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The Scouts should have been prepared for this.

One week after the century-old Boy Scouts of America announced it was changing its name and its mission to accept girls at all levels of scouting, its single biggest participant announced Tuesday that it was cutting ties to the Scouts.

And taking one-fifth of the Scouts membership with it.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, usually known as the Mormons, announced Tuesday that it was severing its relationship with the Scouts effective Dec. 31, 2019, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

In a statement issued jointly by the church and the Scouts, the church explained the move by noting that its membership was more global now than ever, and required a global approach.

“In this century of shared experience, the church has grown from a U.S.-centered institution to a worldwide organization, with a majority of its membership living outside the United States,” the joint statement said.

“That trend is accelerating. The church has increasingly felt the need to create and implement a uniform youth leadership and development program that serves its members globally. In so doing it will be necessary for the church to discontinue its role as a chartered partner with BSA.”

As far as minimizing the Scouts’ embarrassment, that’s not a bad spin — no policy changes are cited. It’s explained as a natural part of the church’s evolution.

But there’s no doubt that the Scouts’ increasing willingness to give in to liberal pressure on key points had a lot to do with the Mormons’ discontent.

As noted by the Deseret News — a Salt Lake City newspaper owned by a subsidiary of a holding company owned by the church — the “signs of strain of strain began to emerge years ago.”

It was five years ago that the Scouts voted to admit openly gay boys into the organization. The Mormon church said it had always allowed gays to join but the tension was building.

Three years ago, when the Scouts decided to admit gay Scoutmasters, the church said it would stay with the Scouts after the organization recognized “the right of all religious chartered organizations to select their Scout leaders in accordance with their religious beliefs,” the Deseret News reported.

In May of last year, the church decided to drop Scouting from church programs for boys aged 14-17, according to the Deseret News. That coincided with the Scouts’ decision to accept “transgender” boys — i.e. girls pretending to be boys — into the organization.

Now, six days after the Boy Scouts of America announced an epochal change in the group’s mission — complete with changing its name by 2019 to the bloodless, corporate Scouts BSA, the church has announced an end to all ties between the organizations.

From the outside, it looked inevitable.

The Scouts have apparently decided the group’s future consists of a never-ending progression of appeasement to the forces of political correctness, a cycle that’s ultimately hollowing out an organization that used to be revered for its influence on American youths.

The Mormon Church can see where that’s going — just like any sensible person can. Its decision to end the 105-year partnership between the organizations means 425,000 boys will leave an organization of 2.3 million within the next two years.

That’s almost one out of every five, and it’s going to hurt badly. But it only came after a series of decisions made by the Scouts themselves.

One Scout leader in Utah told the Deseret News that the news of the announcent didn’t come out of the blue, but it wasn’t expected now.

“It’ll be a blow,” said Mark Griffin, president of the BSA’s Great Salt Lake Council. “We can’t say that it was a total surprise. Maybe the timing is a surprise, but we knew the church was working on a program for a worldwide church but that any changes would be based on the need to do the same program in Paris, France, as they have in Paris, Texas.”

And a program that won’t be vulnerable to regular attacks from the American left.

They should have been prepared.

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  1. William Fleming

    May 11, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    Actually the Scouts would be 100% better off if they decided to sever ties to any religious organization.

    • Mario Siniscalchi

      May 11, 2018 at 11:48 pm

      WHAT?

    • Kaybe

      May 11, 2018 at 11:58 pm

      Why? For God and Country!

    • P.

      May 11, 2018 at 11:58 pm

      Seriously, that’s what you take from this? The left has ruined the organization. It’s called the Boy Scouts for a reason, boys only. So sad…

      • Luana

        May 13, 2018 at 5:45 am

        I wonder if we all understand that planned parenthood is allowed to influence and contribute to what is going on in the girl scouts? That’s why I refuse to buy cookies from them. Sad! The libs are going after white men and trying to tear them down. How better to do it then to start young and convince them that they are tooooo masculine, they have to be more feminine.
        Thank you LDS Church (yes, my Church) for taking a stand against what is going on. They have been a huge contributor for the Scouts. We will be fine because they will decide on their own program which will teach young men to be God loving MEN, to be great husbands, protector of women, and loving fathers.
        And BTW, William Stout, no one does anything in their “sacred underwear” What an ignorant uniformed statement. Maybe you could sit in on a Church service and realize that we are Christians, who believe Jesus is our Savior.

        • Kate

          May 17, 2018 at 11:18 pm

          I hope other churches follow suit because for decades the boy scouts have been allowed to meet in them for free as long as they remained the boy scouts serving God and country. Liberals ruin everything.

          • Dave

            May 19, 2018 at 4:03 pm

            You are right on the money Kate.

      • Olivia

        May 13, 2018 at 12:05 pm

        And your reason for thinking that allowing girls into it (as has been done in Europe for many years) would be “sad” is…..?

        (P.S. Try to answer that question without relying on sexist stereotypes.)

        • Tom

          May 14, 2018 at 10:04 am

          Because they are not stupid. They want their boys to grow up to be real men not snowflakes.

        • Fred Fetty

          May 16, 2018 at 5:49 pm

          I will answer this one. The last time I looked I am built differently then a girl. I am a card carrying man and I do not want to be a woman. My interest are not the same as a woman. My expectations of life are not the same as a woman’s expectations. Bottom line; men are men and women are women. A real woman would never want to be a man. A real man would never want to be a woman. Both are equal but separate. Last point; when I was a scout we went swimming in the old water hole. We did not wear swimming suits. Do you really see any value in throwing a bunch of girls in there?? Only certain types of men and women would want that. Perverts.

