Unlike Obama, Romney Comes Out in Support of Homosexual Boy Scout Leaders

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By Heather Clark.  A spokesperson for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has advised that the former Massachusetts governor disagrees with the Boy Scout’s current policy prohibiting open homosexuals from serving as members and leaders.

According to The Associated Press, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told the news outlet in an email that Romney still stands by his beliefs that homosexual men should be able to serve in the organization. She specifically noted that Romney had outlined his views in 1994 during a political debate, and that his stance has not changed.

“I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue,” Romney stated during the debate. “I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”


As previously reported, last month, the Boy Scouts of America issued a statement reaffirming its policy prohibiting open homosexuals from joining the organization.

“The committee’s work and conclusion is that this policy reflects the beliefs and perspectives of the BSA’s members, thereby allowing Scouting to remain focused on its mission and the work it is doing to serve more youth,” the statement said. “The review included forthright and candid conversation and extensive research and evaluations — both from within Scouting and from outside of the organization.”  Read more from this story HERE.

Advocates: Romney backs gay scouts, Obama is silent

By Stephen Dinan. There is one social issue on which Mitt Romney is more liberal than President Obama — that of urging the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to accept gay scouts.

Mr. Romney said in 1994 that while it was up to BSA to set its own policy, he thought the scouts should allow gay boys in, and this week his campaign reaffirmed that stance to the Associated Press. The 1994 comments came as he was running to unseat then-Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in Massachusetts.

“I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation,” Mr. Romney said during a debate at the time.

Now Scouts for Equality, a group pushing for the national scouting group to allow gay boys to join, said it’s time for Mr. Obama — who as president is the honorary president of the scouts — to take the same stand.

“I’m happy to hear that Mitt Romney’s campaign confirmed his support for the participation of my family, and families like mine, in the Boy Scouts of America,” said Jennifer Tyrrell, a former cub scout den leader who is lesbian, said in a statement. “I think President Obama should also let the public know what he thinks about a cultural institution like the Boy Scouts banning gay Americans.”  Read more from this story HERE.

  • john

    If Romney truly supports homosexual men being allowed to participate in Boy Scout Leadership – this would be a strong reason to not vote for him – it’s POOR judgement and ignoring the facts of homosexuality – exposing young and innocent males to the lust that is homosexuality.

    • don

      john, do you really want a minor side issue to allow obama to get back in to DESTROY the country? The Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints, which Romney belongs to, has the BSA as the primary training system for its boys. The Church is quite clear on the gays not being part of the BSA organization. .If you even bothered to research the Church policy pertaining to the complete “gay” community, the unease you feel would be removed.

  • RocktheBenz

    obama decided to change his mind two weeks ago about gay marriage; Has anyone asked perhaps romney has changed his mind SINCE 1994. These liberal hipocrats make me puke!

  • CSN

    Romney’s RECORD shows he endorses gay marriage. His stand about the Chick-Fil-A Controversy (Not part of my campaign) should have triggered a WARNING BUTTON to all conservatives who value Marriage Definition, as stated and quoted in Genesis, Marriage is between 1 man and 1 woman, and the rest is an abomination. Sodom and Gomorrah wasn’t a joke. Obama is playing silent because he knows better than to state he’s for Boy Scouts getting molested by pedophile gays. Ask Mike Reagan what happened to him when he was molested by a scout leader of sorts….his whole life turned inside out. Protect your children, and take them on outings yourself and with friends.

  • God, if this is true, I have no respect for him either, and I have been helping out at his local campaign headquarters. If I had had boys, I wouldn’t want someone like that around my boys. I know not all gay guys are perverts, but I wouldn’t want to take a chance, and something happen like the Penn State devil. Some emotional scars are harder to deal with than pysical scars.

    • CSN

      I digress….all gay men are perverts, because what they do is a perverted act. No one can say what they do isn’t perverted sex.

    • don

      Romney has said that he supports the BSA to decide the issue. He should have left it at that. Is andrea saul a rino, who is pushing him into a compromising decision? The Boy Scout leaders are teaching boys how to be MEN not queers or cross dressers. It is hard enough to be a man on this planet with all femminazies running around with their agenda. The BSA is one of the few excellent organizations left for boys. Look to the past to see that where the “gays” have taken hold of a civilization, it is doomed to disintegrate into total corruption.

  • crescentfang

    The Boy Scouts have a hard enough time protecting the kids from male child molesters as it is. Their success is mixed at best.

  • Edie_VA

    Joe,

    I know where Mitt can find about 500 adult gay “leaders” who enjoy working with adolescent boys. They are defrocked former priests.

    The pope has now forbidden openly gay men from the seminaries. The Catholic leaders learned to late that those men who have homosexual attractions for boys and teens have sexual desires that are permanent and irreversible.

    I am going to vote for Mitt because he can get the economy going and he can give Americans something they do not have now: confidence.
    Mitt will also cancel Obama’s ruinous EPA policies which will prohibit any new coal-fired electrical generation from being built – ever. These new regulations will gradually shut down all our coal-fired electricity generators. What will happen if Obama gets re-elected? Your electricity bill will double, the poor will have their power shut off, and the productive workers and taxpayers will have to pay for a new entitlement: like Food Stamps: Free Electricity.