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Hypocritical Intolerance of Homosexual Activists

By Rebecca Hagelin · Feb. 4, 2013

Culture Challenge of the Week: Hypocritical Intolerance of Homosexual Activists

The entire nation is watching to see if the Boy Scouts are going to cave under relentless pressure from homosexual activists whose demands, if successful, will destroy the finest organization for young men our nation has ever known. The Scouts own Board of Directors may very well end up being the actual cause of the organization's demise as they meet this week to consider making the Scout pledge meaningless and Scouting irrelevant. If the Board votes to destroy the Scout standards, they will have caved in to the hateful demands of one of the most hypocritical and intolerant movements in America, the homosexual activist.

The proposal on the table would trash the national standard that all troops must adhere to the Scout oath, values and creeds. If individual troops decide to start admitting open homosexual youth as Scouts and open homosexuals as adult leaders, then the Boys Scouts of America will have doomed their future. Such a decision would end up affecting all Scouts and troops. Everything from the way the camps are run, to how tent mates are selected, to the structure of Jamborees would change. There simply isn't any way that Scouting can continue as it is if even if only a handful of troops vote to allow the entrance of homosexuality into their troops.

The news breaks my heart. Our two sons rose through the Boy Scouts and achieved the coveted rank of Eagle Scout after years of working alongside and with their best Scout buddies. My sons will always cherish their days of Scouting as well as the many life skills and important values that Scouting taught them: things like friendship and team work; honesty and integrity; and what it means to just have a blast hanging out with the guys. A powerful bond occurs between the young men as they learn how to develop and live a strong moral code. With our modern pop culture's obsession with all things sexual, Scouting also provides one of the last safe havens for boys where they are free from sexual pressure. If open homosexuals infiltrate their ranks, then all that changes.

In the bigoted homosexual activist world, every type of behavior must be accepted. They want every group to become so diverse in their values that all groups would become fundamentally the same. Any differences in organizations, churches, and clubs would be reduced to matters of only style and interest. Gone would be voluntarily associations based on shared religious beliefs, principles and timeless moral values. Make no mistake: the goal of the activist homosexual network isn't just to make their lifestyle acceptable – it's to destroy the very essence of churches, organizations and even institutions like traditional marriage. Organizations that teach both about God and His moral absolutes are unacceptable, making the homosexual network both highly hypocritical and viciously intolerant.

With the Boy Scouts, for instance, the ultimate affect of homosexualizing the organization means destroying what the Scouts have long stood for. The values named in the “Scout Oath,” include a promise to “do my best to do my duty to God …. and to keep myself morally straight.” Parents who hope to raise sons with strength of character and a strong sense of morality routinely turn to the Boy Scouts for help. The Boy Scouts' message, undiluted and untainted by 'progressive' immorality, has been something parents can count on. They embrace Scouting in no small part because the Scouts have held firmly – and publicly – to traditional morality.

Homosexual behavior has always been easily seen as a violation of God's law. Today's homosexual pressure groups claim that Americans' growing comfort with and tolerance for homosexuals renders homosexual behavior morally acceptable and both Old and New Testament biblical principles obsolete.

They are wrong on both counts. First, polls fluctuate. Depending on how a question is worded, people flip sides from one survey to the next. Second, God's law does not change. The growing acceptance of moral relativism (where nothing is right or wrong and moral judgments are thrown out in favor of the “it depends” rationalization) amounts to “playing God” and does not change the truth. Homosexual behavior is not “morally straight.” Not for the Boy Scouts of yesterday, today, or tomorrow.

Make no mistake, destroying the basic core values of Scouting would be just the beginning of a steep slide into political correctness. Don't think for a minute that the homosexual lobby would be satisfied with a policy allowing individual Scout troops to decide whether to admit homosexuals. Next on the agenda – organization-wide change mandating admittance, changes to materials to show open homosexuals as role models for “normal” male behavior, “married” homosexuals chaperoning scouting camps and trips, “sensitivity” courses for heterosexuals Scouts who still find homosexuality morally wrong, and pressure on troop sponsors (such as churches) to conform in spite of their religious beliefs. And that's just for starters.

