Families looking for an alternative to the Boy Scouts of America after the group voted to drop
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- NBC News: Families looking for an alternative to the Boy Scouts of America after the group voted to drop
Families looking for an alternative to the Boy Scouts of America after the group voted to drop its ban on gay youth earlier this year descended on Nashville, Tenn., this weekend to help launch a Christian-based scouting organization.
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[patty manahan] - How scary. An organization for children founded on hate. They should ask themselves? What would Jesus do? My God loves everyone.
[jason holder] - I chose to be gay on the same day that I chose to have green eyes and brown hair. I chose to be gay on the same day that I chose to be left handed and six feet tall.
The difference between my homosexuality and the bigotry of these "Christians" is that their hate and ignorance IS a choice.
By the way - there have been gay Boy Scouts for years. I'm doing just fine now, thanks. :)
[joseph fraser] - Thats what young Christians need, more isolation so the religious machine can dictate their ideology.
[michael langan] - We need to ban hate groups who call themselves christian!
[mads søe hansen] - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=507039732710680&set=a.446221288792525.1073741826.436718496409471&type=1
[casey bancroft] - Christians need to learn that homosexuality is a natural part of life and has been around much much longer than their religion.
[amy kearsing] - So scared of gay people. I can see how they are so scared - You know being around a gay kid or adult causes everyone to turn gay. I mean I've worked next to a gay man and a lady who used to be a man for about 5 years now and I haven't turned gay yet but I'm sure its a matter of time.
True Christians don't teach hate. They teach love and acceptance.
[randi mcmasters] - Bye, don't let the door hit you on the way out!
[daniel burgess] - 9 out of 10 Molesters are Christian.
[m paz artaza-regan] - "Christian"? That is highly debatable.
[robert price] - Where are the swastika merit badges?
[sean ashley sampson] - Way to teach kids it ok to be intolerant. By doing this it's very close to segregation. You are teaching your kids they don't need to be in close proximity or interact with people with different views then themselves. All while ding in under the veil of Christianity.
[christian frake] - Shame on you people. They are free to believe what they want just like we are free to believe what we want, who are you to say it is not okay? We live in a country where we can do what we want, if other people don't like it then that is their problems. So what if they want to start their own organization?? Why do you have a problem with it? They are practicing their rights. Just like all of you.
[sharon wagner] - they're entitled to their beliefs.
[adam meents] - Intolerant douchebags
[marti collins] - "Christian based"...promoting and perpetuating prejudice and hate for those who think differently. This country will never experience peace as long as we are grooming our children to be idiots.
[danny shaw] - Good. Let the bigots go. I don't want their hate infecting other kids.
[joel j. rogina] - Bigots and homophobes unite into narrow-mindedness!
[eileen m. soro] - And being a Christian based Organization would stop abuse of children? Apparently they have not been privy to news about the Catholic Church. What a joke.
[timothy sullivan] - Idiots. I'd rather my kids be around openly gay men than secret repressed gay men.
[adam mcintyre] - My son has been in scouts since he could join. The organization has learned to accept change and teach it's members that everyone is different and to accept those differences. So how cone adults can't accept differences?
[cheryl adam] - Great -- another way to socially isolate those poor kids from the rest of the world and make them as out of touch as their bigoted parents.
[suzanne martineau gamache] - This group has a lot to learn about Christ, who preached tolerance and inclusion. Jackasses.
[linda waddles] - Bigoted people! What a shame!! Do you all call yourselves "religious"??????? Glad I don't share your "Religion"!!
[rob blomberg] - "I love your Christ. I do not like your Christians, they are so unlike your Christ"~Mahatma Gandhi
[darrell l marks] - Wouldn't this guy Jesus that these people believe in prefer that they love everyone equally?
[jamie green wilson] - I think it's hilarious that bigots disguised as Christians don't realize there are a lot gay Christians in this world. And a few probably sit next to them every Sunday.
[joan cicero hamilton] - And what makes these idiots think that gay scouts are not Christians - mean spirited ! God loves all his children not just you tight as-s !
[jeff johnson] - Klan Scouts? Hitler Youth American Legion? Fraternal Order of the Bigot Explorers?
Really, the possibilities are endless here. Nothing like starting a hate group for kids to really give one the opportunity to get creative.
[jennifer wright grau] - Doesn't seem very Christ-like to me....
[kara overly] - Hmm doesn't sound very Christian! You should be accepting!
[patricia chotain kasal] - I would not let my children be a part of an organization that did not recognize ALL BOYS as EQUAL! You should be ashamed of yourself!
[linda waddles] - So glad I'm an atheist! Can't anyone talk about morals without bringing their "religion" into it????????
