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United Way of Cleveland, Intel Halt Boy Scout Funding

There are 5 comments on the EDGE story from Sep 28, 2012, titled United Way of Cleveland, Intel Halt Boy Scout Funding. In it, EDGE reports that:

Officials from the United Way of Greater Cleveland announced this week that they will stop funding the Boy Scouts of America in 2013 because the BSA refuses to change its controversial policy that prohibits gay adults and youth from joining the group, Cleveland.com reports.

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“Where's my fairy wand!”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#1 Sep 28, 2012
Hit 'em in the pocketbook
SPEEDIEG

Atlanta, GA

#2 Sep 28, 2012
The false premise is that Gays are seeking to discuss homosexuality with 12 year olds. The goal is to allow people to serve if they are vetted and qualified and it is known that they are GAY. Also frankly some 12 year olds do identify as GAY so they should not feel that they are persecuted if they wish to also be a scout.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Sep 28, 2012
SPEEDIEG wrote:
The false premise is that Gays are seeking to discuss homosexuality with 12 year olds. The goal is to allow people to serve if they are vetted and qualified and it is known that they are GAY. Also frankly some 12 year olds do identify as GAY so they should not feel that they are persecuted if they wish to also be a scout.
The false premise goes farther than that; the implications are manifold: that gays *seek to discuss it* with an eye toward "recruiting," which in turn attempts to establish a laughably false premise that it's a CHOICE or that it is somehow synonymous with "corruption" or "amorality." None of the definitions and none of the claims, when traced to their bare bones, hold up.

I have seen *well-meaning parents who believe themselves to be pro-gay* who worry about their children being exposed to this, because they don't quite realize they are EQUATING GAY WITH SEX but not doing the same with straight. If straight is OK to hear about, so is gay -- in a neutral context in which nothing would be *malignantly inferred* from its being a topic children heard about.

ALL the rest beyond the innocent existence of the subject is *invented* by the antigay, and none of it holds up under scrutiny. It's based on false premises, willful lies, and endless, shockingly stubborn refusal to categorize "gay" as anything but "bad" -- rather than neutral, like "straight" is classified in the same contexts.

The antigay act like it's an INFECTION.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Sep 28, 2012
How sad all of this is. False "religion" has planted these concepts and now, as if possessed by satan, refuses to back down and has infected the minds of so many spineless pussies, the sheep who can't see past it and walk around *vomiting up their infections* with a hatred that is purposeless and has only created such UNBELIEVABLE animosity throughout America. You can convince people of anything; you lie to them, hypnotize them into believing, and turn them into the equivalent of sociopaths with antigay vitriol to which they cling like subhuman monsters. Voila -- you have created puppets with no purpose, no direction and no sense.

Two things get them to stop, one being kind of a subset of the other: to shock them and scare them so badly that they rethink their lives, or to damage them -- and badly -- financially. The boy scouts must now contend with the free right of others *not* to give to a poisonous organization which is infecting, indoctrinating and damaging our youth. I don't blame the organizations who have stopped giving; I wouldn't touch this organization with a ten-foot pole. It's like a modern-day monster.
2112 Im Gay too

Hudson, OH

#5 Jan 22, 2013
This only afects one specific program of the Boy Scouts that will stop funding to one group of inner-city youth. It's a petty, blatant political move on the part of United Way. How about dropping support of the many other United Way support organizations with openly anti-gay hiring poilcies? Salvation Army? Catholic Church? etc... It will never happen because unlike the one Boy Scouts program, these are big dollar funds coming into United Way.

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