Up for Debate: Boy Scouts to allow gay youths

Friday, May 24, 2013 at 1:42am

Were you surprised by the Boy Scouts council's vote to approve a resolution allowing gay scouts? Do you agree with it? Do you believe there will be a backlash, including possibly a boycott or scouts leaving or refusing to join?

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85 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 5/24/13 at 12:02

Yes I am MamaG.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/24/13 at 12:06

This is for Jugs the slug. Roman when Christian ruled.

Another phoney historian. He has got to be in yogi family stump.

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 12:16

Nimrod and FatMamaG: Do you morons not see anything wrong with having some weirdo online relationship?

What kind of freaktards know each others' purported business via messages on a forum?

God, you two are pathetic humans.

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 12:23

GAY SCOUTS OF AMERICA!!!! Bring your sons to be raped by queerios!

By: bfra on 5/24/13 at 1:33

Trolls put nothing but BS on this board! They think their warped minded ideas are what people want to hear. They have no reasoning, have no idea what FACTS or PROOF of their warped thoughts even means. Worthless pieces of tripe just trying to get some attention.

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 1:35

bfra: Please do not speak about yourself in such a demeaning manner.

By: bfra on 5/24/13 at 1:35

Jugs - Several on this board have corresponded with MamaG for quite a while and we have no idea her size or care. How do you know her size? You don't, just another way for a troll to put a lopsided comment on the board!

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 1:43

bfra: And, that is my point---it is freaktards, weirdos, losers, and idiots who have online "relationships."

Which one are you?

By: bfra on 5/24/13 at 1:48

Jugs - You seem to be the only one with slobbers for an online relationship! You are the weirdo.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/24/13 at 1:48

He is like yogi and Raspy, bfra. Coming from the same family stump, Jugs the Slug see the world with a tiny brain.

This is all of the time I have for such a useless waste for a jerk.

By: bfra on 5/24/13 at 1:49

Jugs - With all that drooling for a "relationship", I hope you have had your rabies shot!

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 1:55

Hey Nimrod and bfra: Make yourselves useful and go deliver a truckload of K-Y Jelly to your local Gay Scouts chapter.

Pathetic losers. And, bfra---really---I mean REALLY---you need to take some insult lessons. You just are not good at it. I can help.

By: bfra on 5/24/13 at 1:58

Jugs - Yep you are good at insulting your own mental retardation.

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 3:01

bfra: sigh (: Try again, junior. That one did not work.

By: bfra on 5/24/13 at 3:28

Jugs you reall are dense! I am not getting into a pissing contest with you. You are not worth it & neither do you have the necessary equipment.

By: BenDover on 5/24/13 at 3:31

Off on Friday Jugs? That lends credence to the food service theory since the good tip-shifts go to people who are not such losers.

Dang, my bet was on Penny's but they love to work the losers on Fridays when their socially adequate workers want to go out and enjoy the company of friends. Sorry Juggy... maybe if you creep on up from the cellar there, mama will give you a little nip for reassurance.

By: bfra on 5/24/13 at 3:34

s/h/b - really are dense!

By: yogiman on 5/24/13 at 4:42

Thanks for the correction. I didn't know what you was trying to post. But, bfra, you state you aren't getting in a "contest" with Jug because he didn't have the "necessary equipment".

Please tell me, how do you know what his "equipment" is? Have you "used" it before?

By: budlight on 5/24/13 at 4:54

UPDATE: Did any of you notice that the story about assaults and rape in the military just fell off the front page? Rumor has it that this was not a story about male/female assault/rape. It was about same sex assault/rape and the powers to be wanted to stop it before some logical person says "I told you so".

Obama and Clinton have set our military up for failure. Plain and simple.

Now you people go get some sunshine.

By: Loner on 5/24/13 at 5:08

If one were to delete the posts that contained personal attacks on this thread, there might be a dozen or so out of the 67, that dealt with the topic in a rational and adult fashion.

This litter box is already full...and it's a long weekend....oy!

By: yogiman on 5/24/13 at 6:33

As I've posted before, Loner, y'all stay off my back and I'll stay off of yours; meaning all of y'all throwing rocks at me constantly. You can bet your posteriors I'll fight back and do my damnedest to throw bigger rocks.

