Boy Scouts approve plan to accept ope...

Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys

There are 22 comments on the WTOP-FM Washington story from May 24, 2013, titled Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys. In it, WTOP-FM Washington reports that:

After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA's controversies are far from over.

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Since: Feb 09

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#1 May 24, 2013
Christ-insanity loses another one.
Franz

Lithuania

#2 May 24, 2013
The homosexuals have managed to destroy yet another great institution that for years provided boys with a foundation for life of honesty, decency and morality.

Is there no end to how far the homosexuals will go to destroy all that is good, decent and wholesome in this world?

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#3 May 24, 2013
Franz wrote:
The homosexuals have managed to destroy yet another great institution that for years provided boys with a foundation for life of honesty, decency and morality.
Is there no end to how far the homosexuals will go to destroy all that is good, decent and wholesome in this world?
Prov. 6:16 says, "there are 6 things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him" and the 19th verse says one of these is, "...a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers."

It is good to know God hates you.

“Where's my fairy wand!”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#4 May 24, 2013
Franz wrote:
The homosexuals have managed to destroy yet another great institution that for years provided boys with a foundation for life of honesty, decency and morality.
Is there no end to how far the homosexuals will go to destroy all that is good, decent and wholesome in this world?
Yes - and when you find something good and decent and wholesome in this world we'll happily destroy it if that's what you'd like.

But a discriminatory Boy Scout's that makes gay kids feel worthless and excluded is not now and never was a good and decent and wholesome organization.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#5 May 24, 2013
I'm concerned about entrusting gay scouts to the homophobic religious lunatics in sponsoring churches
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We'll have to keep an eye on them to make sure they don't start any ex-gay bs

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#8 May 24, 2013
Seymour wrote:
How come there were no gay kids when I was a kid but now all of a sudden today there are gay kids? Why is that?
You never met me when I was a child, nor my BFF, Spencer D.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#9 May 24, 2013
Franz wrote:
The homosexuals have managed to destroy yet another great institution that for years provided boys with a foundation for life of honesty, decency and morality.
Is there no end to how far the homosexuals will go to destroy all that is good, decent and wholesome in this world?
Is there no end to the amount of LIES you spout every day JOSH, LOUIS, RUDY, PIERRE, LUIGI, SWEDE, FRANZ?

Do. You. Really. Think. You. Are. Fooling. ANYONE?

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#10 May 24, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Is there no end to the amount of LIES you spout every day JOSH, LOUIS, RUDY, PIERRE, LUIGI, SWEDE, FRANZ?
Do. You. Really. Think. You. Are. Fooling. ANYONE?
Obviously he is fooling himself, that's all he cares about.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#11 May 24, 2013
Seymour wrote:
How come there were no gay kids when I was a kid but now all of a sudden today there are gay kids? Why is that?
We're the new and improved version of the human race; sugar
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We have a better brain with 6 additional neuroreceptors the old obsolete human brain didn't have
http://media01.commpartners.com/AMA/sexual_id...

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#12 May 24, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
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Obviously he is fooling himself, that's all he cares about.
I really have to wonder at the working of a head like that. Nothing but lies all the time, an endless supply of poison taunts and nothing to add but insults that a 3rd grader would find repetitive and tedious. What does he GET out of it? What joy is there in it for him?
Earl

Chantilly, VA

#13 May 24, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I really have to wonder at the working of a head like that. Nothing but lies all the time, an endless supply of poison taunts and nothing to add but insults that a 3rd grader would find repetitive and tedious. What does he GET out of it? What joy is there in it for him?
The same joy you get from constantly replying to him I guess.

Pot, meet kettle.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#14 May 24, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I really have to wonder at the working of a head like that. Nothing but lies all the time, an endless supply of poison taunts and nothing to add but insults that a 3rd grader would find repetitive and tedious. What does he GET out of it? What joy is there in it for him?
Our trolls are all handicapped heads mounted on furniture dollies (their bodies were amputated and sold for fast-food chicken years ago)
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We are their only daily social contact
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The only sex for talking troll heads is from repetitive rythmic typing on a keyboard using their throbbing tongues joyously
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So I try to keep them informed from our authentic 100% borngay knowledge base in a polite and appealing manner

Since: Mar 11

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#15 May 24, 2013
fr Seymour:

>How come there were no gay kids when I was a kid but now all of a sudden today there are gay kids? Why is that?<

There were indeed gay kids when you were a kid; you just didn't know it because coming out in the past (and also today) got one shoved against lockers, thrown out of the house forever, expelled, shunned, head shoved in unflushed toilets, beatings, etc.

Get a clue, and grow UP.

