Scouts  vs  Political  Correctness
A Scout is trustworthy, courteous, thrifty, loyal, kind, brave, helpful, obedient, clean, friendly, cheerful and reverent.  (By comparison, a Royal Ranger is alert, clean, honest, courageous, loyal, courteous, obedient and spiritual.)

Homosexual "activists" have been badgering the Boy Scouts for the last few years, trying to get them to accept openly homosexual men into their organization.  But the Boy Scouts have standards, and it's a private organization, and they have the right to freely associate — or refrain from associating — with whomever they please.  It's easy to choose the Scouts' side of this argument, yet some do not.

More information about same-sex marriage and homosexuality in general can be found here.

Ex-Boy Scouts leader convicted in child porn case.  A former Parsippany Boy Scouts leader was found guilty Wednesday [4/12/2017] of possessing and distributing child pornography, the Morris County prosecutor's office said.  Stephen Corcoran, 49, of Parsippany, was convicted on all 11 counts in the case, said prosecutor's office spokesman Fred Snowflack.  Corcoran is awaiting a separate trial on sexual assault charges involving three Scouts in the 1990s.  Jurors were not told of the sexual assault charges.

Boy Scout leader charged with raping teen Scout.  A Boy Scout leader in Ohio accused of raping a teen boy scout was ordered held without bond during a court appearance on Wednesday [3/8/2017].  Aaron Robertson, 28, who also serves as an auxiliary cop for the Olmsted Falls Police Department, was removed from all scouting activities since his arrest this week, Fox8.com reported.  He was also relieved of all policing duties.

Boy Scouts' Moral Collapse:  Will Allow "Trans" Girls in Ranks.  There was a time when the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) spent money fighting a lawsuit brought by a girl who wanted to be a "boy" scout.  The organization won that battle.  Now it has lost its mind, deciding to let a girl join its ranks simply because she claims to be a boy.  The BSA will now judge applicants based on their "gender identity" and not, as had been the policy, based on the sex indicated on their birth certificate.  Because birth certificates are, as Barack Obama proved, so yesterday.

Boy Scouts of America allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll.  The organization's leadership had considered a recent case in Secaucus, New Jersey, where an 8-year-old transgender child had been asked to leave his Scout troop after parents and leaders found out he is transgender.  But the statement issued Monday [1/30/2017] said the change was made because of the larger conversation about gender identity going on around the country.

Former Richmond teacher guilty on 87 counts of child molestation.  A former sixth-grade science and math teacher at a Richmond charter school was found guilty on multiple counts of child molestation, capping a trial in which prosecutors presented evidence that he assaulted 13 children repeatedly for years — including one inside a church.  A Contra Costa County Superior Court jury found Ronald David Guinto guilty on Thursday of 87 counts related to child molestation, said the prosecutor, Alison Chandler. [...] From 2008 to 2009, Guinto acted as a Cub Scout pack leader and summer camp counselor for troops of Cub Scouts throughout San Jose.  Through his affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America, Guinto went on to gain access to a church in San Jose.

Cub Scouts embroiled in transgender controversy.  The Cub Scouts are facing a transgender controversy after an eight-year-old born a girl who identifies as a boy was asked to leave a New Jersey pack.  Several readers alerted me to this story from Secaucus, New Jersey.  Before I get into the heart of the issue, I want to explain why I have chosen not to identify the parent or the child.  I find it reprehensible a grown woman would parade her child in front of the national media to advance some sort of cultural agenda.  This parent is sacrificing her child's privacy and innocence for 15 minutes of fame.  And I refuse to give the woman the satisfaction of reading her name in print.

Tillerson's Assault on Scouting.  [Scroll down]  Unless one takes a "Progressive" view of his faith or adopts some fringe religion, homosexual activity is forbidden.  If it is forbidden, how can one be "morally straight" or do one's duty to God while embracing it?  President-Elect Donald J. Trump recently announced he is considering Rex Tillerson to lead the State Department.  Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, was, among other things, the former head of the Boy Scouts of America and one of the people responsible for opening the BSA to homosexuals.  It was Tillerson who lobbied to end the "don't ask, don't tell" policy of the BSA.

Parents upset by Hooters-sponsored Cub Scout camp.  KMGH-TV reports Michelle Kettleborough picked up her 7-year-old son from the Frontier District Day Camp and found him surrounded by people wearing Hooters visors.

WashPost Pushes Muslim Boy and Girl Scouts as More American Than Trump.  Sunday's [5/29/2016] Washington Post Magazine had an anti-Trump cover story.  Three Muslim boys and three Muslim girls (all wearing a jihab) appear in their Scouting garb on the cover with the text:  "Be Prepared:  Muslim American Scouts grapple with the Trump era."  Throughout the piece, Post feature writer David Montgomery paired apparently outrageous quotes from Donald Trump (as well as Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Mike Huckabee) with Post rebuttals with all-American Muslim teenagers in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.  It was all about "Islamophobia" clashing with American values.

California girls fight to become Boy Scout members.  Four months after the Boy Scouts of America made history by allowing gay adults to become leaders, its local chapter in Northern California is facing new pressure from girls, asking to become full members.  They call their group "The Unicorns."  The six young girls teach themselves things they didn't learn in the Girl Scouts, like building a campfire.

The Editor says...
Isn't that what the Girl Scouts do?  As long as the Girl Scouts exist, why do girls need to infiltrate the Boy Scouts?

First LGBTQ Group to Charter Boy Scouts Troop Will Be 'Model of Inclusion'.  Two months after the Boy Scouts of America lifted the ban on openly gay parents and adult leaders, the Center on Halsted is poised to become the first LGBT community center to partner with the organization.  The center, 3656 N. Halsted St., is now looking for Scout leaders and mentors for a Boy Scout pack for first- through fifth-grade students.  A Girl Scout troop has been stationed at the center for three years.

Catholic Diocese in North Dakota Severs All Ties With Boy Scouts Over Gay Adult Troop Leader.  The Catholic Diocese of Bismark, North Dakota, is "formally" severing its churches, schools, and other institutions from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the latter's decision to allow openly homosexual adults and employees to work in the Boy Scouts.  The BSA's executive committee voted to lift its century-old national restriction on "openly gay adult leaders and employees" on July 27.  The Catholic Diocese of Bismark, headed by Bishop David Kagan moved swiftly to disassociate itself from the now pro-gay BSA.  "[E]ffective immediately, the Catholic Church of the Diocese of Bismarck and each and every one of its parishes, schools and other institutions, is formally disaffiliated with and from the Boy Scouts of America," said Bishop Kagan in an August 3 letter.

Sodomites in the Scouts:  What could possibly go wrong?
N.J. scoutmaster 'groomed' boy for sex, cops say.  A scoutmaster with a Boy Scout troop in South Jersey was "grooming" a young boy for sexual purposes by buying him pricey gifts, officials said Thursday [7/30/2015].  The Cape May man, Frank Thomson, was arrested and charged Tuesday with luring an 11-year-old boy after a concerned citizen tipped off authorities earlier this month to suspicious activity between the two, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor said in a release.  During several interviews with 68-year-old man, authorities say they discovered a separate incident several years ago where Thomson sexually assaulted a young boy.  Additional charges were brought against Thomson on Wednesday.

Boy Scouts Expected to End Ban on Gay Leaders.  The Boy Scouts of America is expected on Monday [7/27/2015] to end its blanket ban on gay leaders — a turning point for an organization that has been in turmoil over the issue.  But some scouting groups will still be able to limit leadership jobs to heterosexuals.  To gain the acquiescence of conservative religious groups that sponsor many dens and troops, like the Mormon and Roman Catholic Churches, the policy will allow church-run units to pick leaders who agree with their moral precepts.

Boy Scouts Ends Ban On Gay Leaders.  The Boy Scouts of America ended its blanket ban on gay leaders on Monday [7/27/2015], following an executive board vote that capped off several months of quick movement on the issue.  "On Monday, July 27, the national executive board ratified a resolution removing the national restriction on openly gay leaders and employees," Boy Scouts President Robert Gates said in a video announcing the news.  Under the new policy, however, individually chartered troops — many of which are backed by churches — will be allowed to continue the ban.

The Editor says...
Notice that only three years ago, the issue was just about the admission of homosexual scouts.  Now it's about scout leaders.  Changes like this are always done in small irreversible increments.  I predict the next incremental step is to remove the exemption of church-based scout troops from the exclusion of homosexuals.  After that, I further predict there will be a rule eventually requiring the inclusion of at least one homosexual leader in every troop.

Boy Scouts must release 'perversion files' after judge's order in North Jersey abuse case.  Four former North Jersey Boy Scouts who are suing the national organization over alleged abuse by their troop leader have won the release of secret "perversion files" kept by the organization, an apparent first in New Jersey.  The ruling by a state judge in Hackensack could provide potentially thousands of records the Boy Scouts kept on leaders suspected of sexual misconduct.

Boy Scout leaders vote to end ban on adult homosexuals.  A key Boy Scouts of America panel has approved lifting the ban on "open or avowed homosexuals" as BSA leaders and volunteers, and the final formal decision is expected before the end of the month.  The BSA announced Monday [7/13/2015] on its website that its National Executive Committee had unanimously adopted a resolution that would let adults lead Boy Scout troops without regard "to sexual orientation" if the local chartering organizations wish.

Scott Walker: Boy Scouts ban on gay leaders 'protected children'.  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Tuesday that the Boy Scouts of America should keep its blanket ban on openly gay leaders because the policy "protected children and advanced Scout values."  The Boy Scouts' executive committee voted unanimously on Friday [7/10/2015] to drop the ban and the issue now moves to a national executive board that will meet later this month.  The proposed change stops short of requiring that all Scout groups allow gay leaders.

