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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    What the hell are you going on about? When I was in the Scouts, we had an incident where one of the kids at our Summer Camp was rumored to be gay. He got a lot of **** for it, people making fun of him stuff like that.

    Guess what happened last day of camp? His family showed up, with his girlfriend. All of that just because he acted differently.

    There is nothing wrong with a scout being gay. What we did have was an environment that treated it like it was some major problem. We asked boys who probably had a hard enough time being gay as it was subvert who they are, and for what? ****ing nothing.

    This was **** rule. No 'morals' or principles about it. Just plain ****.
    What you are describing is a discipline problem not a sexual preference problem.

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Hysterics aside, nothing in this decision would alter the chosen criteria and standards of the BSA. What you see as somehow preferential is in fact merely an opportunity (or rather, should be) to live up to said same standards without the taint of preconceived notions.
    What "preconceived notions"? There weren't any before!

    Look, if little Jimmy is getting **** because he hit on Johnny then the issue shouldn't be whether one, the other or both is gay. It should be that it's a damned scout meeting not Match.com.

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Question: How many kids in the US today over 16 want to be "scouts" anyway anymore ?................................

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    What "preconceived notions"? There weren't any before!
    If that were the case one could only wonder why they felt the need to enact these policies in the first place. Also, if little has changed in your estimation, what's the explanation for the wailing and weeping on your part?

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The ban on openly gay adult leaders is still disgusting though.
    So what happens when these scouts turn 18 in are few years?

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    What "preconceived notions"? There weren't any before!

    Look, if little Jimmy is getting **** because he hit on Johnny then the issue shouldn't be whether one, the other or both is gay. It should be that it's a damned scout meeting not Match.com.
    Somebody I used to know used to mess around with this albino straight guy who no girls wanted to go near because of his, er, lack of pigmentation.............That's a true mercy fu..................

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    What you are describing is a discipline problem not a sexual preference problem.
    Who would've disciplined them? The Scout Masters who had the obligation to make the kid quit if he was gay?

    This whole rule was completely against what I learned as a scout. What gender you like doesn't change how good of a person you are. There was no moral position on this. Just ignorance.
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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart View Post
    So what happens when these scouts turn 18 in are few years?
    Popular "science" in America says that if they prayed really, really hard till then--------Abra Cadabra.........On their 18th birthday they will wake up straight..................Isn't life wonderful ?.......................

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Who would've disciplined them? The Scout Masters who had the obligation to make the kid quit if he was gay?

    This whole rule was completely against what I learned as a scout. What gender you like doesn't change how good of a person you are. There was no moral position on this. Just ignorance.
    Very nicely said

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    Very nicely said
    Thank you.
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