        • Kate

          May 17, 2018 at 11:19 pm

          We don’t want to have Europe fight our wars. We raise real men, not girly men.

        • Steven Soto

          May 18, 2018 at 3:41 pm

          Once again you show your narrow-minded idiocy. It’s called the “Boy Scouts”. Why should girls be allowed in the BOY SCOUTS when they have their own organization? Haven’t you ever heard of the “GIRL SCOUTS”? I wonder if the Girl Scouts are willingly going to allow boys and transgenders in their organization. I’m thinking they won’t.

    • Andy

      May 12, 2018 at 12:24 am

      What’s that got to do with their decision? Nothing !!!

    • Walter G. Links, Jr.

      May 12, 2018 at 1:16 am

      You are very wrong. Scouting and the Glory to God, is all part of the Scouting Philosophy.

    • oconnor

      May 12, 2018 at 1:23 am

      Ya right, we don’t want God interfering with the goals of these proud young Christian men !

    • steve

      May 12, 2018 at 1:52 am

      whatever happened to girl scouts. pc police ruin everything they touch. bsa has no balls.

      • DJ

        May 17, 2018 at 9:29 am

        Planned Parenthood took over it. Went down from there

    • Robert

      May 12, 2018 at 3:07 am

      Yeah Right, Just like the schools are doing so much better since God was taken out of the Classrooms. Proving once again, There’s no known Cure for “STUPID”.

      • Anglo America

        May 12, 2018 at 3:44 pm

        Maximum Ditto!!!!

      • Olivia

        May 13, 2018 at 11:56 am

        God wasn’t “taken out of the classrooms,” Robert. Anyone can pray in school if they want. They just can’t coerce or distract others while doing so. Do you think God can’t hear silent prayers?

        • michael a dalere

          May 15, 2018 at 12:31 am

          Not true Olivia, Dont lie. Allah is allowed in the classroom not God or Jesus Christ. If your Muslim you can bring a fake clock bomb to school and get a visit to the whitehouse. If your a white christian male you cant even wear a US flag shirt on cinco de mayo without someone getting offended. You know why Trump won? Because REAL Americans are tired of being shit on. They are tired of losers, leeches, and illegal welfare rats sucking the life blood out of America all why the looney left attempts to destroy anything that is considered American in an effort to appease their european masters.

          • James Foley

            May 15, 2018 at 3:37 pm

            AMEN!!!

    • William stout

      May 12, 2018 at 3:28 am

      amen

      • Harris

        May 12, 2018 at 4:38 am

        AMEN!! X 2

        • Jan

          May 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

          Amen!!

    • William stout

      May 12, 2018 at 4:10 am

      The Scouts should have nothing to do with a bizarre cult that believes that the Garden of Eden was in the USA’s Midwest, and perform their holy rituals in their “ sacred underwear “. For starters oh, and btw, the Scouting movement was started by a bisexual man. AnD transsexuals aren’t pretending to be anything. grow up.. child molesters are almost always heterosexual men. Gays have always been in Scouts. Scouts were never meant to be connected to religious doctrines. Mormonism is growing overseas because much of our great country is too smart to accept their bullshit.

      • Fmontyr

        May 12, 2018 at 6:58 am

        Agree with you, William. Mormon hierarchy is demeaning of women, blacks, LGBT and other classes of people. They do not come up to the ideals of scouting. Their leaving will not be missed.

        • Norman

          May 12, 2018 at 11:01 am

          This just shows how very stupid and uninformed you are. The Morman church is they only growing Christian church in the world. It is filled with young adults and children. It is the only youngest age average members in the world. It is these young people that actually stay and make it stronger.

        • Robert Reilly

          May 12, 2018 at 1:26 pm

          Their leaving the BSA will certainly be missed as well as the hundreds of thousands of normal boys who are currently members. Don’t think for a minute that this will not happen!

      • Hwytracker 69

        May 12, 2018 at 4:41 pm

        Wow, that was quite a surprising statement William Stout. Your last sentence says it all. **** star rating ha

      • Robert W

        May 12, 2018 at 5:50 pm

        The Mormon Church is right…political correctness is what the Scouts capitulated, to. Liberalism has become a decease, thanks to the past administration. This will not change anytime soon – I believe our nation is in the process of getting back what we lost. Liberals are in complete disarray, and the Boy Scouts have become a pawn ~ to the left’s agenda.

      • Bee

        May 12, 2018 at 8:54 pm

        The Mormons didn’t create BSA they sponsored them. That doesn’t mean the BSA is a religious group or Mormon in nature. My Aunt was a Boy Scout den mother in the early 1960sbin Brooklyn NY and she’s Catholic. It isn’t about religion. Why don’t you get a book and read instead of spewing your opinions and lack of knowledge

    • Linda

      May 12, 2018 at 4:52 am

      The did. They just didn’t know it.

    • J.C.

      May 12, 2018 at 5:54 am

      Yeah, schools have been SO much better off without God. The Mormons will be just fine, it’s the Boy Scouts loss.

    • Neb Selim

      May 12, 2018 at 7:25 am

      I’d love to meet the s.o.b. who came up with this commie idea and goal and drag his tail into a John and beat the sh-t outta him! I’m 69 yr old – former Cub Scout, Boy Scout , and Explorer who knows what being a morally straight person is all about! The leadership of the Scouts that allowed this travesty and tyranny to go this far should be lined up against a wall and shot!

      • Anglo America

        May 12, 2018 at 3:46 pm

        Supper Ditto!!!

