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sasidechick
Math, Science, History.....The Big Bang
02:41 PM on 04/23/2012
IMO, there is a certain place in H E L L for people who purport to do the "Lord's work" when they are the devil in diguise!
03:55 PM on 04/23/2012
I concur. Thankfully most ALL Holy Books were most specific identifying whom these people are.
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Jason N
Proud Firebagger Lefty
03:18 PM on 04/24/2012
And you're one of them.
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LelioRisen
Carpe diem! @leliorisen
02:35 PM on 04/23/2012
Shame on the Boy Scouts. Teaching bigotry and hate is not a worthwhile value to be teaching.

Maybe they should learn the proper way to treat others from the Girl Scouts. I hope the inquiry over the missing funds causes much embarrassment to the organization.
03:53 PM on 04/23/2012
I hope America can one day create parents infinitely wiser than yourself, putting the needs of children above your insatiable rants for destruction of ALL who disagree with your political persuasion
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TBJ
Irrelevent Blurb
04:44 PM on 04/23/2012
Acknowledging that gay people exist is not a 'political persuasion'. And gay parents (and scout leaders) harm no one.
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LelioRisen
Carpe diem! @leliorisen
07:07 PM on 04/23/2012
Putting the needs of children above my insatiable rants? Did you really just write that?

Are you simply incapable of civil discourse, or are you only capable of personally attacking those you disagree with, which you have just done with me?

If this woman was targeted to keep her quiet because she knew of missing funds, then some people need to be brought down. And that is beside the fact that the Boy Scouts are a homophobic, anti-gay organization.

As I wrote, they can learn much from the Girl Scouts.

As for your comments, it is hard to respect the opinions of someone who has such little respect for the opinions of others.
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GimmeABreak70
05:39 PM on 04/23/2012
I agree...who do they think they are? christians?
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01:15 PM on 04/23/2012
Dont we live in such wonderful suroundings, will it be the same when the human race moves to live in space, we're such a happy lot arnt we.
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11:18 AM on 04/23/2012
Libs atHP can't handle reality so they clip comments that explain what the rest of the world thinks.
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VagabondBull
Independent. Atheist. Sometimes misanthrope.
11:40 AM on 04/23/2012
Sounds like someone is mad that their little tirade got moderated.
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Jason N
Proud Firebagger Lefty
11:46 AM on 04/23/2012
Cons at HP don't understand this is a private message board with rules they agreed to abide by when logging in to post their rambling screeds.
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12:13 PM on 04/23/2012
My comment was in no way profanity laced nor personally offensive. Simply stating that fathers who would send their sons to scouts will stop if the rules are changed from the staus quo and why they wouldn't allow their sons attend a different enviroment than the one that exists now.
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BIGBUFFB52
24 Years married with three children/adults. 26 Y
12:49 PM on 04/23/2012
Hey just like Boy-Scouts are private. Perhaps we should take HP to the Supreme Court.
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commonsense76
10:04 AM on 04/23/2012
Every time I hear someone mention the Boy Scouts my blood pressure goes up several points. Not only do they discriminate against gays but they also discriminate against atheists as well. The boyscout application requires that you check a box next to a statement confirming your belief in god in order to become a member.

The bottom line is that little kids become the victims of their paranoia and prejudice. They are a nasty organization hiding behind a name that has undeserved positive image.
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10:52 AM on 04/23/2012
Then don't send your sons there and leave it to straight, religious families.

See, I just solved your blood pressure problem... and they say conservatives have no compassion.
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VagabondBull
Independent. Atheist. Sometimes misanthrope.
11:15 AM on 04/23/2012
Since when did scouting = religion? Just another bigoted organization that gets scared when their impropriety is shown for what it is.
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commonsense76
01:51 PM on 04/23/2012
Hey, they can do whatever they want to as a private organization - mandate members get a tattoo of Benito Mussolini on their Jesus loving little behinds for all I care. What really bugs me is that they get their bigotry funded by my tax dollars, they get to recruit in public schools and the one that really gets me - past eagle scouts get preferential treatment for promotions in the military.
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joyz41
Standing for Fairness for All
08:38 AM on 04/23/2012
I hear the voice of a loving, nurturing, self-sacrificing mother appealing for justice.. I am so glad all the other parents are supporting her.Her son has been exposed to ugliness, but he will learn to be strong. May the double insjustice she and her family members are suffering be rectified promptly.

The former cubmaster and treasurer need to be questioned.
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BIGBUFFB52
24 Years married with three children/adults. 26 Y
12:53 PM on 04/23/2012
It isn't parents supporting her it is people who want to tear down the rights of those who believe differently than themselves.
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Blaze Burton
Who are you to judge the way i live? I know im not
01:54 PM on 04/23/2012
so the parents of the club shouldn't be able to chose their own leaders?
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jltjlt9
12:04 AM on 04/26/2012
You are correct. That is why we need to support the Boy Scouts of America. Send them a letter and give your support.
08:37 AM on 04/23/2012
It just goes to show the corrupted integrity of the cubmaster, the pastor and the Boy Scouts organization when they condone pilfering of the money that the Tiger Scouts had raised, but oust this honest whistleblower merely on the grounds that she loves another woman. Those are some twisted values!
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jltjlt9
06:09 PM on 04/23/2012
I do not think they ousted her becaused she loved another woman. It was the sexual nature of the sort which scouts are trying to keep from the young and growing minds of our precious youth and children.
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Purple seastar
My micro-blog is no longer empty
09:34 PM on 04/23/2012
What do you mean "sexual nature"? She isn't telling the kids about her sex life! Surely by your logic all adults are of a "sexual nature" and so no adult could be a scout leader. Gay does not = sex. When will you people realize this!!!!
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practiceempathy
Tolerance need not yield to willful ignorance.
02:02 PM on 04/24/2012
If a married straight guy sexually abuses a male child, he is attracted to males. Once again we have a failure to communicate. If a man claims he is straight and then goes after boys, he is a liar. His has issues. If he is married, he has serious problems.

