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FRC Spews BS on BSA

The Family Research Council is predictably outraged by the Boy Scouts of America’s new proposed resolution that would lift the ban on gay scouts but keep the ban on gay adult scout leaders. And if you want to look at a dishonest bit of spin, take a look at this:

The powerful BSA Executive Committee has crafted a new resolution that includes an encouraging statement that “any sexual conduct, whether homosexual or heterosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting”– but then, incongruously, it calls for admission of boys regardless of “sexual orientation.” Inviting the homosexual agenda into the Scouts means boys and adolescents who openly proclaim and identify with aberrant sexual desires will share tents, dressing and toilet facilities, campfire talks, etc.

They’re not going to let gay teenagers be Boy Scouts, they’re going to “invite the homosexual agenda into the Scouts.” Gay teens aren’t actual people, you see, they’re just an agenda.

A character building program, like the Scouts, should be guiding these young men toward moral purity as defined by the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount — not introducing them to the moral confusion of the modern homosexual movement. In my view, by fostering this “change,” Scout Executives have broken their oath to foster moral purity, and are introducing moral impurity into the program.

I think these people have a twisted idea of morality. Morality is about how we treat other people, not whether our actions are in line with the archaic views of a barbaric Middle Eastern tribal deity.

May God hear our cries for mercy and move upon a strong majority of the National Council members to stand and vote for moral purity — for the new resolution to be rejected! May they not be moved by pressures from without or from within to do otherwise.

So they’re praying for God to change people’s minds. Doesn’t that contradict with that free will thing that they always use to get out of the problem of evil?

Comments

  1. mvemjsun says

    Changing other people’s minds does nothing to mess with their free will to be evil

  2. says

    “Morality is about how we treat other people, not whether our actions are in line with the archaic views of a barbaric Middle Eastern tribal deity.”

    Now you’re just being silly.
    Of course morality is based on a book, a “handbook” if you will to use a Scout term, that expresses the archaic views of a barbaric Middle Eastern tribal deity. And more importantly, on the carefully selected sections of that book that the people wanting you to base your morality on it decide you should follow.
    For example, sections of the Bible that claim the poors should be treated like people are out, because that just makes them lazy. As is the bit about money being the root of all evil. Obviously that was a mistranslation and what was meant was that money is awesome and if you don’t have any God hates you and it’s your own damn fault.

  3. shouldbeworking says

    Inviting the homosexual agenda into the Scouts means boys and adolescents who openly proclaim and identify with aberrant sexual desires will share tents, dressing and toilet facilities, campfire talks, etc.

    The innocent straight boys might get the gay cooties from the toilet seat or by sitting on the same log as a homosexual agenda?

  4. says

    That’s right, shouldbeworking, the most fleeting exposure to a homosexual agenda can be fatal. The same as it is for Commie and Muslimist agendas.
    The only sure way to protect our youth’s precious bodily fluids is by either killing all of the above or driving them so far underground — or into their closets or the Catholic priesthood — that they have no opportunities to come into contact with boys.

  5. Mr Ed says

    So as a scout if we take over a neighboring camp we can take the females as slaves and concubines? Christ famously said on the Sermon on the Mount “blessed are the cheesemakers,” is the Mac-N-Cheese a sacrament now?

  6. roggg says

    Serious question: Scout executives take an oath to foster moral purity? What kind of a cult is this anyway?

  7. coragyps says

    “The powerful BSA Executive Committee has crafted a new resolution that includes an encouraging statement that “any sexual conduct, whether homosexual or heterosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting…”

    Good thing they hadn’t adopted that in 1961. All my whackin’ off in that sleeping bag would have been verboten!

  8. Zugswang says

    [blockquote]Serious question: Scout executives take an oath to foster moral purity? What kind of a cult is this anyway?[/blockquote]

    Having known quite a few district level executives and worked pretty extensively with them, I can say that this is absolute malarkey. Just more of the FRC demonstrating that the real world is very different from the virtual reality they’ve created in their own heads.

  9. stever says

    Actually, it’s “The love of money…”

    The Constitution says absolutely nothing about sexual orientation, but in several places (Article 6, Amendments 1, 13 and 14) it flatly opposes the Christin Dominionist agenda. If you get a chance to confront one of these assholes who is running for office, ask him how, as a declared enemy of the Constitution, he could take the oath of office in good faith.