White Flags in the Culture War.  The battles of the culture war look increasingly one-sided.  Some of the supposed generals on the conservative side are more like defectors.  Take Robert Gates, president of the Boy Scouts of America, who recently urged the organization to succumb to the demands of its critics.  He essentially told the Boy Scouts that their Christian principles, not his counsel of capitulation, threaten the group's future. [...] In the past, the Boy Scouts served God and country by upholding the organization's principles.  Now, according to Gates's perverse spin on the code, service to God and country means abandoning those principles.

Killing the Scouts.  Because of their desire (again) to compromise with God-given absolute moral standards on sexuality, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are now the latest to go further down the wide path of destruction paved by modern liberalism.  The Girl Scouts of America recently announced a policy shift and will start allowing gender-confused boys into their ranks.  The FAQ section of the Girl Scouts' website reads, "Girl Scouts is proud to be the premiere leadership organization for girls in the country.  Placement of [gender-confused] youth is handled on a case-by-case basis, with the welfare and best interests of the child and the members of the troop/group in question a top priority. [...]"

The Editor says...
Categorizing Scouts "on a case-by-case basis" is absurd.  All Scouts wear uniforms, which is one way to make them all equal with their peers.  This case-by-case nonsense is one of the end results of the Left's "diversity" campaign over the last few decades.

Boy Scout officials all wet in watering down fun.  The Boy Scouts of America fired off a missive to leaders reminding them of a long-standing rule — water gun fights and water balloon fights are not allowed.  So why does Boy Scout leadership have its neckerchief in a knot over Super Soakers?  Well, according to their official Scouting magazine, water guns are considered "simulated firearms."

Boys Scouts president calls for end of gay leader ban to 'deal with world as it is'.  Robert M. Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, urged the group on Thursday [5/21/2015] during its annual meeting in Atlanta to end its ban on gay leaders, saying the prohibition "cannot be sustained."  "I truly fear that any other alternative will be the end of us as a national movement," said Gates, former CIA director and secretary of Defense.  He recommended that local Scouting groups be allowed to decide for themselves whether to allow gay leaders.

Robert Gates: Boy Scouts' ban on gay adult leaders not sustainable.  The Boy Scouts of America must reverse its longstanding policy of excluding gay adult leaders or risk unfavorable legal decisions that could doom the historic organization, its president, Robert Gates, warned his group's national leadership Thursday [5/21/2015].  "We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be," said Gates, a former Pentagon and CIA chief.  "The status quo in our movement's membership standards cannot be sustained."  Gates's remarks came during the during the BSA's annual national meeting in Atlanta.

The Editor says...
Mr. Gates's statements directly contradict the Word of God, which says this in Romans 12:2:
"be not conformed to this world:  but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

Utah Girl Scouts Troop Hopes to Attract Transgender Recruits.  The Girl Scouts are concerned about falling membership and a declining number of adult volunteers, so a Girl Scout staffer in Salt Lake City cooked up the idea to start a troop headquartered in the area's "gay pride center."  The idea is to attract "transgender" youth and children living with an LGBT parent.

Gay man chosen as Boy Scout Leader.  Have you ever wondered why no men are Girl Scout leaders?  And why no women are Boy Scout leaders?  I think the answer is obvious:  most men are attracted to women, and vice versa.  Having a man lead a bunch of teenage girls or a woman lead a bunch of teenage boys is a recipe for disaster.  But disaster is exactly what the Boy Scouts are courting by selecting a homosexual man as a Scout Leader.

Parents outraged at Cub Scout trip to Black's Beach.  It was supposed to be a nature hike through Torrey Pines State Park.  Diane Lekven and her husband Erik snapped a photo just before the hike got started on January 24.  They say what their 4th grade son and about half a dozen other kids were exposed to was far too much — dozens and dozens of nude people at Black's Beach.

California bars judges from belonging to Boy Scouts.  California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays.  The court said its seven justices unanimously voted to heed a recommendation by its ethics advisory committee barring judges' affiliation with the organization.  In 1996 the state Supreme Court banned judges from belonging to groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, but made an exception for nonprofit youth organizations.

Boy Scouts alternative created after gay flap picks up 14,000 members in first year.  The adventure organization for boys formed in protest after the Boy Scouts of America eased its membership policies on gays in Scouting is growing "like wildfire" in its first full year, fueled by what organizers say is a hunger for a program that will help parents raise godly men.  Last September, the "unapologetically Christian" Trail Life USA unveiled its name, logo and other defining elements at a conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  The organization, which will mark its official anniversary Jan. 1, has 450 troops with more than 14,000 members in 47 states, said Mark Hancock, Trail Life USA chief executive officer.

Troop leader: Customs and Border agent held Boy Scout at gunpoint.  Jim Fox, the leader of the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111, said the incident occurred earlier this month at a checkpoint along the Alaska-Canada border.  The scouts and their leaders were on a 21-day trek from Iowa to Alaska — a trip that had been three years in the planning.  As their vans were moving through a checkpoint into the United States, one of the scouts snapped a photograph.  Agents stopped the van and ordered all the passengers to get out.  They told the underage photographer that he had committed a federal crime.

Holder: If Gay Adults Are Fit for Military Service, They re Fit to Lead Boy Scouts.  The Attorney General of the United States told a homosexual advocacy group on Tuesday night that the Boy Scouts of America "preserves and perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes" by refusing to allow homosexuals to serve as Boy Scout troop leaders.  "Today, courageous lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals routinely put their lives on the line as members of America's armed services," Holder told Lambda Legal Tuesday night [6/10/2014].  "And if these men and women are fit for military service, then surely they are fit to mentor, to teach, and to serve as role models for the leaders of future generations."

Attorney General Eric Holder blasts Boy Scouts for anti-gay discrimination.  Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America perpetuates "the worst stereotypes" by barring gay people from becoming Scout leaders.  "The continuation of a policy that discriminates against gay adult leaders — by an iconic American institution — only preserves and perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes," Holder said in a speech to the gay civil rights group Lambda Legal in Washington.

Also posted under Obama panders to homosexuals.

Meet the new boss:  Same as the old boss.
New president Robert Gates: I would have allowed gay men in Boy Scouts.  Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy Scouts of America, said Friday [5/23/2014] that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization but said he opposes any further attempts to address the policy now.

Calif. moves to ban judges affiliated with Boy Scouts.  California is proposing to ban members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from serving as judges because the Boy Scouts do not allow gay troop leaders, The Daily Caller has learned.  In a move with major legal implications, The California Supreme Court Advisory Committee on The Code of Judicial Ethics has proposed to classify the Boy Scouts as practicing "invidious discrimination" against gays, which would end the group's exemption to anti-discriminatory ethics rules and would prohibit judges from being affiliated with the group.

AP smears Trail Life boys with misleading 'Nazi' photo.  "I was horrified," said John Stemberger, chairman of the board of Trail Life USA, a new, rapidly-growing scouting organization that doesn't allow openly gay members.  Stemberger was referring to an Associated Press photograph that accompanied an in-depth story about Trail Life.  The image showed a group of young boys gathered in a circle with their hands raised at an unusual angle.  The AP's original caption on the photo said they were reciting the organization's "creed" during a meeting in North Richland Hills, Texas.  It took the AP several days to acknowledge their error.

No longer loyal to Scouts, boys join Trail Life.  [Scroll down]  The Orrs and others in Trail Life say they are fighting for the traditional values of Christianity and of Scouting, which includes a command in the Scout Oath to be "morally straight" — even as a changing America grows more accepting of gays and gay marriage.

Disney to pull Boy Scouts funding by 2015 over policy banning gay leaders.  The Walt Disney Company has given notice to the Boy Scouts of America that it will pull all funding to the group starting in 2015 because of a BSA membership policy that bans gay leaders, the entertainment company said Friday [2/28/2014].

Boy Scouts' Ranks Drop After Year of Policy Change.  The Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday that it lost 6 percent of its membership after an often-bruising year in which it announced it would accept openly gay boys for the first time, over the objections of some participants who eventually left the organization.

Openly gay Eagle Scout a first since new Boy Scout policy.  A Maryland teenager is the first openly gay Boy Scout to become an Eagle Scout, the organization's highest rank, according to the advocacy group Scouts for Equality.  High school senior Pascal Tessier is already awaiting the next challenge, which will come this summer when he turns 18.  Until recently, gays had been barred from the Scouts.  After years of debate, the organization eliminated the ban for minors effective Jan. 1, but kept the restriction against adult Scouting leaders.

Bible-based boys' group opens after Boy Scouts' nod to gays.  A new group that formed as a counter to the Boy Scouts of America's decision to let gays serve as scouts opened its doors this week, with a mission and motto to "walk worthy" in the path toward God.  "Our vision is to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces godly and responsible husbands, fathers and citizens," Trail Life USAsaid on its website.

Lockheed Martin ends Boy Scouts gifts over gay ban.  Defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is halting its donations to the Boy Scouts of America over the organization's ban on gays serving as adult leaders after a review of the company's philanthropy guidelines, the company said Thursday [12/19/2013].

New group forms as answer to Boy Scouts of America lifting gay ban.  The Boy Scouts of America has some competition.  In response to the organization's decision to lift a ban on gay youth earlier this year, former boy scouts convened in Tennessee this weekend to hammer out the nuts-and-bolts of a faith-based alternative.  NBC News reports that more than 1,200 ex-participants of the Boy Scouts of America, hailing from 44 states, met in Nashville for a two-day "national leadership conference," at which the "new scouts'" name, logo, and uniforms were selected.

