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Old 06-02-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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Looks like respect only works one way.

Boy Scouts defy orders, wear uniforms in Utah gay pride parade - U.S. News

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Boy Scouts and adult volunteers wore their uniforms Sunday as they marched in Utah's gay pride parade defying a leader of the youth organization who had said they couldn't do so under the organization's guidelines prohibiting advocating political or social positions.

"It just feels like the right thing to do," Kenji Mikesell, an 18-year-old Eagle Scout and high school senior still active with his troop, said before leaving for the parade in Salt Lake City.
Keeping with Scouting tradition feels right for some as well, but political pressures seem to have influenced a change there. This is a rub-it-in-your-face response by activists to changes in official policy, not happy with having won, but going to prove they can do anything they wish in spite of a stated neutral stance by Scouting on involvement in social issues. Next up, singing show tunes around the camp fire.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:06 PM
 
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Scouting as we know it is slowly dying.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I don't get the controversy here. Some scouts decided to wear their uniforms at a rally. No one forced them to.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Scouting as we know it is slowly dying.
The boy scouts were pretty gay in the first place to be honest. I don't think this will change much.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Middle of nowhere
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Considering that the individual scouts, and leaders, have to purchase their own uniforms one would think that they can wear them whenever they choose to.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:56 PM
 
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Considering that the individual scouts, and leaders, have to purchase their own uniforms one would think that they can wear them whenever they choose to.
Considering that we have freedom of speech, I should be able to yell "Fire" in a crowded theater. But, there's a valid reason not to. It was asked that no one wear Scouting uniforms to any such event so as to not give the impression that Scouting endorses it. It was a valid reason to not wear the uniforms. They chose to in a slap in the face to the organization who just caved in to political pressure to admit them.

Let the Scouting organization die a dignified death.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: California
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You can pick up a scouting uniform at a thrift shop and do what you please with it. There are no "laws" about it and anyone can wear one for any reason. A scout uniform has never been "holy" or "sacred". Come on people.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:21 PM
 
Location: 77441
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BSA is a private organization.
they have rules.
you dont have to follow the rules and they dont have to keep you as a member.
if pillow biters want to join, thats fine.
but follow the rules.
dont like the BSA rules, why did you insist on being allowed in if you cant follow simple rules ?

you want to express a political belief, fine.
but everyone who wore their uniform in the parade should be kicked out.

follow the rules.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:22 PM
 
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Considering that the individual scouts, and leaders, have to purchase their own uniforms one would think that they can wear them whenever they choose to.

you know nothing of honor or self-respect.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:23 PM
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They are a private organization........just kick out anyone who was in the Gayrade wearing their BS uniform.
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