[debra mccracken] - If people aren't born gay when did each person commenting decide to be a heterosexual? We don't choose our sexuality we are just born with that preference. I don't think all Christians are bad people just like all Muslims aren't bad people. There's nothing wrong with being gay, you love who you love what is so wrong about that?
[therise jenner perez] - I'm so sick of everyone judging Christians for their beliefs.
[carrie jacobson] - How "Christian" of them
[roger robertson] - Only thing missing is a merit badge for tolerance
[dustin allen mittel] - The hate group i see on here is hating the Christian for standing up for what they believe in have a nice day haters
[joseph m vazquez] - Heaven forbid their children learn tolerance
[kendall cramer] - Pretty sad. I'm sure that's what Jesus would have done.....
[jan messenger] - I guess none of them ever had a child who was gay or they would change their mind in a heart beat. Sad narrow minded people.
[jay millette] - You all who call them names yet claim to be all about equality are the intolerant ones. Why is it that no one can have an opinion that differs from yours? Hypocrisy breeds intolerance.
[shawn kidwell] - i thought the klan was a youth based christain group
[mindy schmacht] - Who was that long haired sandal wearing Hippie who said something about love others as I love you. Man I wish I could remember that guy's name...
[don killough] - lol...this is so NON Christian! Some people are so BLINDED by what MAN wrote 2000 years ago, that they can't even think for themselves anymore! If GOD created ALL things...then God CREATED gay people, just like he created the way YOU believe!!!!!! Gays are BORN gay...NOT by choice, idiots!!!!!!!!! Did YOU CHOOSE to be straight??????? Idiots!!!!! MAN wrote the Bible...NOT GOD!! It was man's beliefs that thought God was talking to them, that why it's written as, ''God said"!!!!! People 2000 years ago, didn't know the earth was round...how do you expect them to understand what being GAY is?????? Idiots! If YOUR child was or is or may be born GAY...YOU can't change it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What are you gonna do...kill em?? Throw them out in the street????? It's not YOUR place to judge anyone!!!!! Get your heads OUT of the dark ages and look at the world, as created by GOD!!!!!! So many "Christians" have done and do things that the Bible speaks against, every day and think nothing about it!!!!! Why is beig gay any different...at least you can't CHANGE that! You CAN change getting a tattoo, cutting your hair and a dozen other things the Bible is...AGAINST...but YOU do it anyway... and YOU call yourself a CHRISTIAN??? Bigot seems to fit you better.
[kristin thomas] - you know what .. let them isolate their children and teach them intolerance. the rest of the world will go on growing and learning together and becoming a better place for the next generation. eventually they are going to weed themselves out of society and be gone.
[james junior] - They are not hated.these parents have the right to take kids out .plain and simple stop saying its hate
[jordan benjamin] - This sounds just like Hitler and his regime. It's scary how America, the land of diversity, is now become this scary hateful Christian nation
[james junior] - Typical liberals ..always blaming churches and Christians .dont mean we hate anyone just don't believe in your lifestyle keep it to yourself
[sherrie ruble murphy] - Barb Rohrs, I am a responsible parent. Both of my girls regularly spend the night at their friends house. The little girls parents? Two gay men. They are the most dependable, most supportive, most caring parents that child could have. I am not threatened in the least by the fact that they are a homosexual couple. What bearing does that have? To say responsible parents wouldn't allow their kids around it, is simply your opinion. How many heterosexual parents do you see in the news who have killed or harmed their children? You have the right to your opinion, but you do not have the right to say we are irresponsible parents for allowing our kids to have gay friends.
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[ann marie hake hughes] - Oh good, now the bigots will wear uniforms. Easier to tell them apart.
[joel hutto] - hate and bigotry in the name of Christ, just like he would want.
[rebecca ellis] - And this is why so many people have turned away from God. It's not because of God, it's because of narrow-minded, hate filled idiots who claim to represent him. What sad, sorry people.
[alex sill] - I thought the BSA was a Christian-leaning organization. And they proved it (to some degree) by lifting their intolerant ban.
[bud bob] - Good. Let them go off and form a splinter group with no access to government money.
[sherrie ruble murphy] - And again...Barb, please note that rape is NOT a sexual attraction crime, be it straight or homosexual. Rape is a crime of power and control. Period. Please, if you are going to make a statement, make sure it's at least factual.
[leilia kismetgirl] - "Jesus loves you, but we don't" seems like a piss-poor attitude problem.
[karin neely] - Protecting your child from what Tina??? I was raised by gay women and I'm great!! Im straight, College educated and a family of my own. Know what you are talking about before opening your mouths.
[linda naples] - That is not the Christian way to behave and not the way Jesus would behave "Love they neighbor not judge they neighbor" Shame on them for teaching intolerance and hatred.
[jere biehle] - a 'christian'-based organization, huh? sounds familiar...
