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(Fox News)   Right wing commentator complains it is horribly unfair that AP used an actual photograph from a meeting of a splinter Boy Scout organization started by fundamentalist Christians that shows scouts giving a Nazi-style salute   (foxnews.com) divider line 27
    More: Asinine, U.S. state abbreviations, trail life, Nazis, Religion News Service, John Stemberger, invasion of Poland, Christian fundamentalism, Sieg Heil  
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2014-03-06 04:53:39 PM
10 votes:
It's was either that one or the one where they all posed next to the gas chamber. AP did what it could.
2014-03-06 06:20:36 PM
4 votes:
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2014-03-06 05:58:45 PM
3 votes:
Mein Kampfire Girls.

/shamelessly stolen from an earlier thread
2014-03-06 05:52:44 PM
3 votes:
Trail Life? More like Heil Life, amiright?
2014-03-06 05:48:15 PM
3 votes:
I sieg what you did there...
2014-03-06 05:12:39 PM
3 votes:
I have nothing against these trail boys. Their parents, on the other hand. . . .

Anyway, congrats, AP, on feeding these fundies' persecution complex. They will say they are being unfairly portrayed (and thus victimized), and in this case they'll be right.

On an aside, autocorrect changes fundies to fun dies. Make of that what you will.
2014-03-06 05:07:21 PM
3 votes:
They should have gone with the pic of them invading a Polish restauarant.
2014-03-06 08:05:25 PM
2 votes:

nytmare: Who would you rather sleep in a tent with -- a fundamentalist teen, or a gay teen?


A gay teen.  Once he knows I'm not gay, he'll leave me alone.  When a fundamentalist finds out you're not a fundamentalist, they only get worse.
2014-03-06 06:01:52 PM
2 votes:
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2014-03-06 05:57:03 PM
2 votes:
So you mean to tell if you put a story out there (even if not completely true) and let it sit that it might give people the wrong impression and possibly lead to anger against a group or person? Someone should let the Tea Party know about this tactic.
2014-03-06 05:54:31 PM
2 votes:

hitlersbrain: Um... they're a scummy organization with scummy values and they should probably get used to being viewed as scum.


I tell you, in an article about kids doing something that could be mistaken as a Nazi salute, I'm going to have to say a guy named hitlersbrain probably knows his stuff.
2014-03-06 05:04:45 PM
2 votes:
Ahh, yes, yet another nerves-of-steel True American who'll shoulder Paw's trusty Remington 860 and face down the ChiComs and the brainwashed armies of the lesbian liberal atheist Islamofascisocialisticommunists in the name of Reagan who instantly starts shrieking "Unfair! UNFAIR!" when the media doesn't do what he wants.
2014-03-06 04:30:37 PM
2 votes:
They did the same thing to this poor guy too:
loyalopposition.files.wordpress.com

Damn you AP!
2014-03-06 10:10:07 PM
1 votes:
Who really cares if they were really doing a Nazi salute or not doing a Nazi salute, or whether or not they were victimized by the AP? The most important thing is that the whole situation is HILARIOUS.

Let's try to keep our priorities straight,
2014-03-06 08:27:30 PM
1 votes:

jake_lex: They should have gone with the pic of them invading a Polish restauarant.


I figured they should be clustered around the fryer at an Arby's, with their hands out testing the temperature of the steam coming off of the potato products.  Then AP could have been claiming that they were chanting "Arby's Macht Fries".
2014-03-06 07:54:38 PM
1 votes:
Say, you know all those boys in the group you formed just to keep them from catching gay from the Boy Scouts?

Some of them are gay, too, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.
2014-03-06 07:15:47 PM
1 votes:

CruJones: Pitabred: just_intonation: Langston:
Why? Because wingnuts can only be right-leaning? Or is that just your definition?

