Carly Rae Jepsen to Boy Scouts: Don’t Call Me Until You Accept Gays

This is crazy, but - actually, let me take back my number.

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Carly Rae Jepsen is boycotting the Boy Scouts of America until the group lifts its controversial ban against gay scout members and leaders.

The pop singer tweeted today that she won’t be playing the national Boy Scouts Jamboree this July:

In subsequent tweets, she continued: “I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe.”

(MOREBoy Scouts Consider Ending Policy Banning Gay Members and Troop Leaders)

Jepsen’s decision comes just a few days after the band Train said they wouldn’t play the Jamboree unless the BSA lifted its ban. According to their website, Train didn’t know the Boy Scouts had such a policy against gays, and are looking forward to playing for thousands of scouts “as long as they make the right decision before then.” It also comes four days and 62,000 signatures after Eagle Scout Derek Nance launched a Change.org petition calling on Jepsen and Train to denounce the policy and back out of the event.

“Projected attendance for the 2013 National Scouting Jamboree is over 50,000 Boy Scouts, Venturers, volunteers and staff,” Nance wrote. “Among those 50,000 are countless LGBT young people who are forced to hide who they really are, in fear of being kicked out of the organization they love. This has to change.”

The Jamboree is held every four years, and the 2013 edition is being billed by the Boy Scouts as “big” and “wild.” But with its headlining entertainers backing out, whitewater rafting and mountain biking will be about the wildest things will get for this year’s attendees.

MOREWill the Boy Scouts Reverse Its Anti-Gay Policy?

74 comments
BobWills
BobWills

Kelly, You are correct about the children getting hurt. However, all are hurt when what God has condemned as sin is portrayed as acceptable. Jesus Christ died on the cross for everyone's sin. He was blameless, but took the nails that we deserve. Each of us knows down deep how much we have sinned in our lives. God loves us so much he allowed His Son to suffer so we would not have to. When this wicked society takes what God has condemned as sin and makes it out to be something good, that society deceives itself and all who fall prey to its lies. Please all who read this, if you don't know Christ, open your heart and receive Him so that you will know the deepest love there is.

KellyHustead
KellyHustead

In the end the only ones who are getting hurt are the kids who chose Scouting as an activity because for them its fun. The kids are innocent in this matter. We need to remember while we wage wars on each other not to punish the innocent. If we continue to do this how can any of us speak ill of Hitler then? Are we not doing the same thing he did?

rupertmagillicutty
rupertmagillicutty

Who needs them...good reddens. Hope the Boy Scouts get some decent acts.

And why do people care when some so called  artists and entertainers spout their political opinions, they are the last people on earth I'd ever listen to or give a sh-t about.

HumanityBlows
HumanityBlows

Lol, I think they'll do just fine without your so-called "talent" (read: autotuning)

SirJames
SirJames like.author.displayName 1 Like

And just why is it that those 2% of the people feel so threatened by an unrelated organization teaching "Duty to God and Country" and "Keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight"??  We don't bother them.  They should leave the others alone.  this is SUPPOSED to be a free country.

BobWills
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@SirJames

Because deep down they know they are doing something wrong and unnatural.They desire to have the mass support them to make them feel they are not disobeying God, who they choose not to believe in.Jesus said he would be hated because he was the moral standard and that people want to do what feels good rather than what is right in the eyes of the Lord.I do not condemn anyone, but God has the right to since he created everything and everyone.

americanandproud
americanandproud

Toby keith is gonna be there kicking arse and taking names! Hang in there scouts gay or not boys@@!:D

jasemay71
jasemay71

Didn't both of these artist use homosexuality as the butt of jokes in their videos??

richardflaxton51
richardflaxton51

If you aren't for gay marriage, you are against lesbians... Wouldn't being against girl on girl make a guy gay?

BobWills
BobWills

@richardflaxton51

Richard, why would anyone take you seriously when you make sick perverted comments such as this? If you had children (and I pray that you don't) would you teach them what you just suggested?

Geekboydotca
Geekboydotca like.author.displayName 1 Like

There are so many fascinating sides to this discussion. 

One:  While (unlike Jepsen) I *did* know the Boy Scouts of America had wrapped themselves in a culture of intolerance, I had no idea that they had crammed god into the oath.  B-P, of course, would be appalled.  He was very clear on the need for the scouts not to be hamstrung with ties to the church, religion, or metaphysical mumbo-jumbo of any kind.  Every other scouting organization on the planet understands this, and welcomes youth of all stripes and creeds.  Scouts is about helping young people grow and learn, period. 