      • Joseph Vigue

        May 12, 2018 at 4:35 pm

        I’m another 69 year old former Scout–for eight years. Then, as an adult I was a leader in various positions of Scouting for SIXTEEN YEARS!!! This bullshit makes me SICK! Effing libturds are purposely destroying everything American that they can. Wrecking our school system wasn’t good enough for them so now this comes along. May they all rot in Hell for it!

      • Olivia

        May 13, 2018 at 12:03 pm

        Yeah! Let’s execute anyone who doesn’t share our own sentimental ideas about what an organization for kids should be! That’s the Amurrican way!

        Hey, Ben: if your idea of being “morally straight” is to pitch a hissy fit at the idea of being inclusive, and to propose gunning down people who don’t think as you do, then everything the Boy Scouts teaches was wasted on you. Are you sure you’re not confusing it with the Hitler Youth?

        While you’ve been wasting your time throwing tantrums about what you think the Boy Scouts should be, much of the rest of the world has been quietly integrating their own scout programs, and had great success with it. It’s rather like that transgender-people-using-the=restroom issue that you righties get hysterical about: if you actually observed it in action, you’d realize, as the rest of us do, that you’re getting hysterical over nothing.

        • Joe

          May 15, 2018 at 2:22 pm

          Why not Olivia after all that’s what the libs do. Antifa? Hello. All the melting snowflakes who scream and protest, with violence at any conservative speaker on a campus. All the violent d-bags outside any Trump rally. Don’t pretend that it didn’t/doesn’t happen. Violence is the hallmark of the modern lefties.

          You speak of integrating the scouts around the world. Well that’s not what’s happening here. The girl scouts and boy scouts didn’t merge. The girl scouts haven’t been affected at all. They’re still the girl scouts. So why can there not be a boy scouts? Your arguments fall flat.

        • Kate

          May 17, 2018 at 11:28 pm

          Okay, Olivia. We all know you are a lesbian and have to stand up for your peeps, all the BLTG gang who roam the country looking to be offended and getting into clubs where you are not wanted. It hasn’t worked. You would remove all Christianity if you could. Admit it. Don’t lie. My boys would not be in the scouts now. I don’t want them having sleepovers with sodomites or girls.

    • Lou

      May 12, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      That is what is wrong with things now. They want to leave God out of everything on fear of offending someone. Go Mormpns

      • Carrie

        May 12, 2018 at 11:47 pm

        Lou, the liberals are not leaving God out of everything for fear of offendning someone. They are attempting to destroy the worship of God, the history of the United States of America, the American family structure and anything else that would be related to a moral compass. They are all trash and it is about time we stop them…they are on the verge of destroying this country!

    • Laura Merkel

      May 12, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      Spoken like a true atheist

    • Beverly Fenton

      May 12, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      I believe if you checked with the Scouts you would find an overwhelming number of churches and other religious organization supporting Boy Scouts of America. To sever ties with all religious organizations, might effectively shut down the Scouts all together.

      • Mike

        May 12, 2018 at 10:31 pm

        I belong to the Methodist Church. and we have a scout group that uses our church for meetings.

    • COL RET Haire

      May 13, 2018 at 12:32 am

      ONE NATION UNDER GOD ASS

    • Brien Doyle

      May 13, 2018 at 3:08 am

      Thank you – of course. Why have imaginary friends?….

    • Corey Falworth

      May 14, 2018 at 3:11 pm

      and you would leave God out of it? Are you a communist?

      If so, go to a Communist country and spew your idiocy there

    • aldzzjuks

      May 14, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      Willie, I hope you are including the Church of Leftism & Degeneracy too.

    • Gayem

      May 14, 2018 at 11:51 pm

      They basically have. By going with the world’s view of right and wrong, they have totally ignored God’s will for our lives. There are consequences for these actions.

    • Kate

      May 17, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      No, it would be better if the ungodly formed their own perverted groups and let the boy scouts alone. They serve God and country. What part of that don’t you understand? Don’t want to serve God, don’t join the boy scouts.

  2. Gaylon Patterson

    May 11, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    This country is being torn to pieces by the fruits, nuts and queers.Small wonder no one
    seems to give a crap anymore. Gaylon Patterson

  3. Gigi

    May 11, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    This is no big deal and it’s very far from devastating. Aidios, LDS.

    • richard huddleston

      May 12, 2018 at 12:40 am

      its the BOY scouts what dont you understand about that thers the girl scouts can you imagine any boy wanting to join them this is beyond stupid you [people need help

    • Tim Rollins

      May 12, 2018 at 2:12 am

      Who peed in your Cheerios there, Gigi, or you OTR right now?

      • COL RET Haire

        May 13, 2018 at 12:33 am

        Hooah!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Glo

      May 12, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      Says GiGi the Boy scout? And it’s ADIOS, Lib. What business can survive losing a 1/5 of it’s customers? Just another organization gutted by leftist, politically correct snowflakes

  4. Mario Siniscalchi

    May 11, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Political correctness, liberal left, Transgender BS etc. keep it up numb skulls and see where the future of this country will wind up.

    • Ginger

      May 11, 2018 at 11:54 pm

      The future of this country is equality for all. That is why the republicans will be a thing of the past. That is unless they move more center.

    • EddieInFL

      May 12, 2018 at 12:17 am

      For “We the People”……it’s Guns; Bibles; Respect for God, Family, Country

      For “Libtards”………..it’s Saturday night “butt darts” with Mazzola Oil

      • J Roe

        May 12, 2018 at 12:23 am

        LMAO

      • Eddie

        May 12, 2018 at 12:30 am

        Now there’s a comment that gets right to the butt…I mean the heart of the matter. Thank you EddieInFla for nailing this one to the wall. It once again reveals that liberalism is a mental illness !!!!

