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Obama: Scouts Should Be Open to Gays and Lesbians

scoutsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Boy Scouts of America should open its membership to gays and lesbians when its national executive board discusses the issue this week.

Obama praised the scouts as “a great institution” that promotes young people, giving them lifelong leadership training and opportunities. During a pre-Super Bowl interview on CBS, he said “no one should be barred from that.”

The Boy Scouts announced last week it was considering replacing its longstanding ban on gays with a policy to let troop sponsors make their own decision on the issue.

The White House said last summer during the presidential campaign that Obama he opposed the Scouts’ policy of excluding gays as members.

Gay rights activists praised last week’s announcement, while some conservative church groups expressed alarm.

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  • shawnm2

    @amanda get back in the kitchen

  • shawnm2

    @amanda is my dinner ready….cant here you?

  • shawnm2

    @amanda is my dinner ready yet?

  • shawnm2

    @amanda take jannette with you back to the kitchen. Seriously

  • shawnm2

    Janette & Amanda go away. Please. U libs go back to Northampton…Ur part of the problem….How about u two wakeup….

  • shawnm2

    By the way make sure you dont let my food burn

  • shawnm2

    @Jacqueline NOW U!!!!!! Another county heard from….

  • shawnm2

    @Amanda go back to northampton…u can lead the boy scouts there with ur prius & birkenstocks

  • shawnm2

    Amanda after u finish dinner then do the dishes….Ur wrong….Grow up

  • shawnm2

    NONE of u people would allow your children to go away on weekend trip with a GAY SCOUT LEADER….U KNOW IT

  • Samuel

    Their policy isn’t the problem, changing it would be. Bowing to pressure is wrong. Stand up for what you believe. If you back down or cave in…then you didn’t believe it in the first place.
    If you don’t like the Boy Scouts then don’t join. If you have a problem with their rules then don’t join. Suck it up. Move on. Stop whining. Your stupid is showing…

  • shawnm2

    Samuel go fly a kite….

  • anonymous777

    Wow this country is going downhill! Why can they start their own club!? Its plain wrong god dam liberals we in this country gave the gays an inch and now they wanna take a mile..why do all the rules and traditions have to change for the gays? Merit badges for fudge packing ! This club is for boys to learn to be MEN! not girls…

  • anonymous777

    Amanda, janette and jaqueline is the food ready??

  • anonymous777

    Amanda, janette and jaqueline is the food ready?? Lol

  • shawnm2

    anonymous777 dox this…..coming in late…go back to **…Im suprise u can read

  • anonymous777

    DERP..DERP…TROLLING

  • shawnm2

    anonymous777 I think your on the wrong post this isnt about one of your people committing a crime…lol