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2012-07-24 08:26:17 PM
7 votes:

BKITU: My best friend is an Eagle Scout. I have no idea whether he will be turning in his medal, but during his promotion ceremony, a sparrow landed on my shoulder and stayed there for a few minutes. This was 20 years ago.

I'm sure it's a sign, but I'm not sure of what.



I hate to break it to you, but it probably means that you have to go to the Ball and wear glass shoes.
Sorry.

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Research wizards throughout the multiverse have tried to stop this, or at least figure out why it happens, but they're stumped.
2012-07-24 11:43:50 PM
4 votes:
I never was a boy scout, but I did turn in my Chick Fil-A card.
2012-07-24 11:42:06 PM
3 votes:
I'm sick and tired of all this whining. Don't join Boy Scouts then, go start queer scouts or something.
2012-07-25 08:59:17 AM
2 votes:

BronyMedic: Really, if you want to be blaming someone for being immortal


OK, say what you want about the gays, but I simply won't condone an immortal joining the scouts. It's a safety issue really. Troop meetings, that sort of thing, are usually on holy ground, but the second you go on a camping trip, those kids are going to be trying to cut off each others' heads.
2012-07-25 01:00:18 AM
2 votes:

golem222: I am getting so sick and tired of the gay community telling people what they should and should not believe as well as think. Being gay is not a normal behavior no matter how much you try to tell me it is. Furthermore there is no reason on earth that will make me think being gay is "ok". Keep the homo out of scouts, for god sakes the organization is gay enough without having actual gays running it.


Now that's how you troll.
2012-07-25 12:51:21 AM
2 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com

THUPER!!
2012-07-25 12:31:57 AM
2 votes:

kingmust64: Hence the now bolded NAACP crack, dude. Good for the goose is NOT good for the gander?


Probably be funnier if there weren't, you know, many hundreds of white members of the NAACP, and I didn't know more than one personally...
2012-07-25 12:25:17 AM
2 votes:

captcaveman: What a dumb bunch of morons, like returning your worthless medal will do a damn thing to change a PRIVATE ORGANIZATION that you voluntarily joined and voluntarily fought to earn a piece of metal that you don't need to be successful. You failed to read the fine print of a PRIVATE ORGANIZATION. That means they can do what they want and don't have to give a shiate about your farking opinion while still supporting it. So EAGLE scouts that are so offended by a PRIVATE ORGANIZATION that is upholding its own policies, nothing you do with your medal is going to change that. There is nothing against the law about being a PRIVATE ORGANIZATION with your own laws and standards. If you don't want to be a boy scout, don't. If you are gay male and you want to be a boy scout, you can't. That is not against the law or bigotry in any way. Create the LBGT scouts if you want to. Nothing is stopping you.


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2012-07-25 12:24:26 AM
2 votes:
There are straight Eagle Scouts?
2012-07-24 11:50:19 PM
2 votes:

BKITU: My best friend is an Eagle Scout. I have no idea whether he will be turning in his medal, but during his promotion ceremony, a sparrow landed on my shoulder and stayed there for a few minutes. This was 20 years ago.

I'm sure it's a sign, but I'm not sure of what.


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On your shoulder? Awesome!
2012-07-24 11:46:55 PM
2 votes:
Since we have changed the subject of our Fark driven ridicule. Can I buy Chick-fil-a sandwiches again?
2012-07-24 11:46:08 PM
2 votes:
Why is this headline. Two sentences?
2012-07-24 09:57:26 PM
2 votes:
So, the organization in which grown men take young boys to frolic overnight in the woods and help sew things on their sashes, doesn't like gay people?
2012-07-24 08:05:54 PM
2 votes:

BKITU: My best friend is an Eagle Scout. I have no idea whether he will be turning in his medal, but during his promotion ceremony, a sparrow landed on my shoulder and stayed there for a few minutes. This was 20 years ago.

I'm sure it's a sign, but I'm not sure of what.


