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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Quote Originally Posted by Danbury View Post
    What decisions are you talking about? I didn't say anything about decisions.
    The decision to attend a BSA camp where openly gays attend.
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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I can all but guarantee you've showered with gay guys too.

    If you've ever taken a shower in a group shower setting, you've more than likely exposed your naughty bits to a gay guy.

    How's that bite your apple?
    I don't know about the BSA but in the Navy I am sure I did although we had shower stalls on the ships I served on with curtains so I had some privacy.......Oh and in Boot Camp we all showered to gether..........Whether there were gays showering with us I do not know.......Your point is?
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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The decision to attend a BSA camp where openly gys attend.
    That had nothing to do with my comment to which you responded. Of course you'd make the decision as to where your kid goes to camp. The issue is doing damage to kids. I suggested that parents who teach their children to fear and hate gay people, who portray gay people as predators and alien creatures not to be trusted, as different, etc., do more damage to their kid than any gay camp counselor would, and I say a gay counselor would do zero damage to a kid. But teach kids to loathe other people over such trivial things and you turn out someone who does more damage and contributes actual negativity to his community. Having a gay camp counselor, though, is utterly harmless.

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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't know about the BSA but in the Navy I am sure I did although we had shower stalls on the ships I served on with curtains so I had some privacy.......Your point is?
    The point is simple.

    Don't be such a scaredy-cat.

    Gay people are not out to get you.
    They won't infect you.
    They are not contagious.
    You, your kids, and grandkids are all safe from THE GAY.

    I'd be much more worried about tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.

    Gay isn't something to fear.

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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    I do see why not. It's generally pretty good for children to interact with society and the different groups that make up society.

    70 years ago this question would involve letting your kids camp with a black person.
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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Quote Originally Posted by Danbury View Post
    That had nothing to do with my comment to which you responded. Of course you'd make the decision as to where your kid goes to camp. The issue is doing damage to kids. I suggested that parents who teach their children to fear and hate gay people, who portray gay people as predators and alien creatures not to be trusted, as different, etc., do more damage to their kid than any gay camp counselor would, and I say a gay counselor would do zero damage to a kid. But teach kids to loathe other people over such trivial things and you turn out someone who does more damage and contributes actual negativity to his community. Having a gay camp counselor, though, is utterly harmless.
    My children like I am are Roman Catholic they are taught by me and the church to love the sinner and hate the sin whether it be straight or gay.
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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Quote Originally Posted by Danbury View Post
    That had nothing to do with my comment to which you responded. Of course you'd make the decision as to where your kid goes to camp. The issue is doing damage to kids. I suggested that parents who teach their children to fear and hate gay people, who portray gay people as predators and alien creatures not to be trusted, as different, etc., do more damage to their kid than any gay camp counselor would, and I say a gay counselor would do zero damage to a kid. But teach kids to loathe other people over such trivial things and you turn out someone who does more damage and contributes actual negativity to his community. Having a gay camp counselor, though, is utterly harmless.
    Is Navy Pride afraid of gay pedophile counselors, or gay kids mingling with straight kids????

    If this is about pedophilia, then for fornication's sake....haven't we covered that about a ga-gillion times????

    gay does not equal pedophile

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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Quote Originally Posted by Danbury View Post
    That had nothing to do with my comment to which you responded. Of course you'd make the decision as to where your kid goes to camp. The issue is doing damage to kids. I suggested that parents who teach their children to fear and hate gay people, who portray gay people as predators and alien creatures not to be trusted, as different, etc., do more damage to their kid than any gay camp counselor would, and I say a gay counselor would do zero damage to a kid. But teach kids to loathe other people over such trivial things and you turn out someone who does more damage and contributes actual negativity to his community. Having a gay camp counselor, though, is utterly harmless.
    I have to say I'd be shocked if parents are actively describing things in this way. More likely, parents are broadening their "warnings" to their children about not going anywhere with strangers, not letting anyone touch you where you don't want to be touched, etc. etc. - I can't imagine that a parent portrays "gay people as predators and alien creatures not to be trusted". That just sounds like a bunch of liberal hate nonsense directed at parents who disagree with you.

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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I do see why not. It's generally pretty good for children to interact with society and the different groups that make up society.

    70 years ago this question would involve letting your kids camp with a black person.
    I was inthe BSA about 60 years ago and we had blacks in our troop and had no problem with it.........What your doing is using the class warfare that the left always uses as their talking points.
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    re: Would you let your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19,1642]

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I was inthe BSA about 60 years ago and we had blacks in our troop and had no problem with it.........What your doing is using the class warfare that the left always uses as their talking points.

    No. He's relating one irrational fear to another.

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