Two:  I am honestly shocked at the ignorance and fear that permeate many of the comments here.  If this was the 19th century, I could understand.  But to have people still spewing such hate-filled rhetoric and somehow trying to tie it to a religion that is nominally about love and welcoming and acceptance … boggles the mind.  Have these people ranting on about the bible and god actually taken the time to *read* the book?

Three:  I have to say I am grudgingly impressed at how a small minority of fundamentalists have used disproportionately loud voices to shout down the reasonable majority and co-opt so many facets of the country.  For a minority of the narrow-minded to be dictating to the nation as a whole is quite a feat.  Not a commendable one, no, but quite a feat nonetheless.  When are normal and reasonable people in the U.S.A. going to stop allowing themselves to be pushed around by the handful?

BikeGuy
BikeGuy

@Geekboydotca You'll be happy to know that Americans support repealing the ban on gay men on gay teens by 55% to 33% (see Quinnipiac poll). 

The crazy hateful fundamentalists speak loudly wherever they are - hey, GOD is on their side - but they are (thank heavens) a shrinking minority in the USA - belatedly but at least true.


kopper
kopper

Kudos to Carly Rae Jepsen! And, likewise, kudos to anyone who decided to boycott or leave the BSA because of its exclusionary policies (not only disallowing participation by gays but also agnostics and atheists) and seek out alternative scouting programs, such as the Baden-Powell Service Association, which offers a Traditional Scouting program for EVERYONE! http://bpsa-us.org

dwpeteusa1
dwpeteusa1

Ms Jepsen have you ever considered the financial aspect of your decision? I hope and pray that the rest of the 85% of Americans that do not condone nor believe lgbt's agenda boycot you and the purchase of your products. But that is not the real issue here the real issue is that we the majority are again allowing a minority gruop to dictate to us and force thier agenda on us. If we showed the solidarity the "they" exhibit I would not even be typing this, but until we do I will make feelings know. I do not condone or support the lgbt and anything they stand represent!

LeeStone
LeeStone

@dwpeteusa1 Lol, and if the south hadn't shown their solidarity concerning the freeing of the slaves... wait they did... well if the south hadn't shown their solidarity on the integration of blacks... wait they did... or the Nazis and the jews.. crap they did too! 

Point is, ignorance and hate (like yours) isn't new. God, get a life and at least blame something creative and new instead of those tired "minorities" and their "agenda". 

richardflaxton51
richardflaxton51

@dwpeteusa1 lol I'm pretty sure a majority will be in support of Carly here. Too bad for you the acceptance of gays is inevitable and all you ignorant bigots will be put in your place. Sucks to suck.

kopper
kopper

@dwpeteusa1 LGBT's "agenda" is to be treated just like everyone else. FAIRLY, and without discrimination. Why is that so hard for people like you to understand?

JustinHiggins
JustinHiggins

I am currently an active star scout, this is discrimination of my christian beliefs and of Lord Baden Powells beliefs of starting an organization to help boys grow in to men completely based on the christian faith.

The B.S.A oath On MY honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country to obey the scout law and to help other people at all times to keep my self phisically strong mentally awake and Morally straight.

The B.S.A law: A scout is trustworth, loyal, helpful, friendly, courtious, kind, obediant(to God and Country), cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean(of mind and soul), and reverant.

These are the values that I and every other saine minded scout and adult leader of scouting live by every day.

A boy or an adult with a homeossexual mantality  could not live up to the values of the scout oath and law simpley because they wold not be obeying the law of God who condemnes homeosexuality.

I personally am discusted by this and I nor any one in my family will be buying anything from Carley rae or train until they change their decision , which is horrible because I think train is a fairly good band.

BikeGuy
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@JustinHiggins

Justin, I was also a Star Scout in the 1960s and 1970s and must say I am wondering what has happened to quality control if your screed is representative. I hope not. 

First of all, your ignorance is appalling (your spelling too): Scouts in fact was formed as an explicitly non-denominational organization by Baden Powell, whom I quote below:

"Buddha has said: 'There is only one way of driving out Hate in the world and that is by bringing in 
Love.' Scouting's aim is to produce healthy, happy, helpful citizens, of both sexes, to eradicate the prevailing narrow self interest, personal, political, SECTARIAN [emphasis mine] and national, and to substitute for it a broader spirit of self-sacrifice and service in the cause of humanity." 

