FACTS ABOUT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS and those who proclaim it:
1. The PC crowd has done this to any and every person or group that stands in their way, even when it is ludicrous to do so. For example, Christian organizations on college campuses, are now required to take in people who were gay and atheist and allow them to hold office (Vanderbilt University, a formerly Christian University).
2. The PC crowd demand tolerance and diversity, but cannot tolerate difference or dissent.
3. The PC stance has NOTHING to do with evidence, facts, logic, reason, science, Scripture or statistics or reality - it is based on politics and pressure. THEY determine the correct narrative and others must conform to it or be subjected to Alinsky terrorist tactics, even jailed or assaulted.
4. There is no fixed or consistent PC standard, quite the opposite. The same people who screech and weep about a 'war on women,' female genital mutilation, pansexuality (any/every kind of sexual proclivity) and violence will screech in support of Islamists. The same people who want to save baby seals and whales screech in support of abortion, even third trimester and post-birth abortion.
5. PC really stands for Punitive Conformity and they mean to enforce it by any means.
6. Finally, from the best bumper sticker of the year...Politically Correct Isn't.
This is how the slippery slope works; Get the foot in the door by saying there will be 'units' parents can send their children to so they won't be affected. Then, it becomes mandatory across the board.
The Boy Scouts of America should stand by their principles and disband if they are pressured to fold their integrity.
The left has a war on men that is even more insidious than the war that they have on women. If the Boy Scouts cave to this I can assure you that the organization will lose members quickly. Confusing the gender roles ensures the collapse of the nuclear family. The left hates family...unless it is somehow perversely put together with two fathers, or two mothers. When the real nuclear family is destroyed, and they stomp out God...then all they will give the people is the government. We know how this works..we have seen it before. Too bad we have to many ignorant fools that don't know their history and think history is irrelevant. The left love the ignorant, it feeds their propaganda machine.
Men and boys. In the woods. What manner of men would you have with your boys? (In the woods.)
By the way, I just saw Deliverance recently. Great film.
I believe that if they vote for this, every parent should pull their boys out the scouts and let the organization implode. Liberals are never happy with their own groups, they have to infect other organizations because on their own, they can't survive. They have to feed off of non-liberal organisms which, eventually die because liberals are parasites killing the healthy host.
I expected a column like this to be on your website. No tolerance for anyone different. If someone is gay it's automatically considered bad. But don't worry. Parents can still choose an intolerant scout troop if they don't want their kids mingling w the "unwashed masses."
This is one of the things wrong w the world. Conservatives wonder why the world is in the state it's in. It's because people who can show what is true Christian love are getter fewer and fewer.
What a crock of sh*t. Just because a private group, such as the BSOA, incorporates Biblical teachings into their organization it shouldn't automatically be considered bad either. Tolerance swings both ways, but people with your thinking don't want that. Folks like you want to infringe on the rights of people who don't subscribe to your opinion and that is the worst type of intolerance today.
Many conservatives and Christians are tolerant of homosexuals even though the the lifestyle is against Biblical teachings. Good churches tell their members to love and respect each other, but that's not a green light to accept the behavior. The problem is when intolerant homosexual/liberal groups use the legal system or public pressure to force religious groups to disobey God's word. Where's the tolerance of those who want to honor God and the Bible?
If you don't agree with an organization's creed, don't join or participate. It's that simple. Instead of trying to destroy the Boy Scouts, gays should start their own scout organization.
BTW, before you criticize Conservatives about being intolerant, why do I hear crickets about other religions who commit some of the most inhumane acts on homosexuals.
The next time you want to open your pie hole about intolerance be sure to stand in front of a mirror.
I sincerely ask you this. Are you a parent? If so, would you be comfortable with your young impressionable son being around someone is openly gay? TRUST them they are volunteering their time only from an altruistic stance?
The Left has always been about being Bullies and Thugs. It's sad if the Boy Scouts cave on this issue.
