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US: Anti-gay conservative groups appalled that Boy Scouts may drop homophobic ban

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  1. For “Southern Baptist” read “bigot”. The church was founded to facilitate bigotry and is still mired in it today.

  2. Jock S. Trap 29 Jan 2013, 12:11pm

    What is absolutely appalling is people who think it is acceptable to discriminate openly… more disgusting is the fact they feel it should be acceptable to discriminate against children!

    Do they not see their actions/ their hateful words have consequences with an average of 4 teens killing themselves a month?

    Totally appalled that these people talk about humanity but clearly know nothing about it!

  3. FYI – http://OutScouts.com – the social network for gay scouts, is providing a supportive environment for gay scouts, leaders and supporters.

  4. That There Other David 29 Jan 2013, 12:30pm

    I don’t know why they’re bothered. I expect the BSA to vote to continue the ban anyway. The top tier is pretty much dominated by religious groups, so I reckon this vote is a sop thrown out to try and appease all the financial backers who are leaving in droves.

    I’ll be happy to be wrong, but really don’t have much hope for change.

  5. garry Cassell 29 Jan 2013, 1:03pm

    The religious right biggotry…just what bible do they read?? There I think is the problem most if not all of them don’t have the intelligence to read…so full of hatred and their desire to have their own hateful ways have gotten the better of them…go and find a cave somewhere and crawl in…hoping you will perish…

  6. Dave North 29 Jan 2013, 1:21pm

    Go and meet your maker you bigoted @rswipes.

    We’ll all be the better for it.

  7. I will believe it more when I see it!

    The BSA are only acting because they have lost so many of their sponsors recently.

  8. The religious homophobes and bigots are losing their vile discriminatory battle … and they don’t like it. I hope gay people will take note of the few remaining sponsors of the BSA and boycott their products and services until a change of policy is achieved.

  9. This quote sums this all up nicely:

    “When prejudices are dying, the last holdouts become more and more angry.”
    Bishop John Shelby Spong

  10. Why are these conservative so backward? What harm can it do allowing gay scouts to join?

  11. Richard the Big Bunny 29 Jan 2013, 7:00pm

    The Boy Scouts of America organisation is probably dropping the gay ban — but the ban on ATHEIST children will remain.

    That’s America, folks!

    1. I didn’t know there was a ban for atheists. The BSA are really totally sick.

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