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Please sign this petition if you believe in this cause

From: Cecelia
Sent on: Saturday, March 16, 2013 6:39 PM
I feel that the Boy Scouts Of America should be a organization to which parents can feel as comfortable as possible in sending their young sons. They should not have to worry about Gay members and leaders having increased access to their children (we've seen how well that has worked in the Catholic Church), or, be forced into accepting a belief that is not theirs.
The LGBT community wants to force their agenda and beliefs on everyone, while at the same time, disallow those who hold a different opinion or belief to continue to do so. Why do they not just start their own organization and call it the LGBT Scouts of America? That would allow parents the option of which group they want to send their sons to??
If we don't defend the rights of the Boy Scouts to determine their membership rules and, to continue to uphold  their MORAL beliefs, where will this agenda end? Will we then force the organization to admit girls who consider themselves to be "boys"? Or, allow boys that want to dress up as girls while participating in the scouts to do so?
In the name of  "TOLERANCE", ONLY the radical view points are to be "TOLERATED" while the rest of us are not to be allowed to have our views tolerated and allowed!! We are purposely being FORCED to abandon OUR religious beliefs and freedoms!! All of this Political Correctness must come to and end...IN MY OPINION!!

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From: Liberty Counsel <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Saturday, March 16,[masked]:41 AM
Subject: Cecelia, the Scouts want your input!

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel
3/16/2013
 
Cecelia,
 
The Boy Scouts of America headquarters office is asking you for your input about their policy prohibiting open homosexuals from participating in the Scouting program.  
 
We need to respond to their request in force because pro-homosexual activists are making a major effort to bury the Scouts with responses from their misguided perspective!  
 
++The Boy Scouts’ moral stand was almost “hijacked”!
 
January 28th, when the news broke about the BSA’s reconsideration of their policy, it launched a barrage of activity on both sides of this hotly contested issue.  
 
In fact, Liberty Counsel delivered a quickly-gathered number of petitions, along with your signature, Cecelia, to the Board of Directors on the day of the anticipated vote. 
 
The petition, calling on the Scouts to stay morally straight, amassed over 20,000 signatures in just 48 hours!  
 
The BSA’s vote, which was supposed to take place out of the public eye, was ultimately postponed until their next meeting in May. 
 
Now they are soliciting comments from Americans to get the pulse of the nation before their May board meetings.  
 
++Liberty Counsel will respond to the Scouts’ request!
 
We have added a comment section on our Boy Scouts of America petition page, which will allow you to add a comment to be included in our next petition delivery.  
 
I am asking you to take a moment right now to add your comments to the petition, which will be delivered to the BSA headquarters prior to the end of the open comment period and prior to their board’s all-important vote in May.  
 
The more comments we include, the stronger the statement will be!  I assure you that those who oppose our viewpoint will be rallying their base to force the Scouts to cave to their pressure and change their pro-moral policy.  
 
Click here now to add your comments to the petition:    
 
http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?U=223133&CID=376&RID=38649751
 
Here are a few suggested comments, if you need them…
  • Dear Boy Scouts:  Please do not backtrack on your core values.  I urge you to maintain the moral integrity of your organization by not changing your ban on homosexual participation.
  • Dear Boy Scouts: Do not change your ban on homosexual participation in your organization. For over 100 years, your group has maintained the highest of moral standards.  Please do not fall prey to current activist pressures. 
  • Dear Boy Scouts: Please do not change your ban on homosexuals participating in the Scouts. Such a policy change would violate the moral values inherent in the Scout Law and Oath, and it would be a slap in the face to the churches, religious organizations, and local volunteers who sponsor and fund the vast majority of Scout troops.
  • Dear Boy Scouts: For more than a century, your group represented cherished American values. Do not abandon your principles. Say “no” to the pressure being put on you to change your policy on homosexual participation. I believe the result of changing your stand would be disastrous. 
  • Dear BSA Board of Directors: Scouting should hold firm to the transcendent values the organization has long promoted, demonstrating the courage that is asked of every Boy Scout. Do not cave in to radical activists. Stand strong on your time-proven policy! 
Please help us encourage the Boy Scouts to hold to their principles by encouraging your likeminded friends, family, church members, or social groups to join you in signing this petition today! 
 
Sign the petition and add your comments today. Then, please share this petition link everywhere you possibly can to rally additional support 
 
 
Thank you for your support and for taking action with us!  
 
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel
 
P.S. If you would like to know more about the battle for the integrity of the scouts, I have attached the copy content of a commentary I wrote which was published by the Orlando Sentinel
 
I believe you’ll find several facts in the column that aren’t being widely published by other mainstream media newspapers and sources. Here is its content:
 
“A national uproar apparently caused the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America to postpone until May a vote on whether to allow homosexual Scouts and Scoutmasters among their ranks.
 
After more than 100 years as a private organization with the highest of moral standards, top scouting officials had initially floated the idea of rescinding the prohibition on homosexual members and leaders after reaffirming their policy last summer.
 
This reaffirmation followed just four years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of the Scouts to set their own membership policy in regards to homosexuals in the 2008 case, I.
 
Rather than resolving to uphold the Scout Law, which says that Scouts are to keep themselves "morally straight," some members of the executive board began a covert campaign to change the policy. Two members of the executive board in particular were instrumental in pressuring their fellow board members to reconsider the ban.
 
Reportedly the strongest advocates for changing the common-sense policy were board members Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, and Jim Turley, CEO of Ernst & Young. Pro-family groups have called for their resignation from scouting, as well they should.
 
If the BSA were to lift the ban on homosexuality, whether across the board for all Scouts or as an option for local councils, such change would ruin the Scouts and betray millions who have participated in the organization since its founding in 1908.
 
Such a policy change would violate the moral values inherent in the Scout Law and Oath, and it would be a slap in the face to the churches, religious organizations, and local volunteers who sponsor and fund the vast majority of Scout troops.
 
And changing the policy to allow local councils to determine whether to allow homosexuals would not end this battle.
 
The Human Rights Campaign, a Washington, D.C., lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lobbying group, said such a change is not good enough.
 
The HRC will continue to pressure corporations to stop funding the Scouts until homosexuality is fully embraced by the organization.
 
Shame on the HRC to pressure the Scouts to embrace a lifestyle that many Americans believe is immoral.
 
With Chick-fil-A and now the Scouts, we are clearly seeing the radical edge of the homosexual agenda.
 
This agenda has nothing to do with tolerance. It is only about dominance, in-your-face pressure, and tactics to force people and pro-family institutions to accept their lifestyle as normal and preferred. The Scouts must stand firm against this pressure.
 
For more than a century, the Boy Scouts represented cherished American values.
 
If the Scouts were to abandon its principles, the result would be disastrous. After the Scouts in Canada opened the doors to homosexuals in 1999, membership fell. The Scouts now march in so-called "gay pride" parades.
 
In America, the results would be similar. The Scouts would become a sham.
 
Scouting should hold firm to the transcendent values the organization has long promoted, demonstrating the courage that is asked of every Boy Scout.”
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