I had a brief moment at work and wanted to comment about this, but seeing as I was executing lesson plans for a test and grading, time constraints kept me from doing so. I am sure that many here, commenting, have probably stated the obvious reasons as to why this is just a bad idea all around.
The BSOA (Boy Scouts Of America) is a private organization established for the strengthening of young boys into more capable men, founded on the principle of Christian faith guidance and leadership (web site for BSOA motto below)
"On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight."
The Gay community refuses to accept that their calling in sexual orientation goes against what the Boy Scouts teach. Since the belief structure of the BSOA and The Gay community are in no way similar, a well reasoning logical thinking adult can only come to the conclusion that the Gay community has alternative motives to accomplish their goals. Since this isn't an equal employment opportunity issue one may conclude that the alternative motive, in reference to the gay community, is and remains personal in nature. The BSOA has no need to open its doors to everyone, only those they feel comfortable in granting membership to, and those that the BSOA organization wishes to employ as counselors.
The choice of allowing Gay counselors into any Private organization may well be decided by law, but this is where the faithful must remain strong, the parents of children must be armed with the knowledge of who is leading their children. The only reason a convicted child molester is required to register is so others will know they are a convicted child molester. The only perceivable reason for this is to allow parents a fighting chance to defend their creation (their children). Of course to Obama and his administration, parents "didn't make that, someone else did."
Child protection laws make sense and child molesters should be required to register. If the Gay community is allowed to be counselors in the BSOA, most likely due to PC or legal requirement, then they should have no problem in allowing parents to choose a different counselor based solely on preference of parental beliefs. We must face facts on this issue. The federal government has done everything they can to educate our young that only by acceptance can you be a good person. The federal government has the power of the education system in propagating this philosophy under EEO, NLRB, NPR and other organizations that go over the top in teaching the only people who are wrong in this world are those that claim to be God Fearing Christian, Heterosexual Living, Hard Working solid citizens. Forget all the bad that radical Muslims have done, you Christians caused the crusades. You heterosexual living people are too concerned with chastity; why the Gay's are only trying to convert a few of your children. All you hard working people did nothing; it was all done by someone else. All of you law abiding citizens need to give up your rights; the criminals will leave you alive so you can be robbed again later. The pathetic hypocrisy of the federal government is a light leading us all to hell. To be afraid is not cowardice, all brave men and women have fears, it is the brave men women who fight through their fears to embrace truth and justice, something that too many politicians refuse to do today.
We'll have the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, and the Gay Scouts.
Pink uniforms and designer scarves. Can't wait to see the merit badges!
Sheesh, what a world we live in.
This is how it ought to read "If adopted by the organization’s board of directors, it would represent a PROFANE change on an issue that has been highly controversial"
This is very disheartening, and could have only occurred by infiltration by liberals, just like the American Psychological Association was infiltrated by wacko's in the late 1960's who changed the definition of homosexuality from deviant to normal. From that point on, Kinsey who studied sex fiends and deviants in prison made inroads further and further. I am sure there will be other scouting programs that will arise to take it's place if it succumbs to this travesty.
I would be surprised if they allow this to happen since a large majority of the chartered units in the US and Canada are funded by the Catholics and the Mormons as executors for these units (more commonly known as Scout troops, teams, and crews). These churches must have a say in the outcome, i would assume.
I thought the Boy Scouts was a Christian leaning organization...why the hell are they even considering this?? Do they not realize how many families will yang their kids out of this organization if they cave?
We all know dictators like Hitler started with the youth.
This country is going down the krapper quick. :-(
Paul Harvey nailed this a long time ago.
This was 47 years ago. April 3, 1965. An amazing prediction. Do you remember the famous ABC radio commentator Paul Harvey?
Millions of Americans listened to his programs which, were broadcast over 1,200 radio stations nationwide.
When you listen to this, remember the commentary was broadcast 47 years ago on April 3, 1965.
It's short...less than three minutes. You will be amazed.
I used to listen to Paul Harvey every chance I got.Wow do I miss him.You might call his words prophetic.He undoubtedly had very clear foresight.