Thousands gather to form alternative scouting organisation.  More than a thousand former members and officials of Boy Scouts of America gathered this weekend to create a Christian-based alternative to the BSA.  Its goal is to counter what the new groups says is the 'moral free-fall' of the nation, and 'raise a generation of faithful husbands, fathers, citizens and leaders,' organizers told the national inaugural convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

Why was such an offer made?
Obama Turns Down Boy Scouts' Offer To Speak At Jamboree.  Tired but filled with fresh memories from an experience they'll likely always remember, thousands of Boy Scouts are heading home after spending 10 days at their National Jamboree in southern West Virginia.

Non-Sexualized Boy Scouts Alternative Launched.  Created in 1910 to "prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes," the BSA, on May 23, 2013, inexplicably voted to welcome into its ranks "open and avowed" homosexuality (boy-on-boy sexual attraction and behavior), thereby disavowing the "morally straight" Scout Oath its members have been sworn to uphold for over a century.  Even worse, and in so doing, the BSA effectively waived the only legal defense it once had to preclude openly homosexual Scout leaders and gender-confused girls from its ranks:  religious and moral conviction.

Kentucky church wants pastor gone after wife's column.  A newspaper column lampooning Southern Baptists, calling the group "the crazy old paranoid uncle of evangelical Christians," is causing quite a stir in a Kentucky city and put a pastor's job in jeopardy.

Caterpillar stops funding Boy Scouts over gay ban.  Caterpillar said Thursday it is no longer giving financial support to the Boy Scouts of America because the organization bans homosexuals from serving as scout leaders.  Peoria-based Caterpillar said in a statement that while it applauds the Scouts' decision to lift its ban on gay youth members, it's ban of gay adult leaders "does not align with Caterpillar's enterprise policies on discrimination against sexual minorities."

The Editor says...
Remind me to buy my next bulldozer from somebody else.

The Boy Scouts' Next Capitulation.  With the Boy Scouts of America's (B.S.A.) decision to allow young gays into their ranks, another signpost warning against the sin of homosexuality has been removed.  In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts had the Constitutional right to exclude gay members.  This was because, as the Court concluded, opposition to homosexuality is part of the organization's "expressive message." [...] with their "expressive message" now compromised, how now can the Scouts argue legally to prevent the inclusion of homosexual leaders?

Boy Scouts Defy Rules, Wear Uniforms in Gay Pride Parade.  Despite a directive from a leader of the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), prohibiting scouts from advocating political or social positions, some scouts and adult supporters of Scouts for Equality wore their uniforms Sunday as they marched in Utah's gay pride parade.

Church drops Boy Scout program after gay ban lifted.  An evangelical Christian church here [in Louisville, Ky.] with more than 30,000 members will break ties with the Boy Scouts of America because it believes the youth organization has become too polarizing, its executive pastor said.  The Boy Scouts' national council voted last week to allow openly gay youth but maintained its ban on gay leaders.

R.I.P., Boy Scouts of America.  It's a sad day for both Scouting and for freedom.  Indeed, it's a sad day for America.  The century-old Boy Scouts of America (BSA) — created in 1910 to "prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes" — has betrayed its own constituency, mission, oath and law.

Boy Scouts Change Membership Guidelines to Allow Homosexuals.  The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have reversed their longstanding membership guidelines to allow homosexuals to join the organization.  In an email to CNSNews.com, the BSA public affairs office said the vote on the resolution to "remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone" was passed with 61.44 percent in favor and 38.56 percent opposed.

SOS: Save our Scouts.  The battle comes to a head this week when the BSA's National Council convenes a three-day conference Wednesday in Grapevine, Texas.  The 1,400 delegates to the National Council will vote on a schizophrenic proposal that would unwisely end the ban on out-of-the-closet homosexual Scouts, while wisely retaining the ban on homosexual adults as troop leaders.  The delegates should unapologetically reject this ill-conceived proposal and stand up for the timeless values — "A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent" — that have served the Scouts so well for more than 100 years.

The Editor says...
Leftist troublemakers don't attempt to make sweeping changes on our society overnight, because they would face overwhelming opposition.  Instead, they make changes in tiny — seemingly harmless — stages.  But with this first small step, it is clear to me that Scouting is now a thing of the past.  The decision to allow homosexuals (under age 18) into the organization is the first of many incremental steps that will eventually permit homosexuals of any age to participate.  The only homosexual adults who would participate are rabid homosexual activists, of the sort who pushed through the changes made this week.  And when sodomites are allowed to participate, they will encourage others to play for their team and become homosexuals, despite their repeated claims that homosexuals are "born that way."  These adults are not merely the victims of discrimination — they are activists who are intent on the destruction of cultural and moral standards, many of which are thousands of years old.  Now that the Scouts have buckled under pressure, donations will dry up and the Boy Scouts will become a group that no "morally straight" person will join.

Scouting is for honor, not sex and politics.  The Boy Scouts are one of the great jewels of American culture.  The success of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a result in no small part of the organization's commitment to a set of ideas and principles that have guided the program for more than 100 years.  Until recently, the BSA was unwavering in its conviction that these values and principles were "timeless."  But now those values are under attack.

Boy Scouts propose lifting ban on gays, but only for youth.  The Boy Scouts of America on Friday [4/19/2013] proposed lifting a ban on gay scouts but maintaining a prohibition on gay adults from leading troops, a compromise that attempts to end a fight that has split the century-old American institution into bitter factions.

This isn't just equal opportunity, this is affirmative action for homosexuals.
California tax bill seeks to punish Scouts for gay ban.  California lawmakers are considering taking some tax exemptions away from youth groups that do not accept gay, transgender or atheist members — a move intended to pressure the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay Scouts and troop leaders.

Public School Bans Cub Scout Pack.  A federal civil rights complaint has been filed against the Salt Lake City School Board after a principal booted a Cub Scout pack from an elementary school.  About thirty 8 to 11 year-olds were told they could no longer meet at Mountain View Elementary School because the Boy Scout's ban on gay members in leaders conflicted with the school district's anti-bias policy.

Eagle Scouts: We're Being Bullied by Gay Rights Activists.  The BSA is expected to offer a proposal that would remove the national rule banning open homosexuality — and replacing it with a local option.  That resolution would be voted on by the national council in May.  The announcement came as a shock to scouts and their parents, who overwhelmingly oppose the plan — but also to a number of religious organizations who sponsor troops.  About 70 percent of all troops are sponsored by church groups.

Scouts survey members on whether to keep gay ban.  Faced with a backlash against their ban on gays, the Boy Scouts of America are surveying their members on a potential change in policy.

Boy Scouts must stand firm for their principles.  [Scroll down]  Yet now, even after winning at the Supreme Court, Boy Scouts national leadership, under pressure from activist groups who don't agree with the Scouts' values, is toying with the idea of allowing individual councils to decide for themselves whether to abide by this policy.  In other words, Boy Scouts national leadership is toying with the idea of giving up their freedom to choose what they stand for.

Warning:  This article includes graphic descriptions of what homosexuals do.  Their behavior isn't funny, it isn't cute, and it isn't normal.

A Record of Sexual Abuse of Boy Scouts by Homosexuals.  The most powerful and effective homosexualist in America is President Obama.  He got homosexuals (which includes lesbians) who admittedly engage in sodomy, into our armed forces.  He supported the Senate bill repealing laws in the Uniform Code of Military Justice against sodomy, and sex with animals, so that the homosexuals who get into the military services can freely engage in all of their vile and filthy acts without fear of prosecution or discharge.  As President, he is also the Honorary President of the Boys Scouts, during his term of office.  He has called on the Boys scouts to allow homosexuals into the Scouts as members and as leaders.

Boy Scouts board delays vote on controversial policy banning gays from Scouting.  The Boy Scouts of America board has deferred any decision on its controversial membership policy that bans gays and lesbians from Scouting.  Deron Smith, a spokesman for organization's national headquarters in Irving, released a statement this morning saying that the national board won't make a decision today on altering the policy.

Will Boy Scouts Commit Gay-Activist-Assisted Suicide?  In coming days the Boy Scouts of America will decide whether to violate — eliminate, really — its own mission statement, oath and law by changing its policy to allow, within its ranks, Scouts and Scoutmasters who are open practitioners of the homosexual lifestyle.  Sadly, to do so would destroy BSA's credibility as a "morally straight" organization.  Such foolhardy capitulation to extremist pressure groups would spell the demise of Scouting as we've known it.

Will BSA Commit Gay-Activist-Assisted Suicide?  Instead of teaching young men to stand up to the bully, the Boy Scouts would model surrender — teach them that, when you reach an adversarial fork in the road, take the primrose path of least resistance.

Obama: Boy Scouts Should Expose Homosexuals to Opportunities.  One day after President Obama said "yes," he thinks the Boy Scouts of America should admit homosexuals — to expose them to "opportunities and leadership" — dozens of conservative groups are running a newspaper ad, urging the Boy Scouts to "show courage" and "stand for timeless values."  The 41 conservative organizations, in a full-page ad in Monday's USA Today, said it would be a "grave mistake" for BSA to change their longstanding policy against having openly homosexual Scout leaders or Scouts.

The Boy Scouts: A Deal With Gay Activists?  Let's suppose I wanted to take a group of twelve year old girls in the neighborhood, on a series of weekend camping trips.  Would anyone object?  Should anyone object?  After all, I've never been in trouble with the law, and even though I'm heterosexual, nobody has ever even accused me of pursuing underage girls.  In fact, I would be quite indignant if someone even hinted that I would do something so vile.  In our politically correct world, perhaps there are some who would hesitate to make a fuss, but most people, in their gut, would understand that this is "inappropriate."

A Century of Eagle Scouts.  Out of the more than 115 million boys who have passed through the Boy Scouts of America in the last 102 years, approximately two million have become Eagle Scouts, a 2% rate that has climbed to about 4% of all scouts in recent years.  Some may have excelled in outdoor challenges and troop leadership, or while earning merit badges for oceanography and entrepreneurship.  Yet all have been changed by the experience of what has been come to be called "the Ph.D. of Boyhood."  And these Eagles in turn have changed the face of American culture in ways both obvious and unexpected.

