Posted by: rshalomw | July 18, 2012

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA CONTINUE BAN ON HOMOSEXUALITY

One of the gay rights groups said that this decision by the Boy Scouts is about intolerance and causing division.  Gay rights activist are totally in the fog about who Jesus is.  Holiness and Righteousness have nothing in common with Homosexuality.  The Boy Scout Leadership needs to be applauded because they did not fall for the pressure of gay rights activists.   A common principle of a moral society in relation to sexuality is that boys are supposed to play with trucks and girls are supposed to play with dolls.  This principle is totally flipped within the Homosexual community.

I am not happy that some leadership within the Boy Scouts does not agree with this recent decision.  It is a dangerous slippery slope to buy into the homosexual agenda.  There are always some bad apples within a bushel of apples .  These bad apple need to be rooted out of Boy Scout Leadership.  I do not hate Homosexuals, they are in the same boat to Hell that every person who is not sold out to Jesus is.

Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on homosexuals

David Crary – Associated Press – 7/17/2012 10:10:00 AM

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Associated Press logo new 3NEW YORK – After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding "gays," ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics.

An 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, "came to the conclusion that this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts," the organization’ national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press. (See earlier story from OneNewsNow)

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Smith said the committee, comprised of professional scout executives and adult volunteers, was unanimous in its conclusion — preserving a long-standing policy that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 and has remained controversial ever since.

As a result of the committee’s decision, the Scouts’ national executive board will take no further action on a recently submitted resolution asking for reconsideration of the membership policy.

The Scouts did not identify the members of the special committee, but said in a statement that they represented "a diversity of perspectives and opinions."

Boy Scouts"The review included forthright and candid conversation and extensive research and evaluations — both from within Scouting and from outside of the organization," the statement said.

The Scouts’ chief executive, Bob Mazzuca, contended that most Scout families support the policy, which applies to both leaders and Scouts.

"The vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisers and at the appropriate time and in the right setting," Mazzuca said. "We fully understand that no single policy will accommodate the many diverse views among our membership or society."

The announcement suggests that hurdles may be high for a couple of members of the national executive board — Ernst & Young CEO James Turley and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson — who have recently indicated they would try to work from within to change the policy. Both of their companies have been commended by "gay"-rights groups for homosexual-friendly employment policies.  Stephenson is on track to become president of the Scouts’ national board in 2014, and will likely face continued pressure from homosexual-rights groups to try to end the exclusion policy.

A statement Tuesday from the national executive board’s executive committee alluded to the Turley-Stephenson developments.

"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," the statement said. "While not all board members may personally agree with this policy, and may choose a different direction for their own organizations, BSA leadership agrees this is the best policy for the organization."

Since 2000, the Boy Scouts have been targeted with numerous protest campaigns and run afoul of some local nondiscrimination laws because of the membership policy.  One ongoing protest campaign involves Jennifer Tyrrell, the Ohio mother of a 7-year-old Cub Scout who was ousted as a Scout den mother because she is lesbian.

Change.org, an online forum supporting activist causes, says more than 300,000 people have signed its petition urging the Scouts to reinstate Tyrrell and abandon the exclusion policy. The petition is to be delivered to the Scouts’ national headquarters in Irving, Texas, on Wednesday.

 

 

 

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  1. I was a scoutmaster for 40 years, recipient of the Silver Beaver award, and have 2 sons who are eagle scouts. I firmly support the BSA ban of homosexuals in scouting.


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