How to Save Your Family: Contact the Boy Scouts Today!

Will you passively sit by and watch as the Boys Scouts become just another politically correct youth group? As yet another social institution becomes destroyed? Teach your family that the essence of America's founding is religious freedom, and that the right to voluntarily and openly associate with others who share your personal values and morals is a fundamental component of a free society.

There are two things you can do to save Scouting: pray and protest. Pray the Board of Directors will have the courage and conviction to protect the institution and the freedom of association by rejecting the homosexual lobby. And take the time to contact the Boy Scouts today and share your thoughts. Their phone number is: 972-580-2000. Or you can email them through the link on their website. Tell them to be courageous and do all in their power to preserve the finest institution for boys and young men our nation has ever seen.

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Eagle Scout Mom in Flagstaff, AZ said:

This is a superb article and I agree wholeheartedly. I too am a proud mother of an Eagle Scout from Troop 98 in Colorado Springs. I am grateful for the leaders and fellow scouts my son associated with for more than a decade. The Scout Oath taken years ago is something he still lives by today. Our beliefs as a family aligned with those of the Boy Scouts, which is why I encouraged him to join in the first place. Had we not agreed with what the BSA stood for, we would have never joined. It's that simple. you don't join a group and then expect it to change to suit your needs, you align yourself with it because those morals, values... are the same. Demanding that the BSA change their fundamental belief structure to accept gays is no different than athiests attending a Christian church service and demand that the pastor stop using the Bible and the congregation stop singing hymns because it doesn't fit with their system of beliefs. Nothing is precluding gays from starting their own organization, but then again, they're not really interested in that. Their agenda is to force their belief system on a private, religious, non-profit organization in an effort to destroy it. Plain and simple. Talk about intolerance. As for the companies such as UPS, Verizon...who think the BSA should sacrifice their morals? You have just lost my business.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 12:50 AM

G Dub45 in Lee's Summit, MO replied:

I agree 100% with your statements. Tho I never progressed past 2nd Class as I learned, thought, that baseball was my future I did serve 14 years as an adult leader in Cubs, Scouts and and on the District Training Staff. Great times - great kids - a great National organization.
Strong letters - from thousands of people like you and me - to the two gentlemen of the Board pushing for the ill conceived changes will make a difference.
Since Jeffrey Immelt of GE stuck his nose so far up - - - - - and hypocritically transferred millions of US jobs to China, my wife and I vowed to never again purchase any GE products - and I told the Board of GE that very position. We do not NEED AT&T U-Verrse, landlines or mobile. We can easily switch to DIsh Network and T-Mobile - and I will write to AT&T to tell them that also.
When DIck's Sporting Goods removed all AR platform rifles, Air-Soft and BB guns from their sale racks I drove to my local store and told the store manager that we would never again purchase so much as golf tees from them again.
These types of consumer actions, thousands of them, do and will make a difference as to just how much these corporations decide to enter into social-engineering areas that they have no business entering.
ps - Ms Hagelin - thank you for what you do. I look for your and Burt Prelutsky's columns first each day.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

Less than 3% of the nation is homosex, yet they would Lord their warped notions over the majority. I was a Life scout, and my two sons have just joined the BSA, at our local Church. We try to keep them away from "diversity" meaning --No Morality of Hollyweird Liberals. Duval. Eastwood, and Voight--Conservative actors.BE PREPARED!