Probably the bird was saying, "Get outta my way! I'm migratin' here!"
2012-07-24 08:00:22 PM
2 votes:

BKITU: My best friend is an Eagle Scout. I have no idea whether he will be turning in his medal, but during his promotion ceremony, a sparrow landed on my shoulder and stayed there for a few minutes. This was 20 years ago.

I'm sure it's a sign, but I'm not sure of what.


Keep your eye on the sparrow when the going gets narrow.
2012-07-24 06:16:45 PM
2 votes:
Goes to show that Scouting does turn boys into men with good principles.
2012-07-25 07:03:36 PM
1 votes:
Eagle Scout here. I was in a paramilitary troop and had to (required) earn the God and Country award, the 50 Miler award, the Historic Trails award, the Ordeal member of the Order of the Arrow award, the Save Our American Resources award, Senior Lifesaving and do countless hours of community service to get that at the age of 17. By then, I had attended Philmont, on my own, earned dimes. I learned how to rope, ride, and rappel by 14. I know how to make my own rope. I can crack a bullwhip, and throw a knife or tomahawk and make it stick. We met every Tuesday evening in a hot Methodist church basement and had close order drill, inspection, and calisthenics, before the meeting even began. Our leaders were presidents of banks and major corporations. When we found out one of the guys was a suspected homo, no one would sleep in a tent with him. I stood forward and said I would and anyone that had a problem with that had a problem with me, and we could throw down to see who would walk away with honor. A real man isn't afraid of standing up to bullies. When I got my award, it was evident that two candidates would not. One, for being atheist, and one for being gay. I took the award I earned, and quit the next day, after my family had had a big celebration party over it.
I immediately joined Horizon club. First. Male. Member. Ever.
I had publicity over it and had to deal with an enormous amount of badgering from peers in school, and new organizations. I declined to be interviewed. I doled out a few black eyes, and it was over in one week. I had worked for 4 years as a camp councilor at a Camp Fire Camp. Teaching young suburbanites and inner city girls alike how to be better people.
Senior year of High School. Doing a March of Dimes walk a thon, Through a bad part of town, I had 5 girls from my lily white high school walking with me as we approached a corner loaded with local girls who were curious about white people walking in their neighborhood. The girls from my school were terrified when the mob broke and ran towards us. Then the local girls all mobbed me and hugged me and called me by my "Indian" name, and I called them all by theirs. They were girls of mine from camp. They told the girls I was with that I was a great guy and they were very lucky to know me.
Then they all presented, at my suggestion, their knives, albeit switchblades, and showed me how clean and sharp they were, and told me they had been practicing their knife safety and weren't doing anything "stupid" with them, as I had advised them not to, back at camp. Then, they gave us money for the March Of Dimes. And escorted us through the neighborhood. Letting every one know we were with them and no one had better fark with us. That was 1974. Today on Face book, many of the ex cheerleaders I knew then are friending me, and remembering that time.
I worked hard after graduation. Worked in a steel mill to pay for college and when that money ran out, enlisted in the USAF, and became a SP to get the old GI Bill to go back to school. When I got out, I worked as a chef, as a factory worker, in mills, and plants, and even had my own business. But it was always had, grueling work. When I was 45, I applied for my first office job. A very nice man looked at my resume, and being a gay, married man, ignored the Eagle Scout notation on the resume, and hired me anyway. I've been there 11 years, and don't see any reason why I should be proud of a silver medal. The work, and determination, and adversity I overcame to be here is what I am proud of. The association with the BSA, no. The scoutmaster who taught me how to kill a man with one hand with is dead, and I had hoped the homophobia the troop had was gone, but apparently not. Learning what I learned in Camp FIre, to seek beauty, inner beauty, and how to befriend anyone, regardless of who they are or appear to be, is what taught me to be a good American. Not some fancy patch I sewed myself on my sash. (Incidentally, I parked a silver quarter behind each of my 24 merit badges, which is $6 face value in silver coins and I still have it)
I'm going to return my award.
It represents fear, and hatred.
And cowardice and bigotry I cannot abide in my soul or country.
I owe my livelihood at this point in my life to a gay man who gave me a second chance, and perhaps it was karma for allowing a gay boy to know that acceptance is what being a man is, or perhaps, it was just a coincidence, like a sparrow landing on a shoulder, but in the long run, I will go to my grave knowing that I did the right thing and won't lose sleep over it.
2012-07-25 06:46:06 PM
1 votes:

