As in "Throw's Out". That's right, the Boy Scouts of America are saying "No Gay - No Way" to Cub Scouts' Cruz [Tyrrell] mother Jennifer Tyrrell (I assume the child's last name). Their logic is absurd, being that Jennifer Tyrrell (one of Cruz's parents) spent a year as an openly known gay Den mother of the Cub Scout's. Young Cub Scout Cruz does not like what is happening and, according to his parent Jennifer, Cruz wrote this sign
I love my two gay momsSeems absolutely bizarre, to permit Jennifer Tyyrell to be a Den leader for a year and then "all of sudden" - change your mind. Jennifer did not keep her preference a secret and the other troop parents were actually supportive. The Boy Scouts remarked t their new policy is that she doesn't "meet the high standards of membership that the Boy Scouts of America seek". All of a sudden a massive policy change in the Boy Scouts of America - where Gay is Verboten. Does anyone really believe it is because the Boy Scouts' discovered that Gay issues are bad for our youths? Or is there something more sinister afoot?
Jennifer's case has gathered some national attention and she has a Petition on Change.org. Previously, we here at DailyKos got involved in the early stages of the Trayvon Martin case and his mother's Change.Org Petition; helping send that from 35,000 to over 2 million in short order. Please help get the word out about this petition to the Boy Scouts of America by Jennifer Tyyrell and let's see if we can bounce the count from 158,000 to 200,000 by Monday?
Change.org Petition here;
"Outing" of Jennifer Tyyrell May be a Criminal Conspiracy Hate Crime"
As always, homophobia has a root reason and this case is no exception. Like the Boy Scout pedophile case apparently psychically apropos of yesterday - as a precursor of today. Via the Diary ("Romney's Vandersloot Bullies Bloggers --"). Where there was a tyrannical campaign to destroy investigative journalist's like Peter Zuckerman and Jody May-Chang - to stymie their reporting. Especially upon the pedophile child abuse case of the Boy Scout's; which had a Mormon Bishop seeking to cover it all up (see PBS documentary (here).
Mitt Romney's campaign Co-Chair Frank Vandersloot appears to be vastly homophobic. His assault upon Gay's is now nationally significant, because he is a billionaire who has already given $1 million to get Mitt Romney in the White House.
Vandersloot stooped super low and assaulted upon those whom reported on his issues and beating up on the reporter who denoted the cover up by the Mormon Bishop on pedophile child abuse. Vandersloot took out a full page ad to "Out" Zuckerman. Giving me great concern of Frank Vandersloot's true motives and more reason to despise Mitt Romney. Any person who would seek to assist cover up of a child abuse story by such evil tactics is a damnation bent evil Lord. A POTUS wannabe with such a henchman as his Co-Chair on campaign financing is great cause for concern.
This Diary is about the hope that we can make a difference, by signing Jennifer Tyyrell's petition and openly discussing the case. As well as denoting the fact that a crime upon a crime may be taking place. They seek to stymie the whistle blowing by Jennifer Tyyrell - of nefarious money handling. Thus it would seem, that Jennifer was not despised as a Gay person - until she was voted in as Treasurer of her troops. This is what Jennifer's petition says;
The revocation of my membership came shortly after I was elected treasurer of my pack and uncovered some inconsistencies in the pack's finances. Within a week of reporting these findings to the council, I received notice that my membership had been revoked, based on my sexual orientation, citing that because I'm gay, I did "not meet the high standards of membership that the BSA seeks."If you snatch the evidence, the Books of Accounting, away from the Treasurer, than there is no ability for the whistle blower to get more proof of bad faith acts. Being that Jennifer was "voted" in as Treasurer; the nefarious parties had to find a Red Herring way to obfuscate the issues. Thus make a new policy "No Gay No Way" in the Boy Scouts. Whether by being dupped or being duplicit, the Boy Scouts of America just elevated an accounting issue to a national assault upon Gay's. In order to cover up bad faith efforts.
A Conspiracy Upon Innocents For the Sake of Cover Up ???
There is so much more to say, but where to begin. We do not have the whole facts of Jennifer's delve into the accounting irregularities. We just have 1 issue of national significance apparently transpiring because of money. To stop the investigation into the money, a page from the GOP play book is being used by The Boy Scouts of America to Cover Up bad faith by assaulting an entire group of people. This is hate and abuse in a pyscological warfare manner and it is intolerable.
I leave you to comment below, by ending with Jennifer's petition comments from her significant other - Alicia Burns - who states;
I would like to start by saying I am Jennifer's partner, and as parents it has been our hope to shield our four children from this kind of bigotry and hatred. For that reason, we were hestitant to join BSA. We have been open about our family from the very beginning and were delighted to find an atmosphere of acceptance in our local chapter. It is our understanding that the very person who told us they would "stand hand-in-hand to defend (us) against intolerance" was the person who called for Jennifer's removal in light of a scandal. While I'm hurt and saddened that my family and our fellow scouting families have been faced with this discrimination, I'm offended that Jennifer's sexuality has been exploited to mask deeper problems within the organization. The silver lining of this senseless situation is that it has given us the opportunity to affect change. Together, we CAN be heard, and it is now our hope to shape the future with not only the 12 Core Values of Scouting, but with acceptance as well. Thank you all for your support.
Please sign Jennifer Tyyrell's Change.org Petition here;
Arguments on definition of Hate Crime
There appears to be a presumption that Hate Crime is only defined as "Violence". This is not entirely true. Though violent crimes toward Gays, Race etc - is extensively heinous and egregious; they get to feel they can get away with such due to progression.
Wikipedia defines Hate Crimes (here) on many levels - including;
Hate crime" generally refers to criminal acts that are seen to have been motivated by bias against one or more of the types above, or of their derivatives. Incidents may involve physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse or insults, or offensive graffiti or letters (hate mail).It is arbitrary & capricious to make someone's (known) sexual preference an issue "after" they were voted in as Treasurer and raised questions about accounting irregularities.
If Jennifer's lifestyle had been a secret - then it could be plausible - that she was dimissed because she was Gay. The facts speak for themselves. She was not only openly Gay - she had parents support - AND - the very person who dismissed her was the person who (purportedly) shook her hand and stated tolerance is a good value.
There needs to be litigation of this matter - to stop the Anti Gay in its tracks.
There needs to be an Investigation into the whole scheme of the firing.
Even if, arguendo, you give the Boy Scouts of America some verity on the contention that the dismissal had nothing to do with the accounting issue whistle blowing by Jennifer Tyyrell; the fact of the matter is - she was dimissed "AFTER" she was elected Treasurer an "openly" gay.
If "graffiti" is a level of hate crime - what do you calling firing a person for such?
If not Hate!.