Perry: Scouting no place for lessons in sexuality.  Gov. Rick Perry stood his ground Saturday [2/2/2013] against allowing openly gay members to join the Boy Scouts of America, an idea the century-old organization will consider at a national board meeting next week.  Scout policy has traditionally refused gay scouts and scout leaders, a practice affirmed by the Supreme Court in 2000.  In a recent shift, Scout officials said they may consider lifting the ban.  Perry, an Eagle Scout, has been vocal against that.

The Gay Scouts of America.  The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) might abandon a century of commitment to the moral development of youth.  More than 100 million boys have taken the oath and learned self-reliance, patriotism, service and, most importantly, values through Scouting.  After fending off attacks on these values from left-wing activists for decades, the organization on Monday raised a white flag in favor of political correctness — and corporate donations.

Scouting's suicide.  Imagine that a group of girls is going on a long camping trip, supervised by adult volunteers who are young men you barely know.  Would you let your 15-year-old daughter go?  Nearly every parent, I think, would recognize the folly, even though the men might well be models of good behavior.  Why should our common-sense response be any different if the 15-year-old is a boy and the possible, even if not-likely-to-be-acted-on, sexual attraction of the adult supervisors is homosexual rather than heterosexual?

Boy Scouts close to ending ban on gay members, leaders.  The Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation's largest private youth organizations, is actively considering an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scouts or scout leaders, according to scouting officials and outsiders familiar with internal discussions.

Boy Scouts may soon welcome gay youths, leaders.  As early as next week, the Boy Scouts of America may announce it will allow gay Scouts and troop leaders, a spokesman for the group has told USA Today.  If this policy shift is approved by the national board meeting next week, it will be a sharp reversal of the Scouts' decades' old national policy banning homosexuals.

Merck Foundation ends Boy Scout funding over gay rights stance.  The Merck Foundation says the Boy Scouts' exclusion of gays from its ranks and leadership positions conflicts with giving guidelines and the company's nondiscrimination policy.

Boy Scout 'perversion files' set for unprecedented public release on the Internet.  The BSA fought for decades to keep the files secret, arguing that people might be less likely to report abuse if they thought those reports might become public.  The files include cases from all over the nation.  Officials at BSA headquarters in Irving said the organization has greatly upgraded its youth protection policies since the 1980s.  New staff training programs are in place, and criminal background checks are conducted on paid employees and adult volunteers.

Homosexual Boy Scout Denied Eagle Award.  New allegations are coming from Ryan Andresen, a scout for the past 12 years who is claiming his homosexuality is preventing him from participating in the BSA.  In July, the organization announced that it plans to continue its ban on gay membership after a two-year review of the divisive policy.

The Editor says...
The Scouts' "divisive policy" is called freedom of association.

President Obama Opposes Boy Scout Policy Banning Gay Members.  Months after officially coming out in favor of gay marriage, the White House affirmed today [8/8/2012] that President Obama opposes the Boy Scouts' policy of banning openly gay individuals from joining the group.  When former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about what President Obama thinks of the policy, Gibbs did not say whether or not the president approves of it, but in a statement to the Washington Blade today, the White House makes the president's opposition to the policy unequivocal.

Boy Scouts will not allow gays to join.  The Boy Scouts of America said Tuesday [7/17/2012] it would keep its policy that does not "grant membership" to open or avowed homosexuals or persons who engage in behavior that would become "a distraction to the mission" of the century-old organization for boys, teens and men.  Critics immediately denounced the decision, saying a "secret" committee of 11 people shouldn't have the final say in an issue like this.  But Boy Scouting officials are letting it be known that, after two years of discussions, the policy is going to stand.

CNN Panel: Gays Should Attack Boy Scouts.  Soledad O'Brien's panel on her CNN morning show, Starting Point, all agreed that gay advocates should attack the Boy Scouts of America for its recently renewed decision to exclude gay men from serving as scout leaders.  On its July 18 show, the entire CNN panel fell all over themselves to laud gay activist guest Zach Wahls, telling him how great he was and openly encouraging him to go after the Boy Scouts for its decision.

Warning:  This article includes graphic descriptions of what homosexuals do.  Their behavior isn't funny, it isn't cute, and it isn't normal.

A Record of Sexual Abuse of Boy Scouts by Homosexuals.  The most powerful and effective homosexualist in America is President Obama.  He got homosexuals (which includes lesbians) who admittedly engage in sodomy, into our armed forces.  He supported the Senate bill repealing laws in the Uniform Code of Military Justice against sodomy, and sex with animals, so that the homosexuals who get into the military services can freely engage in all of their vile and filthy acts without fear of prosecution or discharge.  As President, he is also the Honorary President of the Boys Scouts, during his term of office.  He has called on the Boys scouts to allow homosexuals into the Scouts as members and as leaders.

Is Obama Creating a Pro-Gay Boy Scouts of America?  A Boy Scouts of America national board member, James Turley, who is also global chairman and CEO of the accounting firm Ernst & Young, recently said he "will work from within to seek a change" to overturn the BSA policy that bans gay Scouts and leaders.  But is Turley working on his own initiative, or has the White House prodded him with perks and favors?

Eagle Scouts return medals over organization's anti-gay stance.  The Boy Scouts of America's stance of not allowing openly gay people to serve as troop leaders or members has inspired several Eagle Scouts to return their hard-earned medals and renounce their membership.

The Editor says...
Good riddance.

PETA offers merit badges to gay scouts.  Upset that the Boy Scouts of America has reaffirmed its policy to ban openly gay boys and scoutmasters from participating in scouting, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Thursday [7/19/2012] developed a special merit badge for gay want-to-be scouts who help fight cruelty to animals.

Is Obama Creating a Pro-Gay Boy Scouts of America?  A Boy Scouts of America national board member, James Turley, who is also global chairman and CEO of the accounting firm Ernst & Young, recently said he "will work from within to seek a change" to overturn the BSA policy that bans gay Scouts and leaders.  But is Turley working on his own initiative, or has the White House prodded him with perks and favors?

Boy Scouts Facing Pressure to Abandon Policy Against Homosexual Leaders.  Following the ouster last month of a lesbian Cub Scout leader in Ohio, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization is facing intense pressure to abandon its long-time policy of barring homosexuals from serving as Scout leaders.  Jennifer Tyrrell, a Cub Scout den leader from Bridgeport, Ohio, was removed from that position in early April after Boy Scout officials discovered that she was a lesbian.  The Scout Oath emphasizes the importance of Boy Scouts being "morally straight," and homosexual conduct violates that value, BSA officials explained.

Latinos Say Boy Scout Patch Is Racist — Demand That It Be Replaced.  Latino groups claim the "Border Patrol" boy scout patch is racist.  The patch depicts a fleeing Latino family and is used on caution signs in border states.

Philly owes $877,000 for Boy Scouts' eviction case.  The city must pay nearly $900,000 after a failed effort to evict the Boy Scouts of America because of the group's ban on gays, a federal judge ruled Wednesday [3/21/2012].

Maybe this is why socialists hate the Boy Scouts:
Depending on the Government.  We are dependent on government, in scarier ways than Obamacare.  We haven't learned from the generations before us how to garden, and many city ordinances wouldn't let us grow our own food anyway.  We don't know how to build or craft many of our necessities.

Boy Scouts of America v. Barnes-Wallace.  The City of San Diego has long leased two properties to the San Diego unit of the Boy Scouts of America in return for the construction, operation and maintenance of youth recreational facilities.  The Scouts have spent millions on the two properties over the years, providing first class recreation operations open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.  Many, many thousands who are not Boy Scouts use these facilities every year.  Nevertheless, a lesbian couple with a male child and an agnostic couple with a male child sued the City and the Boy Scouts over the arrangement.

A Scout is Reverent.  The City Council of Philadelphia is attacking the Boy Scouts of America, seeking to drive them out of a historic location because the Scouts teach traditional moral values, consistent with the Scout Oath and Scout Law.  City Council's action violates the First Amendment, and the Scouts should fight this in federal court.

The Penalty for Being a Boy Scout.  To be a Boy Scout in the twenty-first century entails some consequences.  It means that you may not get funding from the United Way.  It means that you cannot have summer camp in a city park (as a federal judge has told the Scouts in San Diego).  It means that your troop cannot be sponsored by a public school (lest your school be sued by the ACLU).  It means that you will get booed at a national political convention (the party starts with the letter D).  It means that you will be compared with the Taliban, which the Philadelphia Daily News did a few years ago.

Indiana United Way Cuts Off Scouts.  In what has become increasingly common tactic, the St. Joseph County United Way in Indiana has cut off funding the Scouts because Scouting no longer meets the new criteria for funding programs.  The United Way has decided to focus on dealing with "conflict resolution" in the youth programs it supports and, unaccountably, it has rejected the Scout program because it focuses too much on "developing leadership."

Philadelphia City Council Votes to Charge Scouts.  Without any prior notification, the Philadelphia City Council voted 16-1 on May 31st to authorize the city to end the lease with the Cradle of Liberty Scout Council for the headquarters building the city has leased to the Scouts since 1928.  The lease, which is below current market value, was supposedly to be in force "in perpetuity."

White House vs. Boy Scouts.  Over the past few months, a widely circulated e-mail has reported that President Barack Obama is not signing Eagle Scout certificates, which only 4-5 percent of Boy Scouts attain.  Categorically, Internet watchdog sites, such as snopes.com, have classified the claims as "hogwash."  But I have found a steady stream of White House whitewashing when it comes to the Boy Scouts of America.  A new entry on snopes.com defends that "President Obama's signature has been appearing on Eagle Scout certificates since late 2009," roughly one year into his presidency.  But the Boy Scouts of America National Council confessed that Scout candidates who'd had board reviews before the spring of 2010 had received unsigned certificates.