Men who do sexual things to other men or boys are not straight.

Why does this seem to be a problem for your mind?”

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Your ignorant indignation is insufferable.

Pedophiles are often predatory, opportunistic chameleons; they sometimes sway outside the barriers of their sexual orientation because the opportunity easily presents itself.

Some themselves are indeed victims of deep shame and sexual repression, seeking "safe outlets" in children instead of courageously exploring their sexual leanings within an entirely adult context.

There are indeed many straight-identifying people who are indeed actually gay, but because they have spent a lifetime repressing their true leanings, their urges manifest themselves in unhealthy ways. Larry Craig comes to mind.

A well-adjusted straight man does not molest children. A well-adjusted gay man does not molest children.

I have done extensive work w/the Victims of Violence Program at Cambridge Hospital.

Please educate yourself with the paraphilia.

"Paraphilia" and "sexual orientation" are two VERY different things.
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bernikitty
single mom RN, i hate facebook
08:27 AM on 04/23/2012
i hope that they get to the bottom of the embezzlement and she is restored to her position, with a big, fat, profuse apology.
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commonsense76
10:10 AM on 04/23/2012
That ain't gonna happen.
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BIGBUFFB52
24 Years married with three children/adults. 26 Y
12:54 PM on 04/23/2012
I do hope they find what happened to the money and if it happened then thanks to her.
07:34 PM on 04/23/2012
And if she created a socio-political tempest in a teapot, what should become of her?
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Lad123
Yeah...I have an opinion!!
08:26 AM on 04/23/2012
This is just another example of pure ignorance. Here is a pro-active parent in an organization that is suppose to teach children leadership, outdoorsmanship, and cultivate bonds of friendship. And due to the demographic of her loving family they opt not use her talents and passion for the organization. I think that in itself shows poor leadership!!

I feel so bad that this is how her son learns what discrimination is! But he has also learned how bad organized religion can be.

Shame on the BSA organization; she exposed how someone was ripping off the club and she gets the boot. I would never stay in an organization that discriminates based on sexual orientation, gender, race or religion....EVER
07:35 PM on 04/23/2012
Proof, please, of any actual improprieties . . .
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Purple seastar
My micro-blog is no longer empty
09:36 PM on 04/23/2012
That missing $3000 would be a good place to start.
08:22 AM on 04/23/2012
Very sad to see such a fine the US version of this fine British Institution ruined by the bigotry of a few uber right wing types covering there own backs and using sexuality as an excuse! There isn't a scout organisation in Britain that would ever consider this sort of thing. Robert Baden-Powell would not be impressed, I believe on his retirement from the Scouts he said this "the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it."

They are failing to achieve that noble goal!
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corrai
Exasperated with Conservatives!
08:20 AM on 04/23/2012
I hope that Cubmaster and especially the church are proud of themselves. They are the ones that heaped the humiliation not only on this mother and her son, but on themselves! The Cubmaster, for constantly blowing off the meetings the mother wanted so she could find out what happened to the money, and she had enough of it, went to the parents and showed then the discrepency and she gets accused of the theft by the Cubmaster. But who is the one that quit when questioned by the remaining parents? The Cubmaster, so the guilt rests with him on the theft, or the former Treasurer! And then we come to the church. To oust a women because of her sexual orientation is a cheap enough excuse, but we all know the church bought what the Cubmaster said about her supposedly stealing the money! But the church used the sexual orientaion as the reasoning. I was in the Boy Scouts, I hated it. I love the outdoors, but the regimentation they try and force on you and try to tell you it is "good values" is BS. It's called brainwashing, and they are masters of it! They are nothing more than a religious organization aimed at the young male!
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b4pangea
Insert clever micro-bio here
06:51 PM on 04/23/2012
From what I read, the cubmaster did not resign but it's been made clear by the parents that either he goes, or they will pull their kids from Boy Scouts.
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TSRVT
Cantankerous New England curmudgeon
08:13 AM on 04/23/2012
Ever notice how religions poisons everything it touches?
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commonsense76
08:48 AM on 04/23/2012
Amen to that!
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Valksy
civis mundi sum
11:27 AM on 04/23/2012
Constantly. Organised religion (as distinct from personal faith) is a toxic cancer on society.
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TSRVT
Cantankerous New England curmudgeon
12:09 PM on 04/23/2012
Very welll put. F/F. Nice profile pic and bio, too.
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DingoBuzzy
Word.
08:09 AM on 04/23/2012
Until the BSA stops taking federal grant money, they don't get to discriminate, period. Yet another allegedly Conservative group, taking the same funds they'd deny to anyone else.