        • Capt Tom

          May 12, 2018 at 2:49 am

          Liberalism def:/ what looks and sounds smart to stupid people

        • Anglo America

          May 12, 2018 at 3:48 pm

          All that I can keep saying here is Ditto, Ditto, I agree!

      • Michigander

        May 12, 2018 at 3:48 am

        LOL….now that’s something for the imagination.

      • Joseph Vigue

        May 12, 2018 at 4:39 pm

        Yeah, thanks for the mental image (NOT)—I just puked my guts out.

    • JD

      May 12, 2018 at 1:19 am

      Mario Siniscalchi, exactly! Liberals are trying to ruin the world, and doing a pretty good job. May God protect us from them!

  5. Sharon R. Krotts

    May 11, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Bad move on Boy Scouts part! There is nothing wrong with boys having their own club doing boy things, and girls having their own club doing girl things. With all the false things being thrown around on gender issues in society these days, this seems to be a step in the wrong direction! Sad…

    • Elaine C FultzRucoi

      May 12, 2018 at 12:26 am

      I totally agree. If the girls want to do the events that boys do, why not incorporate these events in the Girl Scouts

    • LAURA

      May 12, 2018 at 1:26 am

      I AGREE IT IS WRONG. LET THE BOYS HAVE THEIRS AND THE GIRLS HAVE THEIRS. THIS IS ASKING FOR TROUBLE, AND IT WILL COME. YOU DON’T HAVE THEM DOING THINGS TOGETHER ON HIKES, OVERNIGHTS, ETC. IT IS WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.

    • Sam

      May 12, 2018 at 1:30 am

      Couldn’t agree more, Besides, would the Girl Guides have allowed one or more MALES to join them? – I DOUBT it

    • Lois Dickinson

      May 12, 2018 at 7:02 am

      Sad to see so much attention given to trying to make the sexes the same. Nothing wrong with making them equal, but personally I’ve always appreciated their sexual differences. Guess maybe that’s because I grew up in the days of Saturday movies where men were men and treated ladies as cherished companions.

  6. Oma Jean Stevenson

    May 11, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Sad day in America when boys can’t be boys. My late husband was an Eagle Scout and proud of it, with all the awards and patches I still have. He would be ashamed of what political correctness and the liberal left have done to this country. SAD.

  7. HENRY VAN DALEN

    May 12, 2018 at 12:01 am

    As much as I disagree with LDS, I think in this case they are doing the right thing.

    • jerseybadger

      May 12, 2018 at 12:18 am

      agreed

    • Norman

      May 12, 2018 at 11:04 am

      Absolutely agree

  8. Buford

    May 12, 2018 at 12:01 am

    I wouldn’t let any child of mine, boy or girl, join that pervert-run club. Predators can’t live within so many feet of a school, but you’d let them take your kid camping? What kind of sicko parents would expose their child to such trash?

  9. Mary

    May 12, 2018 at 12:04 am

    They need to come to their senses immediately, before it is too late.
    Political correctness is hogwash, and is destroying our finest insgitutions and organization.. Get a grip ,now, as it is almost too late

    • Mary

      May 12, 2018 at 12:06 am

      Oops… Institutions!!!

  10. Jon Chandler

    May 12, 2018 at 12:05 am

    The whole thing is ridiculous. The Boy Scouts should have stayed with boys and the Girl Scouts with girls. There’s nothing wrong with having your own club. It’s not sexist.

  11. Shirlee Finn

    May 12, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Lord Robert Baden-Powell must be turning in his grave at what has become of the scouting movement.

    Boy Scouts are just that BOYS.

    The Girl Guides were just that.

    Cubs were boys and Brownies were girls until they were 11 when they moved up.

    Is nothing sacred any more?

    Can you imagine the uproar if women went to Men’s Shed.

    Good on the Mormon Church, though the Scout/Guide movement was never intended as a religion based one.

    • Robert Pleger

      May 12, 2018 at 12:23 am

      I agree with you Shirlee Finn. I have read his book and spent a lot of time in Scouts as my boys grew up. I intermingled with the LDS troops and found them nothing more than a good group of boys being taught the right morals and values that the founder, Lord Baden Powell, wanted taught. I have different beliefs than I do, but I did not see a bunch of religion enter into Scouting at least when they were around other troops. I also attended “Wood Badge” leadership training that has helped my throughout my adult life as a Leader, a Supervisor and most importantly a father. Well the left will win again. It will destroy both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts on their was to a socialist country. How sad. When my generation is gone, if our youth don’t stand up for our constitution, America will cease as the country we know

    • Norman

      May 12, 2018 at 11:08 am

      Want one of the motto of boy scouts “God and Country”?

  12. Diane McKinney

    May 12, 2018 at 12:08 am

    I would think that ALL Christian churches would follow this same procedure.

  13. Bob

    May 12, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Men & Women are equal with Employment! Why can’t Boys & Girls compete for the same awards!It’s just a Name Change for the Organization, Not anything different as people are making it seem like? The Military even have Men & Women serving in it. What People need to do is READ The Full Article & Talk to the BSA Scout Organization about their concerns rather than write complaints on the Postings. The Sleeping Quarters are still separated. There are Leaders/Councilors to watch over at all times. They’re Only making a Name Change to make it better for everyone.

