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Do You Support Boy Scouts of America's Move to Consider Change to Its Anti-Gay Stance?

The organization is reported to be considering allowing organizations that sponsor the various Scout units to make the call on whether or not to open up their membership to gays.

The Boys Scouts of America is reported to be considering a substantial change to its current position when it comes to gays.

According to CBS News, under the change being considered, it would be up to the different religious and civic groups that sponsor the various Scout units to decide for themselves how to address the issue. These organizations could decide whether to maintain the status quo of excluding gays in youth or leadership roles or open up their membership.

CBS reports this was announced Monday and comes after the organization has taken hits during recent years through petition campaigns and the resulting suspension of funding from some corporations.

BSA spokesman Deron Smith said that under the proposed change, however, the BSA would not dictate a position to the various units, members or parents — it would be entirely up to the relevant organization to make the call.

What do you think about this new proposal? About time or something that should be left as it is?

Marie February 08, 2013 at 02:10 AM
Racer X No. I didn't bump my head. I didn't even know that I was injured until after the hike when I took my shoe off and even then I only felt a little bit of discomfort. Then next morning when I woke up my foot was extremely swollen and I couldn't step on it at all. I went straight to the doctor's office after calling my employer to say that I couldn't come in for work. I tore a ligament...and the bursa is swollen/painful....etc. The foot doctor at a major medical university told me to avoid surgery and let it heal. I'm wearing a medical boot...have to get physical therapy etc. The doctor said that it could take a year to heal...so I had to get on to temporary disability because I can't be on my feet and I don't have a seditary job. Recently I had also developed another health problem which could be life threatening if I don't take care of it...but I should be OK in a few months if I do take care of it. Got some more appointments about that this next week. So now I feel that I can't accomplish to much at home but I'm doing laundry, shopping for groceries, and trying to update my computer skills. Might take some classes to improve my job skills since I can do that online or by sitting in a chair where the classes are. Maybe start going to a Bible study group if it isn't to far away. I can drive the car but not the pick-up because I can't drive a stick shift with my bad foot. Anyway, everything is alright, it's in God's hands.
Marie February 08, 2013 at 02:21 AM
Racer X You worried about my head? Well, bless your heart sunny boy. You must have said your prayers this morning. I wonder if you pray with your kids. My head's just fine...it's whats in yours that I pray to God about.
John B February 08, 2013 at 02:22 AM
Marie: Even though you think I have no feelings I do wish you a speedy recovery from the bottom of my heart...seriously. Now that you have some spare time, in lieu of taking computer classes maybe some sensitivity classes would be in order. Just a thought.
Marie February 08, 2013 at 02:24 AM
Not sure if I'll be back. Might move on to a more productive web site and local Bible study group that I used to go too when my work schedule allowed me too. Or spend more time updating my computer skills. May the Holy Spirit bring all things in scripture to your remembrance.
Marie February 08, 2013 at 02:36 AM
John B Once bitten, twice shy. When I decide whether or not to believe something I consider the source...and I will have to take what you say with a grain of salt....well...maybe with a box of salt. If you call typing up Bible texts that condemn sin HATE then you know nothing about Christianity...but that doesn't mean that you can't learn. When you defend something that is condemned in the Bible and obvioiusly don't believe that the Bible is the word of God...and act like a rabid dog...and then tell me that I am the one that needs sensitivity classes...you are definately not in your right mind. I have one word of advice for you that my Dad used to say. Here it is: "If you are to open minded your brains will fall out." Good advice. Bye.
John B February 08, 2013 at 02:42 AM
Don't leave now Marie...just getting warmed up here....not only do you hate...you have no trust. You are living a lonely life...I feel sad for you...hoping you get the therapy you need.
Edward February 08, 2013 at 04:07 AM
Marie, I'm sorry about your injury. Here's to praying for a speedy recovery.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew February 08, 2013 at 04:35 AM
This is a valid point ... Why not set up an organization?
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew February 08, 2013 at 04:43 AM
@ Grant So one has to ask who do YOU believe is the judge of "morally straight"?
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew February 08, 2013 at 04:49 AM
Little tight there Grant?
Marie February 09, 2013 at 01:47 AM
