Up for Debate: Boy Scouts to allow gay youths

Friday, May 24, 2013 at 1:42am

Were you surprised by the Boy Scouts council's vote to approve a resolution allowing gay scouts? Do you agree with it? Do you believe there will be a backlash, including possibly a boycott or scouts leaving or refusing to join?

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By: Loner on 5/24/13 at 4:44

Good morning, Nashville.

Were you surprised by the Boy Scouts council's vote to approve a resolution allowing gay scouts? Do you agree with it? Do you believe there will be a backlash, including possibly a boycott or scouts leaving or refusing to join?

No surprise....there will be some backlash, especially in the South and in the "red" states, because most Scout troops are sponsored by churches and churches are the well-springs of homophobia and hate.

I dunno if forcing liberalism down the throats of conservative rednecks is the right way to go...but that's probably the only way that the GLBT community can implement their agenda.

By: yogiman on 5/24/13 at 5:00

To approve means the Boy Scouts Council isn't interested in the boys of the Boy Scouts. I believe many boys will leave the scouts program.

How many fights will this start on their camping rips when a "queer" makes an attempt at a boy. Especially when the boy refuses and the "queer" continues.

Personally, I've never been able to understand why anyone would be proud to be a homosexual and advertise it publicly. Should heterosexuals advertise themselves publicly by showing they're queer for being normal?

By: yogiman on 5/24/13 at 5:01

Sorry, I meant trips, not rips.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/24/13 at 6:14

Queer, really yogi? I find you Rasputin and jugs to be very queer in your constancy stupid and out dated post.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/24/13 at 6:15

Queer? yogi you are so out of touch.

By: pswindle on 5/24/13 at 6:18

Yes, the boys should have the experience of being a Scout. But, the South is another story.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/24/13 at 6:20

I saw that budlight 9:23 post from yesterday was on tax payers time and money. Or did you get fired from your government job ,so soon, bud?

By: yogiman on 5/24/13 at 6:31

Sorry you're so ignorant you don't know homosexuals are still called "queers", dumba$$. Do you just call yourself a "homo"?

By: yogiman on 5/24/13 at 6:35

pswindle,

Being a scout is one thing. A "natural" boy being a scout with a "queer" is something else and homosexuality is not a normal way of life.

Isn't it odd the government has begun the social push for homosexuals? Could it be because Obama is a homosexual?

By: bfra on 5/24/13 at 6:43

yogi - Why don't you show proof that Obama is homosexual, as you have put that LIE on the board so many times. Dumb, brainless fool, you don't because as usual, you don't have any proof of your LIES.

By: BigPapa on 5/24/13 at 6:43

Man, that's one merit badge I wouldn't want to get.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/24/13 at 7:06

yogi I never said that. I said you are so out of touch.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/24/13 at 7:07

lol BigPapa.

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 7:11

Balls.

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 7:12

Their PC madness will bite them in the azz. What a bunch of spineless wussies, and now it will be the Boy Scouts of Pedophilia and sodomy.

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 7:12

Gay Boy Scouts of America. Pedophiles welcome.

By: BigPapa on 5/24/13 at 7:19

It's weird and creepy to talk about "gay" scouts. It's such an adult thing, I dont see why it's an issue.
We always had guys in the neighborhood that were "sissys" and yeah I'm sure once we grew up many of them were actively gay men, but as hetro kids we weren't concerned with sexuality. WE WERE KIDS!
We didnt really worry about girls or sex or stuff until we were much older. Are we saying there are "gay" 6 yr olds?

Just seems weird.

btw I have no issue with gay folks, gay marriage, whatever.. but this is creepy.

By: Libertine on 5/24/13 at 7:28

Boys Scouts is a private organization and if they want to include or exclude homosexuals that is their choice. I don't know why they didn't include girls at the same time?

By: BenDover on 5/24/13 at 7:51

"Man, that's one merit badge I wouldn't want to get."

That's my favorite post so far this year, BigPapa.

By: govskeptic on 5/24/13 at 7:57

Not enough info at this time or public information on the real reasons this "Board"
took the position many of us expected. Maybe a break off organization will wind
up being the "Straight Scouts of Blue America".

By: MamaG on 5/24/13 at 7:59

Good morning friends and others.
Yogi, some gay people may still use the term queer but not in the derogatory way you used it.

By: BenDover on 5/24/13 at 8:03

Looks like it was a vote of the membership at the convention, Gov.

We are reaching a tipping point for wide-spread acceptance of open homosexuality in our society.

As with ubiquitous birth control and on-demand abortion we're not sure where the collapse of the heterosexuality mores in our society will lead us but it's pretty evident that this is the path our society is taking.

By: BenDover on 5/24/13 at 8:04

Mornin' MamaG. How are things in East Nashville this fine Friday morning?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/24/13 at 8:09

Straight of Blue America. lol gov.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/24/13 at 8:09

Hay MamaG.

By: MamaG on 5/24/13 at 8:14

Morning, Ben, Captain. Things are bright and sunny over here right now, Ben. A lovely day.

Ben, you said, "We are reaching a tipping point for wide-spread acceptance of open homosexuality in our society."
I say, it's about time!!!

By: MamaG on 5/24/13 at 8:14

Captain, are you still traveling all the time?

By: MamaG on 5/24/13 at 8:15

Is gdia gone? What about our old friend, Slacker?

By: MamaG on 5/24/13 at 8:39

Have a great weekend and be safe!

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 8:49

Rome crumbled when gaywads ran wild.