BKITU: BronyMedic: serial_crusher: Ideally I'd like to change the BSA from within, but realistically I haven't been that active in my adult years.

Good luck with that. The structure of the BSA is that of an organization which not only condones religious fundamentalism, but actively works to encourage it. Local member organizations are given a blank slate to run out those who are not religious - Atheists and Agnostics - and it's a rather uncomfortable position for anyone who is NOT a Christian theist due to their close ties with local churches. On the surface, the BSA tries to appear all inclusive and tolerant, but once you're in, the reality is quite different.

Plenty of Jewish scouts out there. I didn't grow up in an area with a significant Muslim community so I don't think there were any in my troop, but I remember enough from my various handbooks to know they would have been welcome.

There might be an Abrahamic preference, but I believe members of other, non-Abrahamic faiths would have been welcome as well (I'm not so certain of this as for Abrahamic theists, but fairly sure).


Soooooo...it's Freemasonry for the kids?

/never in Scouts
//my town never had a group when I was a kid
2012-07-25 04:04:41 PM
1 votes:

captcaveman: "Then they are bigots, and deserve nothing but shame. The Boy Scouts of America are supposed to be the standard bearer for honorable behavior. Instead, they are a disgrace, a blight on American culture. Any Scout who is old enough to understand the situation and does not either follow these folks' example or actively work to change BSA's policy is equally culp ...

Is the rest of the world supposed to understand from you that no group can be formed and exclude others than whom they choose without being scorned? It really doesn't matter what we say to each other about the subject, the Scouts will go on like groups of men only clubs will go on and LBGT people will create their own groups and time will continue flowing. Attempting to bring down the rights of others to choose to your level will lead to nothing more than higher sales of aspirin.


I am going to type slowly for all the stupid people ...

The BSA can continue with their bigotry ... it is a free country.

We can continue to criticize them for their bigotry.
We can continue to speak out against them.
Eagle scouts can continue to return their medals in protest.
We can continue to refuse to have our children associate with a hateful group.

All because ... it is a free country.

/ you are attempting to silence free speech when you try to silence people speaking out against hate.
2012-07-25 02:16:29 PM
1 votes:

Pockafrusta: GTFO... Go start your own organization then and let THEM have their culture too. Same thing with Augusta and their Men only rule. Let them be and create your own farking club with your own farking rules.

Forcing others to accept you is not acceptance at all.


Who's forcing anybody? Nobody is saying "forcibly disband the BSA!" They can exist all they want. Nobody's forcing them to accepts homosexual people. I'm certainly not. But they're assholes and bigots for not doing so, as are their defenders.
2012-07-25 02:08:25 PM
1 votes:

crzybtch: Jon iz teh kewl: crzybtch: Pumpernickel bread: Being gay isn't a choice and gay adults should be able to do whatever they want with other gay adults...including get married, but I think the Boy Scouts are right here. Those that want to allow gay men to go out into the woods with preteen and teen boys seem perfectly willing to put the safety of these kids in peril in the name of political correctness. The simple truth of the matter is that if men that are known to be attracted to young men are put in a position of power over a group of them and then be permitted to take them out to secluded places, abuse of that power is bound to happen. 99% of gay men wanting to serve as scoutmasters would probably serve admirably, but undoubtedly there would be those looking to abuse that power for sexual gratification. The Jerry Sanduskys of the world would all be applying to be scoutmasters.

