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  1. #1 Eagle Scouts return badges because BSA bans gays 
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    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...ning-gays?lite

    Bill DeVos, a Scoutmaster in upstate New York, packed up his Eagle Scout medal, badge and knot, and mailed the awards to the Boy Scoutsí headquarters in Texas.

    Though it was hard to part with the symbols of his Scouting achievements that harkened to his childhood, the 56-year-old father of two Eagle Scouts said he didnít want them as long as the organization kept its ban on gay Scouts and leaders.

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    In doing so, DeVos, joined dozens of other Eagle Scouts who said in online postings that they have sent back their medals, badges or membership cards following the Boy Scoutsí announcement on July 17 that it would keep the ban on gays in place after a confidential, two-year review. DeVos was hoping to remain part of the Scouts organization and push for change from within, but others who returned medals said they were done with the organization.

    A spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America, Deron Smith, said 50,000 Scouts earn the Eagle rank every year, and that a ďfewĒ had returned their medals, badges or certificates since July 17. When asked for a precise number, Smith said it would be hard to say since there was no standard way to return the items.
    Good! The BSA is better off without them in their ranks. These people should start dressing as girls and join the Girl Scouts. I hear the GSA is into that.
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    This guy is just cluing himself with this? It's been the BSA's stance from day one.
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    Doing us all a favor ...
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    Yes...but where they HIS medals or someone elses he mailed back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Yes...but where they HIS medals or someone elses he mailed back?
    I was just about to ask if he threw them over a fence....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Wood View Post
    I was just about to ask if he threw them over a fence....
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    I wonder if either he, or one of his sons is gay? *scratching head*

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    I din't send them my Eagle Scout badge, but I did send them a check for $250!!!!!!!!
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    My son is at the BSA camp this week.
    His aunt posted last week on facebook, when the BSA came out with their report regarding their position on homosexual leaders, that she didn't want her son to EVER be involved with the BSA because of their "hateful policy". I posted back that when her nephew gets his Eagle Scout badge in a few years, I asked her if that means we can already count on you to not attend the ceremony? I then let her know that despite her bigoted and ignorant view, the BSA has NEVER taught the boys to hate ANYONE and that if she can't see the difference that maybe she needs to educate herself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Wood View Post
    I was just about to ask if he threw them over a fence....
    Damn! Beat me to it!
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