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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?

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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