By: dargent7 on 5/24/13 at 9:13

After Obama was twice elected, nothing suprises me. America has totally changed from the 60's when I grew up.
Yes, the Boy Scouts allowing gay (outted) members is a shocker. I suspect many will still stay in the closet, however.
I assume they'll allow gay Scout leaders now, too. Backlash? You betchya! The born agains will go into a tizzy and boycott.
Maybe in 10 years they'll allow girls.....
Now, that's a troop I'd sign up for sleep overs and camping...

By: BenDover on 5/24/13 at 9:27

Gay Scout leaders still are not allowed.

By: dargent7 on 5/24/13 at 9:28

Yogi @6:00am...Up bright and early, are we?
You, and the elderly, especially in the South, will never get it that "being gay" isn't a choice. Think about it....Who'd chose it, willingly? To piss off your parents? To rebel against society?
Life is enough of a b!tch w/o chosing to love the same sex and have sex w/ the same gender. These same sex couples who marry are definitely in love. Just as like you and I define love.
Gayness (the 100%) is genetic.
Experimenting w/ bi-sexuality is another story. Just like the weirdness that goes on in heterosexual relationships.

By: dargent7 on 5/24/13 at 9:28

BenD..."My father's gay...." George Costanza.

By: dargent7 on 5/24/13 at 9:33

Big Papa @ 8:19...In case you haven't noticed, many ballplayers are coming out as being 'gay".
Not 10 years into retirement, but as active players.
Gayness is going to be in your face for eternity.
It's genetic.

By: yogiman on 5/24/13 at 10:00

bfra,

You need to learn to read instead of just opening your mouth.

By: yogiman on 5/24/13 at 10:05

bfra,

If Barry isn't "queer", why did he spend so much time with a young man from Pakistan who was known to be one? Why did he mention their "git togethers". Why was he on dope with that "friend"?

Try reading, bfra, you might just learn something you obviously don't want to know.

By: bfra on 5/24/13 at 10:07

yogi - I read very well, unlike you, I have a brain & use it. Go shovel s**t, you should at least be able to do that!

By: yogiman on 5/24/13 at 10:12

So, BenDover, who got on that "road" in the US promoting homosexuality making it a "welcome to the club" attitude?

By: bfra on 5/24/13 at 10:16

yogi - Where is the PROOF? Show the PROOF? For once in your miserable failed life, show some PROOF to backup the BS you post. Swiveled up old fool!

By: yogiman on 5/24/13 at 10:23

Well, bfra,

If you're as smart as you claim to be, please explain how Barry got a passport to Pakistan to "visit his friends" when Pakistan wouldn't accept an American citizen in their country? Did he go "visit" as a Kenyan or an Indonesian? He sure didn't go visit as an American by Pakistani laws.

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 10:26

I don't give a hoot whether Obama is a gaywad, but it gives me another reason to hate him since he covers it up.

Also, this will be the end of the Gay Scouts--no normal parent would allow their child to be placed in danger of molestation and general freaktardiness.

Gay Scouts=MOLESTATION. Good job, Amerika!

By: yogiman on 5/24/13 at 10:28

bfra,

If you're so "smart", why do I see so many errors in your sentences? Where did you get your education: Or did you even go to school?

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 10:28

The good news is, mental health providers shall see a boom in ex-GayScout members who are attempting to recover from molestation and rape.

By: bfra on 5/24/13 at 10:29

yogi - Rant your LIES on, I'm thru with your sorry BS for the day!

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 10:29

I'd never let my son go on a camping trip with a bunch of flaming Gay Scout queerios.

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 10:35

Next up for Gay Scouts: bankruptcy. Membership will plummet because parents will know that joining the Gay Scouts will expose their child to rape.

By: dargent7 on 5/24/13 at 11:09

Well, alrighty then...as soon as Juggy has his Viagra and 4th cup of coffee he reverts to his genetic deficiencies and starts derogatory name calling.
Yeah, sure, Obama is a gay n!gger. Knew it all the time. Tries to save this country from all the damage Bush & Cheney foisted upon it because he's gay. And only half black.

By: budlight on 5/24/13 at 11:09

Captain Nemo on 5/24/13 at 7:20
I saw that budlight 9:23 post from yesterday was on tax payers time and money. Or did you get fired from your government job ,so soon, bud?

Is you mind that dinky or what? Are you stoned? NO, when I'm here I am not clocked in. The gov-ment computer does not get CP and if I did anything illegal, they would know it. When I'm on here, I'm on my OWN TIME. And I am not going to get fired. They like me too much cause I am a hard worker.

Regarding the gay scout issue, I'm over it. I think our liberal, socially inept, hyper active, overly politically correct society is going down a road of no return. We are too touchy about everything and it's gonna get us all locked up in some virtual or real jail. Let's talk about real issues. How do we protect children in school from guns and tornadosS? Why didn't they have a tornado shelter in Oklahoma?

And for that matter, bridges across America has taken on a new meaning now that a bridge just collapsed after being declared unfit in 2009. Good thing no one died. But gay scouts can just go and sit by the campfire and toast marshmellows for all I care. I am worried about the bridges in America that we driver over -- not the ones we forge by being stiffled by people who want us to change our morals and religious convictions even if we don't want to. BUT they can't change theirs.

OK. Going to a law and ethics class now. No, I'm not clocked into the gov-ment.

By: Jughead on 5/24/13 at 11:50

Obama has done more damage to this country than any president in history. Yet, you libtards will condone his unlawful activities because you want to massage his ballsak.