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George Takei's blog on the BSA reaffirmation of the ban on LGBT Scouts & Leaders

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posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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It's my humble opinion that the BSA's long-proven track record of producing quality, high integrity individuals more than justifies their policies.

Don't like it? Start up your own private organization with it's own set of rules/requirements, and leave the Boy Scouts to themselves. They've obviously been doing something right for oh, say about the last hundred years.






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posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:01 PM
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Originally posted by tjack
It's my humble opinion that the BSA's long-proven track record of producing quality, high integrity individuals more than justifies their policies.

Don't like it? Start up your own private organization with it's own set of rules/requirements, and leave the Boy Scouts to themselves. They've obviously been doing something right for oh, say about the last hundred years.






edit on 20-7-2012 by tjack because: (no reason given)


I think I saw old news footage of the KKK making the same claim.... we see how that turned out....
The past 100 years is just that, the past. We are moving to the future now and it's time they adapt or die out.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by PurpleChiten

If it is their stance to continue to discriminate against a group of legal citizens of the United States of America, then perhaps it's time the group be disbanded just as the KKK was. They are one and the same with their present stance.


Right.

Private organization or not - - - America is part of their organization.

Like you - - I know it is the Fundamentalists that are sticking their ugly heads in this - - - like they do everything else.

Pedophiles are Pedophiles - - - it is a completely separate orientation of attraction to children. It has NOTHING to do with either heterosexual or homosexual orientation. It is an orientation of sexual attraction to children. PERIOD.

Have you read Mike Huckabee's latest? (and this guy ran for president of the USA).


Mike Huckabee Equates Gay Scout Leaders With Child Molesters BY Lucas Grindley While supporting the Boy Scouts' decision not to allow gay troop leaders and scouts, Fox News commentator Mike Huckabee equated gay people with child molesters. www.advocate.com...



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by tjack
It's my humble opinion that the BSA's long-proven track record of producing quality, high integrity individuals more than justifies their policies.


And that changes how by being gay?



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by PurpleChiten

Originally posted by tjack
It's my humble opinion that the BSA's long-proven track record of producing quality, high integrity individuals more than justifies their policies.

Don't like it? Start up your own private organization with it's own set of rules/requirements, and leave the Boy Scouts to themselves. They've obviously been doing something right for oh, say about the last hundred years.






edit on 20-7-2012 by tjack because: (no reason given)


I think I saw old news footage of the KKK making the same claim.... we see how that turned out....
The past 100 years is just that, the past. We are moving to the future now and it's time they adapt or die out.



Apples and oranges, friend, actually more like apples and hand-grenades.

The KKK is a hate group, and the BSA is anything but.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, and if disallowing gays causes the Boy Scouts to die out, then that is what will happen. Doesn't seem to be happening though.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by tjack
It's my humble opinion that the BSA's long-proven track record of producing quality, high integrity individuals more than justifies their policies.


And that changes how by being gay?


You tell me. I didn't say anything about being gay changing anything.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:15 PM
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Originally posted by tjack

Originally posted by PurpleChiten

Originally posted by tjack
It's my humble opinion that the BSA's long-proven track record of producing quality, high integrity individuals more than justifies their policies.

Don't like it? Start up your own private organization with it's own set of rules/requirements, and leave the Boy Scouts to themselves. They've obviously been doing something right for oh, say about the last hundred years.


edit on 20-7-2012 by tjack because: (no reason given)


I think I saw old news footage of the KKK making the same claim.... we see how that turned out....
The past 100 years is just that, the past. We are moving to the future now and it's time they adapt or die out.



Apples and oranges, friend, actually more like apples and hand-grenades.

The KKK is a hate group, and the BSA is anything but.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, and if disallowing gays causes the Boy Scouts to die out, then that is what will happen. Doesn't seem to be happening though.



But the fundamentalist evangelicals that are controlling the BSA ARE a hate group and they are the ones pulling the strings. When their ties are broken and they are no longer the puppet masters, everything else will go away and they can become the group they were meant to be..... the Boy Scouts of AMERICA, not the Boy Scouts of the evangelical fundamentalist extremists. Until then, since they are controlled by a hate group, they are a hate group.


