Archive for the 'Boy Scouts of America' Category

UPS GETS MY BUSINESS…

November 13th, 2012

Boy Scouts of America No Longer Eligible for Grant Funding from The UPS Foundation Previously…

NEO UNITED WAY DEFUNDS BOY SCOUTS…

September 25th, 2012

From WCPN: The United Way of Cleveland says it will stop direct funding to the Boy Scouts of America’s Cleveland chapter. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, the decision stems from the BSA’s national policy on sexual orientation. Good on United Way, but it did take a bit of time… Previously…

YEAH INTEL, NOW INVEST THAT $700,000 WISELY…!

September 23rd, 2012

From The Huffington Post: Since July, when the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, the Scouts — and organizations that give to it — have come under steady pressure from gay rights organizations that are outraged over the policy. Some of that pressure is beginning to show results. This week, Intel, […]

MY EAGLE SCOUT BROTHER AT THE DNC…

September 7th, 2012

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OUR REVOLUTION IS SPREADING…

August 30th, 2012

Via Eagle Scouts For Equality: Redlands Scout pack to take stand against Boy Scouts of America position on gays After meeting last week for a discussion on the Boy Scouts of America’s stance against homosexuality within its ranks, the Redlands pack plans to take a stand against the greater organization. In a meeting Thursday, Cubmaster […]

OUR MOVEMENT IS MULTI-GENERATIONAL…

August 24th, 2012

From Eagle Scouts Returning Our Badges: Dear Sirs: I am sixty years old. I became an Eagle Scout forty-five years ago at the age of fifteen, having also earned the God and Country Award, attained Brotherhood membership in the Order of the Arrow, and attended the 1967 World Jamboree. As my sons grew up, I […]

HOW WILL THE ORDER OF THE ARROW LEAD…?

August 19th, 2012

Nisha Kittan Lodge: Reject the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy We, the Scouts and community members of the Metro East and Southern Illinois urge the Nisha Kittan Lodge to reject the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy. Among service organizations, the Boy Scouts are increasingly isolating themselves with their discriminatory policy. Organizations including the […]

THE IRONY HERE IS NEARLY TOO MUCH…

August 14th, 2012

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ON MY HONOR, I WILL DO MY BEST

August 14th, 2012

A Scout writes: I arrived on Sunday with 15 yards of rainbow ribbons in my pocket to distribute to like minded Scouts who noticed the right pocket on my uniform. I was surprised- I ran out within the first 2 hours! Over the day, camp staff and a few adult leaders were seen with them […]

BSA SENDS THE WRONG MESSAGE TO OUR YOUTH

August 11th, 2012

George Takei writes: Many well-meaning people counter that the BSA is a private organization, and as such should be able to keep whomever they want out. This is of course the same justification used to prevent minorities from eating in restaurants during the Jim Crow years. And where an organization as revered and national in […]

THE CONFLUENCE OF SCOUTING/CHICK-FIL-A…

August 9th, 2012

1947: The implications of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Previously…

ROMNEY SUPPORTS GAY RIGHTS IN SCOUTING…

August 8th, 2012

[Update at 1638] President Barack Hussein Obama…? Obama opposes Boy Scouts ban on gays Thank you President Obama. However: In a follow-up email, [White House spokesperson Shin] Inouye said Obama won’t resign or relinquish his position as honorary president of the Boy Scouts as result of this position. I’m OK with that, but I would […]

MOMS, EAGLES AND CUTTING OUT THE OTHER…

August 8th, 2012

Boy Scout Moms For Equality… Many well-meaning people counter that the BSA is a private organization, and as such should be able to keep whomever they want out. This is of course the same justification used to prevent minorities from eating in restaurants during the Jim Crow years. And where an organization as revered and […]

HOW TO SUBORN COMPLICITY…

August 8th, 2012

When you want to pretend that might someday be rich enough to join the 1 Percent (or at least obtain enough of the trappings of the 1 Percent to give the impression you have), when you place value above values, when you have too much at stake to walkaway, you’ve been suborned. When the organization […]

THINKING ABOUT RETURNING YOUR EAGLE…?

August 7th, 2012

Return My Eagle… Previously…

ON THE SIDE OF DIGNITY, JUSTICE & COMPASSION…

August 7th, 2012

Via Eagle Scouts For Equality: We must remember that BSA is not the only battle that the gay community is challenging discrimination on, nor is “civil” discrimination their only obstacle. The gay community must, in some areas, literally live in fear of their health or even their lives. We MUST help slam the brakes on […]

BEING RIGHT VS. DOING RIGHT…

August 7th, 2012

From USA Today: An 11-member panel concluded that exclusion is “absolutely the best policy” for the more than century-old organization. Talk about out of step. The 2.7-million member BSA preaches kindness, loyalty and bravery, and its oath urges Scouts “to help other people at all times.” Yet intolerance of gays and lesbians apparently overrides these […]

ANOTHER EAGLE STANDS UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT…

August 6th, 2012

Asim Rehman writes: Scouting taught me that even if we are each a little different, there is a place for us on the team, and we can work together to meet our goals. Unfortunately, the Boy Scouts of America believes that these truly American principles do not extend to everyone. Scouting, and my brother Eagles, […]

MY HONORABLE BROTHER WILL KEEP HIS EAGLE…

August 6th, 2012

From BLACK MAN IN THE COSMOS: Boy Scouts of America, you do have a choice. I know that many of you are affiliated with the military and that many Scouts go on to military service. You can choose to follow the U.S. Military’s recent decision to end “don’t ask, don’t tell.” You can learn from […]

ROMNEY SUPPORTS GAY BOY SCOUTS…

August 6th, 2012

From The Washington Post: In contrast to Obama, Republican candidate Mitt Romney does have a public position on the Scouts’ policy — he politely disagrees with it. Back in 1994, during a political debate in Massachusetts, Romney said this: “I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to […]