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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    You are attempting to refer to a completely unrelated area of the study. The study indicated that of ALL respondents 8.5% identified themselves as gay (which is pretty consistent with most studies).
    No, they identified attraction to the oppositie sex. You, for some reason, construed this as an affirmation of sexual experimentation.

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    However, when the study is talking about same sex sexual experimentation among adolescents it states that of all the respondents, 10% reported to have engaged in same sex sexual experimentation, MOST OF WHICH identified themselves as heterosexual.
    Where?

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp

    Quote Originally Posted by Pagan View Post
    So it's not the boy scouts then, is it?
    Just "the scouts", lol.


    Honestly, though...the scouts are a private organization. They can do whatever they damn well please. But they had best think it through.

    Are they gonna stay a religious group, or let that go in favor of swelling the rosters? To me, the scouts have become more and more irrelevant, in the last 10 years or so. To much litigation, kids can't go out and be kids, etc.

    It's a shame. I'm an eagle, myself, and I learned a lot from the scouts, including how to shoot. Bygone era, I guess. Can't let little johny go home with a skinned knee, or cuts.
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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there we

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Just "the scouts", lol.


    Honestly, though...the scouts are a private organization. They can do whatever they damn well please. But they had best think it through.

    Are they gonna stay a religious group, or let that go in favor of swelling the rosters? To me, the scouts have become more and more irrelevant, in the last 10 years or so. To much litigation, kids can't go out and be kids, etc.

    It's a shame. I'm an eagle, myself, and I learned a lot from the scouts, including how to shoot. Bygone era, I guess. Can't let little johny go home with a skinned knee, or cuts.
    Yeah I see them opening up to the gays as an attempt to revitalize it, the bad press they've gotten over this sure doesn't help their recruiting other than religious crowd.

    I believe when they change their policy's though the church run troops like the mormon's will still exclude them.
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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there we

    Quote Originally Posted by Pagan View Post
    Yeah I see them opening up to the gays as an attempt to revitalize it, the bad press they've gotten over this sure doesn't help their recruiting other than religious crowd.

    I believe when they change their policy's though the church run troops like the mormon's will still exclude them.
    In the end, none of that will matter. Parents killed the boy scouts, nothing else.
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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there we

    I've been thinking more about this question, of whether I'd let my kid go out camping with openly gay members or leaders, as in a Scout troop type situation.


    Y'know... I'd have a concern if it was mixed boys and girls (if some were over 12), because of the potential for some of the youngsters to sneak around and have sex if not carefully supervised.

    If you have all boys (and men Scoutmasters) but some are gay... the same concern applies, doesn't it? Because you have people who might be sexually attracted to each other camping out in the woods together, and most of them are underage.

    You'd need lots of good supervision.


    So anyway, I would not be crazy about the idea no.

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Scouts are not a that big thing in my area these days, so that part is more theoretical too.
    I know with the little ones its one day at a time. But of the boys I have worked with that are survivors of sexual abuse, it seems so common that they just didn't know that they feel into a trap. most believed their abusers when they said that their parents would be mad at them for letting the abuser have sex with them. This can be avoided by telling your children and letting them know that you will not be angry at them for telling on a person that sexually abuses them.

    As for experimentation, they can do that with any boy, it doesn't have to be a boy in boy scouts.

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there we

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I've been thinking more about this question, of whether I'd let my kid go out camping with openly gay members or leaders, as in a Scout troop type situation.


    Y'know... I'd have a concern if it was mixed boys and girls (if some were over 12), because of the potential for some of the youngsters to sneak around and have sex if not carefully supervised.

    If you have all boys (and men Scoutmasters) but some are gay... the same concern applies, doesn't it? Because you have people who might be sexually attracted to each other camping out in the woods together, and most of them are underage.

    You'd need lots of good supervision.


    So anyway, I would not be crazy about the idea no.
    It really seems to be straight men that have a problem with gay men. Really because they think we are attracted to them.

    This is really quite funny. When I came out I had a pal named Art, he was really weirded out, he just knew I wanted to jump his straight bones (not in this life or the next). It became so irritating his insistence that I just wanted his fat hairy body. I grew weary of bring nice to him about it, then one day when he was being particularly petulant, I told him "loose 80 lbs, shave the beard bathe more often dress better and stop seeing a slob and just maybe you could have a shot."

    The funniest thing is that out hurt his feelings that I want really attracted to him.

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Do me one favor my left wing friend please change your political lean to at least moderate becaue you are no Social Conservative........Thanks
    Do you think conservative means "anti-gay"?
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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there we

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    It really seems to be straight men that have a problem with gay men. Really because they think we are attracted to them.

    This is really quite funny. When I came out I had a pal named Art, he was really weirded out, he just knew I wanted to jump his straight bones (not in this life or the next). It became so irritating his insistence that I just wanted his fat hairy body. I grew weary of bring nice to him about it, then one day when he was being particularly petulant, I told him "loose 80 lbs, shave the beard bathe more often dress better and stop seeing a slob and just maybe you could have a shot."

    The funniest thing is that out hurt his feelings that I want really attracted to him.

    Ok, but what you just said had pretty much nothing to do with what I said, or what I meant by it.

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I have to say I probably would not. My job as a parent isn't to be politically correct. It's to protect my son for as much as I can. Honestly? I wouldn't be worried about the counselors. I'd be worried about peer pressure from so-called gay boys who wanted my son to experiment. I'd want to protect him at camp -- just like I'd want to protect him from his friends in the basement of my home.

    Frankly? I think any parent who would answer otherwise is missing something.
    Why do you think homosexuality is something your son needs to be protected from?
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