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    Boy Scouts to consider lifting ban on openly gay youths

    Time to boycott the boy scouts. Someone please contact One Million Moms

    They gonna let the gays in and rape and sodomize our children.

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    Boy Scouts to consider lifting ban on openly gay youths - CNN.com

    CNN) -- The Boy Scouts of America would no longer deny membership to youths on the basis of sexual orientation alone, but would maintain its ban on openly gay adult leaders, under a proposal it is considering, the group said Friday. The organization's executive committee made the proposal, which is expected to be presented to the Boy Scouts' voting members in May.
    Dad: Scouts shouldn't lift ban on gays
    "If approved, the resolution would mean that 'no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.' The BSA will maintain the current membership policy for all adults," Boy Scouts public relations director Deron Smith said.
    The Boy Scouts have been considering a change in their longstanding policy against allowing openly gay members. In February, the Boy Scouts' national executive board postponed a vote on lifting its outright ban on openly homosexual scouts and troop leaders.

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    Re: Boy Scouts to consider lifting ban on openly gay youths

    Seems like a reasonable and rational step forward.

    U.S. Boy Scouts proposal: let in gay youth, keep out gay adults

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America on Friday proposed to lift a ban on gay scouts but to continue prohibiting gay adults from participating in the hundred-year-old American institution.

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    Re: Boy Scouts to consider lifting ban on openly gay youths

    There's no need for bigotry here.

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    Re: Boy Scouts to consider lifting ban on openly gay youths

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    There's no need for bigotry here.
    ????

    Who's being a bigot?

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    Re: Boy Scouts to consider lifting ban on openly gay youths

    Odd, since the ban began, no kids have been molested by scout masters or other gay boys. Seems odd that instituting a policy that stopped the abuse is now being allowed to return? Oh crap sorry just read that they're still not accepting gay adults, Whew, at least that makes some sense. Crazy bigots, but oddly enough the bigots seem to have called this one right. No gay adult males, no gay molestation of children. That's just weird..


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    Re: Boy Scouts to consider lifting ban on openly gay youths

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    ????

    Who's being a bigot?
    That is not to you. Sorry if i wasnt clear.

    What i meant is that we dont need any bigotry when it comes to homosexuals.

    However, give them time, they'll chime in

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    Re: Boy Scouts to consider lifting ban on openly gay youths

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Odd, since the ban began, no kids have been molested by scout masters or other gay boys. Seems odd that instituting a policy that stopped the abuse is now being allowed to return? Oh crap sorry just read that they're still not accepting gay adults, Whew, at least that makes some sense. Crazy bigots, but oddly enough the bigots seem to have called this one right. No gay adult males, no gay molestation of children. That's just weird..
    Sorry - maybe it's the Friday evening beer - but it's not clear to me what you intended to say here.

    Would you mind repeating your intended thoughts with different phrasing?

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    Re: Boy Scouts to consider lifting ban on openly gay youths

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Odd, since the ban began, no kids have been molested by scout masters or other gay boys. Seems odd that instituting a policy that stopped the abuse is now being allowed to return? Oh crap sorry just read that they're still not accepting gay adults, Whew, at least that makes some sense. Crazy bigots, but oddly enough the bigots seem to have called this one right. No gay adult males, no gay molestation of children. That's just weird..


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    Re: Boy Scouts to consider lifting ban on openly gay youths

    Yes, one incident since 1988, and it was in 2006.

    Sorry - maybe it's the Friday evening beer - but it's not clear to me what you intended to say here.

    Would you mind repeating your intended thoughts with different phrasing?
    Oh I think it's perfectly clear. Although not conclusive, one cannot deny that disallowing gay men from being scout masters ended molestation in the boy scouts. Is that a little more clear?

    Now the real question is how odd that this happened? Why do you suppose molestation of young boys ended? Sure they instituted other policies, that's why I said one cannot completely draw definitive conclusions that it was ONLY about gay men, but it sure is odd. As odd I imagine as allowing straight men as scout masters of young girls. Common sense says it's probably not a good idea.. Wouldn't you agree?


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    Re: Boy Scouts to consider lifting ban on openly gay youths

    When, and where were all these documented cases of gay scout leader molestation's?

    I don't recall it being a major issue during my life.

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