Mitt Romney Comes Out in Support of Homosexual Boy Scout Leaders, Members


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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.”

The decision to reiterate and reaffirm the Scout’s current policy followed two years of deliberations from an eleven-member committee comprised of Boy Scout executives and other volunteers who represented “a diversity of perspectives and opinions.”

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When all was said and done, the committee concluded that the restriction served as “the best policy” for the Boy Scouts.

The current policy reads, “While the BSA does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.”

Mitt Romney also recently reiterated his support for homosexual adoption. This past May, in an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox News, he explained that while he is against the concept of homosexual “marriage,” he does believe that homosexual couples should be able to adopt children.

“[I]f two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child, in my state, individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that’s something that people have a right to do,” Romney outlined. “But, to call that ‘marriage’ is something that in my view is a departure from the real meaning of that word.”

He had first outlined his position on the matter in 1996 while talking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

“Well, they are able to adopt children,” he said. “I’m not going to change that.”

Prior to Saul serving as Romney’s press secretary, Richard Grenell, an open homosexual, filled the position.

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  • http://yahoo Donald Vastlik

    We still must vote for Romney. We are damned if we do and damned if we don’t

    • Steve

      Donald, I have no idea from your comment whether you hold to a biblical or secular worldview. If perhaps you are a professing Christian, will you justify in another posting your assertion that we must still vote for Romney, even though you said we are damned either way. I am not following your deduction. If we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t, then how do you conclude that we must still vote for Romney? I don’t understand that logic.

  • Harry

    This information and much more was available before the primaries if people would take the time to do some research instead of listening to the media. The laziness of the people is the reason we always end up with nominees like Romney, McCain, Bush and Dole. Wake up and do a little homework before you vote. I know the information was available because I found and even posted much of it on sites like this along with info on sources to document it

  • Stephanie

    We have a dilemma this election cycle…. ( Although, it surely isn’t a dilemma with the Lord)

    Option #1

    Do you vote for a Marxist/Muslim who believes in same sex “marriage” ( which was ordained by God as one woman and one man for life). Who believes that these perverted person’s can lead a Boy Scout troop, and adopt children? A man who advocates the murder of preborn children through all nine months of pregnancy?

    Option #2

    Do you vote for a Mormon ( which is a cult, that believes Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was the brother of Lucifer) Who also believes that same sex couples can “marry” ( Romney has the dubious title of being the “father of gay marriage”) adopt children,and lead a Boy Scout troop. Who had a “conversion” to the pro-life cause, but will only pay lip service to the plight of the preborn to garner votes?

    Option #3
    Follow the Lord’s instructions, found in His Holy Word, regarding the biblical requirements of a leader?

    “The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God”. 2 Samuel 23:3

    Neither Obama nor Romney meet the above requirements. Both are enemies of the cross of Christ.

    If you know a person, who is just and fears God, write them in.

    We will get the president we deserve.

    • http://welldoneministry.org RG

      Well said, sister!

  • Cindy Redburn

    There is a choice for a godly man! Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party candidate. Stop voting in fear for the lesser of two evils, when you can vote for Goode!

  • Greg Haislip

    I used to be gay, but over 6 ½ years ago Jesus set me FREE! http://youtu.be/LqUvaXkRwJ8 Also I’ve been married to my beautiful wife for 19 months and she’s pregnant with our first child. GOD CAN DO ANYTHING! I am no longer a slave to the sin of homosexuality. I made the choice to be gay for 11 years, but now I choose life – JESUS CHRIST!

  • David

    I am from Massachusetts and can tell you that when he was running for the Senate in 1994 against Ted Kennedy, Romney told a gay newspaper that he would be more pro-gay than Kennedy. Yes, it’s true. See here:

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/06/how-proud-romney-was-be-pro-gay-rights-1994/53920/

    It’s been all downhill from there. Romney is the biggest phony going. He says he is against gay marriage but in fact he favors “civil unions”, which are the same thing, and we all know that the concept of civil unions is not lasting as judges rule that they must now be called marriage.

    More points please:
    Gays do recruit. They try to ensnare straight men and boys who are confused or vulnerable or have low self esteem.
    Gays are often bi-sexual, so please don’t tell me they have no choice.
    Gays are trying to homosexualize society. They push their “lifestyle” onto others because they are prominent in the media, TV, fashion, writing and industry.
    Gays talk about “bullying”. Yet they are the most intolerant people of all. They intimidate and threaten others.

    See massresistance.org. And don’t vote for Romney or Obama.