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  •  Cowards. (7+ / 0-)

    After hearing interviews this morning on NPR with BSA leaders spouting about how it would be "immoral" to permit inclusion of gay scouts and scout leaders, I have lost all patience with this organization.  My eldest nepphew is both an Eagle Scout and gay.  This happens all the time--just not openly.  It's Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell alll over again.  These deluded fools need to acknowledge the reality that they live in.

    -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

    by gizmo59 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 08:44:59 AM PST

    •  Basically it was 4th and inches (5+ / 0-)

      and they punted.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:19:06 AM PST

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      •  Right on schedule. (6+ / 0-)

        If you look at the torturous path inclusion has taken in the major religious denominations, it is frequently "three steps forward and two steps back".

        Once the cat was out of the bag that they were seriously considering this, it was inevitable that there would be a conservative backlash--there always is.  That's why they're called "reactionaries".

        If I had to bet on this, I'd be inclined to say this won't pass this year.  But it's not going away.  This delay is going to cause further mobilization by the forces for inclusion.  If, as I expect, it is voted down in May, there will be further organizing to exert even more pressure.

        The main problem is that there is no organized method for parents to speak as one.  The BSA is not a democratic organization from the grassroots up.  

        (That sound you are hearing is a paradigm being shifted at Warp Factor Infinity using no clutch.)

        by homogenius on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:48:18 AM PST

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