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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
    Again that is your left wing opinion and you know what opinionss are like? Everyone has one.
    How is that an opinion? You CLEARLY stated that you would have a problem sending your child to a camp with openly gay counselors, but would have absolutely no problem sending them to a camp full of closeted supposedly straight homosexuals because you wouldn't know. How is that NOT "ignorance is bliss?"

    BTW...if you are Catholic and are at all active, then you absolutely have put your children in contact with closeted homosexuals.
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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
    Wow 67-13 pretty much along Conservative/Liberal beliefs.......I wonder how many of you lefties would feel the same way if their 11 year old faced the isue and you have to make the decision.....I think the poll would be much closer.
    No it isn't. A large percentage of the 67 are not liberal Navy....as much as you want to try to claim it....it is just another of your outright lies.
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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
    Wow 67-13 pretty much along Conservative/Liberal beliefs.......I wonder how many of you lefties would feel the same way if their 11 year old faced the isue and you have to make the decision.....I think the poll would be much closer.
    Why would it change if we actually had to send our sons to camp? Why would we become bigoted because we have children?

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

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    In the last 5 years we've made 12 injury-related trips to the ER. . .all bloody. Lots of blood - it's amazing how much kids manage to bleed.

    And you know - one time at my Dad's church we were goofing off on the stairs and one kid fell down and went through the drywall - busted his nose . . . just as one example.

    OH! (afterthought) that does remind me of some dude we use to know when I was 10 or so - he was a lot of fun to hang around with. We'd ham it up - he'd help my dad out around the church. Everyone loved him. . . and then one day for reasons unknown to us (kids) - we were told not to ever talk to him again. I don't know what he did - but he was suddenly unwelcome and I doubt that 'being gay' was one of the concerns.
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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
    as a 11 year old you would have a problem with your son deal with it. I always say I would not have my sons attend a girls camp or my daughters attend a boys camp where they had to sleep over night in small tents with the opposite sex...........sorry
    It's camp, NP, not a Roman Orgy.

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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
    Wow 67-13 pretty much along Conservative/Liberal beliefs.......I wonder how many of you lefties would feel the same way if their 11 year old faced the isue and you have to make the decision.....I think the poll would be much closer.
    Plenty of the people who voted yes consider themselves conservative, or republicans, or whatever term you'd like to use, including myself. We just happen to live in 2013 and we're pretty confident 'the gay' is not a transferable disease.

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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
    OK I reworded my post and I apologize if I offended anyone with my last poll.......I am and old country boy and sometimes the meaning is not what I meant....I really would like to know how the members of the forum feel about this issue.
    Considering homosexuality isn't infectious, I don't know why it would matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Wow 67-13 pretty much along Conservative/Liberal beliefs.......I wonder how many of you lefties would feel the same way if their 11 year old faced the isue and you have to make the decision.....I think the poll would be much closer.
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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 did not see it when I was in the BSA or the Navy...............A lot of blacks that I knew (and there were several in my department) said they joined the Navy for this and were happy with the way they were treated in fact we had a couple of Black CPOs in my deepartment.
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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
    I don't even know where you're coming from with these comments, esp. in response to me. But since you mention it, girls are at much greater risk when it comes to pedophilia. And yet, there is no discussion about "letting" girls have straight male teachers or counselors, etc.
    I would agree - I'm no expert on the matter, but it seems there is a certain level of hysteria that developed beginning with the revelations about the Catholic Church and decades of both boys and girls, but mainly boys, being sexually abused by clergy. That led to the misconception that all gays are peodophiles and all clergy are gay and by extention any adult male who works or volunteers with children must be a gay peodophile.

    Such unhealthy suspicions have led to many men in today's society removing themselves from any situation where they may be falsely accused of inappropriate contact with children.

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

    Not sure how I'd know it. Likely any camp you send any kid to has a gay member, don't ya think? That the question has to be asked, ensures not everyone will be open about it...as though anyone really cares.

    I would rather send my child to a camp that might have a gay member, then to send them to a camp that for traditional religious reasons, prohibits any member from being gay, or prevents non-religious attendance, etc. If my child is old enough to be "in danger of turning gay", by you know, getting gay cooties, then I would have talked to them sufficient to not be concerned. If you want 100% prevention, you have to lock them up in a cell, else, they will be exposed to the real world. I think the worst thing some parents do is stigmatize things to some outrageously unrealistic level, and then watch as their child tries to adjust to reality when they leave home at 18 or early twenties and is traumatized..or traumatizes others, as a result.

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