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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:07 PM Feb 2013

BATTLESTATIONS!': Call-in war waged over Boy Scouts' ban on gays

Source: nbc news

These are the battle cries made by advocates on both sides of the debate over allowing gays into the Boy Scouts. They are urging their supporters to call or email the private youth organization as it weighs lifting its longstanding, controversial ban, with a vote expected next week.

The new policy, now under discussion, would revise the national organization’s rules to allow local sponsoring organizations to decide for themselves whether to admit gay scouts and leaders. If approved, the change could be announced as early as next week, after the Boy Scouts of America's national board holds a regularly scheduled meeting.

On the Facebook page for George Takei, known for his role as Mr. Sulu in Star Trek, he urged those wanting to end the ban to hit their “BATTLESTATIONS!” and to “Takei Stand.” He gave supporters a step-by-step guide, telling them to call, say they were for the change, and then to like and share the message. As of Thursday afternoon, more than 56,000 people had liked his status and 41,000 had shared it, while another 6,000 left comments.

“Let's FLOOD their lines with thousands of calls. (Believe me, the other side's busy, too...),” he wrote.

Read more: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/01/16796116-battlestations-call-in-war-waged-over-boy-scouts-ban-on-gays

The hate groups are rallying the nutballs to try to pressure bsa out of decision, they have a lot of campaigns going.

It would be great to drop a quick call or email,

Here are the contacts sent out by our council:


We should reiterate that a final decision on this matter has NOT been made by the National Executive Board. The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board occurs next week. Once more information becomes available, we will let you know. We do not plan to post any further information until the announcement is made.

If you would like to express your comments or concerns on this matter, you may call the National Office at 972-580-2000 or send an email to pr@scouting.org.
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BATTLESTATIONS!': Call-in war waged over Boy Scouts' ban on gays (Original Post) d_r Feb 2013 OP
Du rec. Thanks to Sulu for rallying the Troops! Nt xchrom Feb 2013 #1
Frankly, I do NOT want my son catching teh GAY. Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #2
Just sent an email Gore1FL Feb 2013 #3
THANK YOU!! d_r Feb 2013 #4
Glad to do it! Gore1FL Feb 2013 #5
I'm bumping this for Monday readers d_r Feb 2013 #6


(21,322 posts)
5. Glad to do it!
Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:40 PM
Feb 2013

My son is a 2nd generation Eagle Scout. It's a great program overall. It needs to rethink itself and the purpose of the program. Everything it teaches flies in the face of the institutionalized discrimination (both orientation and religious).


(6,907 posts)
6. I'm bumping this for Monday readers
Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:36 AM
Feb 2013

since I posted it on Friday evening of super bowl weekend, lol. I'm hoping folks will take a moment to call or e-mail! THANKS.

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