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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.
    If you mean the scout master who is supposed to be teaching the fundamental principles of the oath then yes, him.

    If the kid hadn't done anything overt to express his sexual preference then it was the other kids that were creating the problem and that's unacceptable.

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    [/FONT][/COLOR]BBC News - Boy Scouts of America votes to ease ban on gay members

    Good for the Scouts.

    And I eagerly await the freakishly hateful statements that will inevitably come from people like the Family Research Council.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    It will be interesting to see how some churches respond, being that many local chapters will hold meetings at such places. Good move none the less

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    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?

    Like I said, my complaint is that this creates a "special" bloc in the unit. It's a shortcut to "respect" that the other kids don't get and instead of instilling the principles by which one earns respect it shows the kids that there is always a way to cop out and get something for free that others have to earn.

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Great news.

    I never understood the ban. Gay boys can certainly be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
    It's an organization that prides itself on upholding tradition. Kind of obvious why it would be initially resistant to social change*.

    *the vast improvements the gay right's movement has made in just the past 10 years is rather astounding in it's pace

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    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..................
    And that ranks right up there with some of the most useless stuff I have seen posted on this site.

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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.
    you realize social change doesn't happen overnight?

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    And that ranks right up there with some of the most useless stuff I have seen posted on this site.


    I'm not trying to "convert" you, so why would I say anything useful ?...................

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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.
    Can you imagine, a bunch of teenagers giving someone flack for being different?

    Besides being a rather common trend in everyone's youth, you might be confusing the reaction from his peers with a ban on participation. The former is not the later, and something the scouts have little control over

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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.
    kids teasing someone for being gay isn't the same as the kid actually being gay (as you even outlined in your original post). Any competent scoutmaster/person can easily recognize this

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    Re: Boy Scouts vote to welcome gay members

    The reality is this is the beginning of the end for the BSA. The activist that pushed for this will next push to end gender based scouting all together and put the boy scouts and girl scouts in one group called the scouts. These people hate everything the BSA stands for and their intent is to destroy or at least fundamentally change the entire organization.

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