I want to thank you all for confirming in extreme for me how right I am to be against the GLBT agenda & allowing GLBT in the Boy Scouts...& how right I am to send chidren to private school where they are not indoctrined with a bunch of politically correct, morally wrong false & incorrect information. You have definately emphasized to me how important it is to forbid children to associate with pro-GLBT people & their children so that they don't turn out like you. They way you talk/ act is not a good example to them. Our children are taught better. I believe that children should be taught manners & how to discuss things in a reasonable manner...not act like rabid dogs like most of you do. You all must have had a horrible upbring because no good parent would put up with your trash talk/attitude. My dad wouldn't put up with your crap for 2 minutes...he was the perfect example of a gentleman. Your claim to be christians is a lie. You are probably all atheist GLBT people. I won't be back to see what you say.. nothing that comes out of your mouth is worth listening too. I don't intend to crawl into the gutter with you. You act lower than a snakes belly. Narrow is the gate & straight is the way that leads to life/salvation and few there be that find it. Wide is the gate & many are the paths that lead to destruction. You are on the path to hell.
John B February 09, 2013 at 01:53 AM
I have nothing but love for you Marie...I understand it's the extra chromosome talking...best of luck to you...have fun shining your husbands trophy's....
Cowboy February 09, 2013 at 02:05 AM
Ok, so I went to the bible, and there it was.. It said Adam and Eve...Not Adam and Steve... case closed... now give me some of what yall are drinking..
Tammy Osier February 11, 2013 at 12:48 AM
For some reason I am thinking of the pharisee publican and the sinner in the gospels...one went home justified and one did not. It was probably a surprise to the self righteous one that he was not considered justified, but the lowly humble sinner was. I'm kind of thinking that God doesn't care much for my over righteous assessment of ME....or Maries. lol Thank God this post is over!!
Grant February 11, 2013 at 04:14 PM
So...what you're saying is that you actually have no idea what you are talking about and cannot find the fist bit of evidence to support your ridiculous assertions? Sorry but you simply dont get to invent your own facts .
Grant February 11, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Cowboy... Two little points for ya chum 1)Many people believe the Bible is nothing more that a book of campfire stories shared by ancient shepherds around unwilling sheep 2) It is not now nor has it ever been the law of the land Have a nice day
Cowboy February 11, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Hey Grant, Hows the view from those cheap seats.........down there ??
Grant February 11, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Apparently much clearer than yours my friend. Did you have an actual point? Do you dispute my statements? | Simply put your religious beliefs do not apply to any one other than you . Get it ? Good
K Wade February 15, 2013 at 01:20 AM
@Paul You're anything but friendly.
Edward February 15, 2013 at 02:07 AM
@Cowboy - I don't think your holiness "cowboy" will have what I'm drinking...its made by sinners, served by sinners, in the company of sinners, for sinners....wouldn't want you to catch what we lowly sinners have. So as we watch you ride your horse with the angels into the sunset we'll continue to pray to our deity for wisdom, courage, guidance and the strength to discern between right and wrong without judging others but rather, with understanding and kindness, sharing that which God gave his only son for.....LOVE!!!!
Mr. B February 15, 2013 at 02:15 AM
Many of us don't believe that Grant. Praise God on high.
Cowboy February 15, 2013 at 03:29 AM
Ed... Ever how much you are drinking, you should cut it in half......Your starting to sound like "The Dude" from The Big Lebowski
Keith Forrester February 15, 2013 at 04:23 AM
Being Gay is not natural It's choice Which means it goes against what the boy scouts are all about. No room for gay.!! If gays want to be in the scout they need to start their on little gay scout organization and "Stay out of the Boy Scouts Of America"
Keith Forrester February 15, 2013 at 04:53 AM
I think amy L. must beleive everything on the internet is true You Tube "really"
Keith Forrester February 15, 2013 at 05:01 AM
Great statement
Grant February 15, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Mr B, Point being that we all have our own beliefs and , just as you dont with to have mine inflicted upon you , you shouldnt hope to inflict yours on others.
Mr. B February 15, 2013 at 02:04 PM
To clarify, we are commanded to spread the gospel, not inflict it upon others.
Good Grief Y'all February 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Oh, my goodness. I am so glad I didn't follow this thread beyond the first few comments. I learned a few things, though, so it was worth my time since it has been a slow Monday: 1. Marie's got someone else beat in the preachy Scripture-quoting sermonette dept., takes top spot in the know-it-all dept., and in the judgment dept. 2. An entire historic Christian denomination is doomed to hell, says Marie. 3. A couple of A-holes admitted to being A-holes, so that was new. 4. I find myself surprised to agree with a couple of said A-holes on a matter or two. 5. As to the winner of the biggest Patch A-hole contest, you have at least one more worthy contender. Here are a couple of thoughts some of you can run with since Marie has (maybe) left the building. Disclaimer: they're off topic and may be considered as hijacking the conversation: 1. Same sex pairings occur in the animal kingdom. 2. Christianity isn't that complicated.
Racer X February 19, 2013 at 03:24 AM
1. Yes, same sex pairings occur in nature but all the other animals still make fun of them. 2. I believe you are right, Christianity is not as complicated as some make it. I do know some are better Christians than others as I am not a very good one myself.
Racer X February 19, 2013 at 03:25 AM
1. Yes, same sex pairings occur in nature but all the other animals still make fun of them. 2. I believe you are right, Christianity is not as complicated as some make it. I do know some are better Christians than others, as I am not a very good one myself.

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