The ban against gay men and gay teens was put in place in 1992 after Baptists, Methodists and above all Mormons had tipped the Scouts from the non-sectarian group that Baden Powell envisioned into a fundamentally Christian one. Mormons are 2% of the USA but today control more than a third of troops. The American Scouts clearly have a “Mormon problem:” http://dailyross.com/2010/02/the-bsas-mormon-problem/

Mormon and Baptist Scouts rarely form mixed groups and often meet in churches and hold religious services. No wonder they seem to have confused the troops with their churches. This approach distorts the universal and non-sectarian spirit of Scouting. Scouts do not discriminate and remain non-sectarian in other Scouting nations, such as France, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and the UK, where Scouting was founded.

Moreover these fundamentalists Christians are hypocrites. Jesus never once mentioned homosexuality but clearly did not like divorce. I have heard of no push to expel divorced men. No rules prevent ex-cons, adulterers, alcoholics, or single men living with their girlfriends from being Scout leaders. Conservative Christians are silent on all. The ban is really about fear and hatred of gay people, which you seem to be willing to spread.

Not surprisingly, the same regions (Utah, the South) and the same religious groups (Mormons, Southern Baptists) that fought the integration of African-Americans in the Scouts thirty years ago are fighting the integration of families likes ours today. Fear and hatred seem to be their hallmark.

I was a Scout in NYC in the 60s and 70s and tolerance ruled. We were Jews, Chinese, Protestants, Blacks and we didn't meet at a church. The focus was on nature and the outdoors. I never thought of the Scouts as a particularly religious group and there was no ban on anyone, including gays.

I am proud that a solid majority of Americans (55% to 33%) now agree that the BSA should return to its non-sectarian roots and that the ban against gay men and boys should end. They know that what is best about our nation is that we work together despite our different beliefs. They know that these are not the Boy Scouts of Conservative Christians but the Boy Scouts of America, all of America.

We can each believe the other is immoral. Our two-dad family is widely respected in our rural New York town and our church, family, community, and government honor our relationship. In my own ethical system, I believe that people who drive giant gas-guzzling SUV’s are immoral. But I have no desire to keep Hummer-driving parents out of the Scouts. As Americans we respect diverse beliefs even if we do not share them. We are not Iran.

I look forward to rejoining the Scouts. I have faith that if at the Jamboree we meet Mormons and Baptists (and Hummer drivers!) we may disagree on what is moral, but we will all somehow get along and perhaps even learn from each other.


SirJames
SirJames

The above is full of lies.  I have been involved in Scouts for 63 years.  They have ALWAYS had the same principles.  The Oath has not changed, the Scout Laws have not changed. BSA has always embraced ALL faiths and races, since my joining in the South in 1950.  It is just that the irreverent and the immoral now feel threatened by the teaching of good solid principles to live by.

richardflaxton51
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LOL. The bible is a useless book of lies you people waste your time following. Carly Rae earns my respect for this even more. It's pathetic to see how religion makes some people so ignorant and pathetic.

BobWills
BobWills

Richard,  Why are you so angry?  I did not call you any names.  I just repeated what is written in the Bible.  Jesus Christ died on the cross for the worlds sins.  Any sin not repented will pay a price.  You mentioned in one of your replies to me that it sucks to be on the losing side.  You are correct, you are taking the side that is opposite of the God who created you.  I pray that you would repent.  Also, please explain what lies are in the Bible that you have refered too?

LeeStone
LeeStone

@BobWills Jesus also never mentions gays.. closest he ever comes is saying that marriage is between a man and his wife, but Jesus also said that you should only marry if you can't control your sinful ways, in fact I think the line is "You men should be as eunuchs unto the Lord".

BobWills
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This is not a hate thing like many people like to claim..... God hates sin, not the person.  Choosing to be gay is a decision to live outside of God's rule and plan.  There is a consequence to all sin.  "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." Galatians 6:7.

nausicaa.de.la.vallee
nausicaa.de.la.vallee

@BobWills Seriously, this is 2013, and people still decide to follow some papers written hundreds of years ago by a bunch of losers trying to control humanity !   Get an education, a real one, and escape your religious prison.    Most importantly: let others be and live the way they want to.   No one forces you to have a sexual relitionship with a man or abstain, why would you force a gay man to have sex with a woman ?   Live and let live, Bob.  

