Boy Scouts leaders vote this week on whether gays magically become pedophiles at age 18

By: Sunday May 19, 2013 11:23 am

In response to widespread calls for dropping their ban on open participation of gays in Scouting, Boy Scouts of America has presented its leadership with an ugly decision. On Thursday, May 23, 1,400 members of BSA’s National Council will vote whether to allow gays up to the age of 18 to participate openly. The slanderous [...]

Zach Wahls – the religious right’s worst nightmare

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 7:51 am

If you don’t know who Zach Wahls is, you had better learn. He is a young man raised in a lesbian household, intelligent, articulate,and not shy about defending his family or gay equality. Wahls, an Eagle Scout, has also been on the front lines for the lgbt community in the recent Boy Scout ado. In [...]

No surprise: Boy Scouts of America punts – no vote on its ban on gay members

By: Wednesday February 6, 2013 1:58 pm

I have to say that I was not surprised at this news at all. The media maelstrom about this topic rendered the decision by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board so hot — the here-come-the-pedophiles/America-values-are-being-destroyed camp versus the camp reflecting the increasing acceptance of LGBTs in contemporary American culture — left the Boy Scouts [...]

Religious right engages in orgy of homophobia over Boy Scouts

By: Wednesday January 30, 2013 8:08 am

If the Boy Scouts are legitimate with the possibility of doing away with its anti-gay policy, then I applaud the organization. But in my personal opinion, if the group decides to do away with the policy, I would be very surprised. Plainly speaking, the idea that the Boy Scouts may be doing away with this [...]

United Parcel Service to Boy Scouts of America – no funds for your anti-gay org

By: Tuesday November 13, 2012 3:48 am

The Boy Scouts can count on zero donations from UPS. The corporation’s foundation has publicly underscored that it will not give to the anti-gay youth organization because the shipping giant’s criteria for giving says “No” to homophobia, aligning that criteria with the UPS non-discrimination policy. The UPS Foundation seeks to support organizations that are in [...]

Boy Scout hazed, bullied and denied Eagle Scout rank because he’s gay

By: Saturday October 6, 2012 4:48 am

Just sick – and California Scout Ryan Andresen’s main project was a “wall of tolerance.” (ABC): His project, a “tolerance wall,” was inspired by the years of hazing he endured in middle school in Moraga, Calif., and later at Boy Scout summer camp, where his nicknames were “Tinkerbell” and “faggot.” “I had I had no idea [...]

Boy Scouts of America re-commits to official anti-gay bigotry: ‘it is absolutely the best policy’

By: Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:47 am

What can you say? Gay Eagle Scouts, you’re outta there. How many more young boys will now realize their fellow Scouting families reserve the right to discriminate and get them booted. AP: After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes [...]

Etch-a-Sketch Mitt Romney in 1994: Gay People Should Be Able To Serve In Boy Scouts

By: Thursday April 26, 2012 1:37 pm

Oh those pesky videos. All-but-nominated GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s unending flip-flops and pandering to get a vote comes back to bite him in the butt again. Back in 1994, in a U.S. Senate race debate, he was asked about the Boy Scouts policy of discrimination against openly gay Scouts or Scoutmasters. “I believe that [...]

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