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Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#16 May 24, 2013
Seeing this story on various news programs, the BSA is getting a lot of praise and kudos for this. Sorry, but they'll get no pat on the back from me, though I support equality and non-discrimination passionately. Until they also allow gay adults they are only perpetuating the idea that gays are somehow not equal or deserving of equal treatment... and it implies that gay adults can't be trusted with kids. It's the absolute WRONG message to teach kids.

I'd almost rather they continue being anti-gay than pretending they are accepting, or 'partly' accepting. Do they think being gay is a phase they will grow out of? Do they think they can help "cure" the gay kids so they don't have to quit when they become adults?

Gay kids or gay parents have other options. Boy Scouts are not the only game around.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#17 May 24, 2013
Earl wrote:
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The same joy you get from constantly replying to him I guess.
Pot, meet kettle.
Why are YOU here, by the way?

“Where's my fairy wand!”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#18 May 24, 2013
Seymour wrote:
How come there were no gay kids when I was a kid but now all of a sudden today there are gay kids? Why is that?
Because now they're less afraid of people like you.

Today, unlike the 1940's or 1950's, gay kids are willing to be honest about themselves instead of lying and living with internalized shame.

There were always gay kids - there were always gay people - as far back in history as you care to look there were gay people.

You can ignore that fact all you want - won't make it any less true.

“Where's my fairy wand!”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#19 May 24, 2013
Seymour wrote:
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But there are NO gay kids.
Right so all these kids that the Boy Scouts kicked out for years and years - they're just "imaginary".

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#22 Aug 21, 2013
Tre H wrote:
Seeing this story on various news programs, the BSA is getting a lot of praise and kudos for this. Sorry, but they'll get no pat on the back from me, though I support equality and non-discrimination passionately. Until they also allow gay adults they are only perpetuating the idea that gays are somehow not equal or deserving of equal treatment... and it implies that gay adults can't be trusted with kids. It's the absolute WRONG message to teach kids.
I'd almost rather they continue being anti-gay than pretending they are accepting, or 'partly' accepting. Do they think being gay is a phase they will grow out of? Do they think they can help "cure" the gay kids so they don't have to quit when they become adults? Gay kids or gay parents have other options. Boy Scouts are not the only game around.
Yeah, well I hope they bite the bullet for this generation so they can effect greater change for the next generation. This comes through contact and familiarization, and cannot happen if we are absolutist and miss the opportunities this affords for every boy scout to know at least one gay kid. Remember, boy scouts grow up to be men.

Remember what Harvey said, "If they know at least one of us ..."

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Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#23 Aug 23, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Yeah, well I hope they bite the bullet for this generation so they can effect greater change for the next generation. This comes through contact and familiarization, and cannot happen if we are absolutist and miss the opportunities this affords for every boy scout to know at least one gay kid. Remember, boy scouts grow up to be men.
Remember what Harvey said, "If they know at least one of us ..."
Thanks for replying 3 months later... not a criticism, just an observation.

I understand and respect your perspective on this, I just don't agree with it. But I'm not telling anybody else what to do or not to do, it's their choice. I just feel strongly that NOT allowing gay adults is absolutely the wrong message, which I would rather not be complicit in supporting.

I don't think of myself as being absolutist just because I don't like to weaken the integrity of my principles with this kind of compromise. I'm sure most kids will have the opportunity to know plenty of gay kids whether in or out of the scouts.

My brother and dad were involved with scouts when I was still too young. Then we moved and I was a cub scout briefly, but it didn't last because there weren't enough adults interested in being involved. My brother and I later joined an organization called The Boy's Brigade. This was in the 70's and I don't really know what their policies are regarding gays.

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#24 Aug 23, 2013
Tre H wrote:
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Thanks for replying 3 months later... not a criticism, just an observation.
I understand and respect your perspective on this, I just don't agree with it. But I'm not telling anybody else what to do or not to do, it's their choice. I just feel strongly that NOT allowing gay adults is absolutely the wrong message, which I would rather not be complicit in supporting.
I don't think of myself as being absolutist just because I don't like to weaken the integrity of my principles with this kind of compromise. I'm sure most kids will have the opportunity to know plenty of gay kids whether in or out of the scouts.
My brother and dad were involved with scouts when I was still too young. Then we moved and I was a cub scout briefly, but it didn't last because there weren't enough adults interested in being involved. My brother and I later joined an organization called The Boy's Brigade. This was in the 70's and I don't really know what their policies are regarding gays.
There actually are days when I miss stories, or one or more iterations of a story. When they come up on the active list again, I give them a looksee. If anything strikes me ...

"The essence of politics and diplomacy is to delay action until action becomes irrelevant."

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