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  •  I think you are wrong. Actually, the scout leaders (1+ / 0-)
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    I know who oppose this policy believe that all gay men want to molest every kid they see, and that even seeing a gay person will make kids turn gay.

    They are morons.

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    by voracious on Thu May 23, 2013 at 04:05:25 PM PDT

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    •  They are there. (3+ / 0-)
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      But 61% of the National Council voted for change.  Clearly the mormon's decision not to require opposition by their members helped.  I expect most baptists remained against it.  I'm not so sure about catholics--it depends on whether they are representative of the mainstream American church or more conservative segments like KofC.  This is certainly true of methodists--scouting units are sponsored by the methodist men's body which is more conservative than the UMC, as a whole.  

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      by homogenius on Thu May 23, 2013 at 04:24:02 PM PDT

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      •  I think many BSA people were afraid to (2+ / 0-)
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        alienate LDS since that is their major funding. And LDS doesn't really make demands, they just leave. One camp in our region was asked by LDS to make their program more religious. When the camp declined, the LDS troops didn't complain, they just went to their own camp which meant that the other camp struggled to be fiscally sound.

        Since when is the party that embraces all the top tenets of Satan allowed to call the God shots?--wyvern

        by voracious on Thu May 23, 2013 at 04:37:09 PM PDT

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        •  money issue works both ways (4+ / 0-)

          there have to also be areas where people are refusing to let their kids join until BSA stops their discrimination

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          by TrueBlueMajority on Thu May 23, 2013 at 05:15:03 PM PDT

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          •  Yes it does work both ways which is why (2+ / 0-)
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            they had this vote. Hard to keep discriminating when corporate sponsors are pulling out right and left. That money will never come back. They will find another worthy cause and stick with them.

            Since when is the party that embraces all the top tenets of Satan allowed to call the God shots?--wyvern

            by voracious on Thu May 23, 2013 at 06:59:55 PM PDT

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