[nina plumb] - Please do not defame my Lord and Savior by calling yourself "Christian" and NOT following His teaching of loving your neighbor- whether he is gay, straight, black, white, purple, or orange polka dotted. Call yourselves anything else you want. But remember: judge not.
[joan m. edwards] - I am Christian. I truly thought that Christ preached tolerance, love, and understanding of all people. So sad to see people treat each orher so negatively.
[angela c johnson] - Because it is SO very CHRISTIAN to be HATEFUL.
[william rathburn] - You gays just never know when to let up, it was never to join the scouts that you wanted, it was to prove to the world that you could push your immoralities on anyone you please. You could have started your own scouts but that would not have satisfied your hunger to infect and destroy the moralities of others. You people have a germ, a sickness with an appetite to spread to anybody or anything not already infected and corrupt politicians helping to fan the germs. Am I an intolerant douche bag? You bet I am. Am I a biggot? You bet I am. Are you a sick germ infested walking disease? You bet you are. Stop attacking everything moral that you see before morality starts to strike back.
[sherry chase] - Jesus did teach tolerance and didn'tj turn his back on anyone. Maybe some Christians have forgotten the true teachings of Christ and how to be REAL Christians. The hate, fear filled ones need to ask themselves what would Jesus do? Would they even allow him in if he were here today long hair bread and all?
[leigh ann azlin] - Please! If you want to start a discriminatory organization, don't hide it behind a Christian label. I'm sure those remaining with the scouts will be happy to see you go.
[lydia robb] - That's not being very christian of them, more like hypocrites! If they were truly christians then they would know that judging others is a sin. Christians are not above everyone else. I feel sorry for them judging others like that.
[ana maría martínez] - This sucks sometimes I think Christian organizations are super intolerant. That's why I'm not into religion I'm with people.
[michelle nic] - Sad to see there are so many close-minded people in this world who choose to raise their kids to be the same.
[edward channon] - teabaggers in the making!
[marta holmes] - The Boy Scouts shouldn't worry about falling numbers. Who would want intolerant, judgmental parents like that in their organization anyway? Oh, OTHER intolerant judgmental people. I just feel bad for their children.
[lynn yippeekayay holt-campbell] - How very Christian...bigotry, plain and simple.
[tammy nolt taylor] - I love how people hate by calling others bigots for their beliefs. Idiots!
[michelle n. cooper] - Christian-based??? hm.
[julia blaha] - I think that the ages the boyscouts cover sexuality isnt really an issue for them, why should it be for the adults? How would a 1st grader know they were gay? really? my son says he loves everyone, boys and girls, but doesnt imply it the same way an adult would...
[mus mus] - Otherwise known as Christian Youth for Intolerance. If you're not like us, you're not welcome! You know, there's already a group like that - you don't need to reinvent the wheel. They're called white supremacists.
[rochelle gates] - Oh good Lord, nothing like trying to teach our kids to accept people the way they are, huh?
[tom driscoll] - 'Christian based'?? Um that would mean that would not be able to judge one another so cant be 'Christian based'
[jeannie goodmon] - Atheists and Gays fought for this and got what they intended to do. Leave Christians alone to do what they feel is right for their family.
[lisa hlad matthis] - As for pedophiles. ... they are not gay. . There are many who are straight, and sick. That nurse who just saved your life in the ER, that medic who helped you at your accident. .. may have been gay. .. just say thank you and move on.. people are peoplw... does it matter what they do in their bedroom?
[myrna hicks blanchette] - People from the gay community are Christians too.
[annie serious] - Gross. The Kiddie KKK
[jan m wojcicki] - Oh puhleez! They can't be very Christian if they can't accept everyone. Fanatics maybe. Even Jesus loved everyone.
[jim perry] - Awesome! All we need is another hate group running around. Let me guess their uniforms are white robes with pointed hoods that have eye holes cut into them? Flaming crosses anyone?
[mark a. vanlandingham] - Bible based bigotry is still just bigotry.
[cynthia gough nance] - No wonder more and more people are turning away from Christianity.
[stephen d. kennamer] - Isn't there already a Christian-scouting organization? I think it's called the Catholic Seminary. And look how well that whole repression and abstinence thing has worked for them. If Jesus were still in his tomb I'm sure he'd be rolling over in it in response to all this good Christian love thy neighbor activity.
[kirsten marie] - How sad, Proud to be a member of GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA!!! Where EVERYONE is accepted no matter what.
[maggie riggs] - I'm more concerned about the (now former) scout master arrested for molesting young boys than I am about a few gay kids.
[barbara mayhew] - Shame on them! But, the saddest thing is that they are teaching the boys the wrong message. To be a true Christian is to be loving and accepting, not prejudiced and exclusionary.