I hate to break it to you but the majority of pedophiles are "straight" men!

i didn't realize it was "straight" to have underage sex with CHILDREN. i thought being straight meant you did everything proper.

so in this case they'd be termed "gay". since they're "happy" doing whatever.

I cannot believe that you do not recognise the difference between being gay and being a pedophile! Because you have sex with a CHILD you are a pedophile, regarless of the sex of the child! You need to look up pedophilia, because it is NOT about your sexual orientation. Having sex with a child is wayyyyyy beyond having consentual sex with an adult partner of the same sex. I have lots of gay friends who think pedophiles should go to jail or receive the death penalty just like the rest of my straight friends. To think that a man who rapes children is "gay" is simplistic and naive.


get with the program, stupid
gay = stupid
2012-07-25 01:13:58 PM
1 votes:

captcaveman: The Boy Scouts of America's policy of prohibiting membership by homosexuals is, in fact, "bigotry". Your claim, therefore is a lie.

Its still a private organization. Your argument is invalid.

That it is a private organization does not alter the fact of their bigotry. Your claim remains a lie, and you are therefore a liar. Consequently, I am now curious as to why any claim issued by you should be believed.

OK, I'll bite. Because I was a scout and I have no problem with the policy. This is an open forum. I don't have to care about your opinion and you don't have to care about mine. Its called the first amendment. The fact is that private organizations can have their own policy to promote their own way of life.

It is it not bigotry because they are not actively promoting hate.


Bigotry requires no active promotion. The fact that you feel that you need to split hairs on this ought to be a red neon flag flashing in your brain. Failing to include someone solely because they are homosexual is bigotry.

That would be like my all black church going out and saying that we don't want white people in our church.

Yes, that would be bigotry. It would also be bigotry if they excluded a potential congregant simply because they were white, regardless of whether they came out and said so.

They didn't do that, they simply have an idea of what they want to promote as a healthy way of life and they can because its a choice. You don't have to join the boy scouts of America. There are other organizations that will accept anyone of any orientation. The Boy and Girl Scouts of America will not be one of them.

Then they are bigots, and deserve nothing but shame. The Boy Scouts of America are supposed to be the standard bearer for honorable behavior. Instead, they are a disgrace, a blight on American culture. Any Scout who is old enough to understand the situation and does not either follow these folks' example or actively work to change BSA's policy is equally culpable and deserving of scorn.
2012-07-25 11:45:20 AM
1 votes:
Approves...
i15.tinypic.com
2012-07-25 11:04:01 AM
1 votes:
OMG, all y'all on here who are all, like, 'well, neh neh neh, if you don't wanna join the BSA, then just don't!' forget one convenient fact - people who join BSA are CHILDREN when they join, and, as children, are not fully aware of, or focused on, the policies of the large organization of which they are a part.

Now, say you were in a club, and you joined when you were like 12... And then you grew up, and realized that the club you joined and cared about a lot had one policy that you really disagreed with, and you wanted to do something so that you could make this club that you were so invested in better.

Well, you'd do what these folks did.

We're not talking about the LEGALITY of things. We're talking about people trying to change the policies of a very large organization. The BSA are free to hold their viewpoint. That's good. THe protestors are free to protest. That's good. The steps taken by these Eagle Scouts may very well start a turn in policy from bigoted to not-bigoted amongst the Boy Scouts. That's great.
DGS [TotalFark]
2012-07-25 10:42:54 AM
1 votes:

serial_crusher: PhiloeBedoe: So, the organization in which grown men take young boys to frolic overnight in the woods and help sew things on their sashes, doesn't like gay people?

To be fair, nobody really cares about sewing merit badges on their sash until they make Eagle, at which point their mom freaks out about having them look presentable, and she's the one who gets stuck sewing the stuff on. So, the sewing part stays as the wimmin's work that it's supposed to be.

/ That's how it went for me anyhow.


