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    Boy Scouts Make An Announcement Today

    The Boy Scouts of America made an announcement today. Does anyone know what it was?

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    Yes, they are lifting the ban on gays.

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    Lifting the ban that did not allow gay kids to be scouts, but not for leadership roles.
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    I was a Boy Scout for about two weeks when I was a youngster; I spent my teens in a different paramilitary organization, but if I had a considerable investment in Scouting, I'd be tempted to look for something else to do. I can't imagine what the local Boy Scout Council is going to do about this decision.

    BTW, from what I heard on the radio, gay Scouts are in; gay Scoutmasters are verboten.
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    Yet another American tradition invaded and destroyed by the liberal cancer in our country. If the Scouts do not want homosexuals in their midst, that is their right and their decision.

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    Yup

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    ive got not issue with gays. My only question is how they will handle camping together? They wouldnt allow a girl to camp with a boy, so does that mean they have to sleep in a separate tent?

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    No good will come of this. I forsee the ACLU filing mutiple lawsuits because the BSA did not go all in. Plus as a Boy Scout dad & asstnt. Scoutmaster I can say that any gay Scouts will be likely segregated at almost any Scout function Thus leading to more lawsuits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinchaser View Post
    Yet another American tradition invaded and destroyed by the liberal cancer in our country. If the Scouts do not want homosexuals in their midst, that is their right and their decision.
    Should they ban blacks too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinchaser View Post
    Yet another American tradition invaded and destroyed by the liberal cancer in our country. If the Scouts do not want homosexuals in their midst, that is their right and their decision.

    And if they do want homosexuals in their midst, that is their right and their decision.

    I was a boy scout and got a whole lot of good out of scouting. I think it is a very worthy organization. I am not put off by this decision. To be honest, I was OK with the ban and I am OK with the lifting.
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