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(CBS11tv.com)   After raising over $13K for a Boy Scout pack last year dad told he can't head the popcorn fundraiser and had his leadership shirt taken away because he is gay   (cbs11tv.com ) divider line
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2010-10-19 10:14:34 PM  
A self-proclaimed "hands-on dad"

i56.tinypic.com
 
2010-10-19 10:19:58 PM  
Will they give the gay back his gay money?
 
2010-10-19 10:20:08 PM  
How are people still surprised at this?

The Boy Scouts of America have shown how they feel about gays in great detail, yet there are still gays trying to support them?
 
2010-10-19 10:33:51 PM  
Will they give the gay back his gay money?

They'll keep it, just to teach him that it's not nice to be teh ghey.


The Boy Scouts of America have shown how they feel about gays in great detail, yet there are still gays trying to support them?

His kid wanted to join, so he was willing to compromise. Unlike some.
 
2010-10-19 11:11:41 PM  

oldebayer: Will they give the gay back his gay money?

They'll keep it, just to teach him that it's not nice to be teh ghey.


The Boy Scouts of America have shown how they feel about gays in great detail, yet there are still gays trying to support them?

His kid wanted to join, so he was willing to compromise. Unlike some.


I would have a really difficult time finding value in an organization which felt that I was sub-human and allowing my hypothetical child to be involved with them.
 
2010-10-19 11:21:53 PM  
I know a guy who is an Eagle Scout. He's a medical director at a VA hospital. He's gay. Works on infectious diseases. Such as HIV.
 
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2010-10-19 11:24:34 PM  
Why is religious intolerance still surprising to anyone?
 
2010-10-19 11:45:47 PM  
Good. Maybe that will learn him. Wasting your time on a group like that. I mean, Jeez, next he'll be giving money to Republicans and expecting them to treat him like a human being.
 
2010-10-19 11:56:18 PM  
A cub scout knocked on my door this evening with the popcorn form. I gave him $100 and told him I didn't want any popcorn.

Yeah, I know. Cool story, bro.

/Eagle Scout since 1996.
 
2010-10-20 12:15:27 AM  

the_be_sharps: A cub scout knocked on my door this evening with the popcorn form. I gave him $100 and told him I didn't want any popcorn.

Yeah, I know. Cool story, bro.

/Eagle Scout since 1996.


What exactly were you expecting for that $100?
 
2010-10-20 12:15:39 AM  
We all already support the Boy Scouts. They get federal money for several of their programs.

Meaning our tax dollars are going to support bigotry. How bout that.
 
2010-10-20 12:16:06 AM  
How does a gay guy have a son?
 
2010-10-20 12:17:23 AM  
fark the Boy Scouts.

/literally and figuratively
 
2010-10-20 12:17:54 AM  
What a Scout Leader without his shirt might look like
img812.imageshack.us
 
2010-10-20 12:18:26 AM  

RandyJohnson: How does a gay guy have a son?


It's obvious: this guy's son is reverse-lawyer Jesus, consummated when God got way too wasted on appletinis and whippits that one night at Hedonism III.
 
2010-10-20 12:18:34 AM  

Twigz221: We all already support the Boy Scouts. They get federal money for several of their programs.

Meaning our tax dollars are going to support bigotry. How bout that.


I thought they lost their federal funding when they 'won' that court case a few years ago that said they could be bigots?

I know they had to move out of a government building in Philly because of it.
 
2010-10-20 12:18:36 AM  
Fark the Boy Scouts and their farking homophobia. Are these people out of their minds?!
/cue outrage
 
2010-10-20 12:19:08 AM  

RandyJohnson: How does a gay guy have a son?


Trick question? Same way a straight guy does...
 
2010-10-20 12:19:32 AM  

RandyJohnson: How does a gay guy have a son?


Hard against a wall?
 
2010-10-20 12:20:11 AM  
Was it a brown shirt?
 
2010-10-20 12:20:24 AM  

RandyJohnson: How does a gay guy have a son?


Miracles my friend
 
2010-10-20 12:20:44 AM  

RandyJohnson: How does a gay guy have a son?


By having sex with a woman. When societies look down on gays, they sometimes try to be straight to fit in.
 
2010-10-20 12:21:00 AM  

RandyJohnson: How does a gay guy have a son?


With an Italian girl, from behind?
 
2010-10-20 12:21:34 AM  
First sentence in article: 'A self-proclaimed "hands-on dad"...'
Nice start.


Last sentence in article: "The Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that the Boy Scouts of American does not have to allow gay individuals into its organization. Langbert said he is researching legal action. "

Maybe he's planning to appeal the Supreme court decision?
 
2010-10-20 12:22:16 AM  
I'm as homophobic as the next swear-to-god-I'm-straight guy but

"Sexuality of any level does not have a place in the Boy Scouts of America," said Pat Currie, spokesman with the Boy Scouts of America.


makes me think that maybe they should ban heterosexual parents as well.

Obviously the only people fit to lead the Boy Scouts are completely asexual and have no sexual desires even when they're having wet dreams.
 
2010-10-20 12:23:03 AM  
This would probably be a good time to remind everyone- Penn and Teller put together a pretty entertaining episode of "Bullsh*t!" that details all of the Boy Scouts hilariously deranged policies. It's worth watching, and like all Bullsh*t! episodes, there's a good chance you'll see some boobies.
 
2010-10-20 12:23:25 AM  
"I haven't had this much sex since I was a Boy Scout leader!"
- Frank Drebin
 
2010-10-20 12:23:46 AM  
this story is bad because?
 
2010-10-20 12:25:00 AM  

12349876: RandyJohnson: How does a gay guy have a son?

