Jan/29
2013

Tony Perkins Can Suck It

The times are a-changin' Tony, can you smell it? Smells like the sweet, sweet scent of your repressive, aggressive, antiquated attitude withering away.

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America may soon give sponsors of troops the authority to decide whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders - a potentially dramatic retreat from a nationwide no-gays policy that has provoked relentless protests.

Under the change now being discussed, the different religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units would be able to decide for themselves how to address the issue - either maintaining an exclusion of gays, as is now required of all units, or opening up their membership.[..]

Under the proposed change, said BSA spokesman Deron Smith, "the Boy Scouts would not, under any circumstances, dictate a position to units, members, or parents."[..]

Among those urging the Boy Scouts to keep the no-gays policy was Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council.

"The Boy Scouts of America board would be making a serious mistake to bow to the strong-arm tactics of LGBT activists and open the organization to homosexuality," Perkins said. "The Boy Scouts should stand firm in their timeless values and respect the right of parents to discuss these sexual topics with their children."

Time to get over yourself there Tony. Point is that not you, not your morals, should dictate to others who should be included. Timeless? Shove your tired rhetoric. There's nothing timeless about discrimination. It's time that such tactics be phased out.

The Boy Scouts of America are moving on, slightly behind but still in keeping with the attitudes of this nation. Respect our country, it's not a reflection of what you want it to be, but what everyone wants it to be. Get a grip douchebag and move on too.

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