Obama Missing Historic Boy Scout Jamboree for Fundraisers, 'View' Taping.  President Obama will make history as the first sitting president on a daytime talk show when he visits with the ladies of "The View."  But he'll be missing out on another historic occasion — the Boy Scouts' Jamboree marking the group's 100th anniversary, right in the president's backyard.

Obama booed lustily by Boy Scouts.  The president decided to pass up the Boy Scouts of America's 100th Anniversary in order to make an "historic" appearance on ABC's "The View."  Despite the fact that the Jamboree was just a hop, skip, and a jump from the White House at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, the president sent a recorded message instead of showing up himself.  The reaction of the Boy Scouts to the video tells the story.

Obama's choice:  Boy Scouts or Islam.  President Obama couldn't bring himself to observe the National Day of Prayer or spend time with the Boy Scouts of America, but God forbid, he couldn't miss the Muslim Iftar Ramadan dinner, or pass up a chance to praise an Islamic center a stone's throw away from Ground Zero.  He later backed down — a bit.  One has to wonder exactly who is this Barack Obama?

White House vs. Boy Scouts, Part 4.  In the first three parts of this series, I showed how the Obama administration is distancing itself from the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization's conservative positions.  Well, the White House just did it again.

Boy Scouts Defend First Amendment Right to Discriminate.
Editor's note:
The headline on the story above betrays an unmitigated bias on the part of ABC News.  There is no need to quote any more of it.  The Boy Scouts have the freedom to associate (or not) with whomever they please.  [1] [2] [3]

Wanted:  Grown-up governance.  At some point, the grown-ups are going to have to take over.  We're being governed by a gang of perpetual adolescents from the most liberal enclaves in America. ... The city [of San Francisco], which has thrown the Boy Scouts out of public facilities, has issued tips on how to bake "safe" marijuana-laced goodies.  It's not clear how this will contribute to the general welfare, except to create more voters with the functioning brains of 11-year-olds who keep getting hungry.  This should make it easier to recruit for one of the political parties.

Supreme Court declines to hear Lesbian couple's suit against Boy Scouts.  A lesbian couple and an agnostic couple in San Diego have legal standing to sue the Boy Scouts to force the group to stop using prime city land for camping and other scouting activities.  The US Supreme Court on Monday [5/3/2010] let stand an earlier ruling by the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals, which sided with the two couples.  The couples object to Boy Scout policies that exclude boys and adults who are atheists, agnostics, or homosexuals.  In refusing to take up the Boy Scouts' appeal, the high court action returns the case to the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit.

Court puts Boy Scouts in a moral quandary.  Which of America's Founders could have foreseen a federal judge in 2003 kicking the Boy Scouts out of San Diego's Balboa Park, where the Scouts had a lease on a campground for 25 years?  The judge, Clinton appointee Napoleon Jones, ruled that the Scouts are "religious" and cannot lease city land.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had filed the suit for a lesbian couple and an agnostic couple over the Scouts' oath to honor God and be "morally straight."

The Editor says...
"Which of America's Founders could have foreseen" this?  That's easy.  John Adams said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

California Dems Won't Honor Boy Scouts?  Thousands of Boy Scouts across California will be gathering this weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of scouting in the Golden State — but they won't have the blessing of Democrats in the California Legislature.

Media Ignore Boy Scouts' 100th Anniversary in Favor of Pro-Gay Agenda.  In the media's eyes, the Boy Scouts of America are on par with bubble wrap — unimportant, disposable and something largely ignored unless someone wants to stomp on them.

Organizing for America can Recruit in New York Schools but the Boy Scouts Can't.  The Boy Scout's law conflicts with the Obama agenda, and a title of honorary president of the Boy Scouts is more of a hassle than it is an honor of Obama.  If Obama could find a way to use the Boy Scouts as community organizers, a sudden interest would appear.

Union troubled by Eagle Scout project in Allentown.  In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park.  Little did the do-gooder know that his altruistic act would put him in the cross hairs of the city's largest municipal union.

When Big Labor Bullies and Volunteers Collide.  The Boy Scouts' motto is:  Be prepared.  Who knew it meant preparing to defend themselves against purple-shirted union thuggery over community service?  Kids, pay attention.  This is a teachable moment for all of you on power, politics and Big Labor's culture of corruption.

Pennsylvania Union Leader Criticized for Threatening Legal Action Over Boy Scout's Volunteerism.  A Pennsylvania union leader has come under fire after threatening legal action against the city of Allentown for allowing a Boy Scout to voluntarily clear a walking path in a local park.  Nick Balzano, president of the Service Employees International Union's Allentown chapter, said last week that the union might file a grievance against the city for allowing 17-year-old Kevin Anderson to clear the hiking trail, instead of paying some of the 39 recently laid-off SEIU members to do the work.

Now for the happy ending...
Pennsylvania Union Leader Resigns Amid Criticism.  A union leader in Pennsylvania has resigned after being criticized for threatening legal action over an aspiring Eagle Scout's volunteer project.  Nick Balzano, president of the Service Employees International Union's Allentown chapter, submitted an unexpected resignation letter Thursday, along with a few other employees, SEIU spokesman Matt Nerzig told Foxnews.com.

More about organized labor.

Too Fat for the Boy Scouts?  Larry Armstrong has been volunteering with his local Boy Scout branch for years, chaperoning trips, serving on the council committee, even becoming certified in archery instruction for a day camp.  But Armstrong, at 6-foot, 2-inches tall and about 370 pounds, may no longer qualify for some scout outings because he's overweight, part of a new push by the national organization to ensure the scouts and their volunteers are healthy.

Boy Scouts sue Philadelphia to stay in headquarters.  The Boy Scouts of America's Philadelphia chapter has sued the City of Philadelphia in federal court to block the city's May 31 deadline for the scouts to open membership to gays and atheists, or vacate their historic 1928 headquarters off Logan Square.  The civil rights lawsuit, filed Friday [5/23/2008] in federal court in Center City, contends that the city's ultimatum violates the scouts' rights under the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitutions.

In England...
Scouts to no longer bring penknives on camping trips.  Scouts will now be a little worse prepared after they were banned from carrying their traditional penknives due to the fears of those in charge of health and safety.

Boy Scouts could ease city woes; leave them alone.  I commend Mayor Nutter for focusing on the violence that is keeping too many Philadelphians captive in their homes.  However, the first step in addressing the horrific violence in Philadelphia is to understand that it is a symptom of a broader problem:  pathologically antisocial young urban males.  That's why I just don't understand Mayor Nutter's jihad against the Boy Scouts.

Scouts On the Way Out?  The Cradle of Liberty Council [Philadelphia] has occupied the historic Beaux Arts building since 1928.  It agreed in the 1920's to pay the city a nominal fee of $1 per year "in perpetuity."  After nearly 80 years at these headquarters, the City Council voted last June to declare the CLC anti-gay policies discriminatory and issued an ultimatum for the Boy Scouts to either end their exclusion of homosexuals, lose their preferential lease, or get out.

Philly's War on the Boy Scouts.  As Michael Nutter was sworn in as the city's 98th mayor last month, he called for a new wave of public service to clean up drug-infested neighborhoods.  If he is serious about renewing volunteerism, he'll start by putting an end to the city's campaign against the Boy Scouts.

Post Sugarcoats Thuggery Against Philadelphia's Boy Scouts.  The Washington Post this week stepped delicately around the thuggish tactics employed by Philadelphia City Solicitor Romulo Diaz, who has engineered a coup against the Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Will Apple Pie Be Next?  If you want to gain greater insight into the mindset of much of Hillary Clinton's base — the type of people she caters to, and will continue to cater to if she is elected — you should familiarize yourselves with a couple of recent news stories involving the Boy Scouts and our troops.  In Philadelphia, the glorious city where our unique experiment in constitutional governance began, the city solicitor issued the Cradle of Liberty Boy Scouts Council a dire ultimatum.  Unless it renounces its policy excluding homosexuals by Dec. 3, it will forfeit the right to rent from the city a building it has rented for $1 a year since 1928.

Scouts will fight for use of building.  The Boy Scouts of America will fight to stay in the city-owned building they have occupied since 1928, saying the City of Philadelphia has no right to force them to change their policy barring gay members.

Court:  Pentagon Can Fund Scout Jamboree.  A federal appellate court ruled Wednesday [4/4/2007] that the Pentagon can continue its financial support of the decades-old National Boy Scout Jamboree, which the Defense Department sees as a useful recruiting and training tool.

Boy Scouts face setback in Supreme Court.  Six years after the Supreme Court ruled the Boy Scouts could ban gay leaders, the group is fighting and losing legal battles with state and local governments over its discriminatory policies.

Boy Scout Magazine Going PC?  I'm never surprised to be hit in the face each morning with multicultural, victimization, support-group style reporting in my local papers.  That's the bread and butter of the mainstream media these days.  But if any publication was going to resist the trend I figured it would be Scouting magazine.  I was wrong.

Keep the Boy Scouts from ACLU's grasp!  The two monster hurricanes smacking our shores recently should reminds us that, sooner or later, conflicts or disasters make survival too much the issue for certain pointy-headed philosophical debates to matter, and we simply need disciplined leaders of grace and grit.

ACLU takes on Boy Scouts in 9th Circuit.  An ACLU lawsuit on behalf of an agnostic, lesbian couple seeking to nullify the Boy Scouts' long-standing lease with a San Diego park will be heard in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, widely regarded as the nation's most liberal.  The city of San Diego is appealing a U.S. District Court judge's ruling in 2003, which determined the agreement violates the First Amendment's ban on state-sponsored religion.