I can specifically relate to exactly this. I kept all of mine in a box. My mother put everything on when I reached Eagle (and the Life badge was upside down). I still have everything, including the flag that flew over the US Capitol in my name. And I've seriously considered returning mine as well. Morally straight never meant "rejecting good people because you don't like their sexual interests" to me.
2012-07-25 08:00:55 AM
1 votes:
Eagle Scout checking in...
(reads thread)
....aaaaaaand checking back out
/
2012-07-25 03:07:20 AM
1 votes:
I think unucle and WeenerGord should just get it over with and have angry sex.

I mean, it's rather obvious. Angry sex is what is needed here.
2012-07-25 03:06:14 AM
1 votes:

Fluorescent Testicle: RadioAaron: The hardest laugh I've had all day. I need to go to bed.

How many bongos must a man fart before you can call him Fartbongo?


You bake one cake, they don't call you a baker.
You fix one leaky pipe, they don't call you a plumber.
But you fart JUST ONE bongo....
2012-07-25 03:04:57 AM
1 votes:

RadioAaron: The hardest laugh I've had all day. I need to go to bed.


How many bongos must a man fart before you can call him Fartbongo?
2012-07-25 02:53:14 AM
1 votes:
Damn Weenergord really went full retard tonight, didn't he?
I mistook him for a rational sort, too. Then again, he never quite took us on such a personal tour of his inner thought processes like this either.
Its like a bag of rabid cats in there.

/Oh well, better latent then never.
2012-07-25 02:47:38 AM
1 votes:

Party-sized bucket of flan: Oh wait...you "read" about "statistics." You must be smart.


Here is every conservative/Fark Independent (tm) response to education ever.
2012-07-25 02:45:11 AM
1 votes:

ununcle: Why cant gays start up there own boy scouts" ??


BSA isn't gay enough for everybody?
2012-07-25 02:23:55 AM
1 votes:

uatuba: I'm an Eagle Scout, and I'll return my medal and patch if and when the BSA ever decides to forgo its principles as a private, voluntary organization in favor of political correctness based on choices made by a particular group of people. So for now, I'll be keeping them.


You sound like a pussy.
2012-07-25 02:21:28 AM
1 votes:
A guy who likes occasional oral or anal sex with another male whether a female is present or not is pretty much the exact definition of the word bi for the general population.


Yeah... Gay.
2012-07-25 02:13:51 AM
1 votes:

VendorXeno: Bigotry is as bad as it gets


Bullshiat. There's worse things in this world than bigotry. Not everyone in this world can be forced to act like they like you. If you want more people to like you, try being a better person.

Maybe more people would trust gays if a few more of them were less slutty and predatory and outrageous than they have been for years.
2012-07-25 02:10:49 AM
1 votes:

BronyMedic: jimk777: Really, go ahead, describe for us what sexual orientation means if it does not mean what gender you are attracted to? You're going to seriously argue it's about what music you like or how you like to dance or what food you like to eat? Notice I am refraining from giving examples of the obvious gay lifestyle stereotypes instead. I hate to tell you this but being gay is not that special. It's about nothing but sexual orientation. Or, are you just a hopeless romantic and upset because I simplified it by describing it as sex and didn't include any romance?

You do realize that you can be a straight male, attracted to women, and have a paraphilic attraction to oral or anal sex with another male (cuckolding fetish), or to being penetrated by a phallic object strapped to your female partner (pegging), right?

You can also be a gay man, and regularly engage in heterosexual intercorse with a female partner, and be arroused and achieve orgasm, as most gay men do for years before admitting their orientation to themselves and others.


What? So a Cockold, is straight and a gay guy is straight, and a chick sporting pentagram tattoos burned into her nipples is Christian as long as you catch them on the right day? Whew!!!!
2012-07-25 01:56:44 AM
1 votes:

ununcle: HeathenHealer: ununcle: HeathenHealer: What's wrong with this? A gay man/woman is just as capable of having a "birds and bees" conversation with their kids (sorry if that came as a shock, but gay people DO have kids) as any other adult.