    • Carrie

      May 12, 2018 at 11:58 pm

      My son is an Eagle Scout, but today I would not even consider having him be a member of the program.. Ever since it allowed Gay Men to be leaders it has become a mockery of what the Boy Scout program was intended to be. I did not want my children to feel that being gay was an acceptable way of life. If one of my children is/was gay I would accept them as who they are, but I certainly did not want them exposed to that lifestyle being acceptable as children. And I have a rigth to my opinions before all of you LGBT individuals and other liberals go into one of your rants! You have a right to your opinions also, just quit attempting to take my rights away from me in order to put your rights in the “Stonger Position.”

  14. CJ L

    May 12, 2018 at 12:15 am

    How sad all threat around. The Scouting program has been an exceptional within every church.

    To hell with filthy Liberals, every thing they touch tarnished and ruins.

    May God continue to bless and heal our nation.

    • JD

      May 12, 2018 at 1:21 am

      Amen!

    • anica

      May 12, 2018 at 5:31 am

      AMEN !!!

  15. Betty

    May 12, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Next thing you know liberals will be demanding women in the NFL, etc. They will stop at nothing. This is just crazy. I just heard that one NFL team (don’t remember which) was adding men cheerleaders. I can’t wait to see how they’ll be dressed. Male strippers. Why not, the women are half naked.

  16. jerseybadger

    May 12, 2018 at 12:23 am

    don’t understand why the Girlscouts didn’t just add new programs to their itinerary ,if the girls wanted some of the things that Boyscouts had wouldn’t it be easier to just add them

    • Nico Ofsnagel

      May 12, 2018 at 12:57 am

      That would not have satisfied the feminists who have been trying to destroy all programs aimed at building boys’ self-esteem for decades now! They wanted to take over the Boy Scouts and that’s just what they did. As a former president of the National Organization of Women said years ago: “What is in the best interest of boys is of no concern to us.” This crap has to stop!

      • DRLJR

        May 12, 2018 at 2:03 am

        That is so true. And the “feminist” don’t like the fact they are females. That is obvious when one looks at their behaviors and attitude.

    • Lois Dickinson

      May 12, 2018 at 7:10 am

      Sounds about right to me.

  17. Mary Jona

    May 12, 2018 at 12:24 am

    If I had a child that age I would pull him out.

    • WILL

      May 12, 2018 at 12:52 am

      i agree with you mary.. i see the demise of the bhoy scouts within a couple of years.. it will be no more.. such a great org and damned libtards are now destroying it too… like they have done to the whole country…. cant wait to see them try to make all churches teach the same perverted crap … NOT ONE CHRISTIAN FAMILY IS GOING TO LET THEIE BOYS JOIN THAT PERVERTED GROUP.. WATCH!!!!!

      • Gary

        May 12, 2018 at 11:40 am

        One of “fifty, most influencial men in America” has the stated purpose of ridding our churches of their right to teach that homosexuality is a sin. This is a well planned public relations program, that is nationwide. Conservatives slept while the liberals out spent and out advertised the real truth and now LGBTQ is the norm that they feel can’t be turned back. This man owns one of the largest companies in our area. Spends all his time and treasure on this issue. Fully supported by the Washington Post. I’m a 71 year old life Scout that was a member of Boy Scouts and Explorers in two churches. One Baptist and one Presbyterian. Any churches right to sponsorship should be respected or no one will be. They come after someone today, and they come after you tomorrow.

  18. Jay

    May 12, 2018 at 12:28 am

    We live in a day and age where most people have lost touch with reality to the point that they think men and women are equal. So why does anything at all matter? If male and female are equal nothing has any importance or even significance. But alas, it’s too late now. The feminists and homosexuals have destroyed all virtue in society and now society itself awaits destruction from Almighty God.

    • Anglo America

      May 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      I agree with you and I dare the feminists, homosexuals, transgenders etc. try forcing their way into the Masonic Order. Well, on thinking about it, I do know one homosexual who is a 32degree Scottish Right member and not to mention a Judge and attorneys who are out and out thieves when Will’s end up in probate.
      Well, the bottom line here is-“isn’t diversity just great?” Not to mention totally destructive.

  19. NightWisp

    May 12, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Liberals can push their political correctness and LGPDQ agendas so far until overload and blow back occurs.

    So you see, the beginning of the end.

  20. Pattie

    May 12, 2018 at 12:47 am

    It is what happens when the left has been pushing for socialism. they want a one world order.That was obama’s and hillary’s goal.

  21. Bonnie

    May 12, 2018 at 12:50 am

    The boy scouts should be left alone and not change anything. This was a huge mistake to bend under ridiculous pressure to change. Girl scouts are for girls. No one should be made uncomfortable in a group such as these. They need to have a group that accepts LGBQT people only and gender neutral only. Combining these is too much pressure on the children, causing them to quit. I am sick of all of this, as my daughters were both turned down for scouting because they WEREN’T Mormon. I absolutely will not support boy scouting in the future, and if girls scouts start the same thing, I’ll withdraw from any organization that supports them. I agree, no scouting in churches at all.

    • David Galt

      May 12, 2018 at 2:02 am

      Now there’s a thought… ‘Queer Scouts’!

    • Bethoc Aeilflad

      May 12, 2018 at 8:45 am

      Gee.

      Interesting that your daughters were turned down for scouting because they “weren’t Mormon”.

      The LDS don’t HAVE a Girl Scout program.

      They have a religious program called “The Young Women’s In Excellence Program” for all girls ages 12 to 18.

      It’s open to everyone, but to accomplish the goals, your daughters would have to attend the program at church every Sunday.

