.

The legislation, introduced by Democratic State Sen. Ricardo Lara on Tuesday, would deny exemptions from state corporate taxes and taxes on items such groups sell. It would also require them to pay corporate taxes on donations and other forms of income.

Lara and LGBT advocacy group, Equality California, said the bill was aimed at groups like the Boy Scouts of America, which has faced increasing protests over its longstanding policy banning gay Scouts and leaders. An expert said she believed it was the first time such a law had been proposed, though it follows the loss of corporate sponsorship dollars to the BSA due to the policy.
 
The California Association of Nonprofits, which has 1,500 member organizations, said it opposed the legislation in its current form, even though the group opposes discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity as outlined in the bill, SB 323.

“ … we are against using the tax exemption as a way to compel change in a nonprofit's policies,” Kris Lev-Twombly, the group’s director of public policy, wrote late Wednesday in an email. “Stripping nonprofits of tax exemption on ideological grounds is a slippery slope. Nonprofits are the embodiments of free speech in our society. When we disagree with a nonprofit's policies, we should vote by moving our donation dollars and our volunteer feet elsewhere.”

Uhm...no it doesn't...once you signed up for your 501c3 tax-exempt status, you pretty much gave up your 1st ammendment rights to the government in exchange for pottage. Does Esau ring a bell?

Heb 12:16  Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
Heb 12:17  For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.


The association said it is difficult to estimate how many of California's 50,000 nonprofits could be impacted because there is no reliable data on how many discriminate based upon sexual orientation. [/size]

“To lose state tax exemption in California could be significant for a nonprofit organization,” he said. “The bill is narrow in the sense that the provision applies specifically to youth organizations, but the question is how many organizations in California might be found to discriminate as outlined in the bill.”

The law would require two-thirds approval of both houses of the state legislature to win approval. Lara said the state already bans discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodations and government programs.

“Our state values the important role that youth groups play in the empowerment of our next generation; this is demonstrated by rewarding organizations with tax exemptions supported financially by all Californians,” he said in a statement. “SB 323 seeks to end the unfortunate discriminatory and outdated practices by certain youth groups by revoking their tax exemption privilege should they not comply with our non-discrimination laws.”

The Boy Scouts of America declined to comment on the legislation, which comes about two weeks after it postponed a decision on whether to end the policy at the national level and leave local sponsoring organizations free to decide for themselves whether to admit gay Scouts.

The BSA said it had received an outpouring of feedback on the membership guidelines after the potential change was announced in late January, and that it would take action on the issue at its national meeting in May.
 
More than two-thirds of Scouting groups are affiliated with religious bodies. Among the top religious sponsors, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have called for more time to discuss the issue, while the Southern Baptists on Tuesday passed a resolution rejecting the proposed change, according to the Baptist Press.

Pat Read, an independent consultant for nonprofits and foundations nationwide, said she believed such legislation was a first. However, she said there was a precedent, noting a 1983 Supreme Court case in which the IRS said it would no longer provide tax exempt status to private schools that practiced racial discrimination – a fight the federal tax agency won.

Read said the bill would have a financial impact and could potentially deter people from making donations.

“When the federal government or a state government stands up and says that this nonprofit is not a good nonprofit because of some policy it has adopted, it affects the ability of people to support that group, it affects how much money it has available to support its programs versus paying taxes, and it affects public opinion about the value of its work,” she said by phone from Boulder, Colo. “And all three things are important and all three things are at stake in this legislation.”

She said this legislation could wind up in court if it is approved, noting private organizations would likely object and say, "you have no right to try to tell us what to do.”

“Some of them will be saying, you know, 'well tough we don’t need the tax exemption,'” she added. “But there will be a price to be paid for that.”
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/carly-rae-jepsen-boy-scouts-concert-anti-gay_n_2811360.html

3/5/13
Carly Rae Jepsen Cancels Boy Scouts Concert Due To Group's Anti-Gay Stance

Carly Rae Jepsen is standing up for gay rights by canceling her scheduled appearance at a summer Boy Scouts concert.

On Tuesday, Jepsen canceled her appearance at the Boy Scouts' 2013 National Scout Jamboree, TMZ reports. The singer was slated to appear at the event in Mount Hope, W.Va., in July but decided to back out because of the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay stance.

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No wonder they want to remove their tax exempt status. Imagine 50,000 new tax paying entities in California.
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2013, 08:39:46 pm »

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/bill-gates-former-boy-scout-lift-the-gay-ban/
Bill Gates, Former Boy Scout: Lift the Gay Ban
3/14/13

Billionaire Bill Gates thinks it’s time for the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban on gay leaders and members.
 
The philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder gave his opinion Wednesday night during the inaugural installment of Politico’s new interview series, Playbook Cocktails, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
 
When the ex-Boy Scout was asked if he believed the organization should move forward with lifting the ban on gay members, he said it “absolutely” should.
 
Politico’s D.C. bureau chief, Mike Allen, quickly asked why.
 
“Because it’s 2013,”
Gates said, prompting the crowd to erupt in a round of thunderous applause.
 
During the course of the interview, Gates also told Allen that current immigration policy is the biggest impediment to U.S. job growth, and that he’s worried about gridlock in Washington and the so-called sequestration.
 
“You don’t run a business like this,” Gates said of the federal government. “This is a non-optimal path … a business that is maximizing its output would proceed along a different path.”
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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2013, 06:04:00 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/calif-tax-bill-seeks-punish-scouts-gay-ban-193252719.html
Calif. tax bill seeks to punish Scouts for gay ban
4/9/13

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California lawmakers are considering taking some tax exemptions away from youth groups that do not accept gay, transgender or atheist members — a move intended to pressure the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay Scouts and troop leaders.

Some cities have withdrawn free rent and other subsidies from the Boy Scouts over the years, but legislation introduced by state Sen. Ricardo Lara would make California the first state to target the Scouts for its anti-gay policy.

The Long Beach Democrat's bill, SB 323, is scheduled for its first committee hearing on Wednesday.

"Our state values the important role that youth groups play in the empowerment of our next generation; this is demonstrated by rewarding organizations with tax exemptions supported financially by all Californians," Lara said. "SB 323 seeks to end the unfortunate discriminatory and outdated practices by certain youth groups."

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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2013, 03:43:31 am »

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"Our state values the important role that youth groups play in the empowerment of our next generation; this is demonstrated by rewarding organizations with tax exemptions supported financially by all Californians," Lara said.

I'll bet they do! They know full well how to brainwash kids through "groups", and it's really angering the gay lobby the Boy Scouts won't play ball.

But the real rub about that clown's comments is that they make it sound like tax exemptions are used to reward companies after the fact, when in reality, the tax breaks come to a company up front, not AFTER they do something worthy of an exemption! Tax breaks aren't some kind of treat the state just tosses out to gay-friendly companies. That's just absurd.

And of course they fail to point out that tax breaks go to gay-friendly groups too, in spite of all those Californians who are forced to give breaks to gay-friendly companies they don't even support.

All people are suppose to support gays (in their opinion), yet gays refuse to support anybody that opposes them. I'm trying to figure out what part of that is fair!

If you disagree with the gay lobby, tough is their attitude, support us anyway. Yet when they are told they are to support somebody THEY disagree with, they get all bent and start whining that isn't fair.

Insanity! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2013, 10:24:26 pm »

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Scout-leader-sentenced-to-8-years-for-assaulting-boys-203108761.html
4/15/13
Scout leader sentenced to 8 years for assaulting boys

A former local Scout leader was sentenced to eight years in prison this afternoon for sexually assaulting three scouts. Provincial court Judge Ray Wyant said Stuart Garret Young’s actions were "reprehensible, degrading and disgusting and abhorrent." Court was told that Young, 40, was trusted and admired by the boys, and that he singled them out, grooming them to become his victims. Young had been a volunteer with a Southdale Scout troop. The boys were subjected to a program Young had developed that they were told was to build up their self-confidence but instead the boys were "brainwashed" while Young subjected them to various sexual acts.

Young was convicted of sexual assault, sexual exploitation, voyeurism, and making and possessing child pornography. Two of the boys were victimized when they were between the ages of 14 and 16 years. A third boy was subjected to Young’s bizarre program, which included stripping naked and texting him for permission to masturbate, between the ages of 14 and 16 and then subjected to sexual assaults when he turned 18. Young was first arrested in August 2011, when one of the boys contacted another parent volunteer who contacted police. Young was released the same day and hours later attempted to kill himself by slashing his throat, wrists and thigh. He was taken to hospital in critical condition but released several days later.

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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2013, 11:39:46 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/u-boy-scouts-set-end-ban-gay-members-150711650.html
4/19/13
U.S. Boy Scouts set to end ban on gay members : spokesperson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America called to end a long-standing ban on openly gay members, a spokesman said on Friday, but the organization's board must still vote in May on whether to ratify the resolution.

