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The Boy Scout Gay Dilemma

Leader, no; two former scouts, yes

February 6, 2013

Although one member of the local board of directors for the Chief Cornplanter Council opposes lifting the ban on gays — which may happen today as the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America......

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Feb-07-13 4:38 PM

Thanks, Heydrich, I just can't understand what was so offensive.

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Feb-07-13 4:15 PM

There was NOTHING wrong with that post. The Catholic situation is a fact, and similar concerns are completely understandable. In fact, one would be an incompetent parent if concern was NOT expressed.

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Feb-07-13 2:44 PM

HEY! What was wrong with my post that it was removed?

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Feb-07-13 12:36 AM

Homophobes disgust me.

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Feb-06-13 9:31 PM

A bigger man than some Brent.Thank you. As Father Bill said in a sunday service, May 2012 " and to all my gay brothers and sisters out there be who you are and if your made to feel different unaccepted,or shamed in any chuch GET UP AND LEAVE" We are all the same in gods eyes. Well said father!

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Feb-06-13 7:44 PM

Well said Brook.

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Feb-06-13 4:36 PM

The Boy Scouts is a great program. Although it is a private organization and can determine its own policies, I find it ashame that it is hypocritical to its own Scout Law. Raising young men to be good citizens and positive, caring adult leaders has nothing to do with sexual orientation, nor any other characteristic with which someone is born. People don't choose to be gay, nor do they choose to have big ears, nose hair, or musical ability. They are born that way. For the Scouts to discriminate against something that can't be changed is a blemish on an otherwise good institution. I also reject the duty to god argument. Last time I checked, god insists that you don't judge people. Religions, themselves, disagree among each other as to the acceptance of all people. I would hope that the scouts decide to put all people above discrimination. It's long overdue.

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Feb-06-13 11:24 AM

"If we do not lift the ban on gays in the Boy Scouts, then you might as well turn back history and forget that we were once incredibly ignorant and actually believed that segregation against those who are different was both legal and morally responsible,"

Hooray to Mr. Scarpo and Mr. Brant for being willing to say, "I am a Boy Scout. I am from Warren County. But that doesn't make me an ignorant **ck and you don't have to be either!"

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Feb-06-13 7:42 AM

I'm starting to think that it's just IMPOSSIBLE for a non-Christian to understand where Christians are coming from.... This was a Christian organization, Godly roots, duty to GOD, a Scout is REVERENT, honors GOD... it has nothing to do with being ignorant, prejudice or closed minded or whatever else Christians are accused of being! It has EVERYTHING to do with believing in the ONE true God and the BIBLE that HE gave us to live by. It was EVERYTHING to do with the words that dictate how we as Christians should be living. WHY instead of trying to CHANGE everyone around you to think like you, don't you just start a gay scout group? In fact, I'm guessing that there is already such a group.

And while change does happen, it is not always a good thing.

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