(Closed) Boyscouts

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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825 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lia22:  I agree completely. Having openly gay leaders would really be the step forward this organization needs to promote true equality. Just because a leader is gay doesn’t make it any more or less likely that they would behave inappropriately with the boys than if they were a straight leader. 

Post # 4
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8993 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The Boyscouts are bigots. They are allowing gay boyscouts in because of all the social media bashing them for their decisions to (originally) ban gay scouts.

If I ever have a son, my child will not be aligned with this organization. This is an all or nothing deal, and I think they’re doing it just because they want to media and the pressure to go away. I hope it doesn’t. Gay leaders can be just as fantastic as straight leaders.

Boyscouts are supposed to be about teamwork, companionship, tolerance, but this just furthers the gap between all of those fundamental things.

Post # 5
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Hyperventilate:  Legit, when we found out we were having a boy the thoughts that came into my head in order:

1. Crap, now I’m going to have to make a decision on circumcision.

2. Crap, the Boy Scouts better get their shit together because I don’t think we have any generic “Adventure Scout” troop in these parts.

3. Yaaaay – a boy!

XD

Post # 7
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10510 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think they could learn quite a bit from Scouts.  Is there any discussion between the 2 groups?

Post # 8
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688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

This entire way of thinking is so ass backwards. And as much as everyone tries to fight it, it will change (for the good, as in equality). Just like rights for African Americans, etc. Someday, hopefully, our kids kids will look back at this day and think “What the hell was their problem? Where they stupid?” and we can rest easy knowing that we were ahead of the cruve already, and did not support this idiotic way of thinking. 

Post # 11
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10510 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@lia22:  Between Scouts (Canada) and Boyscouts (of America).

Post # 12
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9956 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Agree with AB Bride:  Scouts Canada certainly has a more welcoming policy to members of the Gay Community.

I am guessing that somehow the Boy Scouts of America were reluctant to include boy members because they thought that “gayness” could be caught (seriously back @ss thinking)

And now I am guessing they don’t want Gay Adults because they are afraid that the Leaders will influence or worse prey upon the Youth Members

Crazy…

There is a name for that be it a Male Leader sexually preying on a Child… or a Female Leader (do they have those in the US Boy Scouts ?) sexually preying on a Child

It is called PEDOPHILE… plain & simple and a criminal offence.

Honestly, I think this ruling just shows how back-woods in thought Boy Scouts of America is (sad)

And another example where the USA needs to step up to the plate, and join the 21st Century where a lot of the rest of the world is now living in true freedom

8-} *rolls eyes*

 

Post # 13
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5554 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I find it all ridiculous. Gay == pedophile and actually, from my understanding of the research, more molestors are straight men! My cousin is working on his eagle and his dad is a regional leader person (unsure the real title?) and he knows some of the scout dads and their “close family friends” are…. Not just friends, but he is not about to call anyone out on that! Those boys need their dads involved just like anyone else. 

Post # 15
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1673 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lia22:  +100000

Hopefully they can catch up and join us here in the future sometime. 

The scouts, I mean. 

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