Romney Says Boy Scouts Should Admit HomosexualsSubmitted by go213mph on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 11:01
I'm not anti-gay but do homosexual boys know they are gay at 9, 10, and 11 years old? I don't know. Maybe they do. But what bothers me is this seems like it's clearing the way for homosexual MEN to be boy scout troop leaders. THAT is probably NOT a good idea.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney this week reiterated his view that the Boy Scouts of America should admit homosexuals as Scouts and Scout leaders. He also supports the right of the Scouts to decide their own policies.
Currently, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) does not admit homosexuals as Scouts or Scout leaders.
Romney first expressed his view that the Boy Scouts should admit homosexuals in 1994. When Romney was running for the U.S. Senate that year against Democrat Sen. Ted Kennedy, he said “all people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”
Tovia Smith of WBUR radio in Boston asked Romney during an October 1994 debate, “Mr. Romney, you say you’re a moderate on social issues, one who will defend abortion rights, equal rights for women, for blacks and for gays -- in fact, you say you will do more to promote gay rights than Senator Kennedy.”