An Eagle Scout`s Resignation Letter [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago

Dear Boy Scouts of America, if you"re not going to be cool with gay people, then you can go screw yourself.
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Male 1,444
I think the little pussy instead of running away should have stayed in and fought for change. That`s what a true leader would have done.
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Male 12,138
The great irony is, the founder of the Scout Movement was very possibly a homosexual himself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Baden-Powell,_1st_Baron_Baden-Powell#Sexuality

I mean, the title of his Magnum Opus was kinda a giveaway:

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Male 553
When I was in grade school, I always thought the boy scout kids were little pussies. They might as well let gay people in.
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Male 3,894
The BSA, as a private organization, has every right to enact any legal policy they wish.

We, as free-thinking individuals, are allowed to criticize and call into question policies we disagree with. You see, that`s part of being in a free market system. The service a company provides is determined by the demand of the market. If the market shows that it doesn`t want to partake in a bigoted service, it is within the best interests of the company to change their policy.
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Male 457
@ cyborg: I see what you did there!
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Male 52
Aren`t the boy scouts currently reevaluating their stance on homosexuals?
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Male 10,339
"Excellent! These guys needs to lose all funding."

The Boy Scouts receive no federal anything.

How can you stop something that isn`t there?
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Male 2,790
bad thing about gay scouts is they can never tie the knot
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Male 7,123
Good for him; well-written, courteous and to the point.
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Male 3,364
Student-Law: "I love argumentation that start with "I am not gay, however(...)"

Unfortunately, even in these so-called modern times, it`s necessary as there is still a segment of society that can`t wrap their minds around the concept of believing in civil liberties for people other than themselves.
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Male 1,010
I love argumentation that start with "I am not gay, however(...)" :-D
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Female 9,401
If the girl scouts can change so can the boy scouts.
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Male 1,243
Quite right! They need to move with the times.
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Male 4,746
Excellent! These guys needs to lose all funding. Folks need to learn that this type of discrimination, against another human, is no longer going to be accepted.
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Male 2,737
I wish I lived in the 50s.
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Male 5,094
nubblins: Scouting boys of course.
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Male 5,413
Well said. *Claps*
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Male 4,431
While they can certainly do whatever they like, I`d absolutely vote to strip them of all federal benefits. Discrimination is discrimination. The Girl Scouts did the right thing. And good on `em!
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Male 3,472
That should do it...
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Male 365
@auburnjunky As Fred said, I`m fairly sure that this is illegal even for a private organisation, but that`s not the point of the post. The point is that what they are doing, legal of not, in immoral. It needs to stop.

@Tatung42, that`s great, really, but the policy is what it is. You are doing the right thing by breaking these rules, but it`s morally wrong for them to exist at all. Furthermore, I have no doubt that there are troupes where this policy is enforced and used as reason to discriminate blindly. If the rules were changed, this couldn`t happen (not as easily at least).
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Male 653
@auburnjunky It`s not quite as clear cut as that, surely? A private organisation should not break the law, and discrimination is illegal, no?
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Male 10,339
Private organization. Can do as they please.

Have a nice day.
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Male 230
That letter, while well thought out, well written and compassionate, will without a doubt fall upon the deaf ears of the BSA. What you do in the privacy of your own home, with your consenting "partner" is no ones business but your own.
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Male 54
I am an eagle scout and currently a scoutmaster. There are scouts in my troop whom I know are either gay and/or atheists. And guess what? I really don’t care, and neither do any of the other parents in the troop.

The whole no gays and no atheists in scouts is really just a stupid national policy that no one at the local level cares about (at least in my community).
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Female 16
Later on, Bob, Wayne, and members of the Council read this letter and not a single f.uck is given.
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Male 2,345
Friday, July 20, 2012 7:50:01 PM
Well, the Scouts are a private organisation so their leadership has every right to lay down their own rules and determine their own prerequisites; no-one is forced to join, you want in you live by their rules.

In short, if they want to be a bunch of bigoted c*ntbubbles, that`s up to them.


I never really understand where this argument comes from? NO ONE has said anything to the effect that the BSA can`t make these types of rules. yet, here you are telling us that they can anyway.

yes, we are smart enough to understand the issue here and what some of us are saying is that we don`t agree.

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Male 2,440
You said it, mailem. Penn & Teller covered this subject on their BSA episode of "Bull$h^t!"
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Female 16
davymid, I agree that private group has the right to do so. however the bsa takes federal funding and uses federally owned land at ridiculous low cost. meaning tax dollar r used to support it, thus not truly private and should not be given such consideration. I`m just glad the scouts in canada is not like this
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Male 2,578
xiquiripat, don`t be douchy. You alienate people who would otherwise agree with you.

The founder was probably gay, first. Second, if you`re referring to his military experience in Africa, then you could just as well say he enjoyed killing white people because of his fighting in the Boer war. Or that my dad loved killing Muslims in the first Gulf War. There is no logical continuity.
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Female 1,743
Wtf do boyscouts even do?
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Male 2,422
Scouting was founded by a guy who thought killing black folk was great sport.
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Male 12,138
Well, the Scouts are a private organisation so their leadership has every right to lay down their own rules and determine their own prerequisites; no-one is forced to join, you want in you live by their rules.

In short, if they want to be a bunch of bigoted c*ntbubbles, that`s up to them.
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Male 515
I want to see the reply the BSA have to this!
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Male 2,592
He`s totally gay..
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Male 4
Conscience, the word is conscience, not conscious.

Great Letter.
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Male 10,845
Perhaps I should do the same as well
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Female 4,086
interesting. the filter changed "azzholes" to "non-nice individuals".
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Female 4,086
people need 2 stop being prejudiced against gays and be actively prejudiced against non-nice individuals. it is the 21st century, after all.

sorry about any spelling errors; i`m a little impaired tonight.
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Male 3,412
To be fair, the Mormons bought out the Scouts. The Mormon religious group owns the BSA. But only a small percentage of troops are in affiliation with the Mormons.

Idlerlee2 is correct about the show Bullpoo, however the bias is strong in that particular show.

Either way, I never made it to Eagle, only to the rank directly below: Life.
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Male 135
Pen&Teller did a episode on the boyscouts of America and the gay-discrimination on their show "Bullpoo!"

Pen Jilette is a excellent narrator and its definitely worth a watch
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Male 4,014
It must be difficult to give up that badge. I know several Eagle Scouts. It is an accomplishment that took much commitment. All I know is I respect all Eagle Scouts.
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Male 2,345
this is one of many letters like this that has been posted online recently.
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Male 2,345
If you did not read the entire letter, please feel free to go back and do so before making a comment.

and btw everything he said, I completely support.

when are we going to grow up as a people and stop caring who is sleeping with who in regards to two consenting adults?

there has not been a single shred of evidence that gays hurt children or society in any way shape or form.

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Male 1,249
word up
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Male 2,578
He`s correct. The South Park on this issue addressed it well.
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Male 19,840
Link: An Eagle Scout`s Resignation Letter [Pic] [Rate Link] - Dear Boy Scouts of America, if you`re not going to be cool with gay people, then you can go screw yourself.
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