Pentagon Barred From Funding Scout Jamboree.  A federal judge has ruled the Pentagon can no longer spend millions in government money to ready a Virginia military base for a national Boy Scout event typically held every four years, the American Civil Liberties Union announced [recently].

Boy Scouts Drop Public School Ties.  The Boy Scouts of America is removing the charters of thousands of scouting units from public schools after an American Civil Liberties Union threat to sue taxpayer-funded institutions that charter BSA units.

"Save Our Boy Scouts" Bill Fails In Senate.  Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) issued a press release on November 20, [2004], discussing the failure of passage of the "Save Our Scouts" bill.  All Republicans supported passing it; while the Democrats opposed it.  The "Save Our Scouts" bill would have permitted federal support for the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts of America.  The legislation was designed to send a message to the ACLU that it should stop persecuting the Boy Scouts for its policies on atheists and homosexuals.

The Pentagon's Boy Scout Outrage:  The U.S. Department of Defense has agreed to stop sponsoring the Boy Scouts, according to a legal agreement announced Monday [11/15/2004].  The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois sued the Pentagon and other government agencies in 1999, saying their funding of the Boy Scouts was unconstitutional because the organization excluded people who did not swear an oath to God.

Department of Defense Caves To ACLU's Anti-Boy Scout Agenda.  "The ACLU continues its war against the Boy Scouts.  It has succeeded in forcing the Pentagon to issue a warning to military bases around the world to avoid sponsoring Boy Scout troops," said Traditional Values Coalition Chairman Rev. Louis P. Sheldon.  "This is a victory of humanistic fascism over religious freedom and the right of private organizations to set their own membership standards."

Rein in the ACLU.  The Boy Scouts of America — a respected all-American, private organization — continues to be attacked by the ACLU.  The latest example is the Pentagon's cave-in to settle a 1999 lawsuit by not allowing military bases to sponsor Boy Scout troops.  The name — American Civil Liberties Union — is at best a misnomer.  More accurately, ACLU means Assault Christian Liberties Unmercifully.

Boy Scouts still under heavy fire:  One of the most outrageous injustices occurring in our society is the homosexual activists' relentless assault on the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), all because the BSA will not conform its standards to accommodate their lifestyle.

The war on the Boy Scouts

War on the Boy Scouts, Round 2

 Update   Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Boy Scouts' Appeal.  The Supreme Court refused Monday [03/08/2004] to hear an appeal from the Boy Scouts over what the organization says is discrimination because of its policy against hiring gays.

Boy Scouts fight back.  All over the country, the Boy Scouts are being thrown out of public facilities that are open to other similarly situated groups — such as the Girl Scouts — as retribution, they claim, for a 2000 Supreme Court decision in Boy Scouts of America vs. Dale.

ACLU vs. Boy Scouts of America:  The last part of the Scout Law is a word that in these times has little meaning unfortunately.  That word is Reverent.  The Scout Law says "A scout is reverent toward God.  He is faithful in his religious duties.  He respects the belief of others."  It is this part of being a scout that has the ACLU all in an uproar recently.

Arkansas Boy Scouts are Scouting for a New Home, thanks to the ACLU.  Arkansas Boy Scout volunteers say they will not sacrifice their membership standards just to appease the ACLU or any gay rights activists.

"To support and defend… So help me God".  The Boy Scouts have yet to be kicked out of Chattanooga's National Cemetery, but they have been exiled from many other public places.

Boy Scout Scandal Hits Home.  The Greater Alabama Boy Scout Council has recently been the target of an FBI investigation to determine if the council falsely inflated membership numbers in order to receive funding.  Several events led up to this revelation, including attacks from homosexual activists.

Help Save the Boy Scouts!  As many as 50 chapters of the United Way are dropping their support for the Boy Scouts.  This development is devastating to the Boy Scouts because it means the Boy Scouts can no longer receive money from the United Way's general or unrestricted funds.  The United Way's support for the Boy Scouts is also crucial because many of America's largest corporations take their lead from the United way... and many of these corporations (such as Pitney Bowes) are now dropping their support for the Boy Scouts.  In addition, public school districts across America are banning the Boy Scouts from using their facilities.

Fireworks Over the Boy Scouts:  Each Fourth of July, the "Rhythm & Booms" fireworks show and concert raises thousands of dollars for an array of private local charities.  Last year, the Boy Scouts took in $2,500 as hundreds of Scouts volunteered at the event.  This year, the Scouts can volunteer, but they can't benefit from the fundraising because, in the words of City Alder Steve Holtzman, it "would be sending a very unfortunate message to the community."  Actually, Alder Holtzman misjudged.  The city council decision itself was an exceedingly unfortunate message to the nation that Madison, Wisconsin, prefers the far extremes of political correctness above moral straightness.

The Boy Scouts were right after all:  If I am accurately perceiving the national controversy over pederasty in the American Roman Catholic Church, I have to conclude that the Boy Scouts of America are vindicated.  The only logical conclusion deducible from the media's outrage over revelations of pederasty in the pulpit is that the Boy Scouts' ban against homosexual scout leaders is OK.

Renegade Scout Council Defies National Policy on Homosexual Leaders:  The Boy Scouts take an oath to do their "duty to God and country" and be "morally straight" -- but Philadelphia Scout leaders say that does not refer to homosexuality.

Boy Scouts Reaffirm "Traditional Standards":  The Boy Scouts of America has reaffirmed its policy that homosexuals cannot serve as Scout leaders.

Living by the Boy Scout Oath Would Save Millions of Lives:  So far, worldwide, 28 million people have died of AIDS — nearly all of whom would be alive had they lived by the Boy Scout Oath that is now under full scale attack.

The ACLU vs. the Boy Scouts:  The ACLU needs a new summer camp for its young folks, preferably in San Diego's Balboa Park.  The PC Scouts, as we'll call them, will head off to Balboa to obtain Rights Badges (as opposed to merit badges) and learn the meaning of the PC Scout Oath:  "On my self-esteem, I will do whatever feels good for myself; And to question authority, To help myself at all times, To keep myself physically gratified, Mentally interested, And morally tolerant."

 New!   U.N. Environmental Agenda Infiltrates Boy Scouts.  The United Nations Environment Program has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Organization of the Scout Movement, committing nearly 30 million children and youth to advancing this U.N. body's environmental agenda.

Major Donor Ends Support for United Way for "Not Being Truthful":  A United Way of Ventura County, Calif., policy to stop funding groups like the Boy Scouts and other organizations that don't admit homosexuals is likely to result in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars for the charity.

Attack Against Boy Scouts is An Assault Against Freedom:  The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the Boy Scouts have the First Amendment right of "freedom of association" to exclude homosexuals.  Organizations have the constitutional right to set their own membership standards-and this freedom should not be violated.

TVC Condemns PBS For Tax-Payer Funded Attack Against Boy Scouts:  "If a heterosexual young man wanted to be a Girl Scout or Brownie leader, most people would be concerned about his sexual intentions," said TVC Chairman Rev. Louis P. Sheldon.  "We should have an equal concern for homosexuals when they indicate a desire to be Boy Scout leaders.  Men who wish to have sex with men should not have access to young boys."

ACLU sues Boy Scouts over city-owned site:  The Boy Scouts of America should not be allowed to lease 18 city-owned acres because the organization does not allow homosexuals, a lawsuit contends. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in federal court.  It wants a federal judge to stop the lease based on the Boy Scouts guidelines involving homosexuals and those who want to be Scout leaders but are atheists.

Scouts lose United Way funds over gay ban:  At least 39 United Way affiliates around the country have stopped direct community funding of the Boy Scouts to protest the Scouts' ban on homosexual leaders.

County Faces Penalty for Policy on Boy Scouts:  The education law signed recently by President Bush contains a provision that could result in Montgomery County, Md., losing $40 million in federal education funding because of the way it has treated the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America.

California politicians reject Boy Scouts:  The Democrat-controlled California State Assembly rejected a resolution honoring the Boy Scouts for the organization's 85th anniversary.

Dishonoring Scouts and the Taxpayers:  In a time of tight budgets for governments up and down California, San Diego recently announced a massive contribution of taxpayer dollars to the American Civil Liberties Union.  The payoff is part of the city's cave-in to the ACLU's lawsuit that aims to kick the Boy Scouts off public parkland in San Diego.

More about the ACLU.

Scouts Targeted By Homosexuals In Nationwide Protest:  The Boy Scouts of America is taking fire on several fronts this week from a homosexual activist organization and its teenage leader.  The group Scouting for All (S4A) has scheduled rallies around the nation from Aug.19-25, to protest last year's 5-4 Supreme Court decision that allowed the BSA to prohibit homosexuals from participating in its organization.  This is the second year the group has organized such rallies, which so far are not drawing large crowds.

Scout Supporters Deluge Ted Kennedy:  A coalition of family groups Wednesday demonstrated their support of the Boy Scouts of America outside Senate offices and delivered 304,000 signatures supporting the Scouts' "right to set standards for leadership and morality" to Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Health and Welfare.

Same story:  Ted Kennedy Deluged With Signatures Urging Support for Scouts.



A few words about the Girl Scouts

Transgender Men Can Now Be Girl Guide Leaders.  The U.K.'s new Equality and Diversity Policy makes it unlawful for the Girl Guide organization to tell parents if their daughter's group is being led by a transgender man, even on overnight trips.  "It's shocking that if there is a man who believes he is a woman leading the group, it is forbidden that parents should be informed, even on residential trips," Amanda Gracey told The Christian Institute.  Her daughter recently joined a group for girls aged 5 to 7 and she is concerned for her daughter's safety.