Man these threads make me depressed. I hope most of the ignorant posters are just trolls but I know in reality there's a lot of closed minded people out there. It's just so sad.

Fine, I just don't want you having that conversation with my kids. I'll do that thank you.

Sounds good. Oh, by the way, are you going to go into the schools and make sure that the teacher who's teaching sex-ed to your kids is straight?

I didn't have to,,, are you gonna make sure the one who teaches yours is gay? Same question. I didn't have to. Do you?


I don't care they're gay/straight/Bi/Bi-curious. If they are a good teacher i'm fine with them teaching the subject.

Something just popped into my head...My wife has an irrational fear of birds. She seriously believes that someday a bird will peck-out her eyeballs. It's kind of amusing, but I feel bad because she's genuinely afraid of birds getting anywhere near her.

/guess some people are afraid of getting a penis in the rear
2012-07-25 01:47:38 AM
1 votes:
I'm just a bigoted redneck heterosexual male, so maybe I'm a little slow. Bear with me.

So any man who rapes boys is a pedophile but IS NOT GAY? Is that right?

While any man who rapes girls is, what, not straight?

I wonder if Jesse Dirkhising would like to be an Eagle Scout? Oh, wait, he's busy being dead after being repeatedly anally raped and then asphixiated by two men who, I'm sure, were NOT GAY.

Nobody is saying that every gay man is going to go after little boys and teen males. But that doesn't mean they need to sleep in the woods with them and be their role models. Ditto with "gay" teens, although how you'd tell a gay teen from any other confused horny teen I have no idea.

If you REALLY think that gay men should be leaders in Scouts, then you are either completely dishonest or just plain stupid. Dumb as a freaking post.
2012-07-25 01:45:06 AM
1 votes:
Don't know if it's been pointed out yet...

One word on BSOA..

Webelo
2012-07-25 01:33:26 AM
1 votes:

untaken_name: Yeah, I mean, that's kind of my point. Not allowing men to be girl scout troop leaders - that would likely stem from a desire to protect adolescent girls from the small subsection of straight males who are sexual predators. It's not saying that all straight men are predators - only that you can't always tell who is one. I believe it's the same rationale for not allowing openly gay men to be boy scout troop leaders. But what I don't know is whether it's a realistic precaution. I just believe that is the rationale, whether it's a good one or not.


Objectively speaking, fair enough.

Personally, I'd be more skeptical of the closeted "straight" guy looking to make his way in (pardon the pun) than an openly gay man.
2012-07-25 01:18:55 AM
1 votes:

spectrek: Here's my Scouting experience: Became a Cub Scout at nine, a Boy Scout at twelve. My Scoutmaster's son took three years to make Eagle, and when he did, Daddy Scoutmaster disbanded the troop, with with only a few months before I'd have made Eagle.


I'll take "people who I'd like to hit in the face with a brick" for $100, Alex.
2012-07-25 01:11:28 AM
1 votes:

Triumph: The deputy director of NSA Chris Inglis is an Eagle Scout and, yes, he knows who you all are.


hell, the honorary president of the boy scouts of america is near.
2012-07-25 01:10:26 AM
1 votes:
The deputy director of NSA Chris Inglis is an Eagle Scout and, yes, he knows who you all are.
2012-07-25 01:07:01 AM
1 votes:

RadioAaron: DempseySR26: I don't see how Christians are making holding back any gay person from sticking his manhood in a place where another man evacuates his bowels.

Wait...

Wait, wait, WAIT!

Is THIS what those people do!?

Gotta say: this changes everything.


Well Darwin did hate days. From a science point of view. There is not evolutionary benefit to being gay. Look on the bright side. Religious people here just don't approve of your life style. Waaaaaa they don't approve! Your Muslim pals you fark libs always defend will cut your head off if they found out your gay.
2012-07-25 01:03:35 AM
1 votes:

DempseySR26: I don't see how Christians are making holding back any gay person from sticking his manhood in a place where another man evacuates his bowels.


