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Boy Scouts vote to let openly gay boys in....

Posted by on May. 23, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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Thoughts?

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BOY_SCOUTS_GAYS?SITE=7219&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-05-23-18-13-07

Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys


GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.

Of the local Scout leaders voting at their annual meeting in Texas, more than 60 percent supported the proposal.

Under the proposal drafted by the Scouts' governing board, gay adults will remain barred from serving as Scout leaders.

The outcome is unlikely to end a bitter debate over the Scouts' membership policy.

Some conservative churches that sponsor Scout units wanted to continue excluding gay youths, in some cases threatening to defect if the ban were lifted. More liberal Scout leaders - while supporting the proposal to accept gay youth - have made clear they want the ban on gay adults lifted as well.

 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

by on May. 23, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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mehamil1
by Platinum Member on May. 23, 2013 at 6:31 PM

YAY

mehamil1
by Platinum Member on May. 23, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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Now to allow the gay scout leaders and gay den mothers. 

melaniejaye
by on May. 23, 2013 at 6:32 PM
Why not? Some openly gay boys also would like to be manly and build their own fires. As long as there are strict rules during sleep overs and camping and what not I don't see an immediate problem. However I do feel as if the straight boys and the gay boys may not get along due to bullying, so there needs to be some sort of strong authority against bullying. Ijs
Jack_Squat
by Silver Member on May. 23, 2013 at 6:34 PM

YAYAYAYAYAY!

Momniscient
by Ruby Member on May. 23, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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I think it's great. Very democratic of them.

tweety101149
by Platinum Member on May. 23, 2013 at 6:35 PM

So aren't the Boy Scouts of America wonderful.   Finally after years of rejection...allowing boys that are gay into their organization.  It won't be an organization of true equality until gay leaders are also allowed into their organization.  

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on May. 23, 2013 at 6:36 PM
Hooray, I may let my son re-join!
prommy
by Silver Member on May. 23, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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 It's about time!  Too bad about scout leaders though...in the words of my 16 year old son, "Are people so ignorant they think a gay scout leader is going to molest boy scouts?" Ahhh.... I raised him right!

ashellbell
by shellbark on May. 23, 2013 at 6:38 PM
Baby steps


Quoting mehamil1:

Now to allow the gay scout leaders and gay den mothers. 


Kris_PBG
by Member on May. 23, 2013 at 6:41 PM
Hmmmmm... So where does that leave bisexual den leaders?

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