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(The Atlantic)   Boy Scouts of America: "Oh alright, the gays can join, as long as they're not godless heathens"   (theatlantic.com) divider line 35
    More: Asinine, Boy Scouts of America, atheist groups, religious discrimination, atheists, gays, Human Rights Campaign  
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2013-02-01 05:55:18 PM  
7 votes:
Any organization that needs me to profess belief in a higher power, whether it be scouts or Alcoholic Anonymous. is not something I want to be a part of any way.


Unless, they offer steep discounts at local bars, then I would be willing to lie about my disbelief, for a couple of rounds.
2013-02-01 06:42:55 PM  
6 votes:

"The Boy Scouts of America maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God ... The recognition of God as the ruling and leading power in the universe and the grateful acknowledgment of His favors and blessings are necessary to the best type of citizenship and are wholesome precepts in the education of the growing members."

Now who can argue with that? I think we're all indebted to Scoutmaster Gabby Johnson for clearly stating what needed to be said. I'm particularly glad that you lovely Farkers were here today to read that quote. Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age.

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/"All right... we'll give some Boy Scout Leader positions to the fairies and the chinks. But we don't want the Irish! "
2013-02-01 06:33:29 PM  
5 votes:

WTF Indeed: fusillade762: Boy scouting is a religion.

No it's not. Don't be an ass.


Being an ass is a religion.
2013-02-01 07:54:24 PM  
2 votes:
I've never understood the whole "higher power" concept. Does gravity count? How about the weak nuclear force?
2013-02-01 07:31:17 PM  
2 votes:
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There's you answer right there.
2013-02-01 07:25:04 PM  
2 votes:
When I was in the scouts they didn't seem to discriminate against anybody. In my troop, we had all kinds of boys. One was a police officer and another an Indian chief. I know we had a cowboy and a biker all in leather. I think there was even a construction worker and a soldier.
2013-02-01 07:12:50 PM  
2 votes:
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i was a boy scout and an atheist. from my experience, religion isnt a big part of the boyscouts. in fact i have never considered it be a religious organization and i dont recall any religious tone. i dont know where this article is coming from. i also dont understand all the recent hate for it. its a great organization and should be able to do what it feels is best for the development of young men that wish to participate.
2013-02-01 06:59:47 PM  
2 votes:
2013-02-01 06:47:08 PM  
2 votes:
I got numerous merit badges in religous hypocrisy.
2013-02-01 06:40:01 PM  
2 votes:
Alright, but no Irish
2013-02-01 06:38:23 PM  
2 votes:

ShawnDoc: Guess you'll never get to join the Masons then.


I have a Second Hand Apron!


I nearly got in at Hendon.
2013-02-01 06:35:18 PM  
2 votes:

Bermuda59: What about the Irish?


We let them in back in the 30's. it's been downhill ever since.
2013-02-01 06:34:39 PM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: Boy scouting is a religion.


Don't be silly.  AA is a religion.  Amway is a religion.  Freemasonry is a religion.

The Boy Scouts are a cult.  Like $cientology.
2013-02-01 06:33:50 PM  
2 votes:
What about the Irish?
2013-02-02 01:23:21 AM  
1 votes:

uncleacid: I think I'll pass when they start selling Boy Scout Cookies.


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Depends.   Are they made from real Boy Scouts?
2013-02-01 11:24:19 PM  
1 votes:

Keizer_Ghidorah: TerminalEchoes: xen0blue: I can't believe they are letting gays in before atheists. Both are actually against what's the bible, but the bible actually singles homosexuality out by being specifically bad pointing out it's a perversion by illustrating Sodom and Gomorrah.

Because gays are far better at pissing and moaning when the rest of the country isn't coddling them.

Because treating them as human beings and American citizens = "coddling" them. Did you also get annoyed at those uppity negroes and women wanting to be treated equally?


Uh, no. But nice try. I'm talking about X person saying "homosexuality is against my beliefs" and the gay community morphs that into "X person hates gay people and wants to see them slaughtered," then they proceed to demonstrate and riot until their butthurt little hinies get kissed and powdered.
2013-02-01 10:18:17 PM  
1 votes:

xen0blue: I can't believe they are letting gays in before atheists. Both are actually against what's the bible, but the bible actually singles homosexuality out by being specifically bad pointing out it's a perversion by illustrating Sodom and Gomorrah.


Because gays are far better at pissing and moaning when the rest of the country isn't coddling them.
2013-02-01 08:30:43 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: Boy scouting is a religion.


Yeah, and 762 is your surname.
2013-02-01 08:25:28 PM  
1 votes:
It's funny that the Girl Scouts don't have this same issue. They let in everyone, because they want ALL girls to grow to be strong women, not just the "right" girls. Of course, that might be because the Mormons haven't taken over GSUSA, likely because Mormons don't want strong women.
2013-02-01 08:22:57 PM  
1 votes:

MrEricSir: lostcat: So, wait...What if you are a Muslim or Scientologist? Or does it only matter that you have faith in some sort of unprovable, all-powerful entity's existance?

