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Boy Scouts- No Adult Gays! #lgbt #gay #lgbtnews

April 22, 2013 Comments off
History of the Boy Scouts of America

History of the Boy Scouts of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The BSA is, once again, reconsidering its ban on adult homosexuals.

The BSA will now be more inclusive of it’s scouts however they continue their discriminatory ban on adult homosexuals serving as leaders.  It’s ridiculous the  BSA continue to exclude gay leaders from enriching the lives of scouts.   Even more disturbing is sending the message it’s ‘OK to be gay’ when you’re young, but be ashamed when you’re older!

Pending “Membership Standards resolution”  – http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/MembershipStandards/Resolution/Resolution.aspx

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

The following membership standard for youth members of the Boy Scouts of America is hereby adopted and approved, effective Jan. 1, 2014:

Youth membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all youth who meet the specific membership requirements to join the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Sea Scout, and Venturing programs. Membership in any program of the Boy Scouts of America requires the youth member to (a) subscribe to and abide by the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law, (b) subscribe to and abide by the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle (duty to God), and (c) demonstrate behavior that exemplifies the highest level of good conduct and respect for others and is consistent at all times with the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.

Reuters’ article:

http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/04/19/us-usa-boyscouts-ban-idINBRE93I0OY20130419

The National Council needs to hear loud and clear from the vast majority of Scouts and Scouters that this is unacceptable.  The Boy Scouts proposal would create a situation where a gay youth could become a scout and then be forced to resign when he becomes an adult.  It’s extremely important that the BSA hear from grass roots community members that their continued discrimination and bigotry is NOT Acceptable.  Their phone lines should be ringing non-stop for the next week.

Their number is 972-580-2000.  Stress that you are associated with a COMMUNITY troop  and that this move is totally unacceptable and contrary to the morals that Scouting has tried to instill in young men for over a century.

In addition, you can send a note to MyScouting@Scouting.org and NationalSupportCenter@Scouting.org to voice your opposition.

If you’d like to do more, contact the BSA National Sponsors:

The Boy Scouts of America is honored to recognize AT&T, official communications sponsor of the BSA, for its generous support of our organization. AT&T’s support of the BSA since 2010 has contributed greatly to enhancing the Scouting experience for youths and adults alike. We are grateful for AT&T’s ongoing support of Scouting.

The Boy Scouts of America thanks ExxonMobil for being a Mission Sponsor of the organization. ExxonMobil’s support is focused on increasing awareness and involvement by Scouts in the areas of science, technology, energy, and math (STEM). ExxonMobil is committed to seeking out and honoring Scouts willing to partake in an exciting journey through a variety of STEM activities, events, and programs, all designed to deliver increased numbers of quality engineers, mathematicians, and scientists from Scouting for many years to come.

The Boy Scouts of America is honored to recognize Mission Sponsor Dale Coyne Racing (DCR). By utilizing the excitement and high-tech nature of Indy-style racing cars as a platform to promote science, technology, and math to those involved in Scouting, DCR’s goal is to increase youth interest in the concepts of engineering and math in ways that are fun and relevant.

The Boy Scouts of America is honored to recognize Scott Lagasse Racing (SLR) for its generous support of our organization. SLR has agreed to include the BSA brand as part of their NASCAR Nationwide racing team. SLR is committed to promoting the Scouting program through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities, educational opportunities, and VIP experiences for local councils. Offering Scouts an opportunity to enjoy Scouting through a NASCAR event is an exciting experience for people of all ages. We appreciate SLR’s support and look forward to seeing NASCAR audiences embrace Scouting through this program.

The Boy Scouts of America is honored to recognize Bass Pro Shops for its generous support of our organization. Bass Pro Shops’ support is focused on its Family Summer Camp promotion, held in all of its stores each summer (June and July). Every store offers workshops, solicits donations, and promotes Scouting throughout their advertising and promotional materials leading up to and during the promotions. Bass Pro Shops’ support helps Scouts with their advancement each summer.

