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Chuck Norris Asks: 'Is Obama Creating a Pro-Gay Boy Scouts of America?'

ChucknorrisPresident Obama has consistently been dogged by conspiracy theories since first emerging on the national stage. He's Kenyan, some say. He's secretly gay, opponents whisper. He's a socialist, conservatives claim.

Now actor and right wing activist Chuck Norris is positing another theory: President Obama and his White House are colluding behind the scenes to lift the Boy Scouts' ban on gay leaders.

In a piece for Ammo Land, Norris — also known the "coolest person," according to conservative football player Tim Tebow — cites Obama's close relationship with James Turley, a pro-gay board member at BSA, and other people close to the organization.

"Is it a coincidence that Turley came out swinging against the BSA’s century-old policy to ban gays from leadership and that he has such close affiliations with the pro-gay Obama administration?," Norris asks, before offering a litany of other allegedly fishy connections between the commander-in-chief and BSA officials looking to lift the archaic prohibition.

Though Andy linked this in the news round-up yesterday, but it's worth reprinting Norris' closing argument:

For years, I’ve signed and sent out hundreds of Eagle Scout recognition letters. And I personally have known a host of Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts and BSA leaders. These individuals epitomize the best of America. Indeed, the BSA is as integral a part of American life and culture as hot dogs, baseball and Grandma’s apple pie.

Hasn’t America reached a new low in its history when its president (and the honorary president of the BSA!) distances himself and his administration from the Boy Scouts of America yet invites groups such as the Secular Student Alliance to participate in its faith and college missions?

I can think of some lower points in American history — the Trail of Tears immediately comes to mind — than allowing gay men and women to lead Boy Scout troops.

GLAAD has released a statement totally tearing Norris' argument to shreds by reminding Norris that even his preferred presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, supports an inclusive BSA. Read GLAAD's statement, as well as lesbian former Scout Master Jen Tyrrell's reaction, AFTER THE JUMP.

From GLAAD:

Chuck Norris should talk to Mitt Romney, who Norris endorsed for President and who has said on the record that all Americans should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts of America regardless of sexual orientation. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have recently signed a Change.org petition and called on an end to the ban including celebrities Josh Hutcherson, Benicio del Toro, Julianne Moore, Joshua Jackson, Kat Graham and Dianna Agron. Celebrities who support gay Americans are enjoying popular careers while Chuck Norris appears to be a fame-hungry has-been with poor research skills.

Tyrrell, meanwhile, had this to say:
Since I was ousted as a scout leader I have been flooded with support from local parents, scouts and hundreds of thousands of Americans. Chuck Norris is clearly out of touch and I’d like for him to sit down with my family and fellow scouting families who support us. My orientation wasn’t an issue in my son’s pack until the Boy Scouts made parents tell their children why their favorite den leader was no longer able to participate. With the U.S. military, the Girls Scouts of the USA, the 4-H Club and the Boys & Girls Club among organizations that allow gay Americans the time is now to end the ban.

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  1. It's really sad to see people like Chuck Norris be all macho and manly. And then be so f#%king worried about a gay Boy Scout who could kick his silly a$$.

    Unfortunately Chucky babe never learned the basic fundamentals of martial arts - respect!

    Posted by: Fred | Jun 27, 2012 2:58:33 PM


  2. GLAAD said "...fame-hungry has-been...". Though it is true, it is kind of mean.

    Posted by: simon | Jun 27, 2012 3:31:31 PM


  3. May he die an burn in hell

    And Christopher horton allen, get off the food stamps already!

    Posted by: OnfluDragon | Jun 27, 2012 5:03:05 PM


  4. I have a good friend who is gay and saw him in Dallas and screamed at him and shouted all sorts of his mind and let him have it recently. I was very proud of my friend. Gays need to start confronting bigotry head on and not being ashamed to do so. Needless to say, chuck tried to run away from my friends lol. So much for being tough Chuck.

    Posted by: Dynex | Jun 27, 2012 5:06:54 PM


  5. Chuck norris is still alive? Too bad... that pre-Alzheimers must be deeply affecting his thought processes.

    Posted by: Tarc | Jun 27, 2012 5:28:56 PM


  6. 16 trillion dollars in debt, a president and a candidate who are both funded by the same wall street machines, endless wars and limitless overseas spending and a country that is charted for the same course most of Europe is on - aka economical collapse - and people are still talking about who another's sexual partner is?

    Great to see Chuck Norris has his priorities in order. Idiot.

    Posted by: Jason | Jun 27, 2012 6:12:53 PM


  7. @RichB in PS

    Glad to see someone else mention Chuck Norris' exercise infomercial.

    In it, Norris comes across like the gay stepchild of Doug Henning and Richard Simmons auditioning to be in the Village People.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l40MCXqr0ug

    Watch it and see if you agree it's a clear "methinks the dude doth protest too much" moment.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jun 27, 2012 6:23:25 PM


  8. If Bruce Lee was alive, he'd kick his ass AGAIN.

    Posted by: Lainey | Jun 27, 2012 7:18:53 PM


  9. Chuck who?

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 27, 2012 9:38:31 PM


  10. The whole world is turning GAY, can we just ship them all to another planet with Odumber.

    Posted by: Who Cares | Jun 27, 2012 10:31:45 PM


  11. BobbyJoe and Rich B, saw that commercial this week you forgot to add the bad hair dye job to boot, you know thate bush don't match the tree-top so to speak ...Miss Thing needs a good stylist

    Posted by: NwYrkr | Jun 27, 2012 10:32:14 PM


  12. Norris' reputation precedes him. He is old and senile.
    It appears he's showing signs of Alzheimer's.
    The old boy just hasn't got it anymore. In fact he's permanently lost it.

    Posted by: Mk Ultra | Jun 28, 2012 12:19:10 AM


  13. Who would take this man's opinion seriously, look at the rug he wears for hair.

    Posted by: lk | Jun 28, 2012 8:55:15 AM


  14. "ENDO,"

    WHENEVER YOU SEE MY POSTS, YOU ALWAYS MENTION THE WORD, "CRAZY." ARE YOU T-H-A-T AFRAID OF ME?

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jun 29, 2012 12:03:43 AM


  15. hello my name is Nicholas Baker I don't like what President Oboma is doing to the gays right now. I think a boy that is gay should be in scouting without being judged by the other scout because of who he is.

    Posted by: Nicholas Baker | Jul 3, 2012 2:32:37 PM


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