Wait...

Wait, wait, WAIT!

Is THIS what those people do!?

Gotta say: this changes everything.
2012-07-25 01:02:50 AM
1 votes:

Baloo Uriza: ununcle: I'm a live and let live person. I honestly could give a fark if someone likes the cack or the crack. But, for the life of me, I'll never understand why a parent should think it's appropriate to send a teen boy or younger into the woods with a stranger/gay man.

Sandusky was ostensibly straight, so the gay thing is sort of irrelevant. But it is a good idea to learn who the active members of the troop committee are.


Ha! Is that what the gay community believes? Sandusky was a hetero guy giving gays a bad name. OMG!!! Your farked. Wow.
2012-07-25 12:47:32 AM
1 votes:

DempseySR26: Funny the people here calling the scouts bigots are bigots against Christians. Hypocrites.


Poor persecuted Christians. Rejecting equality in the name of Jesus since 0.
2012-07-25 12:40:34 AM
1 votes:

phrawgh: Slives: I greatly enjoyed Scouting as a kid and would like to get my son into it next year. I really hope I can find a troop that at least takes a neutral position on this. Been trying very hard to not teach him any bigotry and I sure don't need it coming from an organization I am encouraging him to join.

Good for you. I assuming he doesn't attend church either. Letting him wait until after the age of consent to choose a religion is the right way to go. Kudos!


you don't think it might be bigotry of your own to categorically state that all churches espouse bigotry?
2012-07-25 12:40:02 AM
1 votes:
Funny the people here calling the scouts bigots are bigots against Christians. Hypocrites.
2012-07-25 12:31:03 AM
1 votes:

heap: jimk777: Okay so he's bi. Either that or closeted for 45 years which sounds a lot more likely.

or maybe he's a goddamned pedophile.


I haven't read anything about Sandusky having sex with little girls. This probably is too difficult a concept for you to handle but age has nothing to do with gender. Sandusky is a gay or bi pedophile. Pedophilia is simply the form of sex he wants not the gender he wants it with.
2012-07-25 12:26:42 AM
1 votes:

diaphoresis: Just for the record, your stupid is showing. Didn't submit, and I simply shortened it using language with my life partner.


In that case, next time, use quotation marks. Seriously, that's a stupid-as-fark word and we don't need it catching on.
2012-07-25 12:22:00 AM
1 votes:

Slives: I greatly enjoyed Scouting as a kid and would like to get my son into it next year. I really hope I can find a troop that at least takes a neutral position on this. Been trying very hard to not teach him any bigotry and I sure don't need it coming from an organization I am encouraging him to join.


Good for you. I assuming he doesn't attend church either. Letting him wait until after the age of consent to choose a religion is the right way to go. Kudos!
2012-07-25 12:20:34 AM
1 votes:

Alleyoop: Don't like it? Go start your own club and leave ours alone.


step away from the tax teat, and your wish may be granted.
2012-07-25 12:15:11 AM
1 votes:
You know who else returned his medals?
www.westernjournalism.com
(picture taken before said medal return but after committing heinous war crimes)
2012-07-25 12:05:02 AM
1 votes:
Clearly a lot of ethnic or religious groups have been beaten, bullied and killed much more than gays have so why the big deal? Why are gays suddenly such a special cause? It's like the latest fad cause. Save the children, save the cheerleader, save the gays.
2012-07-25 12:01:40 AM
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well I'm against Scouts cause they're anti drugs.
2012-07-25 12:00:01 AM
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xfinity.comcast.net
Oh Canteen Boy you rascal!
2012-07-24 11:59:53 PM
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Pumpernickel bread: Being gay isn't a choice and gay adults should be able to do whatever they want with other gay adults...including get married, but I think the Boy Scouts are right here. Those that want to allow gay men to go out into the woods with preteen and teen boys seem perfectly willing to put the safety of these kids in peril in the name of political correctness. The simple truth of the matter is that if men that are known to be attracted to young men are put in a position of power over a group of them and then be permitted to take them out to secluded places, abuse of that power is bound to happen. 99% of gay men wanting to serve as scoutmasters would probably serve admirably, but undoubtedly there would be those looking to abuse that power for sexual gratification. The Jerry Sanduskys of the world would all be applying to be scoutmasters.


