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Video: US lawyers claim that Boy Scouts cannot remain ‘morally straight’ with gay scout leaders

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  1. What is it with these heterosexuals tying homosexuality to paedophilia?!

    Are these straights attracted to child members of their own sex? If not, why do they think that homosexuals would be?

    I do wonder though, they seem so obsessed with the idea of adult having sex with kids if left in positions of power… they do they get a kick out of imagining it? Talking about it?

    If men are such a risk to children then I think we should be petitioning to remove all men from positions of power… however, I don’t see that going down quite so well.

    If a father would have an issue with sending his son to a gay scout master then he must surely be terrified of sending his daughter to a heterosexual teacher…

    1. Jock S. Trap 16 Feb 2013, 10:41am

      Indeed they also forget their own history when the legal age of consent in the US was 12… That wasn’t about being Gay it was allowing men to have relationships with children…. This was acceptable to them and their religion.

      Yet they have the cheek to make issue about things they clearly know nothing about with the LGBT community.

  2. David Jordan 15 Feb 2013, 8:46pm

    He asks what father in his right mind would let his son join the scouts if scout leaders could be gay…well…Canadian dads, British dads, Irish dads, French dads, German dads, etc.

    Frankly I find it hard to take anything an obvious glutton says about being morally straight seriously.

    His kind are the only ones who have sexualized the BSA considering to allow gay members, they’re the ones a wouldn’t trust to have around boys.

  3. Guglielmo Marinaro 15 Feb 2013, 8:51pm

    “It makes no sense to have a Jerry Sandusky as your scout master and essentially that’s what this policy would open up the doors to.”

    Is this man absolutely stupid? The doors are already open to people like Sandusky as scout masters and have been ever since the Boy Scouts were founded. The ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff, as well as being almost impossible to apply in practice – how do you test an applicant’s sexual orientation? – has served to divert attention from just how wide open the doors have always been to the Sanduskys of this world, who have long been taking full advantage of the fact.

  4. The same Boy Scouts that have stated that a criminal conviction is not a bar to membership?

  5. Both homo and hetro adult men have sex on there minds a good deal of the time = this is natural . The case of J.Sandusky happened when when the Scotts banned homosexuals so can not be used as an excuse to keep the ban working , as in this case it has failed .

  6. Jock S. Trap 16 Feb 2013, 10:39am

    More disgusting people who forget that this is more about children than adults.

    They forget that this is about young Gay people and acceptance. Yes adult too but the majority is for youngsters.

    They need to ask themselves is this level of hatred, of discrimination acceptable towards children? How can they be so judgmental against children? It’s vile and it’s disgusting.

    If these bigots have children it is Those children in danger from such nasty bigotry they no doubt will be taught.

    Religion in this case is far from progressive, far from acceptance of humanity.

    They continue to show themselves up and I hope in time those very people and their disgusting attitudes will continue to disappear, making way for a better society.

  7. Daniel Moreau 16 Feb 2013, 11:26am

    here’s the thing: children of Boy Scout age are all in transition from childhood to adulthood, a period of self-discovery and confusion. There have ALWAYS been gays in the movement and maintaining a policy of exclusion only serves to broaden that confusion. By allowing and welcoming boys and leaders who openly identify as gay allows for a better encouragement of social skills without the fear of exposure or rejection. This gives both straight and gays the opportunity of learning to get along with all kinds of people out there in the world. Isn’t that what the Boy Scouts is supposed to be about?

  8. Seriously? These have the gall to call themselves ministers? Men of faith?

    The utter nonsense that they’re spouting, the complete bigotry, the total absence of any form of intellect, is a nightmare.

    THe only good thing I can see about this vid is that others now have a clear picture of what these two ‘men of faith’ have going for them, both as ministers (shudder) and persons (turns away in horror)

    Nothing. They have nonthing.

  9. Frank Boulton 17 Feb 2013, 6:58am

    It is the rabid religious right, who insist on defining gay men by nothing other than their sexual behaviour and not gay men themselves. It’s the religious right that is obsessed with sex, as witnessed by their continual obsession with what goes on in other people’s bedromms.

  10. Helen Dale 18 Feb 2013, 1:50pm

    Considering how many paedophiles has sex with children of the opposite sex, and, obviously, such individuals will seek to put themselves in a position close to children, it follows that no adults should be allowed to work with children because of the risks this entails.

    1. Helen Dale 18 Feb 2013, 1:53pm

      In particular, they shuldn’t be allowed to be youth club leaders, sunday school teachers or teachers, (no to mention disc jockeys, TV presenters etc)

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