The Boy Scouts of America is honored to recognize mFunds for its generous support of our organization. mFunds is a leader in delivering unique systems to receive, store, move, and manage money. After managing an extremely successful 2010 National Scout Jamboree payment solution, mFunds is helping the BSA navigate the complicated world of fi nancial education as part of the new Scout Prepaid Card program. We are grateful to mFunds’ commitment to develop one of the most successful fi scal education programs in the country through Scouting.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is honored to recognize INDYCAR for its generous support of our organization. INDYCAR helps educate Scouts about the importance of teamwork, performance, and advancement by utilizing activities and communications focused on science, technology, energy, and math (STEM). In a sport where thousandths of a second might mean the difference between last place and a championship, INDYCAR offers a unique perspective for Scouts that will take them well beyond what takes place on the race track and accelerate life’s adventure.

The Resort at Glade Springs is the preferred accommodations choice for the Boy Scouts of America when visiting The Summit Bechtel Family national Scout Reserve. Conveniently located just miles from The Summit and will all the comforts of home and then some, Glade Springs is the perfect choice when visiting Scouting’s new home but needing comforts beyond those provided by a tent!

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IL House Rep. Josh Harms Gives Away Hand Gun for Political Donations #LGBTNews #LGBT

Harms' Political Raffle Giveaway Prize

Harms’ Political Raffle Giveaway Prize

Recently conservative Republican IL House Representative Josh Harms’ sponsored a fund raising event.  Not so uncommon for a politician.  What is less mainstream, and personally SHOCKING is that the give away was a gun!  Yep that’s right, a hand gun!  At least if you didn’t win a weapon to shoot someone with (you don’t hunt with hand guns), you get free food!

I suppose I should be less than shocked by a man who is self described as: Pro-Business, Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Welfare Reform, Pro-Government Reform, Pro-School Funding.  Oh, and he’s anti-LGBT as well, recently stating that a marriage is between a man and a woman.

He viewed the event as “…an opportunity for conservatives to get together and celebrate our freedoms.”

Mr. Harms, who’s freedoms are you celebrating?  

  • The freedom for women to choice what they do with their bodies? NO!
  • The freedom to marry the person you love? NO!
  • The freedom to walk safely down the street? NO!
  • The freedom from poverty? NO!
  • The freedom for your government to enable life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? NO

I guess what you really should have said, is the freedom for white heterosexual males to enforce their will on minorities, second class citizens and women.  Wow, what a man of the people you really are!

GUN RALLY… I MEAN ‘DRAWING PARTY’

On his official site he says the following:

Thank you for supporting our campaign. I personally would like to invite you to the “Drawing Party.” There is free food and no charge. Details are as follows:

Josh Harms’ Gun Raffle Party

Saturday, March 2nd, 6pm at Miss Karol’s

1104 E. Walnut (Rt. 1 & 24)

Watseka, IL

It is an opportunity for conservatives to get together and celebrate our freedoms.  Please feel free to invite others.

If you have not yet bought your tickets, please click HERE for more information.

I hope to see you there.

Josh Harms HandGun Giveway

Josh Harms Hand Gun Giveaway

Josh Harms Rifle Give Away

Josh Harms Rifle Give Away

via Gun Raffle Drawing Party – March 2nd, 6pm @ Miss Karol’s in Watseka | Rep. Josh Harms.

SWEETNESS: NOM Rally Against Marriage Equality Flops

 

A dying cause is gasping for breath!

Yesterday, the National Organization for Marriage held its long-heralded Marriage March and rally to oppose same-sex marriage on the National Mall. A litany of speakers reiterated claims about children’s need for one mother and one father, but the event largely failed to amass a wide coalition. NOM’s Thomas Peters claimed there were 15,000 attendees, while [...] others claimed only 2,000.

Ironically, the rally was held one year to the day since NOM’s memo leaked revealing its intention to “drive a wedge” between the gay community and people of color, particularly by featuring people of color at their rallies and highlighting — i.e. overemphasizing — their visibility. The Marriage March exemplified that these efforts have not subsided in the least.

via National Rally Against Marriage Equality Flops.

