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Do you think the Boy Scouts should change their policy and allow gays to join?

lt richardNo they should not. That would be absolutely horrifying to let gay men handle the Boy Scouts.
Richard Wood
Santa Cruz | Mechanic


lt ricky



Yeah, I think they should change their policy. I dont think they should discriminate based on sexuality. And for that matter, they should also change their policy about religion, because they exclude people that don’t believe in God as well. I think it's a worthwhile organization and they should change their policies to allow all people in.
Ricky Gutierrez
Santa Cruz | Sales



lt stan
I think it should be up to each individual troop, rather than say that everyone feels the same way ... because, maybe the San Francisco troop would be fine with it and Minneapolis might say, ‘We don’t want to have gays.’
Stan Butolph
Soquel | Retired






lt cathy

They absolutely should. You’re learning about the outdoors, you should be focusing on wild animals and safety and not your sexuality.
Cathy Brogoitti
Capitola | Retired




lt david

Yes. Equal rights for all, man. We’re all the same. Let’s share with everybody. That’s the American way.
David Carnaghe
Santa Cruz | Civil Servant

Comments (9)Add Comment
"Richard Wood" ?
written by Richard Cabasa, February 23, 2013
oh come on! this name is hilarious!
Excuse Me?!
written by Buddy Cole, February 23, 2013
If they keep making everything ok these days it won't be any fun in the closet anymore!
Diversity Center Executive Director
written by Sharon Esther Papo, February 18, 2013
Each day that the Boy Scouts of America delay action is another day that discrimination is condoned. What are the Boy Scouts waiting for? The time for action is now. All young Americans, gay and straight, are negatively affected by their inaction. The BSA leadership should end this hurtful policy. The proud tradition of Scouting should be open to all.
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written by ShelleyRN, February 13, 2013
Horrifying, what are you thinking about??? Perhaps you think Gay men are more inclined to abuse boys. Take a look at the facts, my friend, please.
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written by Kathy J, February 13, 2013
Why not change it, it shouldnt even be an issue to begin with. What is the difference if the person is gay or straight. Look how many straight men and sexual predators. A person's choice as far as their PERSONAL sexual preference should NOT matter. If I were to ever have a son, he would NOT be a Boy Scout as I will NOT raise my kids to hate because a person is gay, straight, black, pink or orange. We are all the same on the inside!
Legal Clerk
written by Charles Layton, February 13, 2013
OH my god!!! Really, @ the first comment!!!! Dude crawl back under whatever rock you came from. Please do't be angry because you can't find a boyfriend.... Watch the Catherine Tate skit, "Not Drunk Enough" All kidding aside, dude really!!!
@Richard Wood
written by Marie, February 13, 2013
Your comment on not letting gay men 'handle' young boys really bring to light what is wrong in todays world, gay men are NOT paedophiles, gay men like gay men, they have their preferences of course, however this does not involve under young age boys. Please educate yourself before you make stupid comments.
no discrimination
written by Lou, February 12, 2013
I believe in this day in age, we should not be discriminating to anyone. Boy scouts shouldn't be focusing on ones sexuality which I don't think they are. It's a great group and yes, gay boys should be in the group too. Why not?
No
written by HB, February 12, 2013
Absolutely not. Homosexuality is a sin.

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