[james junior] - It's not hate.its morals
[sandy graham boenig] - Boy Scouts teach kids about life. It is unrealistic to raise your child to believe that only straight "Christians" are worthy of their time and attention. Remember "Jesus loves the little children ALL the children of the world". Some of the people that call themselves Christian are the least Christian in action. What are they so afraid of?
[daniel barber] - thank goodness those Christians don't have any history of molesting young boys. . .
[jennifer wright grau] - The Bible has been translated and interpreted by man. How can you be so certain that peoples' prejudices and social agendas have not been incorporated into God's word? I think we must read multiple interpretations but most of all to follow Christ's example of love.
[john criscitello] - Hey Christian parents !Guess what ?! Some of your kids are going to be gay !!!!!!!!!!!!No matter how hard you pray!What then after you've already taught them that gay people are less than ?
[erikah teague] - Real Catholics\Christians don't preach hate. Period.
[bill boland] - I'm sure there will be a merit badge for "homophobia"
[brian engle] - When one of their kids gets lost in the wilderness and they need help getting found, maybe they can request heterosexual help only.
[melissa anne] - So do they think that gay people have a contagious disease? I don't get it.
[kellie lange] - Future haters all in the name of Jesus Christ.
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[therise jenner perez] - You know what people, why is so wrong for these people to stand up for what they feel is right? No one should be forced to accept or change their beliefs!!!
[james mcka] - Gays need to get back in the closet. Stop shoving there ways on everyone else.
How many more rights do they want? They have way more than Christians now!!!
[nicole laracuente laconcha] - This is stupid, God says love your neighbor not love your neighbor as long as they arent having sex with the same sex
[greg bobo] - What a shame that this organization believes in teaching its youth intolerance, ignorance, and to not love everyone, which I thought was a Christian value.
[roseanna o'dell] - Can't associate with gays in the Boy Scouts, but it's ok if their minister, uncle, or "good neighbor" is a pediphile?
[crystal minarik] - Jesus never excluded anyone.
[david gorman] - So many ignorant comments on both sides of argument...they are kids they should not be put in a position to have sex gay or straight.
[starwind evensong] - And those who prefer their scouting without a religious agenda will stay where they are. Let them go off and found their own groups so others - many of whom understand the true teachings of Christ - can be encompassing of all.
[sherrie ruble murphy] - Plain and simple, do as you wish, but remember this...while my kids are out playing with other kids, gay or straight, yours will be sitting in a church or cathedral where molestation runs rampant. Think about that.
[sherrie ruble murphy] - Daniel Richards, gays do not adopt children to turn them gay. They adopt them to provide a loving home, care and to raise a family like the rest of us. I know many gay couples, both male and female, whom have raised children, those children are now married in heterosexual relationships, with children of their own. They aren't out to "turn"anyone gay. smh
[lisa hlad matthis] - Gays are not bullies...those who bam them and treat them like second class citizens are. Think about what your just said. Good for the Christians to keep a certain type of person away, like they are a disease. ... THAT my friend, is bigotry and hypocrisy. Jesus loves us all. . Fat, skinny, gay, black, yellow, red and white.... we are all precious in His sight.
[shawn graves] - My own denomination has it's own scouting program, so BSA isn't the only game in town. But how sad that they are so afraid of contact with gay people. And how sad that they are teaching their children not just that homosexuality is a sin, but that homosexuals are to be feared and avoided.
[bane brady] - Lmao do they honestly believe there wont be gays in their Christian based one? Ha ha ha ha..hilarious!
[lisa strohm holden] - Love the Sinner, hate the Sin.....
[david lewis] - If they want to start a Christian Boyscott let them you don't have to join it theres a thing in America call freedom of chose its fun how if a Christians says something everyone wants to attack them and try to preach the bible at them but if a Muslim would say that people would be like o well thats how they are and move on to something else to talk about. it seems like theres more hate in America at Christians then there is love in America for people
[destiny thurman] - Hey! Homophobes do NOT represent all Christians. Just like anti-Christians do NOT represent all liberals. Hate is ALWAYS ignorant. Christian liberals who love gay people (or are gay) are pretty common guys.
[kelli farmer] - A "Christian" based group to teach hatred for people who are different.
[daniel peppers] - Cue the persecution of Christians , oh wait im wayyy too late ... so gays can choose the right to do whatever they choose , but anyone else gets attacked for iit?? No one has to accept or agree with you being a abomination, to put it as clean as I can .. Your the most defensive hateful group of freaks there is as soon as someone doesnt accept it or agree ...It will all be settled soon enough , My God will set things right .
[cindy schaaf] - Christ does not judge
[susan glinton] - Wow, a children's organization based on prejudice! What are you teaching your children???? People like you scare me.
[cynthia mossman lockwood] - My husband is a pastor. He had the local cub scout troop leader call to see if it was okay for them to still use the church basement. My husband of course said yes, The troop leader told him that they were have churches who are now denying boy scout troops any further use of their facilities. If these are Christian churches they sure are not setting an example of being so and just showing their exclusion. Same with the group in Nashville.
[dustin money] - That's fine, I don't want my kid growing up and playing with closed minded zealots anyways. Maybe that's why I stopped going to church...cheers
[cassie dandridge selleck] - And guess what...there will still be gay children in this group because their parents put them in...and they will be too frightened to admit to who they really are, and they will suffer the sting of the constant barrage of hate leveled against homosexuals by people who think it's okay to hate. God expects better of us than this.
[jane patterson armstrong] - Dear Ken, there are gay dogs. I have one and love him to death. Over 400 species have gay members. Only one species is homophobic.
[jennie holden blair] - That's right! Raise your children to hate and be bigoted. Such wonderful Christians.
[catherine kasarda heider] - Bigots, I love how the religious use their God to hate others. Pathetic.
[lauren surber] - Christianity--you're doing it wrong.
[tonya clark] - Both my boys are scouts and it has nothing to do with sex or hate! Get over it everyone, there are gay people, they are not pedophiles, in fact most child molesters are heterosexual, it's insane how afraid people are of anyone different than them!
[savanah gardner] - I legally married my wife yesterday and our two children are happy just as the rest..we have loads of friends and family and support. They are deprived of nothing!!
[mark ellerbrock] - I don't believe in God and I could care less if homosexuals are aloud in the scouts. What effect does being homosexual have on being a good roll model.
[kelly santoro] - So its okay to commit adultry steal murder and judge others which are okay to break those laws of God but the the one that you say isnt okay gives you the right to judge? So someone who is gay is not allowed to be christian or be loved by God ? So you are now God making judgement? @kelly Brochue .Your an idiot!
[kathleen jordan] - What ever happened to "Love Thy Neighbor"
[joe casey] - If you believe an hold true what the bible says about homosexuality then you must also believe and hold these things true as well. You cant pick and choose based on whats convenient for you. http://bit.ly/15Yft7eSp
[rob blomberg] - Big men, so threatened that some people are gay.
[teresa stacy price] - There's not a thing wrong with the Boy Scouts of America. I wonder what the founder of this NEW group who has 3 son's would do if one or more of his sons are gay...probably disown them because that's what haters do.
[rory caliman] - god does love everyone, but clearly states that being gay is wrong
[james white] - The pope.. Holiest man on earth, says there us nothing wrong with gays... Who are you to stand in judgment using the words from a "book" written by men, to control men?
[marijane milton] - Disgusting to see bigotry continuing under the guide of religion.
[amy whitney salzman] - Why? To teach intolerance?
[james white] - Will there be a "Christian screening" committee to out the heathen's?
[ed skinner] - @tina Armstrong the pledge was changed in the 1950's to counter the "red scare" and the godless commies. It does nothing but promote a religious agenda at this point and needs to go. Your god has no place in my child's school. The first amendment lets my family and I have any religion, including no religion, that we choose. The religious need to accept that fact and stop trying to force their mythology on the rest of us.
[americo nonini] - if being christian or religious means being a bigot, i want no part of it, thank you.
[aron kessler] - Hey "Christians" is it okay to stone a woman to death for adultery? Is it ok to own slaves? The bible says it is.You right wing extremists are a joke. About as ignorant and hateful as it gets. You use religion as an excuse to hate. You pick and choose which parts of a religion you want to believe in. You do more harm than good to society. You would freak out if a Muslim or Jew married your precious Christian son or daughters, no doubt you and/or your ancestors didn't think black people deserved freedom, or that women deserve e right to vote. You are no better than the extremists in the Middle East who kill for religion. Your beliefs show the world your ignorance. This anti gay boys scouts crap is just another chapter in your looong pathetic existence. If I started a "religion" that said anyone over 6" tall should be persecuted you would call me a hater. But if I say anyone who is gay should be persecuted I'm your hero. Just shows how pathetic your religion is.
[dena williams] - It's not a hate group people. It's about teaching children 'core values' ~ promoting homosexuality isn't traditional core values. If everyone chose to be gay before modern science none of us would be here. God didn't create homosexuals ~ it's the devil at work ~ God have us free will to choose to follow him or follow Satan. Homosexuals aren't 'born that way' I don't care what Lady Gaga says. It's a result of external influences. We all have sympathetic tendencies for the opposite sex ~ at some point in time those tendencies are nurtured more than the heterosexual tendencies. It's not intentional ~ but its certainly not natural. It takes a man and woman ~ or parts thereof ~ to create a new human life. That's what God did ~ WE screwed up the rest.
[casey shain] - Waiting for the first pedophile scandal. 1-2-3 . . .
[pam richardson] - As long as they pay taxes, I don't care, keep them all together, that way we know who to avoid.
[rachel cobb] - Way to go. A group that promotes cookie cutter boys that can't think or make choices for themselves taught by insecure "straight" men.
[mara skins gal brevard] - are they inviting WBC??? disgusting!! They are not TRUE Christians!
[eddie l. owens jr] - How can you say it's Christian based when you represent HATE!!!
[yves rubin] - Another true Christian way of life, isn't it? The bigotry of these people is beyond belief, and all that in the name of the most forgiving and wise teachings (religion) in our civilization.
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[alfred jermajesty jones ii] - I didn't know gay was contagious!
[alicia mb ballard-artist] - And, since when "Christian based" is pedophile free???!!!
[brad stutler] - Great. Just what we need. A scouting organization based on bigoted, hypocritical, homophobe, religious whack jobs. Thought we already had one Westboro Baptist church.
[rebecca wilbarger] - When will you idiots learn that homosexuality does not equate pedophilia!?!? Its straight men you need to worry about being around your kids. Jerry Sandusky-straight married man... just one of MANY examples. Wake up and learn who really is a danger to your children! Its blind bigotry and predjudices that leave your kids open to victimization by the 'safe', 'straight' 'nice married man'. Good luck with that!
[clifton brown] - ----it's a free world!!!! If they don't want gays in their "club"--then so be it. Forcing your belief on them is no different then them forcing their beliefs on you.
Don't like it--don't join.
But we need to stop all this craziness of conformity.
We should still be free to choose how we want OUR lives to be--as long as it doesn't affect others.
I personally don't care at all about sexual preference, but I do support the ability to have my own opinion.
[rachelle houston van pelt] - Disgusting what a message that shows other kids that being gay is wrong. We wonder why so many kids are committing suicide
[kathryn rice hughes] - Because all child molesters are Gay .... NOT ... Be more afraid of your straight neighbors! Ariel Castro ring any bells??
[cooper gallegos] - I feel sorry for some of those boys who are statistically going to end up as homosexuals. And what a lesson of intolerance they are teaching their children.
[pam murdock drake] - So a boy who is gay and who has been in scouting his entire life can stay in scouting as long as he never tells anyone that he is gay? And if he tells someone then he has to leave scouting? And this is Right and the Christian thing to do?
[rebecca wilbarger] - Fine, start your own. Then when you proudly wear your uniform, you will be clearly identified as a hateful bigot. Thanks! Good to be able to see who you really are at just a quick glance!
[debra tokar] - A youth group founded on teaching hate, exclusion and bigotry wrapped in the pages of the Bible. Well done. (sarcasm)
[holly tarnaski-justice] - I don't know why I read these comments, they just piss me off. So many stupid people ... Religion is the root of all evil.
[randy hall] - Christian?? Christ said absolutely nothing about homosexuality! The bigots are misusing the term "Christian"
[lyle ketchum] - Hey look, a new group for bigots, way to go religious cult members, congratulations on the whole thou shall not judge others. You do realize that just because people are different than you they are in fact human and because they don't look to isolate others there already better than you.
[brian nolan sr.] - They can join the KKK. They're a Christian organization who believes in indoctrination and hating minorities.
[liz vetter puppe] - Christians teaching hate again
[madd max] - Intolerant !! They would trust a child molester, killers, Bullying and not gay? What is wrong with parenting today, setting the wrong example to kids. They may learn a lot from Gays like respect and compassion. Wake up America go after the real problems instead of fabricating fakes over gay. it is 2013
[jackeline l. canedo] - Wow so this one is MORE Christian ? I guesd they might even abuse the boys like the more CATHOLIC priest do! Not ALL things are better because they have CHRIST in the title.
[victoria nagel] - The scouts were actually founded on christian principals. Too bad they have walked away from those values!
[robert speck] - why not start your own Club, GAYBOYS of America
[ellen hart-massie] - Are you kidding me? What parent in his right mind would let their kid join such a group? Just dumb!
[jeremiah johnson] - there already is one. It is called Royal Rangers
[jeremy cope] - You people calling them names for their beliefs which aren't yours are just as bad if not worse as them. The ignorance and hypocrisy is astounding.
[brenda bunnell] - Well, I'm not sure i know what this means, but if we don't stop hating each other, and killing each other, there will be no one left to save.
[sean ashley sampson] - Saying that gays are a hateful group...exactly how many wars were fought over being gay? And how many about religion again? Just checking
[sherrie ruble murphy] - Lonnie, so were liars, adulterers, murderers and thieves. So unless you live in a sinless world, no one soon is greater than another.
[doug clement] - Religion poisons everything
[dino ricciotti] - Glad when I was young, I went silent during the reference to "God" and during the Scout law I went silent of "reverent".
[jason holder] - Exactly, Bruce. You don't. Just like you don't choose to be gay or straight.