  10. says

    “And if you want to look at a dishonest bit of spin, take a look at this:”

    This is something like those teenage pranksters who say:

    “Yeah, it’s a really cool picture of a race car and then flip it over to show a close-up of roadkilled possum with his guts oozin’ out of, well, everplace. Thanks, Ed!

    Great, now the boy scouts will be thrifty, brave, clean and fabulously dressed!

  11. Who Knows? says

    I work with a guy who is a Scout Master. We were talking the other day, they hold their meetings at one of the elementary schools here. Our city has an ordinance against discrimination based on sexual orientation so they are telling the local council that should the Scouts choose to continue the ban on gay scouts and leaders, they can no longer hold their meetings on city property.

    I asked him what the local council felt about the whole thing. His response was, You can tell me you would rather listen to a fat boy fart, than a girl sing. But you can’t tell me it’s pretty.

    That was the strangest analogy I think I have ever heard. I had to have him repeat it, because I couldn’t believe my ears.

  12. cptdoom says

    …moral purity as defined by the Ten Commandments

    Would that be the same Ten Commandments that forbids the worship of any God but Yaweh? And isn’t that going to be a problem with an organization, like the BSA, that is heavily populated with Mormons? After all, Mormons believe they will all be gods and goddesses in their own right after death.

  13. says

    I thought it was minimalist camping, but who knew that learning how to not die of starvation, thirst or exposure in the wilderness, provided it’s for a weekend, the weather’s not too bad and you have a minimum level of equipment, was really “fostering moral purity”?

  14. AsqJames says

    The powerful BSA Executive Committee has crafted a new resolution that includes an encouraging statement that “any sexual conduct, whether homosexual or heterosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting”– but then, incongruously, it calls for admission of boys regardless of “sexual orientation.”

    Um, how are those two quotes contradictory? It simply says “We don’t care (anymore (well, publicly, anyway)) what you want to do, just don’t actually do it.”

    Alright, there’s no way they can even hope to achieve the latter with teenage boys (and they must know that) and I don’t think it’s even healthy to try, but there’s nothing illogical or inconsistent there.

  15. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    A character building program, like the Scouts, should be guiding these young men toward moral purity as defined by the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount . . .

    Neither of which says anything about homosexuality. You’d think they’d know this.

  16. says

    I think I hate the Fuckhead Research Council the most out of the better known Gangsters for Jesus — more than the American Fuckhead Association (despite Brian Fischer being a chimera of a talking hyena and a corn-choked piece of shit), more than Focus on the Fuckheads. I can’t articulate precisely why, given that differentiating between these three groups is like trying to determine which pitcher with a 2-17 record is the worst. It does seem that their brand of dishonesty is the most diabolical, the prose in its sites the most breathless and the most capable of captivating the squint-eyed, slack-jawed, lowest-common-denominator American hominid that, for whatever reason, swivels his misshapen head this way and that, blinking and stupid and needing something to hate despite not knowing quite why. It’s the ugliest form of tribalism there is. These fuckers exist for the sole purpose to hurt and marginalize people whose lives are already doubly difficult, and the fact that they do it in the name of a nonexistent celestial psychopath is almost immaterial

    Rant over, but it just seems to me that the collective homophobia of the American populace, and especially right-wing politicians from the Bumpkin Belt, is in the waxing phase of the inevitable wax-and-wane cycle. That, or I’m spending more time than usual reading Ed’s blog.

  17. jnorris says

    Now that the Boy Scouts have discovered the homosexual agenda, both the BSA Handbook and the Homosexual Agenda will have to be revised.

  18. had3 says

    Can’t make any images of critters or plants, there goes the woodworking merit badge. Hmm, woodworking and teenage boys…there’s gotta be 100′s of jokes for the making.

  19. drizzt says

    «A character building program, like the Scouts, should be guiding these young men toward moral purity as defined by the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount» and by doing that you show your character ? Fuck them…

  20. thebookofdave says

    So, will God’s inevitable failure to answer their prayer of reversing the BSA Council’s resolution imply tacit support of Teh Gay Agenda?

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