Page 22 of 57 FirstFirst ... 12202122232432 ... LastLast
Results 211 to 220 of 565

Thread: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

  1. #211
    Farts in Elevators
    OscarB63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Last Seen
    09-06-14 @ 07:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    26,526

    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    There's nothing about being queer that intrinsically makes a man liberal.
    yeah...but there is definitely something about being a liberal that intrinsically makes a man a queer.
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

  2. #212
    Sage
    roguenuke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Last Seen
    05-17-17 @ 05:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    28,935

    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    without getting into a debate on what the boy scouts is about, what you want to teach children, and what they actually do, are two different things. Just consider all the bullying horror stories that are almost unanimously represented in accounts of the whole English prep-school experiance. Which was much more structured than a weekly scout meeting
    English prep school is much closer to high school than the boy scouts. Boy scouts isn't compulsory, doesn't last for long hours every day, and even when they are together for extended periods of time, most of that time is taken up by learning activities or duties/chores. Children do much better being respectful of each other for short periods of time, especially when much of that time is spent doing something, vice long school days with in between periods and a lot of down time.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

  3. #213
    King Conspiratard
    Dr. Chuckles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Seen
    02-13-14 @ 03:04 PM
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    12,895

    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Oh yes it is, citizenship and good conduct are a hallmark of the Scout troops I visited, that doesn't mean there isn't horseplay but not like in any other venue. Scouts should teach character and not every child wants to be subjected to the code of conduct a Scout is taught.
    same with english prep-schools. But they were notorious for bullying, as well

  4. #214
    Sage
    clownboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    08-17-16 @ 10:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    26,087

    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Oh yes it is, citizenship and good conduct are a hallmark of the Scout troops I visited, that doesn't mean there isn't horseplay but not like in any other venue. Scouts should teach character and not every child wants to be subjected to the code of conduct a Scout is taught.

    But there is a huge difference between asshole and horseplay. Scouts should know the difference even if many adults don't...

    Those who don't please google the Scout law....
    Give it a rest I'm very familiar with scouting. Not in the slightest about training kids not to "act like assholes to each other".

    Perhaps you need to read the oath again:

    On my honor I will do my best
    To do my duty to God and my country
    and to obey the Scout Law;
    To help other people at all times;
    To keep myself physically strong,
    mentally awake, and morally straight.

  5. #215
    Finite and Precious
    Jredbaron96's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    With you.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:43 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    7,873
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    I'm not sure I would associate him with tweens and highschoolers
    You're kidding me right?
    "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
    -FDR

  6. #216
    Finite and Precious
    Jredbaron96's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    With you.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:43 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    7,873
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I think most kids would say, "who the heck is Neil Patrick Harris, move away, your blocking the screen!"
    Lot's of teens watch How I Met Your Mother. Hell, I know him from Doctor Horrible's sing along blog.
    "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
    -FDR

  7. #217
    Sage
    sangha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Lower Hudson Valley, NY
    Last Seen
    09-17-17 @ 05:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    59,990

    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    maybe as contributing to some long term trend in over all social perceptions. But until then, if kids find it "different" it's like lord of the flies for the little bastards.

    LOL, let's face it, kids can be horribly cruel to each other.
    Kids are the group with the highest level of acceptance of homosexuals.

    On this issue, it's adults, particularly the older adults, who are being cruel
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

  8. #218
    King Conspiratard
    Dr. Chuckles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Seen
    02-13-14 @ 03:04 PM
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    12,895

    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    English prep school is much closer to high school than the boy scouts. Boy scouts isn't compulsory, doesn't last for long hours every day, and even when they are together for extended periods of time, most of that time is taken up by learning activities or duties/chores. Children do much better being respectful of each other for short periods of time, especially when much of that time is spent doing something, vice long school days with in between periods and a lot of down time.
    Everyone I was in the scouts with went to the same schools and lived in the same neighborhoods.

  9. #219
    King Conspiratard
    Dr. Chuckles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Seen
    02-13-14 @ 03:04 PM
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    12,895

    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    You're kidding me right?
    No

    12345

  10. #220
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Last Seen
    10-24-13 @ 02:52 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    913

    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Nobody's having "sexuality discussions" in the Boy Scouts. They are simply accepting kids no matter their sexuality. The gay witch hunts of the past were discussing sexuality.
    How did they know who the gay kids were if they weren't discussing their sexuality?

Page 22 of 57 FirstFirst ... 12202122232432 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •