JCC First the Church, Then Penn State, Now the Boy Scouts

Discussion in 'Community' started by Juliet316, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  2. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Oh, but gay scout masters would be such a threat to the children. :rolleyes:

    Child molestors, though, are apparently a-ok.
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  3. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Especially given that some of those who helped keep the gay ban in place for everything Boy Scout did the old "gays = pedophiles" mantra.

    days like today make me feel completely fed up with this world.
  4. RC-1991 Jedi Master

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    I'm struggling to find the words to describe my feelings right now, other than anger and disgust. Juliet, they're the same leaders who would have kicked me out had I been public about my atheism, and I was both an Eagle and a Summer Camp staff member.

  5. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  6. Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master

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    I'm feeling where RC-1991 is coming from here. Wasn't physically able to stay in boy scouts, but while I was there was also an atheist boy scout.
  7. Chewgumma Jedi Grand Master

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    The irony is that in their attempt to avoid public backlash the organisation is made to look worse in the long run.

    I bet you a dollar someone will twist this into a defence of the scouts' anti-gay policies.
  8. DantheJedi Jedi Master

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    I was a Boy Scout for several months in third grade, glad I didn't stay in there any longer.

    (I got out because I didn't like staying after school on meeting days)
    Last edited by DantheJedi, Sep 17, 2012