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(CBS News)   Organization known for short shorts and colored handkerchiefs considers ending longstanding ban on homosexuals   (cbsnews.com ) divider line
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2013-01-28 03:34:32 PM  
8 votes:
Boy Scouts Reconsider Stance on Gay Members

their stance wasn't wide enough to receive those members
2013-01-28 04:28:25 PM  
5 votes:
In other news, BSA is expected to announce several fabulous new merit badges
2013-01-28 04:06:54 PM  
4 votes:
Well, clearly this will lead the way to the new Scout motto - 'Be Pre-beared'

www.freewebs.com
2013-01-28 05:53:24 PM  
3 votes:

PanicMan: Smith said a change in the policy toward atheists was not being considered, and that the BSA continued to view "Duty to God" as one of its basic principles.


I always had a burning questions about this.The by-laws say you can believe in any religion, but you have to be theistic in some way.

What if I decide to believe in an evil deity? Can I be an evil Boy Scout? Would I be forced to grow a goatee so they could tell me from the normal scouts?
2013-01-28 05:33:26 PM  
3 votes:
Wow awesome job Boy Scouts. Next thing you know they'll be supporting integration.
2013-01-28 03:35:00 PM  
3 votes:
That reminds me, I haven't been the the Eagle in a while.
2013-01-28 03:28:26 PM  
3 votes:
Hanky code thread?

/Remember, leave the yellow or brown handkerchiefs at home, or you'll wind up pissed and have a shiatty time.
2013-01-28 11:06:14 PM  
2 votes:
biggeek assless chaps, cock rings, whips

"Assless chaps"? Meaning chaps that don't cover the ass? There's actually a name for those. They're called "chaps".
2013-01-28 06:53:47 PM  
2 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: Well, clearly this will lead the way to the new Scout motto - 'Be Pre-beared'

[www.freewebs.com image 533x558]


I'm waiting for the new Scout handbook, What to do if you Encounter Bears in the Wild.
2013-01-28 03:55:15 PM  
2 votes:
We're here at Cub Scout troop 234's meeting where we secretly replaced the fine usual crypto-fascist reward system they usually serve in their Cub Scout Guide to Awards and Insigniabooks with The Leatherman's Handbook.

Let's see if anyone can tell the difference!

- brap recycles
2013-01-29 05:58:56 PM  
1 vote:

Zukipilot: Fark is turning gayer than the scouts.... 'Short Shorts in a headline and not a single pic....


Don't git maaaad....

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2013-01-29 10:26:48 AM  
1 vote:

Baloo Uriza: mentally awake, and morally straight good.

I see we don't know the difference between the words "morally" and "sexually," eh?


I know. You're right. It's hard to believe how many people equate morality with sexuality. I've got the morals of an alley cat but I'm conveniently straight.
2013-01-29 09:23:18 AM  
1 vote:

Cythraul: robodog: Cythraul: This is the one you greenlight? Bah!

From the other thread: I wonder what kind of a social atmosphere that would create. So you're gay Scout Master John Doe, and you're trying to be a positive influence to kids in the BSA, all the while knowing the only reason they're tolerating your membership is because they want to keep their largest donors.

At the local level (where it really matters) most troops outside of the deep south and Utah won't have a problem with a gay scout leader so long as he's not actively pushing a gay agenda. At the end of the day we're trying to find people to help teach our sons to be responsible, caring adults who are a bit more prepared for life than your average person, politics be damned. Hell, at the summer camp I attended in rural Pennsylvania near the WV border the service was decidedly non-christian despite the fact that the chaplin was obviously of christian faith.

How does one push a 'gay agenda?' Whenever I hear that, it's usually just bigot-code for, 'don't acknowledge anything about your sexuality while you're around us, and don't you dare try and demand equality.'


Don't you remember the 50s and 60s, when the uppity negros were pushing their 'Black Agenda'?

It's a lot of whining about equal rights, and wanting everyone to be treated the same. I'm so Goddamned sick of every single special-interest group expecting equal treatment.

What's so great about equality, acceptance and tolerance, anyway?

\Who Would Jesus Bully and Oppress?
2013-01-29 03:31:16 AM  
1 vote:

Baloo Uriza: Cythraul: This is the one you greenlight? Bah!

From the other thread: I wonder what kind of a social atmosphere that would create. So you're gay Scout Master John Doe, and you're trying to be a positive influence to kids in the BSA, all the while knowing the only reason they're tolerating your membership is because they want to keep their largest donors.

Other way around, really. They lost the United Way, Bank of America, and countless other six and seven figure donors to keep the LDS happy. And now we have a generation of boys and girls who don't find anything wrong with someone having two dads or two moms and can't relate the BSA's homophobia. Basically, this is where a lot of us after the Dale case get to point at National Council and say "Yeah, we all told all y'all this would happen."


Also, their membership is down 20% since 1999. And it doesn't help them that a whole bunch of adult Eagle Scouts have returned their awards in protest.

