Survey: Can gay, straight scouts shar...

Survey: Can gay, straight scouts share tent?

There are 57 comments on the Click2Houston story from Mar 13, 2013, titled Survey: Can gay, straight scouts share tent?. In it, Click2Houston reports that:

The Boy Scouts of America, now considering a change in the group's longstanding policy against allowing openly gay members, has sent out a questionnaire that goes beyond a simple yes or no on the subject.

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Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#1 Mar 13, 2013
Can they share tents? Well since the have been sharing tents for decades now already obviously the answer is YES.

Just because people are aware of it now doesn't mean it's a new thing.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#2 Mar 13, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
Can they share tents? Well since the have been sharing tents for decades now already obviously the answer is YES.
Just because people are aware of it now doesn't mean it's a new thing.
I was sharing tents with straight kids in the 1950's, before I realized I was gay, and in the 1960's after I knew I was gay. We weren't even aware the BSA was against it, that is, if they even enunciated it that early.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Mar 13, 2013
Why in the heck would anyone have to share a tent?
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Can't they afford a tent of their own?

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#5 Mar 13, 2013
Fred wrote:
Obviously the answer is yes only you'll constantly have to watch your ass. Zip yourself up very tight in your sleeping bag at night. Be sure the ass goblin doesn't crawl in with you.
No one would or will ever crawl into bed with you, R1. Stop trying to flatter yourself.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#6 Mar 13, 2013
This article is an accurate demonstration of why civic organization should not become tied up with organized religion.

If the BSA had dropped the religion crap from square one, they would not have had any such problems.
Nolan

Ukraine

#7 Mar 13, 2013
Once the BSA starts allowing homosexuals in will they supply free steel ass chastity belts to all the normal boys?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#8 Mar 13, 2013
Nolan wrote:
Once the BSA starts allowing homosexuals in will they supply free steel ass chastity belts to all the normal boys?
I cannot believe national scout leaders are such soaring morons!
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My tent is bright pink with lavender orchids embroidered across; and a da-glo teal zipper; and it is hosed down with industrial strength febreeze
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If anybody crawls into my tent he can only blame himself if he gets what he deserves
Francisco dAnconia

Barre, VT

#10 Mar 13, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
Can they share tents? Well since the have been sharing tents for decades now already obviously the answer is YES.
Just because people are aware of it now doesn't mean it's a new thing.
but like DADT, any funny business and you are gone...
see that?

maybe you identified why they had the policy to begin with?
Chance

Grove City, PA

#11 Mar 13, 2013
They'll have an entirely new problem if they start tenting the gays together - Boy Scout camp turned into sex camp.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#12 Mar 13, 2013
Nolan wrote:
Once the BSA starts allowing homosexuals in will they supply free steel ass chastity belts to all the normal boys?
Once you start using one name and stop making up false places where you live, the planets will line up and there will be dancing and celebrating in the streets.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#13 Mar 13, 2013
Francisco dAnconia wrote:
<quoted text>
but like DADT, any funny business and you are gone...
see that?
maybe you identified why they had the policy to begin with?
Bigoty.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#14 Mar 13, 2013
Chance wrote:
They'll have an entirely new problem if they start tenting the gays together - Boy Scout camp turned into sex camp.
Get your mind out of the gutter. There have been gay kids in scouts for a hundred years and as was stated above, just because a kid is gay does NOT mean he is an 11 year old rapist.

Would you PREFER the kids who are gay to keep quiet about the way they have had to do before?

You're using the exact same silly arguments that were used when DADT was cancelled. i have YET to hear of a gay rape since, but we sure still hear about male on female rape in the military. If you are so worried about male on male, why are you IGNORING the terrible rapes going on now of female soldiers? Do you think women should be kicked out of the military then?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#15 Mar 13, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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I was sharing tents with straight kids in the 1950's, before I realized I was gay, and in the 1960's after I knew I was gay. We weren't even aware the BSA was against it, that is, if they even enunciated it that early.
Same here.

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco

#16 Mar 13, 2013
Chance wrote:
They'll have an entirely new problem if they start tenting the gays together - Boy Scout camp turned into sex camp.
Fantasizing again, SniKKKers, or just reminiscing?
Francisco dAnconia

Barre, VT

#17 Mar 13, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Bigoty.
you guys used the word until it became devoid of any power or meaning...

same with drugs, do kiddies in scouts smoke weed? probably, but zero tolerance allows for easy action if they are caught...
I must be bigoted against drugs...

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#18 Mar 13, 2013
Francisco dAnconia wrote:
<quoted text>
you guys used the word until it became devoid of any power or meaning...
same with drugs, do kiddies in scouts smoke weed? probably, but zero tolerance allows for easy action if they are caught...
I must be bigoted against drugs...
Sloppiest. Debate. Ever.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#19 Mar 13, 2013
Francisco dAnconia wrote:
<quoted text>
you guys used the word until it became devoid of any power or meaning...
same with drugs, do kiddies in scouts smoke weed? probably, but zero tolerance allows for easy action if they are caught...
I must be bigoted against drugs...
I don't know about that, but we all know you're bigoted against gays.

You're seriously going to compare being gay to taking illegal drugs? Being gay isn't illegal; doing drugs is.

Gay scouts are kicked out not for any specific actions, but just for being gay.

That's bigotry plain & simple.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#20 Mar 13, 2013
Francisco dAnconia wrote:
<quoted text>
you guys used the word until it became devoid of any power or meaning...
same with drugs, do kiddies in scouts smoke weed? probably, but zero tolerance allows for easy action if they are caught...
I must be bigoted against drugs...
You veered off topic into fantasy again ..
JrEsq

United States

#21 Mar 13, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
This article is an accurate demonstration of why civic organization should not become tied up with organized religion.
If the BSA had dropped the religion crap from square one, they would not have had any such problems.
"If the BSA had dropped the religion crap from square one, they would not have had any such problems."
That is the crux of the problem; that the homosexuals think that everyone else is the problem.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#22 Mar 13, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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"If the BSA had dropped the religion crap from square one, they would not have had any such problems."
That is the crux of the problem; that the homosexuals think that everyone else is the problem.
You are (obviously).

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