[don boldt] - Great now they can all sit around the campfire and burn witches just like the good old days.
[kate mutters] - So the bigoted hypocrates are uniting . Let 'em have at it. Really "Christian" and "Godlike"! Hateful people can keep to themselves; we don't want their attitude to spread.
[cj young-clone] - The extreme Christians can go to bed with the extreme Muslims, and have at it. Talk about extreme games, frankly I'm tired of it.
[lora stinebaugh hites] - I took my child out of scouts due to the constant harassment for, not being gay, but for having dyslexia and tourettes. The scout leader went as far as to cast my son as the village idiot in a play they were putting on. They were mean to a black child in the pack, and they went as far as to not tell that child's parents when events were just so he couldn't participate. The organization is one of the most degrading groups I have ever encountered. Starting a Christian based group is an awesome idea! And they are NOT a cult!
[gina flores] - Being gay is a sad FAD! Just like getting a tattoo!!!
This to shall pass!
[allison bauldree] - I just don't understand it doesn't bother anyone when someone says they are interested in someone of the opposite sex... But everybody loses their friggin minds of someone says they are interested in the same sex... Some of y'all need to get your priorities straight.
[kf king] - kids are kids. gay, muslim, christian, straight, unknown etc. get off it.
[maria mendez] - You know what? If the boy scouts can't accept each boy equally, then the boy scouts should not be running. No matter if a boy is gay or not, he is still a boy and should be accepted. Sexual preference should never be an issue! Shame Shame on the boy scouts. I would never let my child join a stupid club like that. Who needs ya'
[mona magana] - Reminds me of the whites only signs of the old south. Modern bigotry and segregation.
[mark rosenbaum] - Whatever. When their kids grow up, and have to live in the REAL world, perhaps they'll be fortunate enough to 'grow up PAST' the narrow-minded bigotry couched in the big magic 'C' word.
[wolf windshadow] - name suggestion for them... Homophobic Bigot Scouts of America.
[james junior] - All we need is a bunch of fruity confused boys running around with purple shirts because the adults around them didn't teach them any better
[victor granquist] - I wonder what they'll do when they first discover homosexual behavior within their ranks.
[doreen ward] - Wow,,,,tolerance of others is not a Christian quality???? Somebody let God know, I think He believes otherwise.....
[ana m calderon] - Christians are the biggest hypocrites I know.
[rich robinson] - 99% of Christians are hypocrites, if not prove me wrong.
[kevin mitchell] - good go find a dark corner an hide from the rest of the worl because I would HATE to see wat kind of children you accept turn out to be in ther later life.you preach hate an call ur self a CHRISTIAN? my dog is more Christian then u will ever b
[kenny crews] - David McDonald, I have no problem with gay people. They can live their lives the way they choose, that does not effect me. If I choose not to be part of their lives, does that make me a bigot?
[kelly schilling] - Is it Christian to promote bigotry?
[meg rankin eagle] - How "Christian" of them.....
[karin neely] - Really? Because every kid I've meet that had gay parents is pretty much like every other normal person... Again, please sit down and shut your mouth if you haven't got a clue.
NBC News: Families looking for an alternative to the Boy Scouts of America after the group voted to drop - 200th Comments
[karen vick] - I would rather have a gay boy scout leader than a priest molesting my boy anyday.....
[jason michael] - Oh Jesith Christh!!
[jaime brusstar] - Do they think all Christian's are straight ??
[kenny crews] - I can't get over the gay dog thing
[carl verrastro] - Yeah Maybe the KKK will sponsor these bigots
[angela ronk] - Well then these "Christians" are choosing to hate their brothers and too ignore GODs way by not judging loving everyone. To use their religion to form a group not include someone because of their sexual preference is just ridiculous and each one will be judged one day. Hate is hate no matter how you look at it and how much you dress it up
[vivian mullins mitchell] - When did the boy scouts or girl scouts become obsessed with sex? Who does it, how do they do, who can they do it with, how do they keep from getting stds, who gets to sleep in what tent with who? Use to be teaching good works and living skills.
[patty gamblin] - My church has Royal Rangers! And for the girls its called Missionettes. Girl Scouts support Planned Parenhood, so No more cookies for me! Or popcorn from the boyscouts!
[james junior] - It's freedom of speech until Christians speak up then its hate
[kenny crews] - God made Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve
[sandra arbeni] - Why would a new organization be considered 'hate'. Why shouldn't christians have their own say just like other faiths. It's doesn't have anything to do with hate just choice. We al;l have choices.
[cynthia moody hori] - soooooo Christians don't embrace diversity and tolerance and accept people for who they are? Aren't we all the same in God's eyes?
