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17:52 // 4 months ago
December 28, 2013
It’s very stringent that boys and girls aren’t going to sleep in the same tent together. So, why would you have two boys that would be doing some of the same things you’re trying to prevent?
Scoutmaster Jim Brass • Discussing his reasoning for taking his Auburn, Wash.-based troop out of the Boy Scouts of America, which is changing its rules to allow for gay scouts starting January 1. His concerns touch upon the sexual (noted above) as well as the religious. “If they announced, ‘We’re all going to start getting drunk,’ we’d still leave,” he explained. “And to say we’re reverent but we’re going to go against something specifically God said, it doesn’t sit well with me.”
12:53 // 7 months ago
June 17, 2013
I am a straight scoutmaster with a wife, two children and a golden retriever so it does not impact me other than the loss to our troop of some great volunteers to the program. What we did was carry the American flag proudly at the front of the parade; and having scouts in color guards in parades is as American as apple pie.
Peter Brownstein, Salt Lake City BSA volunteer • Commenting on a reprimand that he and fellow Salt Lake City resident Neil Whitaker received from the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America after participating in the Utah Pride Parade on June 2. The two men have apparently been told they could be kicked out of the BSA, for violating rules which bar leaders from using the BSA to advance political positions, if they don’t apologize to local organization officials for participating in the parade. Both men have indicated they have no plans to apologize. source
20:34 // 1 year ago
May 23, 2013
13:22 // 1 year ago
April 19, 2013
Boy Scouts announces proposal to lift gay ban for youth members: Adult members wouldn’t be covered by the proposed vote, however. They certainly picked a pretty quiet news day to announce this news.

Boy Scouts announces proposal to lift gay ban for youth members: Adult members wouldn’t be covered by the proposed vote, however. They certainly picked a pretty quiet news day to announce this news.

12:01 // 1 year ago
March 11, 2013
Today in WTF: A Gawker tipster has revealed that the Boy Scouts of America aren’t sure if those scary Gays™ can keep their eyes/hands to themselves. The BSA is apparently polling members about the appropriateness of homosexual leaders attending overnight camping trips, and other rules/activities which could/would be impacted by a proposed change to the BSA’s policy barring gay members. While some argue that certain questions have merit — like questions about the appropriateness of gay teens sharing a tent — the overall tone and apparent need for such a poll doesn’t seem very inclusive to us. Thoughts?

Today in WTF: A Gawker tipster has revealed that the Boy Scouts of America aren’t sure if those scary Gays™ can keep their eyes/hands to themselves. The BSA is apparently polling members about the appropriateness of homosexual leaders attending overnight camping trips, and other rules/activities which could/would be impacted by a proposed change to the BSA’s policy barring gay members. While some argue that certain questions have merit — like questions about the appropriateness of gay teens sharing a tent — the overall tone and apparent need for such a poll doesn’t seem very inclusive to us. Thoughts?

16:01 // 1 year ago
February 6, 2013
After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the scouting family, along with comments from those outside the organization, the volunteer officers of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board concluded that due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy.
Boy Scouts of America - In a new statement, announcing the organization’s decision to postpone a vote to determine whether or not to repeal a three-decade old policy barring gay members and leaders from joining the BSA. The vote was apparently delayed due to a request from a coalition of leaders representing roughly one-fifth of the Boy Scouts’ currently registered members. source
16:14 // 1 year ago
January 30, 2013

The Boy Scouts of America want to know what you think of their exclusionary policies…

According to new reports, the Boy Scouts of America are currently asking for public opinions on their potential plan to abandon a long-standing policy which barred gay members/leaders from joining the organization. If you’d like to share your thoughts, call the Boy Scouts of America national headquarters (972-580-2330) or send an email to nationalsupportcenter@scouting.org (h/t to OutsideTheArk) source

14:23 // 1 year ago
January 28, 2013
14:10 // 1 year ago