BobWills
BobWills

@nausicaa.de.la.vallee @BobWills

How do I say this making sure I am not being rude or offensive in the delivery? God created us for His purpose. He gave us free will. We chose sin and need a redeemer.Jesus is that answer.All who choose Him will have everlasting life; those who reject him will experience eternity apart from him (hell).The year is irrelevant.God’s word never changes even though societies do.I am educated and the things I have said here are supported by research not opinion.Have you read the Bible?

LeeStone
LeeStone

@BobWills So God created all sexually reproducing animals and said "Hmm, even though you animals don't have my spark of life, free-will, I'm going to make a portion of every single one of your populations exhibit homosexual behavior.. THEN I'm going to call it un-natural! News flash: only dummies think gay is a choice any more.

BobWills
BobWills

sodom and gomorrah.. may want to look it up.  It's historical and more importnnlty, The God who created everything is not pro gay, pro choice or pro sin.... He is pro forgiveness and does not accept anyone who does not accept Him... Simple

LeeStone
LeeStone

@BobWills Yeah, you might want to look into the crime that Jesus says Sodom and Gomorrah committed in Mark and Matthew: inhospitality to G-ds messengers. In fact, pre-AD it's very difficult to find references to sexual immorality in biblical text, those messages were added later and Jesus says ABSOLUTELY nothing about the gays.

richardflaxton51
richardflaxton51

@BobWills Lol, but that is what's so stupid defining being gay as a sin. People are often not only gay by choice, but they are born that way. If it was such a sin, why would god bring gays into the world? Are you saying he creates people just to send them to hell for funsies? Yeah, that passage of the bible is bull shit and irrelevant.

BobWills
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"The Right decision"  Is God's decision.  I believe the creator of the Universe and everything in it is the final say.  You are aligning yourself against an all sovereign God.  Scary position to take.  That is like telling your parents that they had nothing to do with your birth and that you are not going to listen or follow any of their rules or wishes.  Do you think you can still be supported by them when you have turned against them?  The God you turn your back on now will have no choice to do the same on judgment day.

richardflaxton51
richardflaxton51

@BobWills Well you are wrong. Period. Gays and lesbians are going to gain all their rights within our lifetime. Sucks to be on the losing side doesn't it? You are a prime example of how pathetic religion can make people.

BikeGuy
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I am very grateful that Carly Rae has stood up to discrimination.

Contrary to what many commenters imply, the ban against gay men and gay teens is not about sexual abuse. This is a known red herring. Openly gay men are in fact less likely to be pedophiles than heterosexually married men (please see the APA web site among others). Most of the abusers in the BSA’s secret files were married to women, a la Sandusky.  

We are a married two-dad family. We are both former Scouts and this ban is personally painful for us and to our kids, especially when we see lies and ignorance spread.

I don’t want my son or daughter abused any more than anyone else. I would only feel comfortable with proper controls in place. In fact, since its scandals the BSA has belatedly put rigorous controls in place and does NOT now allow any adult, male or female, to be alone with a boy.

Moreover both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are today mixed gender groups: Men can volunteer with Girl Scouts and women can volunteer with Boy Scouts. Both groups realize that there must be controls in place that will work regardless of adult sexual orientation.

The Boy Scouts in other Scouting nations do not exclude gay men or gay teens (e.g. Canada, France, Mexico, Australia, and the UK where they were founded) nor do other groups such as Big Brother/Big Sister. These groups have suffered less from abuse problems than the American Boy Scouts, or for that matter the Catholic Church. Perhaps because these latter followed this faulty reasoning: No openly gay men equals no sexual abuse risk.

I don’t care who the Scoutmaster is married to, I don’t want him (or her) sharing a tent alone with my 12-year-old son (or daughter). Singling out gay men is unfair. If the BSA were to eject a class of men based on public prejudices it could just as easily start with Catholic priests or heterosexually married football coaches. But that would be wrong.

Perhaps the most reprehensible aspect of this ban is its impact on gay teens, especially at a time of epidemic suicides. Carly Rae must have thought about this.

Please understand that the ban on gay teens and gay men has absolutely nothing to do with sexual abuse. Conservative Christians love that confusion since it supports their own theological hatred of homosexuality. However most Americans now personally know gay people and know that such generalizations are untrue and unfair.

