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  •  And yet they're still homophobes. Campaigning (0+ / 0-)

    against Hawaii's gay marriage bill, just as they pushed California's anti-gay Prop 8. Backwards cultist schmucks.

    "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by Kombema on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 05:30:03 PM PDT

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    •  My boy came home from Cub Scouts tonight, (1+ / 0-)
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      and had a great time.  He learned all about fire safety, and asked me to show him where our fire extinguisher was when we arrived home.

      Boy scouts, despite its imperfections, is a good force in our society.  To work towards destroying such a wonderful program for our kids boggles my mind.  I was a cub scout, boy scout, and Eagle with Arrow of Light.  I wouldn't trade my experiences for a truck load of gold.

      I'm liberal, a boy scout, and am no homophobe.  If you disagree with BSA rules, become active in scouts and work to change what you disagree with.  BSA is a volunteer organization and could use new blood and new minds.  

      Pick bigger more worthy targets.  BSA isn't the enemy.

      "So what if a guy threw a shoe at me!"

      by FoodChillinMFr on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 06:39:26 PM PDT

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      •  My point was about the MORMONS. Though the (0+ / 0-)

        national BSA is indeed the bigoted Christianist enemy, offset only by the good that does indeed happen at the local levels (a point I made elsewhere in this diary). Glad you and your boys enjoy it, and I hope you are ACTIVELY fighting against the discrimination when and if you come across it. Keeping silent is not the answer, I'm sure you would agree.

        That said, there are plenty of other youth organizations that need volunteers, including the Navigators (NOT the religious evangelical group!), a blossoming 10-year old alternative to Scouting that I'm involved with -- with no bigotry at all based on religion or sexual orientation.

        "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

        by Kombema on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 06:51:09 PM PDT

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      •  Huh? (1+ / 0-)
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        Boy scouts, despite its imperfections, is a good force in our society.  To work towards destroying such a wonderful program for our kids boggles my mind.
        Not discriminating on the basis of religion or sexual orientation hasn't destroyed the GSA, and it hasn't destroyed scouting in countries where those groups don't enjoy loopholes in civil rights law. Assuming that it would destroy the BSA is unnecessarily alarmist.
        •  Yes - It's also rationalizing and apologizing for (0+ / 0-)

          inexcusable policies and practices. Kind of like the prohibition in many jurisdictions against them using government property for their meetings. That just inconveniences the organization and members. Until their bigoted policies are changed, belonging, and paying money to the national organization, is colluding in the discrimination.

          "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

          by Kombema on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 12:02:08 PM PDT

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