If the vote is approved, "no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone," Deron Smith, the organization's spokesman, told Reuters.

Smith noted that the decision drew from three months of research, surveys and discussions and was "among the most complex and challenging issues facing the BSA and society today."

The deliberations over whether to admit openly gay and lesbian members to the Boy Scouts has divided organizers, polarized its corporate and religious sponsors, and placed the group at the center of a nationwide debate over gay rights over the past two years.

"This is a historic change for the Boy Scouts," said Patrick Boyle, whose 1994 book "Scout's Honor" examined sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts of America.

"You have a more than hundred-year-old organization changing what it considered a fundamental belief just a decade ago. That says a lot about the Scouts and a lot about how far the gay rights movement has come in the United States."

(Reporting By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian; Additional reporting by Chris Francescani; Editing by Vicki Allen)
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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2013, 01:35:06 pm »

^^ Looks like a partial ban, but lifted only for the youth...

Boy Scouts propose lifting ban on gays, but only for youth
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/04/19/us-usa-boyscouts-ban-idINBRE93I0OY20130419
4/19/13

(Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America on Friday moved to partially lift its long-standing ban on gays, with a decision that would allow openly gay youth members but continue to bar gay adults in one of the largest youth serving organizations in America.

If the resolution is approved in a nationwide vote in May, "no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone," Deron Smith, the organization's spokesman, told Reuters.

The report found religious groups linked to the Scouts were concerned with homosexual adult leaders not with youth and concluded "a change in the membership policy specific to youth only would be consistent with the religious beliefs of the BSA's major chartered organizations."

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Looks like these "religious organizations" are biting into compromise too...
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2013, 03:30:21 pm »

That's the thing about being friends with the world. They have to compromise or they suffer the wrath of the world.
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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2013, 10:23:29 pm »

Mormon Church Pleased with Boy Scouts Proposal
Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 08:25 PM

The Mormon church has given its blessing to the Boy Scouts of America on its latest proposal to lift the gay ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted a statement on its website Thursday saying it is satisfied with the proposal, which the Boy Scouts announced last week and will submit to its National Council at a meeting in Texas the week of May 20.

The Salt Lake City-based church said it is satisfied that the Boy Scouts of America has made a "thoughtful, good-faith effort to address issues that, as they have said, remain 'among the most complex and challenging issues facing the BSA and society today.'"

It added the proposal recognizes that "Scouting exists to serve and benefit youth rather than Scout leaders, a single standard of moral purity for youth in the program, and a renewed emphasis for Scouts to honor their duty to God."

The reaction from the LDS church comes six days after the Boy Scouts of America made its major announcement. The Mormon church has more Scouting troops than any other religious denomination in the country so there was widespread interest in what it would say about the proposal.



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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2013, 02:38:53 am »

What, because the Mormons say it's okay, it's all good now?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2013, 04:35:29 pm »

http://www.crisismagazine.com/2013/something-rotten-in-the-boy-scouts
April 26, 2013
Something Rotten in the Boy Scouts

There’s deception going on in the front office of the Boy Scouts. It includes deliberate misrepresentation of polling data, and threats to pack an upcoming meeting with anonymous and unqualified voters so that the Boy Scout policy on homosexuality gets forced on the majority of Scouts and parents who don’t want it.

The Boy Scouts are considering changing their policy of not allowing open homosexuality in either their Scout or leadership ranks. The policy has placed the Boy Scouts in the buzz saw of the zeitgeist and up until recently they have resisted. There are some weak-kneed leaders who want to throw over the policy and appear willing to violate the Scout Law to do it.

The Scout front office released the result of a national survey and “listening” process that purported to show that the Scouts—boys, parents, leaders and donors—favor a change in the policy. The Boy Scouts say the process reveals great changes in attitudes and that a majority of those at all levels of Scouting “tend to agree that youth should not be denied the benefits of Scouting.”

This was dutifully and even triumphantly reported in the mainstream press.  The only problem is the news reports were wrong. And the news reports were wrong because the Boy Scouts misrepresented the results. One close observer of the Boy Scouts calls the poll “a pack of lies.”

Do Scouting parents want to overhaul the policy and allow open homosexuality in the Scouts? The Executive Summary of the Poll says, “yes”, but the numbers say “no.” Fifty percent of Cub Scout parents support the current restrictive policy while 45% oppose it. A whopping 61% of Boy Scout parents support the current policy.

