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Towleroad Talking Points: Wackos React To End of Boy Scout Ban

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BY SAM GREISMAN

A look back at today's top stories

BOY SCOUTS

As expected the anti-gay nutjobs have come out of the woodwork to react to the partial end to the Boy Scouts' ban on gays. NOM's Brian Brown says that the gays will sexualize the Boy Scouts. I'm not even sure what that means. Bumbling former presidential candidate Rick Perry is greatly disappointed by the Scouts and Tony Perkins of the FRC predicts that God will be ushered out of the scouting world

Lawrence O'Donnell sat down with Zach Wahls last night to discuss the end of the ban on gay scouts

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GAY NEWS

Last night the Nevada Assembly advanced a bill that would put same-sex marriage on the 2016 ballot. Shortly before the vote, 18-year-old Riley Roberts delivered a powerful and stirring plea on behalf of his two moms. Also yesterday's NYU Commencement ceremony was all about marriage equality as David Boies and Edie Windsor were two of the speakers

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ENTERTAINMENT

Gay rapper Ethan Kaplan has a new video that is all about the gay art of tanning. And who would have thought that a movie about Liberace would contain so much gay sex!?

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VIDEO OF THE DAY

A new job for dogs: dentist to lions!

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  1. Zach Wahls is not "openly gay." His parents are lesbians; he is straight.

    Posted by: Anon | May 24, 2013 11:31:26 PM


  2. yes, ^^, that. zach walls has gay parents. he is straight.

    Posted by: aaron | May 25, 2013 12:09:08 AM


  3. Zach Wahls is "openly straight," I think. He does have two moms and has been an awesome ally. Please correct.

    Posted by: gruntled | May 25, 2013 2:21:23 AM


  4. Was never fan of this column, tone and style of writing, but "openly gay Eagle Scout Zach Wahls"... like, c'mon, dude. Get it together.

    Posted by: MSquare | May 25, 2013 6:30:21 AM


  5. Was never fan of this column, tone and style of writing, but "openly gay Eagle Scout Zach Wahls"... like, c'mon, dude. Get it together.

    Posted by: MSquare | May 25, 2013 6:30:30 AM


  6. Zach is not Gay...how very "gay separtist" of you....no wonder equal rights are taking so long in your country...

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | May 25, 2013 8:53:15 AM


  7. If the Judo-Christian god that advocates bashing little kids heads against a wall and taking disobedient sons before the city council to have them stoned to death is, “ushered out of the scouting world;” that would be the best thing that could happen to the scouts. In my not very humble opinion it is time that hateful former Canaanite war god, Yahweh, was forced into retirement and replaced by the loving Father God Jesus supported.

    Posted by: Ray T | May 25, 2013 9:36:48 AM


  8. I wonder how many of those young boys being forced to hold up anti-gay signs are actually gay?

    newsflash, bigots - hating gays won't make your kids straight.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 25, 2013 11:28:40 AM


  9. @Ray T No. It is time for religion to be exposed for what it truly is, myth. There is no gawd, jeebus never existed and it's time for the adults to sit at the table rather than the adult children who want to believe in fairy tales and make decisions based on their childlike beliefs.

    No LGBT person should join the Boy Scouts. It's disgusting to chase after acceptance from an inherently kristian organization. In their eyes, YOU are still ssssssinner. You are still a fag and gawd will judge you.

    Pray tell, where is the acceptance I that?

    Posted by: Arkark | May 25, 2013 11:38:24 AM


  10. The larger tell is right there in that picture. Parents using children to vent their own bigotry. A child being taught to hate. This is the bottom line in their lessons on morality their 'faith' instills.

    Long before they ever have a chance to understand the effects of hate they're indoctrinated into it.

    Posted by: JONES | May 25, 2013 12:02:51 PM


  11. I'd say a correction from the editor is needed here regarding Mr. Walls sexuality. Research boys, research.

    Posted by: Sean | May 25, 2013 12:55:33 PM


  12. @ Arkark As a student of spirituality and religious history I am 75% in agreement with you. God, Allah, the god particle in quantum physics, and so many other names, it is all the same attempt to understand what, as of today, is incomprehensible. How did it start? How will it all end? Or is there no beginning and no end only eternal cycles? I would enjoy debating with you, but this is not the place. Peace.

    Posted by: Ray T | May 25, 2013 1:31:08 PM


  13. @Ray T No, not good enough. I am a student of spirituality as well. There is no room in this world any longer for adults who believe in a fundamental religion and it has to stop. It is a scourge of human existence but if you want to lie down in the gutter and STILL be considered a sinner (and by the way a pederast and someone who will engage in bestialtiy because you are gay), go for it. Peace.

    Posted by: Arkark | May 25, 2013 1:43:06 PM


  14. Life is a tiny part of the nature of the universe.

    Whether you believe in a single being as creator of the universe or not you can at least look at the agonizingly utter foolishness in any person or any group claiming to know the mind of a being powerful enough to create the universe.

    The only way you can get 'believers' for this nonsense is to indoctrinate them from early childhood.

    Personally, I want their organized lunacy out of my life in as many ways as I can make possible.

    Posted by: JONES | May 25, 2013 1:50:52 PM


  15. Zach was utilized for his purpose -- child of gay parents. He should get a raise for all he's done. Being a perfect example is not easy. I agree that we will not "sexualize" The Boyscouts." What is sex anyway? I got the impression that it was the big difference between gays and straights. But I could just be a confused gay "nutjob." Seems more gays spend their energy defending gay sex than actually having it.

    Posted by: GB | May 25, 2013 3:01:24 PM


  16. Zach was utilized for his purpose -- child of gay parents. He should get a raise for all he's done. Being a perfect example is not easy. I agree that we will not "sexualize" The Boyscouts." What is sex anyway? I got the impression that it was the big difference between gays and straights. But I could just be a confused gay "nutjob." Seems more gays spend their energy defending gay sex than actually having it.

    Posted by: GB | May 25, 2013 3:01:27 PM


  17. @GB
    Only if you let the act of sex and who you have sex with be the measure used to define you.

    Zach wasn't 'utilized' as you so cynically put it.
    He came forward on his own to help his parents achieve legal standing previously denied to them.

    You may not want or need civil equality but those LGBT with family do. Supporting their cause doesn't in any way diminish the way you choose to live you gay life.

    Posted by: JONES | May 25, 2013 4:15:36 PM


  18. It is apparent that few of the comments here are by people who are old enough to know that the Boy Scouts were Gay Tolerant from their founding in the early part of the 20th Century up until the Moron Church and other religious entities took them over from local non religious companies. I know, for a fact, that there were Gays in the Boy Scouts in the 1930 - 1940 period, because I was one of them. The Scout Master of my Troop was a known Gay, also. I was in the Queer Patrol.

    During Camping trips we would take during the Summer to nearby woods, it was expected that three of four "Straits" would de-pants one of us Gays "Just for laughs". After wards, we would all go off together to do something else.

    One thing was certain: Having Gays and Straits together in the Scouts resulted in the Straits not being Bigots when they became adults with families. They knew that we were no threat to their manhood or families.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | May 25, 2013 5:24:04 PM


  19. The BSA really needs to keep these bigoted assholes away from the young scouts.

    They seem obsessed with having sex with underage boys in scouting uniforms.

    Posted by: mmike1969 | May 27, 2013 10:07:41 AM


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