Y'all keep posting I'm wrong on an issue but make no effort to convince me I'm wrong. I seem to be wrong simply because you think I am.

By: govskeptic on 5/25/13 at 5:15

Loner: I give an unsolicited "Amen" to the 6:08! Great Memorial/Remembrance
Day to all. It's gonna be a beauty in Middle Tenn.

By: whitegravy on 5/25/13 at 11:37

Gay people are entitled to any and all of the RIGHTS and PRIVELEDGES of any other AMERICAN that pays his taxes,fights and dies in our wars, believs in a GOD etc........the scouts are about CHARACTER BUILDING and LEADERSHIP skills, not SEXUALITY.......get over it .....GAY IS HERE TO STAY

By: pswindle on 5/25/13 at 1:49

Jughead,! Bush/Cheney.

By: yogiman on 5/25/13 at 2:21

"Gays" have been on this earth for centuries, whitegravy, and they will probably be here until this earth is demolished. But for the decades I've been on this earth, they have kept their personal "desires" to themselves. They didn't brag about it, advertise it, or broadcast it, in any way to influence the people to admire them, and love them, for it.

When I was in Service (the Navy) in the 40s and 50s, homosexuals were not accepted in any of the services. If it became known you was a homosexual, you was discharged; and it was not an honorable discharge. As long as they kept it quiet, they weren't questioned.

Then Bill Clinton came along and opened the services up for the homosexuals in a [don't ask and don't tell] status but it was okay to be known; just don't advertise it. And now Barry Soetoro is opening the doors wide open for them.

My thoughts for his reasoning? Many GIs will leave the services because of the 'wild' advance of the homosexuals. They will cause many fights among the GIs. Barry is building his "civilian national security service" to take over. And congress is keeping its mouths shut on it.

By: bfra on 5/26/13 at 9:42

Troll alert! Both topics are infested with trolls.

By: pswindle on 5/26/13 at 9:50

If parents are keeping their children away from gays. They will be home-bound because gays are in every phase of society.

By: pswindle on 5/26/13 at 9:55

Do you remember Bush/Cheney? They almost brought our country to its knees, and would have if President Obama had not been elected. I recommend that you read about the Bush years. It is a real eye opener. I'm surprised that he and Cheney are not in jail.

By: bfra on 5/26/13 at 10:48

Bush/Chaney will not leave the US for fear of being arrested. Bush was almost arrested when he dared to go to Africa but he was able to get on a plane & leave before they got him.

By: yogiman on 5/26/13 at 4:15

If they wanted to arrest him, why didn't they stop the plane? Or didn't they have an official charge?

By: budlight on 5/26/13 at 10:09

Gay rights advocates please google Ukraine and Russia gay rights. I think you are in for an eye opener. It ain't JUST the south who's opposed to the gay movement. So why don't ya'll work on Russia and the Ukraine for a while. They need some education on how to properly treat the gay movement.

By: Loner on 5/27/13 at 6:02

The Boy Scouts of America started out as a paramilitary deal...the goal was to build character and esprit de corps in boys, as they become young men.

Scouting was always about "us versus them"; it was never about tolerance or diversity.....after all, the troops were usually sponsored by churches....and scouting was a paramilitary affair.

We had the Catholic troops, the Baptist troops, the Jewish troops, the Negro troops etc. When we went to camp, we played "capture the flag" against these unloved "outsiders". We had our turf....they had theirs.

So, if a troop of gay scouts, with gay scout leaders, sponsored by some gay church had applied for membership, the application probably would have been accepted, without all this controversy.

It's the mixing of gays and straights that's so problematic for scouting....tolerance is not included in the 12-points of the Scout Law.

By: tomba1 on 5/27/13 at 9:32

jit just sucks !

By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 5/29/13 at 7:54

Their new policy is absurd on the face of it and completely unworkable. "Gay" scouts are allowed, but not "gay" adults. So, as soon as a 17 year old turns 18, he's out, right? How's that going to work? They either didn't think this through or decided to surrender incrementally.

By: whitegravy on 5/30/13 at 4:44

Scouting is not about SEXUALITY but about CHARACTER DEVELOPEMENT........among other things scouting teaches SOCIALIZATION skills.....