How did Boy Scout leadership get anywhere near the assertion that a majority of those in Scouting support homosexuality in Scouting? Part of what they did was what is known as a push-poll, a questionnaire designed not to elicit an accurate opinion but one designed to change opinions.

Here’s the most sympathetic scenario presented to the respondents: “Tom started in the program as a Tiger Cub and finished every requirement for the Eagle Scout award at 16 years of age. At his board of review Tom reveals he is gay. Is it acceptable or unacceptable for the review board to deny his Eagle Scout award based on that admission?”

Read this way, you may conclude that it is not right or just to deny Tom his award. Even so, the numbers show that a majority of parents still continue to support the current policy.

What is going on here? Deception, that’s what. There is a small group on the Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts who want this policy to change. What they face is a membership that largely opposes the measure. So, they try to get their way by lying about a poll. But there is more deception than that.

The Executive Board took up the issue a few months ago and after a tsunami of protest punted the issue to a vote of their National Council set to take place on May 20th. There are usually 1400 voting members of this body who qualify through strict criteria. Insiders have been told there may be an additional 2,000 voting members at the upcoming meeting. Who are they? The Boy Scouts leaders aren’t telling. Are they trying to pack the meeting? It sure looks that way.

A group of Scouting parents have grown alarmed over these deceptive practices and have hired not one but two lawyers to represent their interests and not just their interests but the interest of fairness and making sure the Boy Scout Executive Committee sticks to their own by-laws that are very clear about who can vote. There are legal issues here and this whole process could end up on court.

On the eve of the vote the Executive Committee will make a presentation on this issue to the National Council. The Executive Committee is the group driving this change and is the group presenting these deceptive numbers. You can be sure in that meeting there will be no presentation from supporters of the current policy, and you can be sure the Executive committee will continue to spin their deceptive tale about how most of Scouting is fine with open homosexuality in the program.

All this goes to show once more the lengths of deception that some will go to advance an agenda that is offensive to most Americans. They cannot win an up or down vote so they lie about a poll. They cannot convince regular people so they have to pack the meeting.

The number one item in the Boy Scout law is to be trustworthy. The process ought to be stopped and there ought to be a housecleaning and all these untrustworthy guys should get the boot.
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Lies and deception, such as fake disaster photos of gay cops, is the gay lobby's MO.
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« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2013, 10:57:58 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/los-angeles-boy-scout-group-calls-welcoming-gay-124845926.html
5/8/13
Los Angeles Boy Scout group calls for welcoming gay adults

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The western Los Angeles County branch of the Boy Scouts of America has become the latest chapter to break with the national organization over its proposed lifting of a ban against gay scouts while continuing to exclude homosexual adults as troop leaders.

The council, which represents more than 14,000 scouts and ranks as the nation's 14th-largest scouting chapter, called for the Texas-based youth organization to go further by welcoming gays into the ranks of its adult volunteers as well.

In issuing its declaration on Tuesday urging a "true and authentic inclusion policy," the Los Angeles group joined at least two branches in New York state that have pushed for allowing gays to work as troop leaders or staff members.

The Boy Scouts of America holds its annual national meeting on May 23 in Texas, where a resolution will be voted on that would end the century-old group's policy denying membership to youths on the basis of sexual orientation.

The compromise proposal unveiled last month, which stopped short of allowing gay adults to work within the organization, drew criticism from both gay rights groups that want the scouts to go further and conservative religious organizations that sponsor troops and want no change to existing policy.

Alan Snyder, chairman of the board for the Western Los Angeles County Council of the Boy Scouts, said the members of his chapter's board have for more than a year discussed what should be its stance on the role of gays.

"We're hoping that by being visible on the issue, we can encourage others to have the temerity to join us," Snyder said.

The council is backing a resolution stating that no youth or adult shall be denied membership "as a leader, volunteer or staff member solely based on their sexual orientation or preference."

Patrick Boyle, author of the book "Scouts' Honor," about sexual abuse in the organization, said groups within the scouts, such as the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, have long called for being more accepting toward gays.

"Normally it's just one voice in the woods, but now they're joining a much larger chorus so it might have a little larger impact now," he said.

The conservative Family Research Council earlier this year ran an advertisement in the newspaper USA Today urging the scouts not to change their policy on gays.

"As a father, I wouldn't want my sons to go on a camping trip with a teenage girl and stay in the same tent. Similarly, I think it's unwise to put boys or young men in a tent with boys or young men who are homosexual," said Rob Schwarzwalder, senior vice president for the Family Research Council.

(Editing by Steve Gorman, Scott Malone and Maureen Bavdek)
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