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Rep. Jim Bridenstine Blasts 'Intolerant Left' for Bullying 'Sexual Morality' Out of the Boy Scouts: VIDEO


Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) took the floor in the House this week to rip the "intolerant Left" for bullying the sexual morality out of the Boy Scouts by campaigning for an end to their discriminatory policies.

Said Bridenstine (my transcript):

Some of us in America still believe in the concept of sexual morality, that sex is intended for one man and one woman within the institution of marriage. Organizations that hold this philosophy and promote it among our youth should be commended, or at least you would think, tolerated. Unfortunately, the intolerant Left bullies and browbeats private organizations like the Boy Scouts into accepting their philosophy. Notice they didn't start their own organization. They went after the Boy Scouts of America.

The Left's agenda is not about tolerance, and it's not about diversity of thought. It's about presenting a worldview of relativism, where there is no right and wrong. Then using the full force of the government to silence opposition and reshape organizations like the Boy Scouts into instruments for social change.

To my friends on the Left, this is not tolerance. but here's the good news about true tolerance. the most tolerant one of all has the ability to redeem us all.


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  1. Well, Mr. Representative from Oklahoma, I guess God had something to say to your Oklahoma brethren about bigotry this week, huh?

    Posted by: Turings Ghost | May 23, 2013 9:25:53 AM

  2. I wouldn't be surprised if Bridenstine was on the down-low.

    Posted by: Adam | May 23, 2013 9:33:20 AM

  3. sometimes I wish there really was a hell so people like Rep Bridenstine could eventually burn in it.

    Posted by: Dan Mc | May 23, 2013 9:37:22 AM

  4. So let me get this straight, a long a everyone says it' ok for Scout Leaders to "come out", it's ok? Ha anyone really though about this? The Boy Scouts of America is NOT about ones personal agenda, but instead, it's about the children. Sexuality has NO PLACE in the discussion of Boy Scouts. I'm sorry but there are too many perverts out there that our children need to be protected from.

    Posted by: Bully-Less | May 23, 2013 9:42:38 AM

  5. So are the boy scouts promoting "abstinence til marriage" among their ranks

    and sir...did you wait for marriage til you had sex with your wife?

    Posted by: QJ201 | May 23, 2013 9:43:12 AM

  6. Like the "right" is a bastion of tolerance?? And demanding equal rights is bullying? Hell, the Conservatards INVENTED bullying and intolerance. Bridey has clearly had his requisite lobotomy and should just STFU.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | May 23, 2013 9:45:43 AM

  7. "Today I'd like to speak to you about right and wrong while thousands of the people in my home state work to put lives back together after a massive natural disaster. Because bit*hing about gays is way more important to me as a Christian than helping people. Also: ping ping ping."

    Posted by: Edward | May 23, 2013 9:46:59 AM

  8. Generally, this is the kind of a Republican speech that they say just before they're caught paying for their mistress's abortion, or are caught tapping their foot in an airport restroom stall.

    I fully expect him to give another speech saying that he's prayed to God and now has God's forgiveness for all his whoring about, and that his wife has forgiven him. Generally, just before she kicks him out of the house and files for divorce.

    Posted by: Continuum | May 23, 2013 9:48:44 AM

  9. "Bully-Less" you're an idiot. Seriously, if that's all you have, you're an unread idiot.

    Posted by: Polyboy | May 23, 2013 9:55:56 AM

  10. Totally agree with Adam.

    Posted by: Tom | May 23, 2013 9:57:19 AM

  11. It's like they have a conference every year with new talking points handed out to everyone. This whole "you're so intolerant of my intolerance" is the lamest line yet.

    Posted by: Michael | May 23, 2013 9:59:42 AM

  12. Oh noes, how will anyone ever counter the Congressman's easily refuted argument that he thought up all by himself after every single other anti-gay bigot already tried this kindergarten-level-of-logic argument eighty-kazillion times? I say we of the GLBT Rights movement just give up now.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | May 23, 2013 10:07:11 AM

  13. Dear Oklahoma Tornado - you missed one.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 23, 2013 10:09:55 AM

  14. Just posted this on his Facebook page. Not sure how long it will actually stay up:

    Seriously... how many times have we seen fanatically religious self-loathing gay men desperately trying to live a "straight lifestyle" to please their God? Of course, the only way to prove how "morally straight" they are is to be as anti-gay as possible. So, yes, you get a big thumbs up for proving how moral you are for being so anti-gay. I'm sure your God is very proud of your bigotry and intolerance. If you want to live your life based on a lie, that's your choice. But harming other gay people in the process is not acceptable.