[keven hager ellis] - So if someone is gay they can't possibly Christian? So judgemental
[matt bradford] - Christians just can't help but assert themselves on children it seems. BSA is fine without your theistic principal of values. I've seen enough self righteous judgemental people grow up from that crowd. How about not letting your Christian egos taint things that give young children an impartial opportunity to grow up without someone forcing their prerogative on them?
[donna zapatka] - Boy Scouts of America IS a Christian based organization! Shame on those haters!
[kelly santoro] - Yeah @Alan Larson.. The bible says do not steal lie cheat or judge they neighbor and yet here we are..you think because you go to chuch spout off about the bible that excuses you from it all..new flash your hypocrits and bigots and are the worse offenders of Gods word..or the mans interpretation of that there of..
I think fear drives people and thats sad..because fear is the devil himself..and hate comes from fear..wake up people..
[andy massingill] - Has anyone had a conversation with God or Jesus on this topic?
[austyn kersey] - Some Christians will stop and nothing to discriminate and teach hatred to children.
[becki fox] - This is disgusting. Especially in the name of Christianity!
[danielle sharee] - Christians should be the first people to accept those excluded and hated. Hateful people are giving the real Christians a bad rep.
[jim regan] - Proving once again that the Christian Right is neither.
[kristi ashton] - There used to be an alternate choice... it was called 'Hitlers Youth.' Good luck with that, bigots.
[amy kearsing] - You know kids are born racist or even know what "gay" is. They see other children as children to play with and to have fun with. Singing, swinging, playing dolls, legos... they don't see color of a child's skin or if they are a little slower than other kids or if they are homosexual or heterosexual. They are TAUGHT these things. By your comments, the way you treat people and how you talk about them to other people. They watch you, they listen to every word you say.
Why don't we teach our children love people. We are all just people. Why categories? Black, Hispanic, gay, lesbian, retard and any other disrespectful category.
We teach our children to see the differences and to like or dislike another person bc of their difference. Then they grow up to be adults who are racist and bigots.
[arlyn r. benson] - People can chose what they want to choose. Each side has "only us" events, places and activities so that each side can accommodate their needs and not have to feel like an outcast.. not to say either of them is wrong but why put any child in that kind of environment? I think its stupid and everyone should just get along but people have their choice. but maybe they are forgetting the fact that god said not to judge lest ye be judged. I believe in living a life respecting everyone whether i like them or agree with them or not. everyone deserves that at least. judgement day is just that, judgement day. I will be judged on my actions of respect. Its too bad that some Christians cant act like Christians. Remember John 7:53-8:11 about casting stones. Just a thought.
[gayle stream] - If a so called "Christian" group excludes people they are not Christian. WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?
[carol coombs schuster] - I hope that none of the young children in this new organization later find out they are gay. It is very hurtful not to be accepted for who you are and/or to be expected to change something you are born with. Unlike hair color, clothing, or even attitudes and beliefs, which can be changed, our biological make-up which includes sexual orientation is not a choice. I am saddened that people are afraid of those who are biologically different and think they and their children will be harmed by them. It is people's bigoted actions - like only associating with others exactly like them and not being tolerant and accepting of others - that worry me. I want my children to be friendly, courteous, and kind to everyone, even those who are different from them.
[mary douglas] - Closed minded religious fools. This is whats wrong with America. It's no wonder there are more Atheist than ever. They are coming out of the closet too.
[pinky tuskadaro] - How Christian is it to create hate?
[paul soldinie] - Segregating themselves. Nice, that's a great example for your children. Slap labels on their foreheads and tell them they're different and better than the others. Good job. Stay classy America.
[judy opitz] - Oh, you mean they are founding a scout group for hypocrites.....should sure not be called a "CHRISTIAN SCOUT GROUP" imo
[joanne wilson] - Phooey! So much for "love one another"!
[robert griffith] - Ignorance is bliss, but it won't get you into heaven. Not even Christians.
[cuppy johndro] - Sad day that they can't all just get along. I know more people who are christian and divorced then gay scouts. Get off your soap box and just accept it.
[patricia elaina] - America is a free country.Christians have just as much right as the gays do so please shut up already!
[kevin birtchnell] - great idea..... an organization that teaches bigotry and discrimination to children! Great way to spread lies and hate to a vulnerable group....
[chalky orren] - Notice the atheists don't have a "scouting organization"
[linda sobieski] - Lovely, but you still must be vigilant. Pedophiles are everywhere. They appear to be normal. Good luck with your brainwashing project.
[philip lindeman] - I guess we are going to raise even more homophobes. Why integrate anything if your are just going to create another segregated group. What's next separate water fountains. I thought this is the 21st century. Not the 1950's.
[ed glodgett] - Call it t"he bigot scouts"!
[dolores davidson berroth] - These leaders of the boy scouts are like the GOP and tea party...hate organizations...can you imagine what they are teaching the kids...
[jeff sheriff] - Didn't realize there are no gay Christians