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Boy Scouts: We're Keeping Policy Banning Gays

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The announcement comes amid a stepped-up campaign from activist groups urging an end to the membership standards.

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Carol H (229)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 3:57 am
they need to change with the times!!!

DORIS L (61)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 5:48 am
Shame on the Boy Scouts. They are un American and closed minded.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 6:06 am
This is a shame for the children but I think it might be a knee-jerk reaction to the Sandusky problem.

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 9:06 am
Why?? Do they think it is catching?

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 9:58 am
I could understand a policy banning suspected pedophiles or known sex offenders, but banning someone for being gay? A human being is capable of sexual abuse no matter what their sexual orientation might be. A person's character isn't determined by his or her sexual preference.

Joe R (190)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 11:23 am
I take it the Boy Scouts do not award badges for tolerance or overcoming bigotry. Give it up guys, there's nothing to be afraid of. Even the pentagon doesn't agree with your policy any longer.

. (0)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 11:52 am
Pretty sad policy.If you are a gay parent, raising your child with certain morals and values this is fine. As long as these values don't com a gay scout master...

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 6:17 pm
There are obviously more 'Sandusky' scout masters than there are football coaches. What do you want to bet?

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 2:28 am

Kath P (9)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 2:48 am
A ban on pedophiles would be a better choice.

Angel Campbell (0)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 2:56 am
I agree with the above comment. ^^

Sam E M (0)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 3:23 am
What a stupid, unjustified, decision. As if being gay made you a pervert or a pedophile. Singling people out for rejection like this is equivalent to racism.

Carol R (0)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 5:25 am
This is so sad. Gays ans Lesnians are NOT going to harm you child. I agree with Susanne R. that said pedophiles and sex offenders should not be allowed. But no need to ban a caring adult .

Jon G (25)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 5:36 am

Scarlett P (126)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:05 am
They are very American and agreeing with the Word of God... Thank God for them!!!

pam w (139)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 11:56 am
This is the reason I'll NEVER support Boy Scouts again.

Mike m (9)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 12:35 pm
Susanne, one of the cases involves them banning a lesbian from being involved in the organization. Off the top of my head, I can't think of a category of person LESS likely to harm any boy scouts, certainly not sexually. I haven't supported the boy scouts so far, and I will continue to not do so.

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 4:16 pm
Fine, I'll keep promoting alternatives like 4H.

James E (16)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 7:07 pm
I certainly understand the desire of the BSA to protect children from pedophiles, however all gays are not pedophiles. All gays are neither aggressively gay, conduct themselves in some degenerate way, nor are they all outwardly identifiable. So what are they going to do, give all the men involved with the BSA lie detector tests or something? The boys too? What about parents? Let the “witch” (read “gay”) hunt begin….

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 8:54 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie...sorry I'm unable to send you another green star yet. Took the poll, and the "haters" were leading by a percent. There's a link to a petition within the article...gladly signed. I'd suggest that public schools banish the Scouts until a change is made, but it seems many churches now sponsor a local Mormon church that was built in our neighborhood and caused shrinkage of our public school group back in the 90's.

Rin S (10)
Friday July 20, 2012, 1:05 am
How disgusting. Noted.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday July 20, 2012, 8:56 am
I have just flagged the spam. Please do the same. We must do this again and again, it seems!
Here is what I wrote to Care2: {and please look up the Petition to Care2 on Spam!}:

Monika M (40)
Friday July 20, 2012, 9:04 am
"Scouting believes that good people can personally disagree on this topic and still work together to achieve the life-changing benefits to youth through Scouting"
They forgot to add "STRAIGHT youth".

It's not about "diversity of perspectives and opinions". It's about adults telling gay children that they're not good enough. :(

Tammie Chambers (9)
Monday July 30, 2012, 2:57 pm
Bad call for BSA, they had the opportunity to make a positive change...and they blew it.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 11:31 am
Times are changing and why is a persons sexual orientation so relavent when its obvious to anyone with heart and/or brains that it isn't?
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