Or what about faith in something that actually exists?  For example, I personally believe in the phone company.


Joe Pesci
2013-02-01 07:57:03 PM  
1 votes:

cptjeff: Jaws_Victim: neppyman:
/ Eagle Scout.
// OA initiate, and yes, OA is a cult.

Could someone explain the Order of the Arrow bullshiat? When I was in scouts they required a nomination each year, and I was the only one in our small group who was of age to do it. They all told me I would be nominated and I told them I wouldn't do it, no matter what. The only reason I could give was that someone told me I had to go into the woods all day and night with no food and set up shelter and in Washington State that meant 40 degree or less and pouring rain. No thanks.

So the camping trip came, and they have this big whole stupid ceremony you  have to do. You stand in a big circle with the initiates all over the state and a Native American guy in the center talks about it. They give each of you an arrow, and then there is a portion where they say something like "If you do not wish to tread this path, lay down your arrows and none shall be judged." threw the arrow down and left.

Unfortunately, they didn't count on anyone doing that. Because no one had done that in twenty YEARS of the order of the arrow happening. I was able to leave, but because of how "secret" it was I ended up getting blocked by two Order of the Arrow posts outside the ceremony to keep anyone from entering. One was this dickhole scoutmaster who COULD NOT BELIEVE I declined such an honor. On my personal escort back to camp, I was told what a failure I was, how no one had ever declined, what a disgrace to scouting I was, etc etc.

My scoutmaster and leaders were totally cool, and after the trip that dude had serious issues. But what the fark? Why is order of the arrow such a big screaming deal? What did I thankfully miss out on?

The ordeal and ceremonies are just kind of a side item to give it an air of mystery and make it seem like more of a thing than it is. It's really just an excuse to hang out with a bunch of older and more serious scouts and leaders from other troops on a regular basis, which is fun. There ...


It was the WWW before there was the internet....
2013-02-01 07:19:49 PM  
1 votes:

GoldSpider: All I remember about OA was the shelterless sleep-out.

Yes, it rained.


Wimp. That's what the groundsheet is for.

We got parked on a hill. I woke up about 30 feet from where I went to bed.
2013-02-01 07:12:22 PM  
1 votes:

TheRealist II: Just another group of individuals who just want to move on in and hijack someone elses group due to being to lazy and incompetent to create a group of there own.


Maybe the gay-basher part of the scouts could distinguish themselves by wearing a different uniform:

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2013-02-01 07:03:48 PM  
1 votes:
I was a member of two local troops, and neither of them beat us over the head with the bible.  I imagine that is probably not the case in the south/midwest.

/Eagle scout
//Ended up on FARK nevertheless.
2013-02-01 06:55:59 PM  
1 votes:
When I was a scout we had a retired army sergeant as our troop leader and we skipped the religious stuff, also we where in the ghetto part of town so we also skipped uniforms, he got the local national guard to donate equipment for camp outs and we all had a camo field jacket as our uniform. Yes the other scouts did fear us
2013-02-01 06:44:58 PM  
1 votes:
Silly Willies! Most Heathens are polytheistic! I got more gods than you do, scouts, nya nya nyaaaaa!

/Our gods are cooler, too! Cuz Odin and stuff.
2013-02-01 06:44:57 PM  
1 votes:
I think I'll pass when they start selling Boy Scout Cookies.
2013-02-01 06:43:53 PM  
1 votes:
Does that mean they still will admit Cthulhu worshipers?

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2013-02-01 06:42:29 PM  
1 votes:

ShawnDoc: Ennuipoet: Any organization that needs me to profess belief in a higher power, whether it be scouts or Alcoholic Anonymous. is not something I want to be a part of any way.


Unless, they offer steep discounts at local bars, then I would be willing to lie about my disbelief, for a couple of rounds.

Guess you'll never get to join the Masons then.


I know I was bit on edge just now, but if I got in I would sit in the back and not bother anyone.
2013-02-01 06:42:05 PM  
1 votes:
From last summer, but worth a revisit........

Chaz The Intolerant Chick-fil-A Chicken (youtube)

Eat up you godless sodomites!
2013-02-01 06:39:21 PM  
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: fusillade762: Boy scouting is a religion.

No it's not. Don't be an ass.


I'm just preempting a certain Frenchman who's no doubt on his way.
2013-02-01 06:36:41 PM  
1 votes:

FloydA: Being an ass is a religion.


Tapping ass is my religion.

/fundamentalist fanatic
2013-02-01 06:36:13 PM  
1 votes:
"The Boy Scouts of America maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God "

Riiiiiight.
2013-02-01 06:30:58 PM  
1 votes:

Ennuipoet: Any organization that needs me to profess belief in a higher power, whether it be scouts or Alcoholic Anonymous. is not something I want to be a part of any way.


Unless, they offer steep discounts at local bars, then I would be willing to lie about my disbelief, for a couple of rounds.


Guess you'll never get to join the Masons then.
2013-02-01 06:09:28 PM  
1 votes:
Boy scouting is a religion.
 
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