      They would also have to attain certain religious goals specific to Mormonism.

      The program was started BY their Church, FOR their Church.

      They have NEVER had a “Girl Scout” program for their girls.

      And by the way…

      I’m not LDS.

      I do, however, have quite a few piano students who are.

      For those deriding the LDS, they either are disgruntled ex-members or have only read about them.

      I AM an “ex-Mormon”.

      I’m not disgruntled.

      I left over doctrinal differences.

      I teach the children of members I once attended Church with.

      They know I’m now Catholic.

      I’m holding a piano recital on the 19th at the home of an LDS family.

      I hold the highest honor in the Young Women’s Organization for having been a leader in it.

      The girls learn survival skills just like the boys.

      If you want your girls in Girl Scouts, find a troop near you.

      The Mormons don’t have one.

      So.

      Your daughters weren’t turned down for Girl Scouts because they weren’t Mormon.

      Mormon girls don’t join.

      Maybe learn about the religion before you disparage it.

      I may not believe or agree with them doctrinally…

      But they raise some wonderful, respectful, hard-working kids.

      • COL RET Haire

        May 13, 2018 at 12:42 am

        Im Catholic, a Past Grand Knight of the KofC, Past Faithful Navigator of the 4th degree KofC and Past Chapter President KofC and I have intimate respect of LDS. Im With their decision and will DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO END —-NOW our Chapters support of the BSA.

        GOD BLESS AMERICA and I will never support anyone who is Anti Semit or Anti Christian. OUR CONSTITUTION SAYS CLEARLY THAT IT IS AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION TO PROHIBIT THE EXECUTION OF ANY RELIGION. GO MORMONS. WE DONT NEED TO PROMOTE NAREDOWELLS> BY THE WAY LIBERALS: THE ONLY NATION THAT MENTIONS CHURCH AND STATE IN ITS CONSTITUTION IS THE USSR. Believe as you want but trying to force debauchery down any child’s throat is a foul.

  22. Friend of the Scouts

    May 12, 2018 at 12:52 am

    This article has so many spins in it I am dizzy! There is a lot of things taken out of context, this is another case of a journalist feeding people what they want us to see. 1) The Boy Scouts did NOT change their name. If you actually read the press release by the Boy Scouts, they have NOT changed their name. They are STILL THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA. 2) A HUGE example of this journalist being biased and uneducated comes directly from the article, ““transgender” boys — i.e. girls pretending to be boys — into the organization“. Seriously, PRETENDING. Look in any case law or medical journal and tell me, if they think transgender is classified as “pretending”. 3) The inclusion of girls into the Boy Scouts is really nothing new. Anyone who is familiar with the Scouts knows that there have been programs in the Middle School age group for sometime. Families who have been bringing their entire family (daughters waiting, while son is in Scout Sessions) have asked, why couldn’t all of their children come to Scouts at the same time and place. The Scouts listened and responded. Nothing more, nothing less. 4) I could go on and on, but I ask for you to just go on the Scouts website, or Facebook b pages and get the information yourself. If you have any questions ask. Don’t be spoon fed things that haven’t been researched or, are just someone else’s twisted idea of “news”.

  23. Ed Weingart

    May 12, 2018 at 12:56 am

    As a former a Scout Master and father of an Eagle Scout I am disappointed in the BSA. They are destroying a organization that served boys well for years and permitted boys to be boys. We had an overnight campout once a month rain snow or shine and they all loved it and couldn’t wait for the next one. They loved the challenge and to be with those of like interests. They learned independence and team work and training toward manhood’s needs. Their personalities changed for the better and friendships developed.
    Hopefully someone will create a new organization that will bring back the Scout motto and goals.

  24. SueAnne

    May 12, 2018 at 1:02 am

    My grand son and his friends are quitting scouts…they said they don’t want to ‘deal with’ girls when doing scout stuff. How sad is that? Boys would just like to do boy stuff and not deal with girls being there….as I’m sure girls would like the same. What is with all this PC stuff??!! why are all the organizations caving in to it?

  25. DealWithIt

    May 12, 2018 at 1:48 am

    It’s such a hypocritical bunch of BS! Why are the Girl Scouts allowed to be in the Boy Scouts but not vice versa? Girl Scouts will continue to have their own group the boys can’t join! How will this effect Girl Scout cookie sales? If there is a true desire to make all things equal, the girls have to stop with Girl Scout Cookie sales or let boys sell them too!

  26. Chuck

    May 12, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Notice how they were able to take down the Scouts – first, gay boys, etc.? Saul Alinsky’s tips for a commie takeover adapted to BSA – good practice for whatever target is next. I was a Scout, loved every minute of it for some 6 years or so, then Jr. High, girls and cars took over my interests. I still have great memories of working on Merit Badges, working on community projects, learning maps, the compass, stars, woodsman lore, Indian lore, cooking, camping, learning how to swim, patriotism, being unselfish and a good team player, all admirable traits for adulthood. Girls had similar experiences in GSA. How dare some people think they are above all that! It is a part childhood that was once wonderful in our civilization – look what we deal with as adults now. Makes me very sad.

  27. Jacklyn Brown

    May 12, 2018 at 1:49 am

    They are asking for whining, crying lawsuits from liberal girls when they get accidently touched, or brushed up against.
    Real men boys wants to stay away from potential false rumors, by just staying away from these mentally retarded possibilities.
    Everywhere you go, and everyhere you look, from all walks of life, insanity is on the prowl.
    There is just no fun in anything anymore.

