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I'm sure I'm behind the times on this, but I just fainlly read the article. I personally think it's complete and utter bulls--t. Are there any parents here that are supportive of this ban? Why? I'm so disappointed, I have always planned on having my son be a Boy Scout, but not anymore.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:35 PM on Sep. 9, 2012
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:02 PM on Sep. 9, 2012
Answer by dullscissors at 11:41 PM on Sep. 9, 2012
Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:09 AM on Sep. 10, 2012
My son is in Cub Scouts and he loves it. I am a den leader. While I personally do not agree with their decision, I do recognize their right to have this policy. It is a Christian-based organization.
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:54 PM on Sep. 9, 2012
For goodness sakes. It's a Christian organization that has never been shy about their beliefs here. This is like people flipping a freaking lid over Kirk Cameron's views when asked and Chick fil as CEO. One is a major CHRISTIAN actor who gave up major Hollywood roles to follow his beliefs the other is a food place that is CLOSED on SUNDAYS. You can think them hateful and what ever but it is their RIGHT. No one is making you join. No one says you have to subscribe to the same beliefs. They are NOT hateful and as for the scouts that returned that badges....so what?! They are still GOOD men, in large part, BECAUSE OF THE SCOUTS and what was instilled in them their. Oh the irony.....
Answer by momof030404 at 10:22 AM on Sep. 10, 2012
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:50 AM on Sep. 10, 2012
Answer by sahmamax2 at 4:44 PM on Sep. 10, 2012
Answer by sahmamax2 at 4:47 PM on Sep. 10, 2012
It's the same concept as if someone where doing illegal drugs or they have committed felonies. I had to consent to a background check in order to become a den leader. The BSA wants moral role models for the boys to look up to. As an organization, they have the right to decide what those morals are.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:26 PM on Sep. 9, 2012