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:34 AM

fred in oregon said:

the gueers always have to have "acceptence" so they can feel as if they are part of the society they live in. they are part of society, they are part of society just as the rug i wipe my feet on in the mud room, before i enter my home proper.
and they dont care how this acceptance is gained. by force if necesarry. they like to tell me that only a small percentage of them are pedophiles. B.S. and they like to tell me that they are not looking to try to have more "lovers" as they put it. more B.S.
if the leaders of the BSA actually do this thing, they should be removed from society,forcibly if needed.
i look around me today, and wonder---what happenned? then i remember what the WORD says: in the last days, men will become lovers of self, mens hearts will fail them, perilous times will come.
hold on to what you know to be true. there is more to come!

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 8:49 AM

slow17motion in New York replied:

You sound insane.

I'm a gay man and I could really care less about the boy scouts accepting gay scouts/scoutmasters--as long as they remain privately funded and not state sponsored.

You actually believe that most gays are pedophiles. I'm attracted to MEN--not CHILDREN, Don't be an ass.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM

WTD in AZ replied:

That's a major point being ignored. Individuals are protected by the 1st Amendment. Shouldn't that protection be implicit for a private organization? Why can't a private organization have its own rules for membership? If you want to belong, conform. If you don't want to conform, don't join.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Jay in FL said:

Excellent content. The rights to free association and free assembly are being bullied away. I contacted the scouts a their website, and encourage everyone reading Ms. Hagelin's article to do the same.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Jsmith in Fredericksburg said:

Excellent article. As a Unit Commissioner (former Cubmaster, former Scoumaster) and father of an Eagle Scout, I find this entire thing repulsive and counter to the mission of Scouting -- you don't make better men by catering to a cacophony of perpetually irritated LBGT folks. That crowd doesn't want to join Scouts -- if they did they'd form their own organization with standards they would accept -- they want to DESTROY the Boy Scouts for the moral benefit scouting provides our country.

Fight this. Fight this as hard as you can. Our country depends on it. Our civilization depends on it.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Frank in Fort Lauderdale, FL said:

Great article. I could not have said it better myself. Men and women bond with each other for the purpose of creating life. Men and Men cannot do this. Woman and Woman cannot do this, so to procreate, they must create mischief that allows them to steal the children of others.

Please protect your families. There is a devil lurking among us.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 12:45 PM

slow17motion in New York replied:

WOW! Men and men can't produce children? That's really NEWS! Thank you for clarifying!

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 1:42 PM

READY4ACHANGE in ILLINOIS replied:

Slow-blow - please take your comments to a site that conforms to your perverse lifestyle - it is not wanted here.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 2:04 PM

HP in Kalispell, MT said:

Why is it that if anything is State sponsored it can't include God or prayer or must include 'Gays' or all religions or races or sexes or ideologies. Except, when it comes to State sponsored baby murder, the Right to Lifers must suck it up and pay the bill. BTW, SloMo17, you didn't have to tell us you're a pole smoker. I don't care, it added nothing to the discussion, and we all would have guessed as much anyway. But, I know you can't control your need to put it out there.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Jim Kersch in Jacksonville, Florida said:

God bless the efforts of those leaders dedicated to protecting BSA from this most recent attack. If you accept Homosexuality as normal, then stand aside as Pedophelia and Beastiality are also forced down our throats as civil rights instead of the perverse actions of twisted sexual desire. The "gays" among us have been riding the coat-tails of the civil rights and abortion rights movement for a long time. Guess who is right behind them looking lustfully? Thats right, N.A.M.B.L.A. (North American Man Boy Love Association) and the Beastiality(sex with animals) people crying "HATE SPEACH" every time we speak out about the sickness of all this. Martin Luther King is turning over in his grave now as he watches this list of perverse people co-op the civil rights movement. Thomas Aquinas wrote that "perversion feeds on perversion", "it must find something more perverse each time it loses interest in its current perversion". Sooner or later it consumes itself(death). Pray America and stand up !