The real reason for the ban is that conservative Christians believe we are ‘immoral’ and that is indeed what the BSA web site says. Read it:

We believe that homosexual conduct is inconsistent with the requirement in the Scout Oath that a Scout be morally straight

This fundamentally religious viewpoint emerged in the 1990s when Christian conservatives hijacked the BSA. Mormons are 2% of the USA but today control more than a third of troops.  

I was a Scout in NYC in the 60s and 70s and tolerance ruled. We were Jews, Chinese, Protestants, Blacks and we didn't meet at a church. The focus was on nature and the outdoors. I never thought of the Scouts as a particularly religious group and there was no ban on anyone, including gays.

The ban was put in place in 1992 after Baptists, Methodists, and Mormons had successfully tipped the Scouts from the non-sectarian group that Baden Powell envisioned, and that I knew and loved as a child, into a fundamentally religious one. Mormon and Baptist Scouts rarely form mixed groups and often meet in churches and hold religious services. No wonder they seem to have confused the troops with their churches. This approach distorts the universal and non-sectarian spirit of Scouting. Scouts do not discriminate and remain non-sectarian in other Scouting nations, such as France, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and the UK, where Scouting was founded.

Moreover these fundamentalists Christians are hypocrites. Jesus never once mentioned homosexuality but clearly did not like divorce. I have heard of no push to expel divorced men. No rules prevent ex-cons, adulterers, alcoholics, or single men living with their girlfriends from being Scout leaders. Conservative Christians are silent on all. The ban is really about fear and hatred of gay people, which you seem to be willing to spread.

Not surprisingly, the same regions (Utah, the South) and the same religious groups (Mormons, Southern Baptists) that fought the integration of African-Americans in the Scouts thirty years ago are fighting the integration of families likes ours today. Fear and hatred seem to be their hallmark. 

I am proud that a solid majority of Americans (55% to 33%) now agree that the BSA’s ban against gay men and boys should end. They know that what is best about our nation is that we work together despite our different beliefs. They know that these are not the Boy Scouts of Conservative Christians but the Boy Scouts of America, all of America. Leading celebrities like Carly Rae and Train will help to keep the BSA for all Americans.

We can each believe the other is immoral. Our two-dad family is widely respected in our rural New York town and our church, family, community, and government honor our relationship. In my own ethical system, I believe that people who drive giant gas-guzzling SUV’s are immoral. But I have no desire to keep Hummer-driving parents out of the Scouts. As Americans we respect diverse beliefs even if we do not share them. We are not Iran.

I quote Scouting’s founder, Lord Baden Powell:

"Buddha has said: 'There is only one way of driving out Hate in the world and that is by bringing in 
Love.' Scouting's aim is to produce healthy, happy, helpful citizens, of both sexes, to eradicate the prevailing narrow self interest, personal, political, sectarian and national, and to substitute for it a broader spirit of self-sacrifice and service in the cause of humanity." 

I look forward to the ban’s end and our rejoining the Scouts. The end of the ban will be a non-issue, as it was with the military. I have faith that if at the Jamboree we meet Mormons and Baptists (and Hummer drivers!) we may disagree on what is moral, but we will all somehow get along and perhaps even learn from each other.

That is the American way.

itshercandy
itshercandy

Why did Carly Rae accept the offer to perform in the first place? It's not like the BSA anti-gay leadership policy is new. I think she wanted the publicity.

BikeGuy
BikeGuy

@itshercandy

Carly Rae is from Canada so she would not have known. In Canada, like other civilized Scouting nations, the Scout program has remained non-denominational as envisioned by its British founder, Baden Powell. They do not exclude gay men and gay teens in Canada, France, Mexico, the UK, or elsewhere. Only in the USA with our disproportionate population of Christian fundamentalists has this been a problem. The ban was implemented in 1992 mainly under Mormon pressure.

I am grateful to Carly Rae, Train, and others for standing up to discrimination. It is through such actions that change happens. I hope and expect that BSA will make the right decision in May and end the ban. If not they risk continuing their trajectory towards becoming the Boy Scouts of Conservative Christians rather than the Boy Scouts of America. 

Once the ban is lifted it will be a total non-issue and the fears of the right-wing will not materialize at all, just as happened with the military.

