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One more reason to love Boy Scouts of America…

by Julia Bendis

July 19, 2012 | 3:08 pm

I’ve always had an issue with Boy Scouts.  Plain and simple, something rubbed me the wrong way about the whole organization; the children standing in full nerd-gear at grocery stores trying to sell me some crap to raise money for G-d-knows what; the badges they are supposed to “earn” doing good deeds, which reminded me of Jennifer Aniston’s character who worked at TGIFridays with all the ‘flair’ on her uniform; and of course the occasional pedophile who finds his way into the Boy Scouts, and ends up molesting children for years without any repercussions at all.  But there’s no record of that happening according to BSA because they decided to burn all their records right before the government’s investigation.  I am still convinced they are stashed away somewhere.  If I could only find away to break into their homophobic-denial-pedophile-obsessed-building…

As of this week, I can add one more reason why my children will never be boy scouts: BSA’s blatant disregard for homosexuals being excluded from joining their organization.  Or I should say their decision not to change their long-standing rule about homosexual parents, children, volunteers and employees being involved in their organization.  Here is the exact quote from Boy Scouts of America, as seen on their website: “Contrary to media reports, the Boy Scouts of America has no plans to change its membership policy. The introduction of a resolution does not indicate the organization is “reviewing” a policy or signal a change in direction…  In April, a single individual submitted a resolution asking the Boy Scouts to consider amending its policy on not granting membership to open or avowed homosexuals. The resolution asked that the policy be amended to allow local units to determine their own standards…

The BSA policy is: While the BSA does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.

Scouting believes same-sex attraction should be introduced and discussed outside of its program with parents, caregivers, or spiritual advisers, at the appropriate time and in the right setting. The vast majority of parents we serve value this right and do not sign their children up for Scouting for it to introduce or discuss, in any way, these topics.  The BSA is a voluntary, private organization that sets policies that are best for the organization. The BSA welcomes all who share its beliefs but does not criticize or condemn those who wish to follow a different path.”

‘Open or avowed homosexuals?  Who would engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA?’  Who writes this unintelligent blabber?  Do they think that every homosexual person automatically wants to convert the heterosexuals to their side?  Who can be this ignorant?  Boy Scouts of America, that’s who.  Don’t they know that their outfits themselves are beyond gay, and were designed by a closeted homosexual?  How much more proof do parents need that this so-called ‘organization’ is nothing more than a glorified child-rapists ring of pedophiles that needs to be put away for a long time…  And even bigger question is why would any homosexual parent or child WANT to be any part of this group?

In conclusion, I strongly believe that BSA needs a bit of a lesson and some messing with.  Stay tuned…

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