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Winnie Hines in Bethel Island, CA said:

Please stand your ground....Sadly these days what is in God's eyes EVIL is nw being called Good.....BSA has been a stong organization for families who want this to be a part of their son's life, teaching them that truth and integrity are an absolute to being a good person and citizen..If this travesty happens and you cave in on it there will be families that will leave in droves because you will have put money before right....just as our politicians have done, you will have sold out....I pray that you will make the RIGHT CHOICE.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 3:50 PM

MAJ USA Ret in Saint Louis said:

Regretably, our Declaration of Independence states all are endowed by the Creator with an unalienable right to pursue HAPPINESS!
Each citizen has their own definition of HAPPINESS, and one's pursuit may infringe upon another's resulting in conflict.
Our Constitution does not resolve this issue either.
The only resolution is a culture which sees HAPPINESS

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 4:59 PM

MAJ USA Ret in Saint Louis said:

he only resolution is to promulgate a culture less interested in the pursuit of HAPPINESS and more interested in the pursuit of the Right to Life and the Right to Liberty.
Alas, each citizen has their own defintion of these as well.
Yes, the thief is among us killing and destroying. And we have been deceived pursuing happiness instead of holiness. Pursue happiness, and you will have neither happiness, holiness, truth, nor life. But pursue the Way, the Truth and the Life, and you will find JOY indescribable.
As long as we define happiness as wealth, comfort, security, instead of the pursuit of the Truth, the Way and the Life, we will continue to fail.
By the way, heterosexuals who are adicted to pornography and masturbation are in no position to point fingers at homosexuals. The problem is the same in both cases, the unwillingness to control one's passions of the flesh for the good of others and in accordance with the purity defined in God's Word. Do not be quick to judge homosexuals when you are slobbering and panting over porn. You may have a log in your eye. Seek holiness, and all will begin to make sense. Until then, nothing will make sense.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 5:06 PM

WTD in AZ said:

What insanity! Those vociferously condemning the BSA would be the first in court suing the organization if one of their sons were molested. Foxes do not do a good job guarding the hen house.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Torp44 in Ione, Wa. said:

GOOD FOR YOU, Rebecca!!!!! Thank You!!!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Scout Leader 86 in Chicago said:

I too am a proud Eagle Scout father and longtime (12yrs) scout leader and avid supporter, and all of you in an uproar over this possible policy shift need to relax and put your hatred aside. First of all - Homosexuals do not molest little boys anymore than heterosexuals do. Pedophiles molest boys - everyone understand that? The BSA has banned homosexuals for years and look how many molestation case they have just uncovered. Also, the BSA is opening the decision of homosexual scouts and leaders to be made be the troops chartering organization. Since most churches are the chartering orgs. for scout troops, how many do you really think will allow this to happen - unfortunately. A gay leader or scout will have no more negative effect on the troop or the mission of scouting than the policy that currently allows girls or women to be leaders. Take a deep breath and quit being such biggots.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:25 AM

HP in Kalispell, MT replied:

What is it about common sense that baffles you self righteous idiots? With your attitude, as enlightened as it is, you should never have been allowed to" lead" boys. I can only imagine how many are now as accepting of just another lifestyle as you.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Mr. G in Arkansas said:

The idea that the BSA would even think about allowing gay adults to be unit leaders is beyond my comprehension. To place this responsibility on the sponsoring unit instead of the National BSA is a complete abdication of responsibility at the national level. Our Boy Scout Oath invokes God's name and we will be held accountable to Him.
I have over 56 years of leadership experience with the BSA as a Scout, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, and in various other leadership positions. Parents have entrusted many hundreds of young men to my leadership. 32 earned the rank of Eagle. Under no circumstances would I have entrusted any one of my three Eagle Scout sons and my two grandsons or any of my Troop Scouts to a gay Scoutmaster.
This is not about whether or not the gay lifestyle is a choice. It is about sex. Think about Jerry Sandusky, Penn State!!!
If gay leaders are allowed to join the BSA, it will be relegated to just another watered down youth program, with few principles and no character, if it even survives. I do not understand how an organization that teaches commitment to the principles of God and Country would be caving on such a serious issue.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 11:26 AM