  28. Gerald Snyder

    May 12, 2018 at 1:58 am

    HA HA what is going to be said when the girls start getting pregnant, wonder what the liberals will say then. Probably nothing because most of them are perverts anyway.

    • Kamkoz

      June 9, 2018 at 12:11 am

      It will increase their profits in
      Planned parenthood. Maybe that’s
      their objective.?!!

  29. Dave Dolan

    May 12, 2018 at 1:59 am

    I hope the freeking mormons, girls and gays are happy, The miscreants seem to have to freek up everything just cause it doesn’t pertain to you. You idiots have to freek up everyone else’s, young boys and men, long standing organizations. You have your own, for girls but no, you need to freek up the boys long standing organization’s I hope you girls and the gays are happy now.

  30. Papabear

    May 12, 2018 at 2:01 am

    Lord Baden Powell is turning over for n his grave !!!!

  31. Len

    May 12, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Good job America , just one more step to screwing up everything America stands for. Too bad you’re so stupid cuz now everyone will have to live with your choices. And they are not Godly choices, if you’re a christian you know what I am saying!!!!!!!

  32. DRLJR

    May 12, 2018 at 2:06 am

    There is an alternative to the Boy Scouts called “Trail Life USA”. It has been awhile (2014) since I was communicating with one of the organizations board members.

  33. Connie Spears

    May 12, 2018 at 2:07 am

    I knew that was going to happen. I would like to see the instigator of this drastic change eye to eye. I voiced my opinion on Facebook. I don’t know why girls don’t just want to be girls. I know how to do a lot of things that the Boy Scouts know how to do. I learned out of necessity to survive any way I could. I’m proud to say I still want to be a girly girl. Sorry for all of the boys and young men that have had to go through because of this decision. I’m a 72 year old Grandmother that knows heartache and heartbreak. God Bless in your next endeviors.

  34. Jeffrey Miller

    May 12, 2018 at 2:09 am

    The boy scouts need to just give out badges for booger flicking and fart contests….maybe the girls won’t want to join!

  35. Mary Canon

    May 12, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Can boys join Girl Scouts? Nope…
    Depriving boys from selling cookies!
    Lol

  36. Poli Sci Nerd

    May 12, 2018 at 2:47 am

    BSA is NOT what it was when the LDS church decided to become chartered with it. It is not reasonable to expect that the church would choose to part with it. PERIOD.

    • Poli Sci Nerd

      May 12, 2018 at 2:49 am

      *not* part with it.

  37. Harris

    May 12, 2018 at 3:08 am

    Why would any thinking parent want their beloved son to be involved with a politically biased organization that’s just bent on indoctrinating your impressionable child. Liberalism is a disease far worse than EBOLA!

  38. Dusty

    May 12, 2018 at 3:19 am

    CRAZY! Who had even decided this for the future for Boy Scouts. I was a Brownie, Girl Scout loved the whole time with my girl friends. My daughter and my grand daughter also were in Scouts. Also loved the time. We did not need boys . I had other things with my boyfriends playing ball, riding our bikes, hiking and skating. We had enough time in school so nice to have our own things not together this is so stupid and ridiculous Good for the LDS and form their own now . If this is for Transgender WHY? I am 75 never known anyone who was or that I ever had as a patient being a nurse. So what is the reason for changing what has worked all these years.

  39. Mike

    May 12, 2018 at 3:19 am

    What the Boy Scouts have done is a disgrace!

  40. C. Causey

    May 12, 2018 at 4:09 am

    I have been a LDS scoutmaster three times in the last 25 years. It was an honor to see the upgrades that the church added to the scouting program, and the quality of the young men, Eagle scouts, that came out of the program. It’s sad to see the organization deteriorated, but it occurred as a result of values and character being substituted for political correctness and conformity. It is a social dilemma that the marginal and weak bend to. Had they shown resolve in the standards that Mr. Powell began the scouts with, they would continue to prevail. He would would be ashamed.

  41. Ric

    May 12, 2018 at 4:13 am

    In these times of military women being raped by other soldiers, the “Scouts” can expect the same experience. If the Boys Scouts had any problems before, their old problems will pale to their decision to allow girls in the Boy Scouts. Rape allegations and rapes and harassment charges will happen. Nothing but bad will ever come of this. These times we live in , now, show how easy it is to accuse or how hard it is for a woman to admit she was raped. The long and short of this decision will be the beginning of the end for what used to be The Boy Scouts of America.

  42. Richard Cancemi

    May 12, 2018 at 4:38 am

    When will people start saying “No”. Giving in to any bully only encourages and empowers the Bully in his own eyes . A smack on the nose usually brings him up short.
    These progressives have no good intentions they want to destroy all traditions and values, wipe the slate, so that THEIR values only will remain and be forced on us
    .

  43. Ellen Whiting

    May 12, 2018 at 4:47 am

    When an organization embraces depravity, get your kid out of there. Go someplace where they still have some brains left. Check out this faith-based organization, for instance. It is for boys only and it adheres to the same good, solid principles that BSA was originally founded on.

    https://www.traillifeusa.com/

  44. Evanell Cockrum

    May 12, 2018 at 4:54 am

    So, sad…..
    I was a good thing but not anymore.

  45. Linda

    May 12, 2018 at 4:57 am

    What’s next admitting known sex offenders and pedophiles and murderers?