Girl Scouts allows all girls, regardless of religion or sexuality. And it allows gay and atheist adult volunteers. Of course, that's because the Mormons aren't interested in making strong girls. Being a leader is kinda the opposite of being a good, obedient little baby-maker.
2013-01-28 08:13:57 PM  
1 vote:

Martstar: [www.orgsites.com image 746x746]

That is all.


www.freeimagehosting.net

FTFY

2013-01-28 07:51:07 PM  
1 vote:
Oh this is horrible. Up until now it was perfectly safe to leave your kids in the care of a strange man of unknown sexual predilection dressed in a scout uniform.
2013-01-28 07:20:22 PM  
1 vote:
Great, Another fine organization gives in to the perversion. "OK boys and girl wannabe's, time for another funnnn camp out with old Jerry. Just think, had they done this 10 years ago Sandusky wouldn't have had to waste all his effort in those showers at Penn State.
2013-01-28 07:12:51 PM  
1 vote:
This makes sense. Scouts are supposed to be preparing kids for the military. Gays are allowed now. Best to keep up if they don't fancy obsolescence.
2013-01-28 06:31:21 PM  
1 vote:

FirstNationalBastard: Hanky code thread?

/Remember, leave the yellow or brown handkerchiefs at home, or you'll wind up pissed and have a shiatty time.


It's the red neckerchiefs that REALLY bother me.
2013-01-28 06:21:26 PM  
1 vote:
more precisely, neckerchief. handkerchief's gayer sibling.
2013-01-28 05:58:51 PM  
1 vote:
You can be a Boy Scout in good standing and believe in one God named Yahweh, or in the 33 gods of the Hindu Vedas. Or in Thor and Woden; or in a god who set the universe in motion but hasn't touched it since. You can be "spiritual but not religious" and have vague warm feelings that there's probably some fuzzy warm creature out there who cares about you, and be a Boy Scout in good standing. You can be a Buddhist and not actually believe in a personal God and still be a Boy Scout in good standing because, well, let's just say theology is not the BSA's strong point. You can believe in a God who considers death by bear mauling to be an appropriate punishment for children who tease an old man about his baldness, and be a Boy Scout in good standing.

You cannot say "I'm honestly not sure if God exists" and be a Boy Scout in good standing.

You cannot say "I do not believe in the existence of an omnipotent supernatural being" and be a Boy Scout in good standing. Even if you avoid torturing kittens and routinely help little old ladies across the street.

Let me know when that situation changes, BSA, before you expect me to be impressed.
2013-01-28 05:48:42 PM  
1 vote:

I_Am_Weasel: Well, clearly this will lead the way to the new Scout motto - 'Be Pre-beared'


I read that and Scar singing in the Lion King popped into my head. Hhhmmmm
2013-01-28 05:48:03 PM  
1 vote:

Oldiron_79: I_Am_Weasel: Well, clearly this will lead the way to the new Scout motto - 'Be Pre-beared'

Well im pretty sure most gheys that would want into scouting would be more likely to be bears than fairy twinks.


The guy that taught us first aid said we should bring...maxipads while camping. Just in case.

/good for soaking up blood
//didn't bring any
2013-01-28 05:47:30 PM  
1 vote:

mark12A: Wow. Divide and conquer. Split BSA into gay/non gay factions and thus identify and bring enormous pressure onto the non-gay faction. The PC Brigade is relentless, I'll give them that.

If BSA folds, the Scouting Movement is over. Done.


Well, another hate-filled bigot exposes himself.
2013-01-28 05:46:43 PM  
1 vote:
Still no cure for shiatty popcorn.
2013-01-28 05:39:42 PM  
1 vote:
Now that they're going to let in gays, are they going to flush out the pedophiles?

/They've been on an exchange program with the catholic church.
2013-01-28 05:25:19 PM  
1 vote:
So.... The fox is going to be in charge of the chicken coop.

What could possibly go wrong?
2013-01-28 04:59:42 PM  
1 vote:

Krieghund: Cythraul: I wonder what kind of a social atmosphere that would create. So you're gay Scout Master John Doe, and you're trying to be a positive influence to kids in the BSA, all the while knowing the only reason they're tolerating your membership is because they want to keep their largest donors.

I think that anyone that would be in that situation would be more worried about shaping the next generation of leaders than upset about the assholes that are in charge today.

But it's something we've been through with women and African-Americans and all kind of once-excluded minorities. I have great respect for anyone willing to put up with the crap that comes with being an unwelcome member of an organization. Which makes me think: if they do change the rules, a (mostly) straight guy like me would have a role in being a scout leader and helping make it a welcoming organization for everyone.

Then again, they still have a problem with atheists, don't they?


Child molesters: OK
Atheists: No way

/godless heathen bastards have no place in a free Christian country
2013-01-28 04:36:20 PM  
1 vote:

Teknowaffle: My troop let in gays, atheists, muslims, jews. We had some of everything in there, and if parents had a problem with it, they were told to send their kid to the shiatty troop across town.

I don't know how the BSA lets us do this, possibly because we were a troop of over 100, and that was a lot of dues or something.


Muslims and Jews are A-OK by the Boy Scouts.  Maybe the gays after next week.

The godless heathens are shiat out of luck.
2013-01-28 04:11:01 PM  
1 vote:

I_Am_Weasel: Well, clearly this will lead the way to the new Scout motto - 'Be Pre-beared'

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