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    Boy Scout Oath:

    On my honor, I will do my best
    To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
    To help other people at all times;
    To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

    So I guess scouts and their leadership can be as immoral as they please!


    AUSTIN (KXAN)Boy Scouts vote to reverse ban on gay scout masters


    A final vote today decides if Boy Scouts of America will continue to ban openly gay Scout Masters.

    The policy was put in place during the 80ís. Since then openly gay adults were forbidden from leading boy scout troops.

    The National Executive Committee unanimously voted to overturn this policy at the beginning of July. Now the fate of the Scouts is left in the hands of the board who still needs to approve the new resolution.

    Local Boy Scouts are staying out of the debate by not taking a definitive stance on the issue. They said local troops will continue to follow the national rules set in place.

    Under the new resolution religiously sponsored troops will still have the liberty to choose leaders based on their own beliefs.
    http://kxan.com/2015/07/27/boy-scout...scout-masters/
    Last edited by seer; 07-27-2015, 10:16 AM.
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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    Have the Scots EVER been Morally Straight? (I'm Scot/Irish)





    (want me to fix that title?)
    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
      Have the Scots EVER been Morally Straight? (I'm Scot/Irish)





      (want me to fix that title?)
      yes please
      Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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      • #4
        Originally posted by seer View Post
        yes please
        AND, congrats on the descriptive thread title!
        The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
          AND, congrats on the descriptive thread title!
          Yes, I actually did two - but you are hindering my artistic muse!
          Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
            Have the Scots EVER been Morally Straight? (I'm Scot/Irish)





            (want me to fix that title?)
            No True Scoutsmen

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            • #7
              Originally posted by seer View Post
              Yes, I actually did two - but you are hindering my artistic muse!

              Back to the topic!
              The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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              • #8
                No one is hindering with your artistic license

                On the other hand, this has always been shot down, I hope it continues to be.
                A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
                George Bernard Shaw

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                • #9
                  It's been approved, but churches that sponsor a troop can opt out for now.
                  That's what
                  - She

                  Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                  - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                  I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                  - Stephen R. Donaldson

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                  • #10
                    The whole ban was put into place during one of those weird moral panics that had little, if any, basis in reality.

                    I'm happy they are finally getting rid of this ridiculous ban. Morally straight has nothing to do with sexual orientation. Plenty of groups had wanted to allow gay troop leaders (and, prior to just a couple years ago, teens who came out) but felt constrained by national level policies that are now being reverted to to the pre-80's rules

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
                      It's been approved, but churches that sponsor a troop can opt out for now.
                      For now is key. Having been a Boy Scout at times you can be in pretty close quarters with a Scout Master - tents, showers and such. Who would think that it would be a good idea to put 30 year old man in a tent with a 14 year old girl.
                      Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jaecp View Post
                        Morally straight has nothing to do with sexual orientation. Plenty of groups had wanted to allow gay troop leaders (and, prior to just a couple years ago, teens who came out) but felt constrained by national level policies that are now being reverted to to the pre-80's rules
                        If homosexual behavior is not immoral then nothing is.
                        Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by seer View Post
                          If homosexual behavior is not immoral then nothing is.
                          Oh, hey, look, you've reached a new low for quality of argument!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jaecp View Post
                            Oh, hey, look, you've reached a new low for quality of argument!
                            Really? How so?
                            Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by seer View Post
                              Really? How so?
                              Usually you at least try to make an argument, but this time all you got is a baseless assertion implying that homosexuality is the both obvious immoral and, at the same time, the single most immoral thing to the point where if it isn't immoral, then nothing is; including rape, murder, genocide and other possible crimes as being comparatively fine if homosexuality isn't immoral.

                              It's so obviously, terribly wrong outside the weird confines of anti-gay Christianity that I'm surprised you could type it without some belabored point to go along with it.

                              I mean, surely you didn't think that your post, on its own, would be persuasive in any fashion? Right?

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