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SCOUTS…">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…

SCOUTS…">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 […]

ASSHOLES…

October 18th, 2013

From The Salt Lake Tribune: Glenn Taylor said Thursday afternoon that he was the man who pushed over the formation, while Dave Hall filmed and Dylan Taylor looked on. According to Taylor, he and Hall are leaders for a local troop of the Boy Scouts of America. Hall added that the men also were acting […]

TO MY DAD ON HIS 84TH BIRTHDAY…

September 8th, 2013

Next Sunday I will celebrate my 58th birthday. Today, my dad celebrates his 84th. I’ll call later today, but I sent him this note this morning: Dear Dad, I know that I get wrapped up in my own drama and don’t say this as often as I should, but I recognize that I am very […]

UPS GETS MY BUSINESS…

November 13th, 2012

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

WHOM DO I, YOU CALL IN CLEVELAND…?

August 27th, 2012

From The Sentinal of Carlisle, Pennsylvania: The United Way of the Capital Region’s Board of Directors today voted not to renew its partnership agreement with Boy Scouts of America’s local chapter New Birth of Freedom Council based on the Boy Scout’s policy of exclusion of openly gay scouts and leaders. The decision was made because […]

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 […]

MY FACEBOOK AND TWITTER PROBLEM…

August 8th, 2012

Today is a particularly bad (good?) day for me, Twitter and Facebook because my very limited list of friends have linked to/featured the following stories that are just interesting enough to suck me down the rabbit hole. Here’s the list: Boy Scout Moms for Equality 1024-1039 (This will show up later todaty in an omnibus […]

WHEN HOMOPHOBES PLAY WITH FIRE…

August 8th, 2012

Clearly, Michael Leisner was never an Eagle Scout… Previously…

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 […]

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