  46. LUCIFER MADE ME DO IT !

    May 12, 2018 at 5:41 am

    IF A BOY WANTS TO BE A GIRL, CHOP HIS PENIS OFF . IF A GIRL WANTS TO BE A BOY, SEND HER TO IRAN. THE MORMANS ARE RIGHT, AND GOD MADE A MAN, AND A WOMAN, NOT TWO ” HE – SHE’S , live with it, or die and burn in HELL ! BUT DON’T DESTROY THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA , JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A SEXUALLY PERVERTED FREAK OF NATURE. GO TO THE WOODS AND LIVE WITH THE WOLVES, OR A GAY LIBERAL PERVERT, BUT LEAVE THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ALONE.

  47. Steven Stevens

    May 12, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Satan’s Children never stop in their generations-long quest to finally sexualize children and get at them. This is just part of that agenda. And they are winning. God Bless the Mormans for seeing them for exactly who and what they are.

  48. Barbara L Welch

    May 12, 2018 at 8:16 am

    sorry for you Christian haters but it is the foundation of these United States. Look what happened to schools when they took out little things like the ten commandments. They are the foundation of our entire legal system and now cannot be on any court building. Took out “DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU” and the kids themselves enforced that one Bullying was not permitted by all most every child now they have never even heard of such a stupid idea. Political correctness N.O.W 72 different genders?? How can people be so stupid???? Why would any girl want to be a boy scout??? It makes no sense little boys dream to become a drag queen??? Sick perverted trash I am ashamed that the boy scouts failed to have the courage stand up for the right decency and have been led down the lane to destruction

  49. Rand

    May 12, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Well, thanks to Libignorance the things that made the Boy Scouts a unique moral growing-up experience is now ruined. Like a diseased pariah, Libtards wreck everything they touch.

  50. Sonny

    May 12, 2018 at 9:02 am

    I stand with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints My days of support an all boys Boy Scout are over. And yes I’m a God fearing Christian. We now live in such perverted World it not safe for our Children to even walk to and from school. Were are the God fearing peoples rights.

  51. Chanse

    May 12, 2018 at 11:13 am

    I hope the scouts loose all their sponsors and donations, I personally will no longer support the scouts. Damn libturds are destroying America

  52. mike dar

    May 12, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    With this any number of future leaders having gone through the boy scout program will be replaced with people having gone through the LGBTQ process… how wonderful for America’s future(Sarc).
    Liberals, Fundamentally changing America at the behest of Bath House Barry… great(puke).

  53. Mike

    May 12, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    When you change who and what you are to follow those that want you to agree with them, you become lost, and you lose out in the end. God help us we ask in Jesus Name, thank you Lord, amen.

  54. Virginis Heagy

    May 12, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Hopefully more moral & level-headed people will Stand up to this unscientific gender nonsense that our poor children are being subjected to!!!! PATHETIC!
    From: a former Brownie & Girl Scout

  55. John

    May 12, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Do the little cult Republican snowflakes need their diaper changed?

    • Bobbup

      May 17, 2018 at 8:12 am

      I think maybe you need to have your attitude changed. Drastically!

  56. Ellen Whiting

    May 12, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    When an organization embraces depravity, get your kid out of there. Go someplace where they still have some brains left. Check out this faith-based organization, for instance: Trail Life USA. It is for boys only and it adheres to the same good, solid principles that BSA was originally founded on.

  57. Donna

    May 12, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    So Girl Scout Cookies should be Scout Cookies?

  58. Jerry W Coley

    May 12, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    So,now the boys and boys who think they are girls ,will join the girl scouts now??

  59. BOBBIE

    May 13, 2018 at 1:42 am

    BOYS ARE BOYS GIRLS ARE GIRLS

  60. Brien Doyle

    May 13, 2018 at 3:10 am

    Time to ban these arrogant and controlling religions based on lies and fraud.

  61. Patrick Mothersill

    May 13, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Are boys allowed to join the Girl Scouts now?

  62. keith

    May 14, 2018 at 5:19 am

    The left wants to emasculate men and make them more feminine. Feminists love seeing men in man bun hair does, and anything else that will make them appear more feminine. Anything morally rotten the left celebrates and thinks its great. Decadence is what they want and prefer. The more perverse the more they like it.

  63. Corey Falworth

    May 14, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    It ‘was’ called the Boy Scouts for a REASON, just like the Girl Scouts are called GIRL Scouts.
    Why do we allow a minority to overturn a decades old organization into a powder puff one that teaches nothing to our children of any of the principles that we learned as BOY Scouts.
    I avowed not to support them when they introduced homosexuality into the ‘creed’ and now that we are mixing so=called ‘transgender’ *definition, CONFUSED*, ‘boy/girl, whatever’ and then REAL girls and then changing the name — too much
    I am burning all my Boy Scout honors, uniforms and memorabilia kept since boyhood when I was proud to be a BOY Scout.

  64. MaggieB

    May 14, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    I was a Girl Scout all my young years, and now I’m an old lady, but here is my concern. We used to have girl type activities, like summer camp for a week or two, swimming parties, time to work on our Girl Scout Badges in meetings. We would have cook outs together in the dark around a campfire etc., and all types of together activties. That is all well and good, but there can’t be a not a Counselor that can monitor a young group of boys and girls together, all young women and young men. To put them together in tents, swimming, etc. is asking for trouble. In fact in Germany,Hitler used to put the girls and boys together in camp to “increase the Arian population” and it did. Review your history. My parents would not in those days allowed me to go to Summer camp, I know for sure that! Back then we would not have even realized it could be a problem, but our parents were not stupid. That is my concern.

  65. bill diell

    May 15, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    i was a cub scout,a boy scout and a sea explorer . sorry cant agree with this new form of scouting transgender and gays. the left can go to hell.

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