    Let's clear up a few things: The government is NOT silencing opposition. You just posted this video on YouTube and Facebook, and the government didn't stop you from doing that. The Supreme Court already ruled that the Boy Scouts have a right to discriminate against anyone they want since they are a private organization. They also have a right NOT to discriminate against (gay) people. That is also their choice, and their choice alone. Your position is that the Left should be tolerant of your intolerance, just because you happen to choose to become religious. That's an unsupportable position that has a long history of bigotry: blacks, women, Jews, ethnic groups. In a secular society, you are obligated to tolerate those that you might disapprove of, as long as they aren't bringing harm to you or our society. THAT is what tolerance means.

    Posted by: David in the O.C. | May 23, 2013 10:10:22 AM

  15. Bridenstine is of course a hypocrite. But, after reading TR posts who on here is telling me with a straight face [no pun intended] there are no intolerant bullies on the 'progressive' left? The Toronto Troll and sh*t stirrer quickly nips that fallacy in the bud.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 23, 2013 10:26:57 AM

  16. @David in the OC,

    I've met many 'blacks, women, Jews, ethnic groups' [ALL humans belong to an 'ethnic' group{s}] who're are bigoted, irrational haters. It's not a phenomena unique to white heterosexual [allegedly] men of un-PC northern European extraction. By far the worse and most pernicious bigot and hater I've ever encountered in my life was a Russian Jewish guy who owned a dental supply business. This guy would have made Archie Bunker wince.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 23, 2013 10:31:46 AM

  17. "Watch, AFTER THE JUMP..." No thanks.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | May 23, 2013 10:31:48 AM

  18. OK, I watched. This dude is 100% MOST DEFINITELY HOMOSEXUAL.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | May 23, 2013 10:33:19 AM

  19. and why is this being discussed in congress?

    Posted by: gomez | May 23, 2013 10:35:48 AM

  20. Oh noes! I sure hope "sexual morality" doesn't get kicked out of its home by its parents or become suicidal because of relentless rejection. That would be just horrible! Can you imagine it?

    Posted by: esperando | May 23, 2013 10:59:21 AM

  21. He misrepresents the social make-up of the Boy Scouts today. Many within the Boy Scouts *want* for openly gay people to be included. The Girl Scouts already include gay people. He is a scared little narrow-minded bigot.

    Posted by: Scott Rose | May 23, 2013 11:15:45 AM

  22. well, it's the tactic the conservative-right has done for years, and their pathetic gay right-leaning lapdogs follow suit.

    they support, condone, and promote bigotry and prejudice and discrimination.

    then they cry "VICTIM!" when they get called out on it, and challenged on it.

    "war of northern aggression", anyone?

    yes. we of the Intolerant Left. hatefully intolerantly refusing to tolerate intolerance and prejudice.


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 23, 2013 11:19:32 AM

  23. "they went after...."

    more than suggesting, then, that 'we' were never in it in the first place. which is wrong.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 23, 2013 11:40:25 AM

  24. As I understand it, the BSA is a largely (exclusively?) "Christian" organization. (Though personally I think it's a stretch to call Mormons "christian." The mythology is far too different.)

    But Christianity, past a few basics, isn't a monolithic belief system. That's why there are so many different denominations. And some of those denominations ARE accepting of gays, even have gay clergy. So why is it ONLY the religious beliefs and "values" of Southern Baptists, or whatever Jim-Bob Sheepfvcker is, that are reflected in BSA rules?

    In any case he seems to have forgotten about the right to Free Speech. The BSA has the *right* (as defined by SCOTUS) to deny membership to gays, but gays and our allies ALSO have the right to speak out against that policy and pressure them to change it. Nowhere in the Constitution is Freedom From Criticism guaranteed.

    Posted by: Caliban | May 23, 2013 11:40:29 AM

  25. and to your point, Caliban - the BSA doesn't ban (openly?) Jewish leaders.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 23, 2013 11:44:31 AM

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