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Boy Scouts delay decision on admitting gays

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 6, 2013 at 10:58 a.m.

— The Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday that it needed more time for consultations before deciding whether to move away from its divisive policy of excluding gays as scouts or adult leaders.

Possible changes in the policy,such as a proposal to allow sponsors of local troops to decide for themselves on gay membership, will not be voted on until the organization’s annual meeting in May, the national executive board said at the conclusion of closed-door deliberations.

As the board met over three days at a hotel in Irving, near Dallas, it became clear that the proposed change would be unacceptable to large numbers of Scouting families and advocacy groups on the left and right. Gay-rights supporters said no Scout units should be allowed to exclude gays, while some conservatives, including religious leaders whose churches sponsor troops, warned of mass defections if the ban was eased.

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WowReally says... February 6, 2013 at 11:58 a.m.

Screw them then if they want to leave just because they let a few homosexuals participate in the great thing that is the Boy Scouts! If they can't just accept people for who they are and to promote the whole ideal of what is Boy Scouts in general, then they need to get the hell away from it as fast as they can. The whole point of the Boy Scouts is not where you dip your wick or what sex you prefer to kiss. The point of it is to teach boys good basic moral values, basic human decency, a few skills here and there, and how to be good people in general. Basically, let me sum it up for you this way, how in the hell is it any of your business what one person does with their junk in the privacy of their own homes (or tents in this case)??? It is no more any of your business as it is mine if I decided I can NOT stand the way you make your spaghetti sauce! You do your sh** your way, I'll do my sh** my way, and Mr. gay Boy Scout or Boy Scout leader can tickle whomever they want, however they want, using whatever body part they want to use. STICK TO CRAP THAT IS YOUR BUSINESS!! And, for the record, I am not gay, but I was a scout. There are plenty of other things for you people to worry about. What one man wants to do with his penis to another man is none of your effing business. You have better things to worry about. You "christians" need to help your fellow man with things that truly matter in the grand scheme of things, not try to hold his hips back when he tries to thrust into another man!

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