Boy Scouts... seriously????

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Registered: 08-13-2007
Boy Scouts... seriously????
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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 1:39pm

I just can't believe how... crazy... this sounds!  So it is may be okay to be a gay boy scout now, but not a gay leader?  What happens when these boys turn 18? Are they just to be kicked out of the program? Seriously? Was anyone else blown away by this latest news regarding the Boy Scouts?

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/23/opinion/sutter-boy-scouts-gay-policy/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_topstories+%28RSS%3A+Top+Stories%29

The 103-year-old organization -- known for its worthwhile efforts to teach kids to tie knots, survive in the woods and become more civic-minded adults -- says gay Scouts should be able to participate in the organization. But not gay and lesbian leaders.

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 04-24-2013 - 12:50am

Makes sense to me.  A gay boy scout isn't a role model or in a position of authority to espouse values that inately contradict those of the Boy Scout organization.  And personally, I would question the motives of any wannabe leader, gay or straight, who didn't have a child in the troupe.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 04-26-2013 - 10:20am

personally, I would question the motives of any wannabe leader, gay or straight, who didn't have a child in the troupe.

I happen to agree with this!  And why should sexual orientation matter here anyway, Are we really enrolling gay and straight people in these clubs or people that share common values? 

 

 

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Sat, 04-27-2013 - 12:20am

It's the lack of "common values" that's at issue.

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Tue, 05-07-2013 - 4:56am

Is bisexuell leaders oki?

Is oki for a person who lives with both a man and woman to be leader?

Just wondering.