The GSA, on the other hand, are very accepting of other sexual orientations and are thriving right now, well beyond the BSA on all accounts.
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posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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the faux news is the worst weapon the hate group has.... it's a shame that they pass themselves off as a news source instead of what they really are, a hategroup focusing on television shows as opposed to internet blogs.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by tjack

Apples and oranges, friend, actually more like apples and hand-grenades.

The KKK is a hate group, and the BSA is anything but.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, and if disallowing gays causes the Boy Scouts to die out, then that is what will happen. Doesn't seem to be happening though.



If you read the format for Hitler Youth - - you would be shocked.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by tjack

Apples and oranges, friend, actually more like apples and hand-grenades.

The KKK is a hate group, and the BSA is anything but.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, and if disallowing gays causes the Boy Scouts to die out, then that is what will happen. Doesn't seem to be happening though.



If you read the format for Hitler Youth - - you would be shocked.



And if you spent a meeting with my son's scout troop, you'd be pleasantly surprised.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by tjack

Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by tjack
It's my humble opinion that the BSA's long-proven track record of producing quality, high integrity individuals more than justifies their policies.


And that changes how by being gay?


You tell me. I didn't say anything about being gay changing anything.


That is what this discussion is about.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by tjack

And if you spent a meeting with my son's scout troop, you'd be pleasantly surprised.


Why?

Is there an openly gay boy scout in your troop.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by PurpleChiten

The GSA, on the other hand, are very accepting of other sexual orientations and are thriving right now, well beyond the BSA on all accounts.


That's true.

The GSA was fading.

They re-organized and modernized - - - and are now going strong.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by tjack

Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by tjack
It's my humble opinion that the BSA's long-proven track record of producing quality, high integrity individuals more than justifies their policies.


And that changes how by being gay?


You tell me. I didn't say anything about being gay changing anything.


That is what this discussion is about.


Oh...my bad. I thought it was about a private club consistently not allowing itself to be forced to compromise it's principles.

I must have missed the part about being gay changing one's potential, so I wasn't speaking to that at all.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by PurpleChiten
reply to post by Annee
 


the faux news is the worst weapon the hate group has.... it's a shame that they pass themselves off as a news source instead of what they really are, a hategroup focusing on television shows as opposed to internet blogs.


FOX news isn't news -- its entertainment. They can say anything they want whether its true or not.

They won a court case in (guess where) Florida - - - that says they are entertainment and not bound by reporting facts.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by tjack

Oh...my bad. I thought it was about a private club consistently not allowing itself to be forced to compromise it's principles.


Again - - - how does being gay compromise principles?



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:43 PM
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Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by tjack

And if you spent a meeting with my son's scout troop, you'd be pleasantly surprised.


Why?

Is there an openly gay boy scout in your troop.


Not that I know of, I was referring to the level of kindness and respect the boys have for each other and their helpfulness towards the community, and how well the older scouts work to bring up the younger scouts. I'm always impressed with our troop, and very proud of them.

The adult leadership is there primarily for health and safety reasons, and the boys do all the planning and work.

Not at all what they're being portrayed as in this stupid thread, so I'm compelled to defend them and their organization.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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So then now they are learning that it is actually limited to who you find acceptable.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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I honestly think the anti-gays - - - - fear current factual information.

They link material that is at least 20 years old. (not to mention the 2000+ year old material)

They link material that's been debunked - discredited - or out right lies.

Its down right scary that a man in a prominent influential position like Huckabee - - who I assume is intelligent - - continues to promote stupidity.

Well - - I'm old enough to remember George Wallace - - the Great White Hope of Alabama. What a pathetic historical figure he became.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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Originally posted by tjack

Not that I know of, I was referring to the level of kindness and respect the boys have for each other and their helpfulness towards the community, and how well the older scouts work to bring up the younger scouts. I'm always impressed with our troop, and very proud of them.

The adult leadership is there primarily for health and safety reasons, and the boys do all the planning and work.

Not at all what they're being portrayed as in this stupid thread, so I'm compelled to defend them and their organization.


So?

And that would change by allowing gays?



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