I have a degree in Telecommunications/Journalism. The profession I was one in, simply does not exist anymore.
There are no more Woodward & Bernstein's any more, even though Bob Woodward still exists. There are no more 'Journalists' willing to take on (especially) this administration, head-on.
Fortunately, we still have conservative talk radio and the Net, (for the time being).
This is crazy.
Many homo or bisexual sexually active males who are infected with HIV do not know they have it.
"It has been over 30 years since the first gay men were diagnosed with what would later be called AIDS. Since then over 300,000 men who have sex with men (MSM) have died of AIDS, and 6,000 are expected to die this year and every year for the foreseeable future. In 2008, 17,940 MSM were diagnosed with HIV infections, an increase of 17% from 2005. MSM accounted for 53% of all new infections. It is estimated that one half million MSM are currently infected with HIV. According to a report from the CDC, one in five sexually active gay and bisexuals is carrying the AIDS virus and nearly half of those infected don’t know it. MSM are 44 to 86 times more likely to be diagnosed HIV positive than men who don’t."
RE: HIV and homo/bisexuals:
■People often lie about past sexual behaviors and HIV status.
■This occurs with higher frequency among men who have sex with men (MSM) and men who have sex with both men and women (MSM/W). One study indicates that between 33% and 75% of bisexual men don’t tell their female partners that they have sex with men.
■People often do not disclose their HIV status. One survey of HIV positive individuals found that 42% of those who were MSM or MSM/W reported having sex without disclosure of their status. Among those who identify as heterosexuals, the rate was lower, but still high.
More deceptive than out-there homosexuals, and just as dangerous, are bisexuals who appear to the world to be happily married fathers/mothers, but they have secret lives.
One bisexual male created an epidemic of HIV among SENIOR CITIZENS of a very prestigious retirement community in SFL.
Let the boys decide
Would you rather have gay scouts and scoutmasters
or have scouts and scoutmasters that happen to be Hooters Girls?
see... problem solved
I will stop my ranting now,but the Scouts hold a very dear place in my life and this story,if true really makes me angry!Grrrrrrr!
It is called the BOY Scouts
the "whatever you are" scouts
The change will lead to trouble
Lol... nothing is safe from the left is it?
I hope they don't cave. There are very few good things in civil society that remains uncorrupted... this is one of the few places where kids can be left alone by the pollution of the left.
satan is relentless, and so should God's people be. We're in a war for the soul of our nation. If we as believers don't find our knees soon (collectively) we're going to lose our civilization.
I was a boy scout many, many years ago, still have my merit badge sash. And I still remember the boy scout law, have it memorized forever-
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent.
Tolerant and Politically Correct ain't on the list.
What an insensitive and hurtful standard for young men to aspire to.
It's times like these that I'm proud to be a conservative. Since it is a private organization, and not public, those folks that donate to the Boy Scouts can kindly keep their money to themselves until the Boy Scouts get with the program. Money can change a lot of opinions in a heart beat. If you don't like the B.S. because of their policies, then don't join. I don't know why the media has been forcing this issue for months now. Leave them alone!
The Scouts receive a large portion of their funding via the United Way.I would be willing to bet that they are putting pressure on the Scouts to make this move.Stop contributing to United Way charities.
They also receive a LARGE chunk of their funding from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, who will be absolutely opposed to making this type of change and would likely pull all support and association if they did it.
I don't see this change happening.
How can a scout be CLEAN and be involved in this type of behavior?
Hate to say it, but the LDS has been sliding toward the left... and nowadays some of those 2 by 2 partners are, you know.
Remember, Romney enacted gay marriage in Massachusetts via executive order when it violated the MA constitution - shades of Barack Obama.
They can't be clean and allow this perversion to invade their ranks.This will put the kaibosh on the organization.
Gays in this country comprise between 2 and 4% of the population,yet they are catered to as though they are a major portion of our population.When asked,many Americans believe a full 25% of the population is gay due to the media hype that is built around this miniscule group of people.