St. Louis Archbishop voices opposition to Girl Scouts.  Catholics should think twice before indulging in a box of Thin Mints, according to the St. Louis archbishop, who said the church disagrees strongly with some of the Girl Scouts' values.  In a letter to priests, followers and scout leaders, Archbishop Robert Carlson said the behavior and views of one of America's oldest, secular youth organizations run at odds with the teachings of the Catholic church — in particular, the Girl Scouts' support for transgender rights and homosexuality.

Kansas City, Kansas May Be First Catholic Diocese to Sever Relationship with Girl Scouts.  The Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas may become the first Catholic diocese to sever its relationship with the Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA).  An article from the Catholic Committee on Scouting, posted on March 17 on the website of the archdiocese's Office of Evangelization and Catholic Formation for Youth, states that while GSUSA has had an important role in forming girls in the archdiocese for many decades, over the past several years, many parents and pro-life advocates have expressed significant concern that the Girl Scouts do not share Catholic pro-life and traditional family values.

Liberals are at odds with the Boy Scouts because they represent traditional American values, and the "progressives" want to move on to something else.  But the liberals seem to be happy with the Girl Scouts; in fact, they use the Girl Scouts as pawns for various leftist causes.

Hitler's Bund Deutsche Madel and the Neo-Feminist Girl Scouts.  Changes to the Girl Scout Law reveal the core of the shifts from individually focused, morally based foundations to a neo-feminist mindset.  The Law I memorized as a Brownie listed virtues to emulate in every situation.  The current Law vitiates virtues into vague, situationally specific, anti-moral formulations that involve making self-directed choices.  Hitler's utopia was racially pure, while the neo-feminist Girl Scout utopia is a sexually empowered, female-centric, self-esteeming, gender-bending journey.  Both are against human nature, and both nourish the seeds of catastrophe within their premises.

Colorado Man to Go to Trial in May Over $42 Girl Scout Cookie Purchase.  A Colorado man's purchase of $42 of Girl Scout cookies has led to a court date and more than $700 in debt for what he says was an error by a Girl Scout troop's bank.

Girl Scouts urged to end partnership with Barbie.  The partnership, announced last August, includes a Barbie-themed activity book, a website, and a Barbie participation patch — the first Girl Scout uniform patch with corporate sponsorship.

Girl Scouts Hire Lesbian as Chief Girl Experience Officer.  As millions of moms consider digging into pocketbooks for Girl Scout cookies this year, they may be interested to know about the hiring of Krista Kokjohn-Poehler in the Girl Scouts executive office in New York City.  Kokjohn-Poehler is an out lesbian married to a woman named Ashley Kokjohn.  And, given her sexual preference, it may strike some as odd that her job title is "Girl Experience Officer."  Her hiring five months ago was largely missed by the coterie of Girl Scout critics around the country who make the claim that the Girl Scouts have drifted leftward in the past 20 years.

This proves that the Girl Scouts are all about left-wing feminist politics:
Girl Scouts Promote 'Incredible' Wendy Davis on 'Women of Year' List.  The Girl Scouts recently promoted Texas gubernatorial candidate and pro-abortion advocate Wendy Davis as an "incredible" woman who deserved to be on a 2013 "women of the year" list.  After calling Davis, the mainstream media darling whose claim to fame was filibustering to block a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, "incredible," the official Girl Scouts Twitter account linked to a Huffington Post list that had Davis and Gloria Steinem on it.

Girl Scout Cookiecott Breaks Out All Over.  The national boycott of Girl Scout cookies is inundating the group leading it.  John Pisciotta, the boycott leader and director of Pro-Life Waco, tells Breitbart News his phone is "ringing off the hook."  What started at Breitbart News has now been reported by hundreds of media outlets large and small all across America.

CookieCott 2014.  The Girl Scouts recently commended pro-abortion politicians Wendy Davis and Kathleen Sebelius as worthy role models for our children.  In response, we're asking you to boycott Girl Scout cookies in 2014.

Declining membership fiscal woes among problems facing Girl Scouts.  Its interconnected problems include declining membership and revenues, a dearth of volunteers, rifts between leadership and grassroots members, a pension plan with a $347 million deficit, and an uproar over efforts by many local councils to sell venerable summer camps.

Girl Scouts: The Awful Truth.  Indiana freshman Representative Bob Morris is learning the hard way that the Girl Scouts of America is to the progressive agenda as the Komen Foundation is to Planned Parenthood, and the Catholic church (or so Obama presumed) is to an Obama abortion mandate.  What is — in one word — cover. ... And the truth is that, for all the generations of earnest, jumper-clad cookie entrepreneurs the GSUSA has lovingly nurtured, the organization is moving left at a fast clip, even if only at its highest levels of leadership.  This may be news even to most scouts, if not the parents, citizens, and business leaders who volunteer their time and talent as troop leaders.

Planned Parenthood, Girl Scout cookie monster.  Across the country, angry emails bombard official Girl Scout computers.  In Northern Virginia, a Catholic church bans the Scouts from meeting on its property.  An Idaho television station reports that a "rumor" about a Girl Scout-Planned Parenthood alliance is disrupting this year's cookie sales.  Emails and random churches are one thing, the bottom line is quite another.  The cookie sale is the Girl Scouts' largest fundraiser, bringing in close to a billion dollars annually.  This year, some girls will come equipped with credit-card scanners to expedite the sale.  But even high-tech toddlers won't make up for the loss if overall sales are down.

Girl Scouts: No involvement with Planned Parenthood.  "Our position on sensitive issues is quite clear," Girl Scouts of Alaska said in a written statement.  "We take no position on the subjects of birth control or abortion and we believe these topics are best discussed between girls and their families.  Neither Girl Scouts of USA, nor Girl Scouts of Alaska has a relationship or partnership with Planned Parenthood."

Virginia Catholic Church Bans Girl Scouts Over Group's Planned Parenthood Link.  The Girl Scouts of the USA organization continues to attract critics for straying from its roots in a more secular and non-traditional direction.  The most recent offense of this nature has prompted St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Chantilly, Virginia to ban the organization from meeting on its grounds because of its alleged connections to Planned Parenthood.

"Female Liberalism" Pervades Girl Scouts, Says Ex-Scout:  Unlike the Boy Scouts, who have become targets of the political left because they reject homosexual scout leaders, the Girl Scouts have found favor from leftist groups because of the organization's openness to a wide range of views on social issues.  In the summer of 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts of America had the constitutional right to bar homosexual scout leaders from the private organization, because homosexuality is contrary to the Boy Scouts' oath, in which members promise to be "morally straight."  The Girl Scouts cling to no such oath, however, allowing members to choose their own belief systems.

Girl Scouts go hard left — and downhill.  These changes began in 1970, when feminist Betty Friedan was put on the national governing board.  Then, partnerships were forged with Planned Parenthood, gun control advocates and other left-wing groups.  In 1980, the organization changed its policy on homosexuality and welcomed lesbians as scouts and troop leaders.  In 1993, the Girl Scouts put an asterisk by the word "God" in the promise and invited girls to tell the Creator to take a hike.  Patriotism has been replaced with globalism.  This year, the traditional flag ceremony was trashed.

Girl Scouts National Conclave to Feature Pro-Abortion, Pro-Lesbian Speakers.  Dr. Johnnetta Cole, a woman whose radical views forced the Clinton administration to withdraw her name from consideration for Education Secretary, will be one of three keynote speakers at the Girl Scouts USA national convention in Atlanta from October 7-10.  Another speaker is Kavita Ramdas, president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, which, among other things, promotes abortion and feminism.  The third speaker is Ann Curry, news anchor for NBC's Today Show.

Pro-Abortion Feminist Scouts:  One might wonder why the Girl Scouts have been spared the painful attacks that have been launched upon the Boy Scouts by the Left in recent years.  The reasons are simple:  the Girl Scouts allow homosexuals and atheists to join their ranks, and they have become a pro-abortion, feminist training corps.

I'll never buy another cookie from these hapless pawns.
Girl Scouts Distribute Planned Parenthood Sex Guide at UN Meeting.  The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides hosted a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations this week where Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute a brochure entitled "Healthy, Happy and Hot."  The event was part of the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which concludes this week.

Girl Scouts Back Away From Lobbying Pledge.  The Girl Scouts of the United States of America has launched a campaign called Forever Green that included an online pledge girls could sign, promising they would encourage public officials to pass emissions-reducing legislation.  But after CNSNews.com asked the organization about the political advocacy on Tuesday [2/8/2011], the pledge was removed from the Girl Scouts' Web site.  The language should not have been so "inflammatory," one official said.

Say no to Girl Scout Cookies.  Last year, the Girl Scouts decided to admit boys who dress as girls.  When asked to admit a cross-dressing 7-year-old boy, a Colorado troop leader demurred, explaining to his mother, with tact and irrefutable logic, that her son couldn't be a Girl Scout because he has "boy parts."  The troop leader was chastised by the mom as being insensitive and promptly was overruled by the Girl Scout top brass, who, in a statement said, "If a child identifies as a girl and the child's family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout."  Perpetuating this cruel charade on the little boy and forcing little girls to participate in it is "inclusiveness" to the Girl Scouts.  To others, it's child abuse.  But it shouldn't be surprising:  The Girl Scouts have a cross-dresser in the front office.

Pelosi: Planned Parenthood Relationship to Girl Scouts 'Very Valuable'.  Rep. Pelosi was featured at the reception with a group of female government leaders to promote the Girl Scout's new initiative "To Get Her There," which seeks to create "gender balanced leadership" in one generation. ... The Girl Scouts have been linked to the nation's largest abortion provider in the past.  In 2010, a panel sponsored by the Girl Scouts USA at the United Nations Commission featured a Planned Parenthood pamphlet called "Healthy, Happy and Hot," according to published reports.