I don't disagree that Limbaugh will probably have a field day with it. But what if the tables were turned and Rachel Maddow was lambasting these boys for something taken out of context. *She* would then be a wingnut as well, right? Or would she get a pass due to being non-right leaning?

Wingnuts can most definitely be left leaning. But they don't typically get syndicated radio shows, elected to office, etc., they just get ignored by the "liberals" in the US here (most of us are actually pretty centrist by any sane definition).

Al Frankenstein disagrees.


Damn you autocorrect. Franken.
2014-03-06 07:15:09 PM
1 votes:

Pitabred: just_intonation: Langston: 

Why? Because wingnuts can only be right-leaning? Or is that just your definition?

I don't disagree that Limbaugh will probably have a field day with it. But what if the tables were turned and Rachel Maddow was lambasting these boys for something taken out of context. *She* would then be a wingnut as well, right? Or would she get a pass due to being non-right leaning?

Wingnuts can most definitely be left leaning. But they don't typically get syndicated radio shows, elected to office, etc., they just get ignored by the "liberals" in the US here (most of us are actually pretty centrist by any sane definition).


Al Frankenstein disagrees.
2014-03-06 06:38:36 PM
1 votes:
Wow, I was a boy scout and hadn't a clue that taps actually had lyrics. Sure somebody played it on the trumpet while we saluted the lowering of the flag each night at scout camp, but I actually had to google the lyrics because we never sang them. Also never heard of a slow lowering of the arm, but I suppose it's plausible.

If a group of backwards arse country farks want to get together in the woods hate gays together while they camp and participate it rituals, it's no weirder than any other religion.
2014-03-06 06:21:10 PM
1 votes:

tfudtuckerpucker: It's true Tail Life USA bans gays, but did you know they also exclude... wait for it... JEWS.  And MORMONS...



I bet a Venn diagram of children that are members of this organization and home-schooled children looks something like this:

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2014-03-06 06:14:13 PM
1 votes:

nytmare: Who would you rather sleep in a tent with -- a fundamentalist teen, or a gay teen?


oh no contest, the fundamentalist teen. They need to do bad things to live up to all the guilt they've been told to feel.

And if they need help with that, okay then.
2014-03-06 06:07:35 PM
1 votes:
if the point of this was just singing taps with an arm lowering gesture as opposed to doing a salute while maybe singing taps, then
1) why do few if any kids look like they are singing.
2) I count at least 4 kids who are doing the curled-in little finger salute.

A reverse google image search shows all news-sites seem to have pulled the photo, however they may have just told google not to index it. For example it is still here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/multimedia/image/correction-trail-life - boy-scoutsjpeg-081bfjpg/

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2014-03-06 06:02:07 PM
1 votes:
Hey look,

We're just teaching these kids the same things they'd learn in the Scouts with a little extra intolerance in the name of Jesus and some light exposure to paranoid right-wing conspiracies. Quit trying to paint us as some sort of fringe movement.
2014-03-06 05:55:07 PM
1 votes:
So apparently a photograph that gives the impression that young boys are saluting Hitler (when in fact they were not) is not egregious enough for the Associated Press?

Not if it involves a religious group organized around anti-gay ideology. They are fair game, it seems.

i.imgur.com
2014-03-06 05:53:26 PM
1 votes:
Were they looking for Kyle?

/about this tall
2014-03-06 05:51:35 PM
1 votes:
Dagnabbit.  Thought I hit preview.  :/

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2014-03-06 05:48:46 PM
1 votes:

happydude45: lockers: "It really misrepresented what was going on," Stemberger told me. "There are children involved and that made it more outrageous. They were exploited and misunderstood."

You adults told them to do it. Is it unfair to mention nazi's? It was your f*cking picture. How did you fail to see it as opposed to everyone else who caught it immediately? We both know you didn't you just wanted to call yourself a victim of this obvious thing so you can to the heat off of your homophobia.

Read the article or any of the posts prior to yours


DON'T TELL HIM WHAT TO DO!!
 
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