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Tony Perkins Reacts to Boy Scouts Decision: 'God Will Soon Be Ushered Out of Scouting'

Hate group leader Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, reacted to the Boy Scouts decision to lift the ban on gay scouts, even though the BSA left in place a ban on gay leaders.

PerkinsSaid Perkins:

"Sadly, the Boy Scouts' legacy of producing great leaders has become yet another casualty of moral compromise. Unfortunately, Boy Scout delegates capitulated to strong-arm tactics and abandoned the timeless values that have served the organization well for more than 100 years.

"The delegates succumbed to a concerted and manipulative effort by the national BSA leadership despite the BSA's own survey showing 61 percent of its members in opposition to changing the policy.

"The Boy Scouts has for decades been a force for moral integrity and leadership in the United States. BSA councils, Scouting parents, and leaders of the faith-based organizations that charter over two-thirds of the packs and troops, must now decide how to respond to this moral compromise. Many will separate from the organization so that they can continue to foster character among boys and respect the right of parents to discuss issues of sexuality with their sons.

"It is clear that the current BSA leadership will bend with the winds of popular culture, and the whims of liberal special interest groups. There is little doubt that God will soon be ushered out of scouting. Now is the time for new leadership. In the meantime, we will stand with those BSA Councils who will now act to protect boys from a new policy that only creates moral confusion and disrespects the views of the vast majority of Scouting parents," concluded Perkins.

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  1. Drama Queen!

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | May 24, 2013 9:06:12 AM

  2. Perkins doesn't know the meaning of being "morally straight". If any boy needs protecting from moral confusion and disrepect, it's from Perkins and the FRC's homophobic bigotry. Get an adult life, Perkins, and leave the children of America alone.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | May 24, 2013 9:21:21 AM

  3. Blah blah blah god blah blah blah. Bye bye Tony.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | May 24, 2013 9:22:13 AM

  4. The hate group leader yearns for the days when he can use his heterosexuality as a weapon of bigotry. Sorry Tony, those days are over.

    Posted by: Michael Barber | May 24, 2013 9:31:45 AM

  5. So much of conservative money blown by La Perkins on your opinionated promotion of hate in society.

    La Perkins and FRC stage act of bigotry is a tired old vaudeville of high kicking show girls......aged and jaded.

    Grow up bigots....soon you will be looking for real jobs which will require actual abilities.....other than your spewing bile out of your holes.
    Now what real qualification do you actually have ? Any janitorial experience ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | May 24, 2013 9:34:39 AM

  6. I'm still waiting for Jesus to show up and smack his mouth. No god would let this moron continuously talking smack in her name.

    Posted by: bambinoitaliano | May 24, 2013 9:39:17 AM

  7. Every time this jerk and all others like him don't get their way, I rejoice.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 24, 2013 9:48:56 AM

  8. He talks about God being ushered out of scouting like it's a bad thing. And, yes, the Boy Scouts (along with a majority of non-zealot Americans) will bend with the wind if they want to stay relevant. It's called changing times. Tony is only relevant because the likes of CNN still invite his backwards brand of bigotry on the air.

    Posted by: Ernie | May 24, 2013 9:50:41 AM

  9. The Catholic and Mormon churches should simply cancel all funding and services to the Boy Scouts if they're going to be pressured into allowing in those who spit on morality and decency. Then when the organization immediately implodes as a result, lets hear what idiots like Zach Wahls has to say about it "moving into the future." It would be a shame to punish those good kids in scouts who adhere to longstanding the values of the BSA and have done nothing wrong, but sometimes a few bad apples screws it up for everyone. I hope that the church are keeping a watchful eye on all this and shortens its leash if need be.

    Posted by: SBC19 | May 24, 2013 9:52:18 AM

  10. He needs a better concept of God.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | May 24, 2013 10:00:08 AM

  11. Here's a better concept of God for Tony!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 24, 2013 10:06:05 AM

  12. @ SBC19 :

    I'm gay and I don't 'spit on morality and decency'.Where do you learn that kind of Alice-in-Wonderland garbage ?

    Or are you yet another troll on this page looking for attention ?
    Go find crazy somewhere else, we're all stocked up here.
    Thank you Jack Nicolson.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | May 24, 2013 10:17:35 AM

  13. SBC19:
    It is a good thing that the Church reduces its funding to Boy Scouts. It needs the money to pay for the crimes their priests committed against child victims. The moral Church spits on herself. That's why other people are spitting on it.

    Posted by: simon | May 24, 2013 10:18:40 AM

  14. So "great leaders" have to be straight ?
    Only straight people have "moral integrity ?
    HIstory and life experiences would seem to contradict those propositions.

    What was that wonderful Ayn Rand line from "Atlas Shrugged" ?

    "Contradictions do not exist. If you think you are facing a contradiction, examine your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong."

    Posted by: norseman | May 24, 2013 10:19:33 AM

  15. Uh, SBC19, aren't you commenting on the wrong blog with your incorrect use of English grammar? Your logic about the BSA's pro-gay scouts action is, well, illogical. Duh....good luck living here in the 21st century.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | May 24, 2013 10:20:50 AM

  16. Awe Tony, you have lost your grip. The vote wasn't even close 68% for and 31% against. How does that strong, ferocious, river current of positive change feel klansman?

    Posted by: Rob | May 24, 2013 10:22:17 AM

  17. And my prayer this morning is that God will see fit to usher Tony Perkins into a more suitable career worthy of his unique talents - like fecal examiner.

    Posted by: Bill | May 24, 2013 10:33:40 AM

  18. And my prayer this morning is that God will see fit to usher Tony Perkins into a more suitable career worthy of his unique talents - like fecal examiner.

    Posted by: Bill | May 24, 2013 10:33:40 AM

  19. So, Bubbleboy Perkins said that Boy Scouts succumbed to "strong armed tactics". I guess the Mormons, Catholics, Southern Baptists didn't strong arm enough with their own threats. Being a liar, prideful, knowing the mind of God is quite the hubris and immoral, blondie.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | May 24, 2013 10:36:02 AM

  20. There's the door God. Have at it.

    Posted by: Marc C | May 24, 2013 10:40:02 AM

  21. the only way god will be ushered out of scouting is if he (or she) starts heading for the door on his (or her) own. that's what so many seem to forget. many gays are ok with including god, it's just that god won't include gays.

    i've had about about as much "love" from religions and religous leaders as i can stand for one lifetime.

    Posted by: northalabama | May 24, 2013 10:46:48 AM

  22. I honestly was never aware that god was in scouting.... and I did scouting at a Catholic school.

    White trash evangelicals often seem to have some strange ideas about what parochial school is like. We didn't talk about god except in religion class. We learned Creation in religion class and Evolution in science class and didn't seem to have a problem knowing the difference.

    Scouts met in the school basement, and if we ever talked about god, I can't remember it.

    Posted by: David Hearne | May 24, 2013 10:46:48 AM

  23. Why hasn't this homophobic bastard been banished from the world stage like Joseph McCarthy? News media, do your job. Always identify him as the leader of a designated hate group.

    Posted by: Richard | May 24, 2013 10:53:40 AM

  24. When will the "religious right" and all the bible-thumpers realize that being gay and religious and moral are not mutually exclusive? I'm so tired of their lame arguments. No one wants to take God out of scouting. And who said "morally straight" has anything to do with sexuality?

    Posted by: noteasilyoffended | May 24, 2013 11:08:40 AM

  25. Here's betting "God" takes the backdoor on the way, just like the gays do it.

    Posted by: Backdoor Man | May 24, 2013 11:18:58 AM

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