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Joe Gillespie

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About Joe Gillespie

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    Tallahassee, FL
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    Eagle Scout
  1. From reading the comments here, it would suggest that BSA's Declaration of Religious Principle, which among other things states that Scouting activities "shall be carried on under conditions which show respect to the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion" requires Scouting to allow adults holding any religious viewpoint to serve as a role model for youth. That does not follow. Just because an organization files for a federal income tax exemption as a religion does not make it bona fide. Although Scouts have a duty not to ridicule or belittle others due to their religious view
  2. I honestly do not understand why BSA and so many posting here feel it is important for Scouting to permit homosexual adult leaders (or youth members for that matter). Assuming at best that LGBT persons represent 5 percent of the population, does this change in BSA policy represent a flood of new LGBT members to the program? Is the influx of new LGBT members really going to outweigh the flight of faithful families from various faith traditions who will no longer wish to be associated with BSA? Further, I think it's safe to assume that LGBT as a community is likely more secular than religious, a
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