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    Re: Should the boy scouts allow openly gay scouts and scoutmasters.

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    Your trolling.
    Trying to get you to support an idiotic statement is all. Since you don't seem like you can, we can dismiss it as idiotic and unfounded.
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    Re: Should the boy scouts allow openly gay scouts and scoutmasters.

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Your trolling.
    You're trolling. ACT UP is an organization that was formed and ended before I was even born. That's my birth, childhood, education, my coming out as gay and going through the entire BSA program to become an Eagle Scout. Amazing how you have dredged them up from history as a reference to attack "the gays" in a debate about the BSA and its membership policy.

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    Re: Should the boy scouts allow openly gay scouts and scoutmasters.

    The logic is obvious. One of the basic tenets of the Scouts is a belief in God. Agree with it, disagree with it...its not really relevant. Gods word in the Bible is that homosexuality is wrong. Open acceptance of homosexuality is pretty much in opposition to their stated belief in God. Pretty easy to understand. Just as open acceptance of an avowed and unrepentant liar or open acceptance of a scout leader that is adulterous would be an affront to their stated values, so to would acceptance of homosexual scout leaders. There is and should be no more concern that an openly gay scout leader would be a predator than there is that a heterosexual woman would target scouts.

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    Re: Should the boy scouts allow openly gay scouts and scoutmasters.

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    act like kids.
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    Re: Should the boy scouts allow openly gay scouts and scoutmasters.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You never been a BS or you would know Its part of their creed.
    Dont give me that BS! no one is "perfect" that included "morally straight".

    What a crock of chit!

    and yes, i was a cub scout.

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    Re: Should the boy scouts allow openly gay scouts and scoutmasters.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Please give your opinion and no personal attacks.
    My opinion: The Boy Scouts are a private organization. They should be allowed to make that decision on their own, especially since we're talking about volunteer positions. Those who don't like how the Boy Scouts are run should be able to start their own groups run the way they think is best and watch throngs of people leave the Boy Scouts for their group.
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    Re: Should the boy scouts allow openly gay scouts and scoutmasters.

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The logic is obvious. One of the basic tenets of the Scouts is a belief in God. Agree with it, disagree with it...its not really relevant. Gods word in the Bible is that homosexuality is wrong. Open acceptance of homosexuality is pretty much in opposition to their stated belief in God. Pretty easy to understand. Just as open acceptance of an avowed and unrepentant liar or open acceptance of a scout leader that is adulterous would be an affront to their stated values, so to would acceptance of homosexual scout leaders. There is and should be no more concern that an openly gay scout leader would be a predator than there is that a heterosexual woman would target scouts.
    God's word in The Bible is that slavery is just fine! The Bible isn't always right. There are over 100 verses in The Bible that relate to the acceptability of slavery. Now, we look at those verses and rationalize: "They were a reflection of cultural norms at the time." The same can be said of the five or six verses that condemn homosexuality, in my opinion.

    Here is Brothern, posting above you, who says he is a gay man. To condemn him for that? Not my God. Not the God I worship. The Bible is filled with contradiction. It is no more God's word than the hymns we sing in church.
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    Re: Should the boy scouts allow openly gay scouts and scoutmasters.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    That is like saying no attack and then call me and SOB. It does not compute.
    Ah well, no attack was intended. I was just curious.

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    Re: Should the boy scouts allow openly gay scouts and scoutmasters.

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    You're trolling. ACT UP is an organization that was formed and ended before I was even born. That's my birth, childhood, education, my coming out as gay and going through the entire BSA program to become an Eagle Scout. Amazing how you have dredged them up from history as a reference to attack "the gays" in a debate about the BSA and its membership policy.
    Brothern, congratulations on becoming an Eagle Scout. That's one awesome achievement!! You rock!!
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    Re: Should the boy scouts allow openly gay scouts and scoutmasters.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    God's word in The Bible is that slavery is just fine! The Bible isn't always right. There are over 100 verses in The Bible that relate to the acceptability of slavery. Now, we look at those verses and rationalize: "They were a reflection of cultural norms at the time." The same can be said of the five or six verses that condemn homosexuality, in my opinion.

    Here is Brothern, posting above you, who says he is a gay man. To condemn him for that? Not my God. Not the God I worship. The Bible is filled with contradiction. It is no more God's word than the hymns we sing in church.
    Not going to argue whether or not Gods word is right or wrong. Believe it, dont...not relevant. I know good people that happen to be gay. I have family members that are gay. I love them. I care for them. I would never tell them how to live their lives. I dont change what I believe just because I happen to know people that believe differently. I'll let God figure out the whole condemnation part.

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