Boy Scouts considering reversing gay exclusion policy

Jan 28, 2013 Full story: WJLA-TV Arlington 7

The Boys Scouts of America is considering a dramatic retreat from its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members.

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David Traversa

Argentina

#1 Jan 28, 2013
Things are changing with the speed of sound it seems.. there's always Russia and Poland left for the homophobes so.. everybody happy..

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#2 Jan 28, 2013
Money talks - and so does lack thereof.
Tea Bag Residue Clean Up

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Jan 28, 2013
Nothing so dramatic as an attempted constitutional dodge.

If it gets government monies or accommodations it is fully private and may not discriminate...surely not against agnostics or atheists, but not against gay or bi Scouts in the long run, either.

Since: Jan 10

Lewis Center, OH

#4 Jan 28, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
Money talks - and so does lack thereof.
I totally agree. It has nothing to do with doing what’s right or pressure from “liberal leaning” groups. It’s all about the money and that many corporations have stopped donations to the Boy Scouts. Allowing individual charters to decide is a cowardly way of dealing with the discrimination. This is too little, too late. I won’t shed a tear the day they finally dissolve in to their own homophobic abyss.

Since: Jul 09

Indy/Philly/Toronto

#6 Jan 28, 2013
Let 'em go under.
They don't give a rat's ass about being diverse or even fair.
They just want your money.
I threw my old merit badges in the trash a long time ago.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#7 Jan 28, 2013
mark in Toronto wrote:
Let 'em go under.
They don't give a rat's ass about being diverse or even fair.
They just want your money.
I threw my old merit badges in the trash a long time ago.
Hypocrites one and all over at BSA. Implied homoerotic situation, quasi military, annoying hikes, sleeping on the ground like animals, pissing on trees the way dogs do. Yeah, I loved me loved me being a Boy Scout. They made us GO TO STRANGER'S doors to sell stupid crap for fund raisers, made us work in parks, etc, basically slave labor in humiliating uniforms.

I don't know about the leaders, but amongst the BOYS, there was plenty of grab ass and mutual beating off, all that horny 13 year olds experience. I mean they MADE us swim naked and sleep together in tents or on cabin floors. What did they expect?
Sgt Common Sense

Denver, CO

#8 Jan 29, 2013
A gay male teen can now join the boy scouts...when he's old enough the Marines....then he can find an nice man to marry.....conservative heads start exploding........NOW!!

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