Because Jerry Sandusky is so gay. The wife of 45 years, how totally gay that was.
2012-07-24 11:59:35 PM
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On the internet, everyone has earned their Eagle.

Who knew?
2012-07-24 11:53:59 PM
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Now with linky link: http://boingboing.net/2012/07/23/eagle-scouts-stand-up-to-the-b.html

/Why no hero tag on this thread? There should be a hero tag for each and every one of these guys that sends eagle back to those bigots.
2012-07-24 11:37:33 PM
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Skywolf Philosopher: I don't think homosexuality is right myself,



I don't think anyone should marry outside their race
2012-07-24 11:35:19 PM
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PhiloeBedoe: So, the organization in which grown men take young boys to frolic overnight in the woods and help sew things on their sashes, doesn't like gay people?


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Hehe, very clever
2012-07-24 11:30:33 PM
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Skywolf Philosopher: BarkingUnicorn: Goes to show that Scouting does turn boys into men with good principles.

SHMOOTH

Eh, I don't think homosexuality is right myself I'm not gay or nothin', but I do advocate free will. Of course, anyone that is for the topic, why would I be with them?

/In other words, I agrees.


Fixed for accuracy.
2012-07-24 10:04:21 PM
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PhiloeBedoe: So, the organization in which grown men take young boys to frolic overnight in the woods and help sew things on their sashes, doesn't like gay people?


To be fair, nobody really cares about sewing merit badges on their sash until they make Eagle, at which point their mom freaks out about having them look presentable, and she's the one who gets stuck sewing the stuff on. So, the sewing part stays as the wimmin's work that it's supposed to be.

/ That's how it went for me anyhow.
2012-07-24 09:35:27 PM
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serial_crusher: platedlizard: Mugato: So uh...do the um, Girl Scouts allow...nothing, nothing.

The Girl Scouts allow LGBTQ members and volunteers, if that's what you're asking.

All couples have to sleep in separate tents, however.

Outrage! I'm going to send back my...eagle...cookie...or whatever it is they give out.


Friendship bracelet, if I recall correctly from my brief stint as a Girl Scout.
2012-07-24 09:12:48 PM
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platedlizard: Mugato: So uh...do the um, Girl Scouts allow...nothing, nothing.

The Girl Scouts allow LGBTQ members and volunteers, if that's what you're asking.

All couples have to sleep in separate tents, however.


Outrage! I'm going to send back my...eagle...cookie...or whatever it is they give out.
2012-07-24 08:47:09 PM
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I greatly enjoyed Scouting as a kid and would like to get my son into it next year. I really hope I can find a troop that at least takes a neutral position on this. Been trying very hard to not teach him any bigotry and I sure don't need it coming from an organization I am encouraging him to join.
2012-07-24 08:10:54 PM
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Uh, why does this thread not have the Hero tag?

That takes a lot of balls, and principles to do. The amount of your life you spend earning that Eagle Scout medal is incredible, and to willingly hand it back over their bigotry is a huge step to take.
2012-07-24 07:59:01 PM
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So uh...do the um, Girl Scouts allow...nothing, nothing.
2012-07-24 07:50:36 PM
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My best friend is an Eagle Scout. I have no idea whether he will be turning in his medal, but during his promotion ceremony, a sparrow landed on my shoulder and stayed there for a few minutes. This was 20 years ago.

I'm sure it's a sign, but I'm not sure of what.
 
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