Outrageous!: Gay Teen Steven Simpson Burned Alive for Being Gay-Killer Gets 3.5 Years Jail Time

18 yo Steven Simpson

 

 

18 year old Steven Simpson was peer pressured at a birthday party into stripping down and phrases such as “I love Dick” and “Gay Boy” were written across his body; Simpson then was doused with tanning oil and set ablaze by Jordan Sheard.  Jordan was sentenced to 3.5 years because he didn’t think setting Simpson on fire would result in his death…

First, my deepest sympathies to the family of Steven Simpson.  To have someone taken from you so young and in such a tragic way can only be described as horrific.  Second, to the depraved killer, be glad you’re in the UK where there is no death sentence because you’re a perfect example of why there should be one.  Finally, why didn’t anyone else at the party STOP the bullying and harassment which had to precede this final inhumane act do ANYTHING to stop it?  God save your soul if you failed to act out of peer-pressure.

A young British man has been convicted of manslaughter after killing a gay teen by setting him on fire.

The BBC reports that 20-year-old Jordan Sheard has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail for the death of Steven Simpson after pleading guilty to manslaughter charges. Simpson, 18, died one day after sustaining “significant burns” in June 2012, according to the report.

Simpson had Asperger’s syndrome, a speech impairment and epilepsy, the Yorkshire Post noted. The teen had reportedly been dared to strip down to his underpants before being doused in tanning oil, after which Sheard set him aflame at the party. Other reports said that anti-gay messages, including “gay boy” and “I love d*ck,” had been found scrawled across Simpson’s body.

Detective Sean Middleton described Simpson to the BBC as “a very caring and likeable young man” and a “generous spirit was taken advantage of and a single thoughtless act resulted in his death.”

A number of local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates said they believed Sheard’s prison term to be too lenient, but prosecuting attorney Tim Warburton nonetheless told The Star that the sentence was “within the range of what would be expected had it been considered a hate crime,” and that it would not be appealed.

“This was a cruel case of bullying based on Steven’s sexuality and disability,” Warburton is quoted as saying. “While we accept Jordan did not intend to kill Steven, his actions did lead to his death.”

Meanwhile, Sheard’s attorney said his client had been “deeply and significantly affected by what he has done and the tragic consequences that ensued,” which describing Simpson’s death as a “stupid prank that went wrong in a bad way,” the Daily Mail noted.

via Steven Simpson, Gay British Teen, Dies After Being Set On Fire At Birthday Party.

Chick-Fil-A Continues to Be a Proud Antigay, Hate Group

September 22, 2012 Comments off

Janice Crouse: Gay Relationships Threaten Marriage

December 24, 2011 Comments off

Concerned Women for America’s Janice Crouse trots out a cavalcade of statistical cliches to demonstrate how gay relationship threaten the institution of marriage.

via Crouse: Stats Prove That Gay Relationships Threaten Marriage – YouTube.

 

Honda Calls for Hearing on Republican’s Legal Tab of $1.5m Spend to Defend Discriminatory Law

October 19, 2011 1 comment
Mike Honda

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WASHINGTON DC – Today, US Congressman Mike Honda (CA-15), Ranking Member of the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, sent a letter to the Subcommittee’s Chairman calling for a hearing to shine light on the House Republican Leadership’s irresponsible, backdoor use of taxpayer money to pay the private law firm Bancroft PLLC to represent the House in support of the constitutionally-questionable Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  After having Bancroft PLLC blow through the original cap of half a million dollars, the House Republican Leadership recently modified the contract, likely tripling the cost for the American taxpayer to $1.5 million.  During a time of professed fiscal responsibility, the House Republican Leadership has chosen to continue to spend taxpayer money to protect discrimination through a process that has lacked any semblance of transparency.

via Rep Honda Calls for Hearing on Republican Leadership’s Legal Tab of $1.5m in Taxpayer Money to Defend Discriminatory DOMA Practices.

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