1. Jeff Atwood says

    So let me see if I have this straight (so to speak): the BSA cracks down hard on exercise of first amendment rights but enables and covers up pedophiles?

  2. Mike Ryan says

    I love it when the BSA makes these kinds of major missteps. Not only do they piss of their own Scout Leaders but the Scouts themselves and as so many of us have noted, the BSA will cease to be. And when they realize it they won’t be able to apologize enough. They are cutting their own throats all based on bigotry. They don’t deserve to support American’s young men.

  3. says

    Oh, the irony! Reprimanding lower level leaders for “promot[ing] sexual orientation or any other political or social agenda” while the National Council has been pushing its own sexual-orientation views and social agenda for decades.

  4. RMc says

    Reprimanded for practicing their first amendment rights and wearing their personal property wherever they want and however they want? The BSA is still not getting that in order to be the Boy Scouts OF American they cannot be against the American value of freedom. It would be a contradiction.

  5. Rexford says

    Gosh! I think they were only following one of the Scout’s Promises …

    DUTY TO OTHER PEOPLE: Many people need help. A cheery smile and a helping hand make life easier for others. By doing a Good Turn daily and helping when you’re needed, you prove yourself a Scout and do your part to make this a better world.

  6. terry says

    The leaders were “forced” to sign an apology. Nothing says sincerity like a forced apology. So much for that part in the oath about being honest.

  7. MrRoboto says

    I just searched Boy Scouts March in Parade, and found numerous examples of uniformed Boy Scouts marching in parades that easily be construed (or misconstrued) as having a political purpose. Sorry BSA honchos, but your hypocrisy is showing again.

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