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Buncombe 3rd Fl Mens Room

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Feb 1, 2013
When I was a Boy Scout in the early 1960s, I earned a few merit badges and learned some very important life lessons along the way. One of them was the Scout Motto:“Be prepared!”

I remember the Scout Oath:“On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.”

And I still can recite the Scout Law from memory fifty years later:“A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.”

What part of that is ambiguous?

For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America fought to live up to those ideals. No more. After standing for moral and physical purity for more than a century, the organization apparently is prepared to surrender to the dark side of our society. The full BSA board must vote on this, but a statement by the group this week reads as follows:“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.”

For those of us who remember our days in Scouting, it is sad to see the perverse sexualization of the Boy Scouts. And make no mistake: like everything else associated with the pro-homosexual agenda, that is exactly what this is.

As a society, we have gone from live-and-let-live to blind tolerance to tacit approval to blatant, outright promotion of deviancy in less than a generation. What seemed ridiculous 20 years ago (same sex marriage) has now morphed into something called “LGBT marriage equality.”

Let’s break down that absurd phrase. The L, of course, is for lesbian, meaning that a woman could marry another woman. The G is for gay, which would give a man the right to marry another man. B stands for bisexual. I assume that would mean that a bisexual man should be allowed to marry both a man and a woman. And then there are the T’s, the so-called transgendered among us. These tortured souls don’t know who or what they are, so I suppose “marriage equality” for them means that a man who thinks he’s a woman should be allowed to marry a woman who thinks she’s a man.(Wait, I think that’s already legal.)

Activists on the left have mercilessly attacked the Boy Scouts ever since 2000, when the Supreme Court said the Scouts have a right to free association and therefore do not have to accept homosexual members or leaders. That summer, delegates to the Democratic National Convention actually booed a group of Boy Scouts who were simply trying to lead the convention in the Pledge of Allegiance.

In another case, recently decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, a lower court ruling forbidding the Scouts from operating on city-owned property in San Diego because of their belief in God and sexual purity was unanimously overturned.

If, despite solid backing of the Scouts by the federal courts, the bullies in the homosexual lobby can intimidate members of the national BSA board into jettisoning long-held principles, imagine how mercilessly those “local chartered organizations” will be harassed without the covering of their national group.

Many in government and corporate America believe we need to compromise with evil. They believe in “tolerance” and “inclusion” on such issues as abortion and same-sex marriage. Obviously, they have no stomach for the political and cultural war that rages around them. And sadly, they are willing to watch as iconic institutions like the Boy Scouts of America are destroyed through social engineering.
Susan Anderson

Asheville, NC

#2 Feb 1, 2013
Cullen, seek help before it's too late! Go back to AA and admit that you're a degenerate and a pedophile.

Repeat after me: "Gott giff me the serenity to admit that I am a prevert..."
Shoetapper Larry

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Feb 2, 2013
I got my start in the Boy Scouts. Then used to shoetap at the latrine and the scout master would ome and comfort me.
Wacky Cullen

Asheville, NC

#5 Feb 2, 2013
I wasnt in the boy scouts. They thought I was a walrus. They wouldn't let me in.

Asheville, NC

#6 Feb 2, 2013
Buncombe 3rd Fl Mens Room wrote:
"morally straight.”

"clean and reverent.”
Wow, times HAVE changed, haven't they? See you in the bathroom...

London, UK

#7 Feb 2, 2013
Shoetapper Larry wrote:
I got my start in the Boy Scouts. Then used to shoetap at the latrine and the scout master would ome and comfort me.
We've even heard of the shoetapper down here in Floridah. The story goes that once this Larry the Shoetapper went into the men's room at Gatorland in Orlando and almost lost his penis when one of the gatorsd was attracted to the room by the tapping sound.

Troy, MI

#8 Feb 5, 2013
If BSA chooses to remain a hate group they have no one to blame; they're signing their own death warrant.

United States

#9 Feb 6, 2013
I wonder how many Kwar loving libbies would send their son out on a camping trip with an "openly gay" scout master?

Troy, MI

#12 Feb 7, 2013
RealityBitch Slap wrote:
Well you know liberals want "the other guy" to pay more taxes, trust a queer scout master with their son, etc. But oh no, not them! They are the elite you know.
Boy Scouts need to continue to ban perverts from their ranks.
I agree they should ban pervets, like homophobes.

Montréal, Canada

#14 Feb 26, 2013
How crazy is the idea that Boy Scouts should allow homosexual leaders? Isn't that like putting a fox in the henhouse?

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