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Mormon Church: We’re happy with Boy Scouts of America’s gay compromise

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  1. Brett Gibson 26 Apr 2013, 2:09pm

    So they’re still basically saying, we think all gay people are sexual predators, just not when they’re kids. Nice.

    1. And even more offensive and dangerous is that they are now accepting openly gay boys into their ranks so that they can teach THEM than adult gay men are dangerous child molesters. I can’t think of a more unhealthy setting for a young, impressionable, confused gay boy.

  2. Jeff Atwood 26 Apr 2013, 2:39pm

    One could turn the prejudice and stereotype back on them and ask, “Would you leave your daughter in the company of any male Mormon adult?”.

    1. Church policy prohibits any adult of either gender from being alone with an unrelated youth of either gender during church-sponsored activities. Mormons are most definitely not comfortable with the scenario you describe.

  3. (rude verb) the Mormons – they’ve dominated the BSA National since the Knights of Columbus ceded power. Since, in their world view, black people only became equal in the eyes of God sometime back in the 197y0s, they may also (same rude verb) with a (adjectivally-enhanced noun). For them, this world may just be a dress rehearsal for getting their own planet, but we who’ve got one go-’round here would appreciate it if they’d (third usage of rude verb)-off to the South Pole and stay there.

  4. Well, next time they come pestering me at my front door, they’re going to be asked some VERY tricky questions – and I don’t just mean about why god doesn’t just kill the devil … and talking snakes … and women being created from a man’s rib .. and where Mrs Cain and Mrs Able suddenly appeared from …

    1. Ask them why THREE of THEIR four gospels don’t mention a virgin birth, a resurrection, miracles or ANY hint that Jesus was divine. And why only the last gospel, John, written hundreds of years after the others, suddenly decided to turn the character of “Jesus” into a Roman styled sun god.

  5. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, ANY “compromise” on issues of Justice and Equality results in injustice and inequality.

  6. So what’s the problem, are they concerned that any homosexual adults may be predatory or try to “recruit” scouts into homosexuality?

    Bit rich from a Church so insecure that with the book of mormon coming to London, they seem to feel the need to fill every bit of advertising space in Charing Cross Station (including the floor) with advertisements that could easily be construed as a recruitment drive.

  7. so they’re ageist as well as homophobic?

  8. If the mormons like the deal then I don’t like the deal ! I have been to a mormon run scouting event and the behavior of the scouts and leaders can only be characterized as “creepy” they are defenitely sexist did I mention they gave me the creeps?

  9. Widdershins 26 Apr 2013, 8:20pm

    This is such a good idea! … a kid Scout grows up and wants to give back and he’s told that his adult gayness is not acceptable … but hey, he can send along his kids!

  10. tomchicago 27 Apr 2013, 1:29pm

    horse designed by committee equals camel. No offense to camels.

  11. Janet Lameck 27 Apr 2013, 6:18pm

    Go the rest of the way, one day those gay scouts are going to want to be leaders.

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