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Boy Scouts: ‘No Choice’ But To Fire Gay Scoutmaster – Using BSA ‘To Further Personal Agenda’

by David Badash ● 5:59 PM April 1, 2014
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After firing a Seattle Scoutmaster, the Boy Scouts of America are in the hot seat once again over the civil rights of LGBT people.

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Former Defense Secretary Who Ushered In DADT Repeal To Head Boy Scouts

by David Badash ● 10:37 AM October 31, 2013
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Former Defense Department Secretary Bob Gates, the man who told America that gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members must be allowed to serve openly, is going to be the president of the Boy Scouts.

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Catholic, Mormon Church Official Policy Now Supports Gay Youth In Boy Scouts — Holdouts Persist

by David Badash ● 12:18 PM June 3, 2013
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The Mormon Church and now the Catholic Church have stated the Boy Scout’s new policy in gay youth is OK and are urging their members to continue to support Scouting.

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‘I Do Not Hate Anyone’ Columnist Says, Then Likens Actions Of ‘Lying Gay Bullies’ To Hitler

by David Badash ● 12:56 PM May 30, 2013
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Jane Chastain says “gay-rights activists” practice “bad behavior,” including “lying, and bullying,” likens their actions those in Hitler’s Mein Kampf, and insists, “I do not hate anyone.”

Civil Rights

Five Ways The Boy Scout Ban On Gay And Bisexual Adults Hurts Everyone

by Ned Flaherty ● 11:48 AM May 30, 2013
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The Boy Scouts of America’s most unfair, unhealthy policy isolates gay and bisexual Scouts, vilifies them as criminals, teaches bigotry to all Scouts, and hurts society.

Civil Rights

Breaking: Boy Scouts Vote To Drop Ban, Allow Gay Scouts

by David Badash ● 6:09 PM May 23, 2013
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The Boy Scouts of America’s 1400 member National Council this afternoon in Grapevine, Texas voted to allow gay boys into the 103-year old private, faith-based organization.

Civil Rights

Morally Straight? Hate Group Publishes Anti-Gay Ad Urging Boy Scouts To Vote Against Equality

by David Badash ● 12:40 PM May 23, 2013
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The Family Research Council today published an ad urging the Boy Scouts’ 1400 voting members to deny the right of gay children and teens to join the Scouts.

Discrimination

Take A Look At Who’s Supporting The Boy Scout Ban On Gay People

by David Badash ● 1:08 PM May 22, 2013
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Tomorrow the Boy Scouts will decide whether or not to remove their ban on allowing gay scouts. Today, this is who is supporting the ban on gay people in Scouting.

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Dr. Phil Announces Support For Allowing Gays Into The Boy Scouts

by David Badash ● 12:45 PM May 22, 2013
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Yesterday, popular TV talk show host and psychologist Phil McGraw, best-known as Dr. Phil, voiced his support for allowing gays into the Boy Scouts.

Civil Rights

Boy Scouts Of America Employee: I’m Gay, And I Can’t Live A Lie Any Longer

by David Badash ● 9:38 AM May 21, 2013
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A “full-time paid professional employee of the Boy Scouts of America” wrote an anonymous op-ed published in Time Magazine today, announcing he is gay and explaining how the Boy Scouts’ ban on all gays is destroying the organization, and destroying him.

Bigotry Watch

‘Stand With Scouts’ Warns US Approaching End Times, Gays Are Unclean (Video)

by David Badash ● 2:38 PM May 6, 2013
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Pastor Hall says America is approaching the end times, and several scouts say gay people are unclean and cannot be trusted to not sexually abuse, or molest Boy Scouts.

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Rick Perry: Gay Rights Are ‘The Flavor of the Month’ And Must Be Resisted Like ‘Slavery’

by David Badash ● 11:25 AM May 6, 2013
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Rick Perry last night was one of several guests on the Family Research Council’s anti-gay internet broadcast, “Stand With Scouts Sunday,” designed to teach churches how to prevent the Boy Scouts from including gay people.

Bigotry Watch

Watch Live Now: Rick Perry And Tony Perkins Teach Churches How To ‘Preserve’ Boy Scouts Ban On Gays

by David Badash ● 1:55 PM May 5, 2013
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Rick Perry and Tony Perkins tonight will host a live seminar simulcast throughout the country designed to teach anti-gay activists how to “preserve” the Boy Scouts Of America’s ban on gays in Scouting.

Civil Rights

Why The Boy Scouts Proposal To Allow Gay Scouts Is Anti-Gay

by David Badash ● 3:01 PM April 19, 2013
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The Boy Scouts’ proposal to end the ban on gay scouts specifically indicates gay adults won’t be allowed. Here’s why this is anti-gay, and even dangerous to gay youth.