By having sex with a woman. When societies look down on gays, they sometimes try to be straight to fit in.


Don't lie. You thought she was a transformer.
 
2010-10-20 12:25:23 AM  
scoutmaster.typepad.com
 
2010-10-20 12:25:50 AM  

Philly_gp: this story is bad because?


Because in America money trumps morals.

/jk
 
2010-10-20 12:26:31 AM  
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2010-10-20 12:27:14 AM  
Yep, I got into a pretty heated exchange with a guy who specifically asked my opinion of the boyscouts, and I told him I don't care for the organization. He laid into me about all they taught him and the good they have done, etc. I don't deny that, but that's not the point. Crap like this utterly overshadows the good. Bunch of zealotous dicks.
 
2010-10-20 12:27:22 AM  

mud_shark: I'm as homophobic as the next swear-to-god-I'm-straight guy but

"Sexuality of any level does not have a place in the Boy Scouts of America," said Pat Currie, spokesman with the Boy Scouts of America.

makes me think that maybe they should ban heterosexual parents as well.

Obviously the only people fit to lead the Boy Scouts are completely asexual and have no sexual desires even when they're having wet dreams.


i was thinking this too. Also, if sexuality has no place in the boys scout, then why does it matter what sexual orientation the person is? according to the BSA, it has no place in the boy scouts and therefore hetero sexuality and homosexuality shouldn't be discussed.

/wasn't there a big pedophile scandal involving boy scouts not too long ago? maybe the pope should run BSA
 
2010-10-20 12:27:49 AM  
I won't support the boy scouts until they end their discrimination based on sexual orientation and religion. That includes not buying popcorn or wrapping paper or whatever else they sell.

Girl scouts don't discriminate, and the cookies are AMAZING.
 
2010-10-20 12:28:19 AM  
The aims and values of Scouting are one of the best frameworks for bringing up young men (and women) that I have seen, which is why I have spent the last 18 years as a leader. Except that BSA National is obsessed with excluding professed gays and atheists - which exclusions my troop and I believe directly contradict the values of Scouting. So we ignore those parts and focus on what is important. I am proud of the hundreds of boys who have been in our troop, including several Eagles who have later come out as gay and one who 'had two mommies'.
 
2010-10-20 12:28:50 AM  

Sczi: Yep, I got into a pretty heated exchange with a guy who specifically asked my opinion of the boyscouts, and I told him I don't care for the organization. He laid into me about all they taught him and the good they have done, etc. I don't deny that, but that's not the point. Crap like this utterly overshadows the good. Bunch of zealotous dicks.


Did he now?
 
2010-10-20 12:31:05 AM  
Girl Scouts of the USA, by contrast, allows both atheist and gays, and even atheist gays, to be a part of the organization. And cookies are better than popcorn.
 
2010-10-20 12:32:10 AM  
"What do we want?!"
"Gays in Scouts!"
"When do we want it?"
"TIMM-AY!"
 
2010-10-20 12:32:44 AM  

bighasbeen: I would have a really difficult time finding value in an organization which felt that I was sub-human and allowing my hypothetical child to be involved with them


Yet there are Log-Cabin Republicans. Besides, I have observed that people with non-hypothetical children will jump through a lot of hoops to make them happy.

Not that this is a good thing.
 
2010-10-20 12:33:57 AM  
::shaking my head::

They're a private organization and can make their own rules, but I disagree with discriminatory rules like that.

squeez cheez: The aims and values of Scouting are one of the best frameworks for bringing up young men (and women) that I have seen, which is why I have spent the last 18 years as a leader. Except that BSA National is obsessed with excluding professed gays and atheists - which exclusions my troop and I believe directly contradict the values of Scouting. So we ignore those parts and focus on what is important. I am proud of the hundreds of boys who have been in our troop, including several Eagles who have later come out as gay and one who 'had two mommies'.


Good on you. Seriously.

/Former scout, lost interest after I made Star
 
2010-10-20 12:34:13 AM  
FTFA: "Sexuality of any level does not have a place in the Boy Scouts of America," said Pat Currie, spokesman with the Boy Scouts of America. "

So you have to be a eunuch to be a boyscout leader? I guess that explains their leadership.
 
2010-10-20 12:36:02 AM  
I still think this one from earlier was better. Sorry, I said it. Link (new window)
 
zez
2010-10-20 12:36:32 AM  
Nobody has mentioned yet that Cub Scouts are in packs and Boy Scouts are in troops?
 
2010-10-20 12:36:41 AM  
If sexuality "does not have a place" in the BCA, then why did they make a policy banning gays from participating?
 
2010-10-20 12:37:31 AM  
This is farked in a number of ways. For one thing, "Popcorn Kernel" is not an official leadership position, and prohibitions against gays in leadership roles should not apply. I think Dallas is rolling its own. Can we have a "Texas" topic?
 
2010-10-20 12:37:56 AM  
They also don't allow atheists or agnostics to participate yet receive federal tax-payer funds and preferential treatment. I guess O'Donnell was right after all. Wiccans are allowed though. Seriously.
 
2010-10-20 12:39:21 AM  

Perducci: "I haven't had this much sex since I was a Boy Scout leader!"
- Frank Drebin


I was dating a lot at the time...

*crickets*
 
2010-10-20 12:39:40 AM  
Boy Scouts turned me into a Furry.
/lets them chew on that a while
 
2010-10-20 12:40:15 AM  

RayD8: RandyJohnson: How does a gay guy have a son?

Hard against a wall?


Winner!

And wasn't the founder of Boy Scouts...
 
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