Labor union thugs hide behind the Girl Scouts to get access to businesses:
Labor Dept: If You Let Girl Scouts Sell Cookies, You Have to Let Unions Come in Too.  Obama's NLRB is trying to push a new rule that would force any business that allows Girl Scouts or any other local groups like baseball or football teams, school bands, charity groups etc. to sell their fundraiser items or solicit donations in front of or inside of their businesses to also allow unions into their businesses to cajole employees to organize.  Even when the purpose of many union actions are meant to drive customers away from the business in order to force the employer to accede to union demands, this rule would prevent a business owner from turning disruptive union activists away from their businesses.

Scouting for Trouble.  It's a sad commentary on the state of our society when stating the obvious is a radical and controversial act, but here I go:  Boys and girls are different.  This particular restating of the obvious was made necessary by a recent story that broke (in a British newspaper) of a 7-year-old boy in Colorado who wants to join the Scouts.  The Girl Scouts, that is.  When his mother tried to sign him up, however, the troop leader told her, quite sensibly, that the Girl Scouts are for girls, and that boys are therefore ineligible.

This Ain't Your Mamma's Girl Scouts.  The Girl Scouts' promise to its 3.2 million members includes, among other things, the commitment to help girls "develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making."  A quick look at the speaker lineup for its upcoming convention makes clear that the Girl Scouts are promoting not the traditional values of the original Girl Scouts, but the radical, raunchy values and relativistic decision-making of the trendy left-wing Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts to stop linking to Media Matters.  In a statement to The Daily Caller, Girl Scouts of the USA confirmed on Wednesday that its literature will no longer refer scouts to Media Matters For America as a source of information to balance bias in news reporting.  "Girl Scouts constantly reviews our materials based on feedback and suggestions we receive from our members and we update our materials on a regular basis," said the statement.  "As a result of this process, upcoming reprints of journeys materials will not include links to Media Matters."

Ventura Girl Scout, 14, Calls For Cookie Boycott Over 'Radical Homosexual Agenda'.  A Ventura County Girl Scout is at the center of a national controversy after she released a video calling for a boycott of the group's popular cookies over what she calls a "radical homosexual agenda".  The girl — who has only been identified as 14-year-old "Taylor" — cited the recent decision by Girl Scout officials to allow a 7-year-old "transgender" boy to join a Colorado-based troop last fall.

Cancel the Cookies: Grave Concerns Over Direction of Girl Scouts.  A few pro-life and pro-family groups are recommending a boycott of the cookies this year because of the Girl Scout (GSUSA) organization's partnership with Planned Parenthood, its practice of allowing sexually confused boys to join its ranks, and its reported promotion of pre-marital sex among the girls it mentors.

Did someone mention Planned Parenthood?

Christ-Centered Girl Scouts Alternative Group Gaining Popularity.  For some, the Girl Scouts of the USA has not been adhering to the principles that originally served as the foundation of the organization, and has even gone as far as to revise its pledge, reflecting a major transition in the organization's function.  Likewise, the organization continues to come under fire for a number of items, including its recent decision to allow a little boy to become a member.  For this reason, an alternative organization has become increasingly popular and hopes to siphon off some would-be Girl Scouts, touting as its selling point that its agenda is Christ-centered:  the American Heritage Girls (AHG).

Girl Scouts under scrutiny from Catholic bishops.  Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet:  An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Girl Scouts Threaten Legal Action Against Critical Pro-Life Groups.  The Girl Scouts of the USA has sent threatening letters to at least two small pro-life groups that have been critical of Girl Scout collaborations with Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocacy groups.  Since the beginning of the Girl Scout cookie boycott, exclusively announced at Breitbart News late last month, LifeNews has extensively reported on the connection between Planned Parenthood and the Girl Scouts.  LifeNews editor Steve Ertelt announced Monday that he had received a letter threatening legal action.

Girl Scout CEO Makes YouTube Plea Against Cookiecott.  There is now little doubt that the Girl Scout cookie boycott is having an effect on cookie sales this year.  Girl Scout spokesman Kelly Parisi went on The O'Reilly Factor this week to try and defuse the mounting controversy, and Girl Scout executives have sent threatening letters to their critics.  Girl Scout CEO Anna Marie Chavez took to YouTube on Thursday to deny all charges leveled by the boycotters and to deny at least one charge they haven't even made. [...] "We do not now, nor have we ever, had a relationship with Planned Parenthood," she claimed.

My Girl Scout Council.  MyGirlScoutCouncil.com has one simple goal: to provide documentation of Girl Scout concerns that directly impact those seeking information.  Each statement uses Girl Scout documents to connect every member and council to the national (GSUSA) and international (WAGGGS) scouting organizations, and provides recent examples of why this is problematic for many pro-lifers.

Girl Scout Employee Resigns Over Pro-Life T-Shirt Ban.  An Arizona college student quit her job with the Girl Scouts after being asked to turn her pro-life t-shirt inside out because of its message, an incident not shocking to a previous member of the organization.  "I believe unfortunate situations like this will continue to arise, especially as people discover the truth about Girl Scouts' values," said Sydney Volanski, a former Girl Scouts member who left due to the organization's pro-choice stance.  "I can see a cycle forming: as more people know the truth, more people stand for their beliefs and get criticized; as more people get criticized, more people know the truth."

Black Panther-Inspired Girls Scout Group Sells 'Radical Brownies'.  An Oakland-based girls' group inspired by the Black Panthers seeks to provide a left-wing alternative to the usual Thin Mint-shilling troupes that hawk their capitalist goodies this time of year.  "Radical Brownies empowers young girls of color to step into their collective power, brilliance and leadership to make the world a more radical place," according to Radical Brownies' Facebook page.  The group is for girls aged eight to eleven.  It does not appear to be affiliated with any official national Girls Scouts organizations.

Should Girl Scouts Accept Boys Who Consider Themselves Girls?  The Girl Scouts of the United States of America now accepts boys who identify as girls. [...] Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America, [...] said that the Girl Scouts organization has been marching toward the left since the 1970s, and this is just the latest example.  "They're no longer Girl Scouts, they're just Scouts," Nance stated.  "That's fine if they want to rebrand.  But it raises all kinds of complications and questions for parents, volunteer parents who are involved."

Girl Scouts reject anti-transgender gift, then triple the money.  The moral dilemma began with a $100,000 check to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington — enough to send 500 girls to summer camp, Scout leaders knew.  But there was a catch.  The anonymous donor stipulated in a letter:  "Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls.  If you can't, please return the money."  That caveat was a problem.

Florida coordinator charged with stealing $84,000 from Girl Scouts.  A Florida coordinator for the Girl Scouts is facing theft and fraud charges after authorities say she stole more than $84,000 from the organization.

Less Camping, More Trans Pride Parades:  Meet the 'Radical' Girl Scouts Alternative Called 'Monarchs'.  If you tire of delicious cookies and moderate, yet capable instruction in things like horseback riding, camping, entrepreneurship and first-aid, the Girl Scouts now have a "radical" alternative — a social justice-focused, feminist organization for young girls called the "Radical Monarchs."  The Guardian describes the Radical Monarchs as a "youth group for girls of color," and "radical Brownies."  But the small group of 12 girls and two adult guides (based, of course, just outside of San Francisco), says they're more about empowerment and activism than badges and Thin Mints.



American Legion Joins Boy Scout Controversy:  The largest veterans group in the nation is calling on Americans to "take a stand against those who seek to destroy the Boy Scouts" by defending the organization.

Gays' Allies Besiege Boy Scouts:  Despite the Supreme Court's ruling that the Boy Scouts of America may ban homosexual leaders, sympathetic groups are waging war against the Scouts.

Scouting for Trouble is the last thing that the Boy Scouts do, but like ticks and mosquitoes, political and legal troubles fasten upon them as they toil through the moral swamp that modern America has become.

L.A. Times shuts out Scouts, and cuts aid due to BSA's exclusion of homosexual adult leaders.  After years of supporting the Boy Scouts' "Campership Program" — which enables needy Scouts to attend summer camp by underwriting part of the costs — The Los Angeles Times is for the first time turning down the Scouts' application for The Los Angeles Times' annual Family Fund.

Boy Scout supporters rally todayProtest United Way's decision to de-fund youth organization.

Movement Urges Jews to Snub Boy Scouts

Jewish Movement Urges Members to Disassociate From Boy Scouts

LA Sheriff Hedges on Boy Scout Affiliation
Following a flurry of petitions, telephone calls and e-mails sent to the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, a spokesman for Sheriff Lee Baca said he "has not made up his mind" about severing his department's ties with the Boy Scout Explorer program.

Planned vote by city angers gay advocatesCity considers resolution praising troops for local work.

Despite Controversy, Boy Scouts Say Business Continues as Usual

Scouts still face funding gauntlet
Media organizations, even religious groups join homosexual activists in attacking BSA.

ACLU demands ouster of Boy Scouts It wants use of campground and public building in California terminated.

Scouts sue for equal school access Broward County "dragging them through the mud of gay political activism."

Homosexuals activists oppose Scout lease Youth group has used California sea base for decades.

Boy Scouts attacked in Congress Supporters force vote on revoking youth group's charter.

Bush defends Boy Scouts "Troubled" by Clinton-Gore probe, urges "respect" for besieged group.

New York Scouting Group Says Ban on Homosexuals Is "Stupid".

2002 Salt Lake Committee Bans Boy Scouts From Olympics

Boy Scouts Stand Tall Under Assault From the Left

L.A. Blacklists the Boy Scouts
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on November 26th to sever its ties with the Boy Scouts of America, claiming that the organization discriminates against homosexuals and atheists.

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