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Rick Santorum: Gay Inclusion Will 'Murder' the Boy Scouts

Rick Santorum says allowing gay scouts and leaders into the organization will destroy it.

Splat_santorum"Wednesday’s vote is a challenge to the Scouts’ very nature and is another example of the left attempting to remove God from all areas of public life," warns Rick Santorum in a World Net Daily column on plans this week by the Boy Scouts to drop its ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.

He adds:

"Scouting prepares boys and teenagers to be virtuous men in a world that desperately needs men who are brave enough to stand up for those principles, to live by the moral code of the Scout Oath and Law and hold themselves to that standard – whether at the schoolyard or in the boardroom. Scouting may not survive this transformation of American society, but for the sake of the average boy in America, I hope the board of the Scouts doesn’t have its fingerprints on the murder weapon."

The Boy Scouts this morning were set to receive more than 1.4 million petitions calling for an end to the ban.

Today, the Family Research Council and other hate groups took out a full-page ad in USA Today urging the BSA to retain its anti-gay policies.

President Obama weighed in during a 60 Minutes interview that ran before the Super Bowl, saying that the Boy Scouts should allow gays to join its organization . Said Obama: "My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life."

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  1. "I hope the board of the Scouts doesn’t have its fingerprints on the murder weapon."

    Don't they realize that complete openness, acceptance, and equality will fling open all the closet doors of honest and contributing LGBT folks and actually help to PROTECT these boys from the rampant abuse in the Scouts? Their policies encourage predators like Jerry Sandusky, who have nothing to do with the LGBT community, to come and prey. They enable abusers.

    How can they possibly claim to be 'for the children' when abuse occurs because of them?

    Posted by: kpo5 | Feb 4, 2013 12:56:46 PM


  2. Scatorum is such an idot. He should retire in The Caymen Islands or Jamaica.

    Posted by: Jeffeff | Feb 4, 2013 12:56:59 PM


  3. Santorum: "I don't care about gay children, especially if any of mine are gay"

    Thanks for sharing, Frothy.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Feb 4, 2013 1:02:30 PM


  4. What a lovely christian, using such suggestively violent rhetoric.

    Posted by: danswon | Feb 4, 2013 1:03:35 PM


  5. Santorum doesn't give any comprehensive thought to his ramblings. How is any of this an attempt to "....remove God from all areas of public life.?"

    Posted by: Chip | Feb 4, 2013 1:06:45 PM


  6. OMG, imagine being only 44 years old and already having the mindset of an 80+ year old.
    Poor Rick. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

    Posted by: oliver | Feb 4, 2013 1:08:36 PM


  7. ^correction....54 years old.

    Posted by: oliver | Feb 4, 2013 1:09:08 PM


  8. Why would anyone want to listen to this idiot? He has no knowledge about anything other than how to hate people who aren't rich white Christians

    Posted by: Will | Feb 4, 2013 1:09:59 PM


  9. Sanitorium's views aren't Christian, or Catholic (and that was made plain during the primaries), and his comments would presume that if a kid is gay he can't be virtuous unless he renounces his gayness. He's clearly on the fringe--but we knew that.

    I'd argue that Scouting has barely survived its co-opting and transformation from a vibrant inclusive organization of 40-50 years ago to one that's closed to non-believers. BSA would do well to heed those 1.4 million petitions and open back up if they want to survive.

    Posted by: Burt | Feb 4, 2013 1:22:21 PM


  10. Spoken like a true patriarch

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 4, 2013 1:25:16 PM


  11. What KPO5 said.

    Plus, we're already a major part of the Boy Scouts, on the high side - as in every other walk of life -contributing heart and work. The low side, which will always be there, will be more easily discerned and dealt with by an open organization.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Feb 4, 2013 1:26:05 PM


  12. @Burt
    That kind of rigid gender role thinking is *extremely* common in American Christianity

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 4, 2013 1:26:12 PM


  13. I am presently reading Ship of Fools.
    It's first publication was 1945.

    I was asked "Does it translate to our current day and age".

    Unfortunately my answer is YES.
    So many passages are very current.

    Great read...Great movie also.

    Posted by: anthony | Feb 4, 2013 1:26:29 PM


  14. Poor Rick. He's afraid that if everyone comes out, he won't get his roadside, truck stop BJs any longer.

    Posted by: Mykelb | Feb 4, 2013 1:27:44 PM


  15. World needs more men like you, Rick? Really?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Feb 4, 2013 1:33:36 PM


  16. @MATT26
    Good point. Truth is, Rick Santorum is a loser. We don't need any more losers. We need more winners like Barrack Obama.

    Posted by: JamesLB | Feb 4, 2013 1:37:35 PM


  17. "Scouting prepares boys and teenagers to be virtuous men in a world that desperately needs men who are brave enough to stand up for those principles, to live by the moral code of the Scout Oath and Law and hold themselves to that standard – whether at the schoolyard or in the boardroom...Ohyea, and to make sure they POUND MUFF and EAT IT..like REAL He-Men!!! Scouting may not survive this transformation of American society, but for the sake of the average boy in America, I hope the board of the Scouts doesn’t have its fingerprints on the murder weapon."

    Posted by: disgusted american | Feb 4, 2013 1:58:00 PM


  18. Santorum makes me wretch!

    Posted by: disgusted american | Feb 4, 2013 1:58:29 PM


  19. RICK SANTORUM = LOSER
    AMERICANS ALREADY VOICED THEIR OPINION
    BY BYE RICK

    Posted by: oliver | Feb 4, 2013 2:01:58 PM


  20. If we're lucky, he'll soon be following the Sarah Palin train that just pulled out of the Relevant Station.

    Posted by: Jack M | Feb 4, 2013 2:03:10 PM


  21. ^honey, he's in the caboose

    Posted by: oliver | Feb 4, 2013 2:10:19 PM


  22. Now that I could become a Boy Scout leader, no reason to join NAMBLA. (North American Man Boy Love Association) You've heard of it Mary...don't be coy..

    Posted by: Adam | Feb 4, 2013 2:15:30 PM


  23. Oh yes, Rick Santorum, whose wife had "induced labor" to save her life (everyone else calls that abortion), and then becomes even more stridently anti-abortion.

    I have more morals in my pinky than this creep.

    Posted by: jht | Feb 4, 2013 2:17:26 PM


  24. Oh yes... Jerry Sandusky...Hes a Catholic...Rick Santorum..Your a Catholic ! Cardinal Rodger Mahoney..Hes a Catholic too!!!

    Posted by: Mark | Feb 4, 2013 2:36:42 PM


  25. Sure Adam, and the KKK call themselves good God fearing Christians,perhaps you could join them too, what's your point, Mary?

    Posted by: John Normile | Feb 4, 2013 2:48:36 PM


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