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Group to Scouts: Admit gays or lose funding

June 19, 2013

Some Boy Scouts councils will have a hole in its budget this year because United Way funds have been withheld in the wake of the decision by the Boy Scouts of America to continue its membership ban......

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Tedeaux

Jun-19-13 4:59 AM

The money that I use to give the United Way will now be going directly to the Boy Scouts of America. Apparently the United Way Council of Union, Northumberland and Lycoming County doesn't remember the child molesters infiltrating the Scout leadership and using the Scouts as their personal recruiting ground for sexual abuse victims. The Boy Scouts of America are just being cautious of who they allow around our children and I applaud them for it.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-19-13 5:57 AM

Historically there have been cases of child molestation. The Boy Scouts of America have worked hard to put policies and procedures in place so that parent's sons can participate without fear of being molested. They should not be punished because of this.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-19-13 6:01 AM

The United Way does support many good agencies and organizations but years ago I came to realize that I didn't agree with all of them and I liked the work that some did more than others so I stopped giving to the United Way and give directly to those organizations that I feel need it the most and aligned with my values.

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InspectorWang

Jun-19-13 6:34 AM

You are implying that gay parents are child molesters, which only illustrates your ignorance. So while you focus your energy on stereo-typing, the Sandusky's of the world will keep on molesting.

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roadman

Jun-19-13 6:57 AM

It's too bad the United Way has chosen to promote the homosexual agenda. I will no longer contribute to the United Way. My donation will go directly to the Boy Scouts of America.

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PBlart

Jun-19-13 7:38 AM

"Keep out the gays, they will corrupt our young boys." With that mentality, shouldn't we also ban females? They are just as risky. There is a huge difference between homosexuality and pedophilia.

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rick424

Jun-19-13 7:40 AM

So all gays are child molesters now? Ahhhhhh North Central PA, Got to love it. Glad I left.

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enoughalready

Jun-19-13 7:59 AM

I find it interesting this is such an "issue" for the Boy Scouts, yet doesn't appear to be one for the Girl Scouts of America.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-19-13 8:25 AM

The United Way collects your donations, takes a cut for itself, then distributes it as they see fit.

Donate directly and cut out the middleman.

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pinecr

Jun-19-13 9:13 AM

I will no longer donate to the United Way and how sad that an organization like that can withhold money on a whim!

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JohnZook

Jun-19-13 9:53 AM

Can or does the United Way have an ideology? Do people have an ideology? Well, "people" run the United Way, and since people are flawed with the sins of power and control, I would say there is an agenda to the United Ways' move.

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GoBB62

Jun-19-13 10:14 AM

"So all gays are child molesters now? Ahhhhhh North Central PA, Got to love it. Glad I left." - rick424

RIck, no one said "all" gays are child molesters but for every Jerry Sandusky there are a George Harasz and Douglas Wirth out there somewhere.

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Rupaul

Jun-19-13 12:07 PM

I guess if the intent is to exclude potential child molesters, then they better exclude ALL adults from BSA. (Even though I know that has nothing to do with the intent of the Membership Standards.)

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Zippie

Jun-19-13 12:11 PM

Uhmmm ... people ...

There are and have been gays in the Boy Scouts for decades. Lesbians have been in the Girl Scouts for decades also. Check out a few of your female gym teachers while you are at it.

United Way, The Red Cross, UNICEF and the like have "closeted" gays and lesbians.

Like it or not.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-19-13 1:00 PM

""Keep out the gays, they will corrupt our young boys." With that mentality, shouldn't we also ban females? "--PBlart

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There are many mothers involved with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts that do a wonderful job.

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rick424

Jun-19-13 2:00 PM

To that I would say there many wonderful gays that do a great job in scouts. You just don't know it.

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Tedeaux

Jun-20-13 10:12 AM

United Way is taking money that some people donated thinking a position would go to the Boys Scouts and using it as a politcal tool to further the agenda of a narrow band of very vocal citizens. As a parent that knows that my children are greatly influenced by the roll models that they are exposed to, I would be very uncomfortable placing my son's safety in the hands of an openly gay man for an overnight camping trip. Admi

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Tedeaux

Jun-20-13 10:12 AM

United Way is taking money that some people donated thinking a position would go to the Boys Scouts and using it as a politcal tool to further the agenda of a narrow band of very vocal citizens. As a parent that knows that my children are greatly influenced by the roll models that they are exposed to, I would be very uncomfortable placing my son's safety in the hands of an openly gay man for an overnight camping trip. Admi

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