TysonFricker
TysonFricker like.author.displayName 1 Like

My goodness. The Boy Scouts are bitter over this. Nobody is forcing you to accept gay people. However, just as you choose to disassociate yourselves from gay people, others are choosing to disassociate themselves from you, your kids, and your organization. The freedom to choose with whom we associate applies to those who aren't Boy Scouts, although from your comments it would appear that you want to force us to accept your organization and be required to associate with you. Why do you oppose free association yet demand that right for yourselves?

quentinmorford
quentinmorford like.author.displayName 1 Like

@TysonFricker Actually, they are trying to force us to accept gay as normal...and we would be more than happy if they all went and created their own gays scouts of America!  But they only want to force their amoral behavior on others who disagree.

histruth.jp@gmail.com
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I am a proud leader of 28 boys and the safety of my boys come first.  I would not want to take my boys camping with a leader whose motives may be to separate one boy from the rest to take advantage of.  I have enough on my plate trying to maintain order with the 28 boys. 

So now let me get this straight, you want to force your opinion (and a political one at that) on a volunteer who only gets paid by the satisfaction of teaching boys how to become men.  A person who is tired of seeing the men (or lack thereof) being produced in today's society and taking action (a stand).  A person who gives his time and energy (in some cases) because he did not receive this from his father. 

So your opinion Ms. Jepson is that of a selfish one.  My opinion, Ms. Jepson is that you are the problem our country and society faces today.  You want to boycott Jamboree Ms. Jepson....FINE...I didn't want you to come anyway.  If your opinion puts the safety and purity of these boys who will grow to be men in danger for an preference, then BSA should never have invited you in the first place.

A Cub Scout Leader

LeeStone
LeeStone

@histruth.jp@gmail.com Great, teach your boys how to grow up and disenfranchise/discriminate against other people just because they're different. Lame, besides you missed the statistic where the vast majority of child molesters are straight and members of the molested child's family.

Like I said, way to be a man, How about all those gay children whose fathers beat them, or told them their souls were lost?

richardflaxton51
richardflaxton51 like.author.displayName 1 Like

@histruth.jp@gmail.com Being gay and being a pedophile are different... Does every heterosexual man want to have sex with the girl scouts who bring them cookies? Same shit... Dumbass.

MidoriAkiko
MidoriAkiko

@histruth.jp@gmail.com I understand your opinion, and while I respect it, I have to disagree. While it is understandable the BSA wants to protect scouts by preventing gay leaders, it's discriminatory. They are running under the assumption that gay men will molest boys. Not true; active pedophiles molest children. 

GAY does not equal PEDOPHILE. 

Personally, I would be inclined to be more afraid of someone who claims they're straight to gain access to the kids. But then again, how would we know? 

This is similar to the DOE preventing a straight female teacher from teaching male children. Will she molest them? The answer lies wholly within the individual. Should the schools only allow her to teach girls? Should the Girl Scouts prevent lesbian leaders? What about the Catholic church? Some of the most trusted religious leaders have abused their position to take advantage of children. And they're supposed to be CELIBATE!  If the BSA were to prevent sex offenders from becoming group leaders, I would be 100% behind this. But in my opinion, this is discriminatory on sexual orientation.

Why should Train and Carly Rae be praised or vilified by their choice? It is their choice, just as it is for others to be against homosexuality. But if they're going to cite religion as your reasoning, they better adhere to all the principles of the bible. The Word is not something that should be picked from like takeout: Oh I'll listen to this and this, but not that. Some people seem to forget the two most important principles: love and forgive.

histruth.jp@gmail.com
histruth.jp@gmail.com

Ms Jepson.

Here is my question to you. Have you even read the verbiage of what you are boycotting? It is obvious you have no idea what you are boycotting.  You are just one more person who is spouting off opinions without facts to back your protest.  The Boy Scouts (BSA) is not saying a boy cannot join if he is gay, it is saying that the person leading these boys who would grow up to be men can't be gay.  BSA was founded on Christian principals and it is the right of this organization to restrict membership, especially if it does more harm than good.  Would you allow a pedophile to teach your child (do you even have children)?  One should question the motives of the pedophile...are they there to teach or are their motives to go shopping (pardon the cruelty of my paraphrase).

More to follow....

LeeStone
LeeStone

@histruth.jp@gmail.com It's true, gay children are not allowed. BSA was NOT founded on christian beliefs. You should learn your history sir (or ma'am).

BikeGuy
BikeGuy

@histruth.jp@gmail.com 

Sir, get your facts straight. Gay men and gay teens are forbidden from Scouting. 

More facts: Openly gay men are not pedophiles, in fact even less likely than heterosexually married men.

Opinions are fine and welcome. Lies are not.