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Openly gay Eagle Scout a first since new Boy Scout policy
Pascal Tessier, left, receives his Eagle Scout badge from Troop 52 Scoutmaster Don Beckham on Monday in Chevy Chase, Md. Tessier became the first openly gay scout to reach the highest rank since a policy change to allow gay youth in the Boy Scouts of America. (Luis M. Alvarez / Associated Press / February 10, 2014)

Openly gay Eagle Scout a first since new Boy Scout policy

Pascal Tessier, left, receives his Eagle Scout badge from Troop 52 Scoutmaster Don Beckham on Monday in Chevy Chase, Md. Tessier became the first openly gay scout to reach the highest rank since a policy change to allow gay youth in the Boy Scouts of America. (Luis M. Alvarez / Associated Press / February 10, 2014)


TUMBLR BOMB REQUEST

Let’s Tumblr bomb this site with support for gay Boy Scout leaders. It is a poll- lower right hand side of the main page of the site. 

GAH, please! our news anchor is gay and he had to report on the 5pm news that 60% said no to gay BS leaders. I want him to be able to say there was a majority of people voting yes by the 10pm news (central time).

oops, guess putting the site address in would help…

http://www.heartlandconnection.com

One Boy Scout troop got it right. national BSA screws it up the next day

Victory

Despite the Boy Scouts of America’s national anti-gay policy, California-based Mt. Diablo-Silverado Council approved a gay Scouts’ Eagle application after more than 460,000 people joined a mother’s campaign on Change.org. Ryan Andresen, an 18-year-old Boy Scout from the San Francisco area, was granted an Eagle Board of Review after his campaign was featured on Ellen DeGeneres and Anderson Cooper, and supported by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, and 32 California state legislators. Karen Andresen launched the petition in support of her son Ryan after his Scoutmaster refused to sign off on Ryan’s Eagle application because he’s gay. Karen thanked her petition supporters and celebrated saying “I’m just so incredibly happy for Ryan. He’s worked so hard for this honor, and as a mother, it means the world to me to know that our local Scouting community believes in him, too.”

Source: change.org

Boy Scouts-How about banning Pedophiles?!

When will the BSA learn the difference between “gay” and “pedophile”. They need to ban PEDOPHILES and let gay teens and parents participate. No…make a big stand against gays and sweep the pedophiles and their victims under the rug.

Boy Scouts helped child molesters cover their tracks, files show | The Salt Lake Tribune

Los Angeles • Over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America failed to report hundreds of alleged child molesters to police and often hid the allegations from parents and the public.

A Los Angeles Times review of 1,600 confidential files dating from 1970 to 1991 has found that Scouting officials frequently urged admitted offenders to quietly resign - and helped many cover their tracks.

Volunteers and employees suspected of abuse were allowed to leave citing bogus reasons such as business demands, “chronic brain dysfunction” and duties at a Shakespeare festival.

The details are contained in the organization’s confidential “perversion files,” a blacklist of alleged molesters, that the Scouts have used internally since 1919. Scouts’ lawyers around the country have been fighting in court to keep the files from public view.

As The Times reported in August, the blacklist often didn’t work: Men expelled for alleged abuses slipped back into the program, only to be accused of molesting again. Now, a more extensive review has shown that Scouts sometimes abetted molesters by keeping allegations under wraps.

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Source: sltrib.com