What? The “All-Powerful Liberal Fascist Gay Lobby” Actually…Isn’t?
Bill Quick

Boy Scouts Start Accepting Gay Youth On New Year’s Day

Some churches are dropping their sponsorship of Scout units because of the new policy and some families are switching to a new conservative alternative called Trail Life USA. But massive defections haven’t materialized and most major sponsors, including the Roman Catholic and Mormon churches, are maintaining ties.

“There hasn’t been a whole lot of fallout,” said Haddock, a lawyer from Wichita, Kan. “If a church said they wouldn’t work with us, we’d have a church right down the street say, ‘We’ll take the troop.’”

There have always been gay kids in the Boy Scouts.  There were in my scouting days, back in the 1950s,

Hell, the Scouts were founded by a man named Robert Baden-Powell, who was in all likelihood a gay man himself.  But of course some churches are expelling their scout troops, but not because they are bigots.  Never, never that.

The Bible told them so, and we should never trample on their rights to impose their bigotries on everybody else.  Because religious freedom.

BTW, I see that the all-powerful “liberal-fascist” gay lobby (as so many panty-wetting, hysterical SoCons have it, got its ass kicked again.  Not so “all-powerful” after all, eh?

Clue for the religious:  Your religious liberties stop at my liberty to ignore your beliefs entirely.

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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What? The “All-Powerful Liberal Fascist Gay Lobby” Actually…Isn’t? — 1 Comment

  1. ¶ Baden-Powell was no revolutionary; he did not question the rigid sexual ethos of his time. Mr. Jeal, after very extensive research, found no direct evidence of a physical relationship between Baden-Powell and McLaren, but he certainly did not conclude from this lack that his subject was therefore a heterosexual. Victorian England had a tradition of intense but chaste male-on-male friendships, of course, but “we are perfectly entitled,” Mr. Jeal asserted, “to question today whether the attempt to deny the undoubted link between love and sexual desire could have succeeded as well as it did without repression, sublimation, and in many instances massive doses of self-deception.” He added that “available evidence points inexorably to the conclusion that Baden-Powell was a repressed homosexual.”

    Not that I disagree with this assessment of repressed homosexuality, but “we are perfectly entitled” does make a tremendous statement about what scholarship amounts to today.
    I have read Theodore Roosevelt’s works and there is a lot of references to perfect examples of masculinity and beautiful bodies, so the sexual repression of the Victorians’ probably crossed the ocean as well.
    BTW, my understanding was that Baden-Powell and McLaren remained friends throughout their life and McLaren donated Gilwell Park to B-P which consequently made B-P landed and eligible to be a Lord.

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