Train & Carly Rae Jepsen won't perform for Scouts unless they drop gay ban

  • metta

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    Mar 02, 2013 1:13 AM GMT
    Train won't perform for Scouts unless they drop gay ban

    Grammy winning band was scheduled to play at Boy Scouts 2013 National Scout Jamboree

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/train-wont-perform-scouts-unless-they-drop-gay-ban020313


    Carly Rae Jepsen Backs Out Of Boy Scouts’ Jamboree Over Anti-Gay Policy


    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/03/05/1674421/dont-call-her-carly-rae-jepsen-backs-out-of-boy-scouts-jamboree-over-anti-gay-policy/
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    Mar 02, 2013 1:22 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    Train won't perform for Scouts unless they drop gay ban

    Great!
  • Lukehiker

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    Mar 02, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    GOOD! Maybe I can petition to get my badges back once they do.
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    Mar 02, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    This is capitalism at work, and all you socialist gays try to get laws passed. . . pfft.
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    Mar 02, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    BroTie saidThis is capitalism at work, and all you socialist gays try to get laws passed. . . pfft.
    Yes, we are bastards trying to get gay rights, and making sure gay children aren't discriminated against. Bad gays Bad gays!!!!

    With that being said, I do feel sorry for the kids. It's them who suffers in the end, for a few closed minded adults.
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    Mar 02, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    This is cool.

    too bad it isn't someone people actually want to watch perform.
  • Lukehiker

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    Mar 02, 2013 3:43 AM GMT
    RadRTT said
    BroTie saidThis is capitalism at work, and all you socialist gays try to get laws passed. . . pfft.
    Yes, we are bastards trying to get gay rights, and making sure gay children aren't discriminated against. Bad gays Bad gays!!!!

    With that being said, I do feel sorry for the kids. It's them who suffers in the end, for a few closed minded adults.


    Yeah; its incredibly painful being kicked from a boy scout troop because you are gay.

    I did Nothing wrong, hell, I was actually one of the most knowledgeable people in the troop and was frequently assigned to lead other scouts on hikes and camping trips....yet, something that was completely out of my control, and completely secondary to my being a scout, led to me being kicked out and my badges burned.
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    Mar 02, 2013 3:44 AM GMT
    BroTie saidThis is capitalism at work, and all you socialist gays try to get laws passed. . . pfft.

    Yes, Capitalism is magic. I particularly loved it when Capitalism abolished slavery. Yeah, that was great.
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    Mar 02, 2013 6:35 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    Train won't perform for Scouts unless they drop gay ban

    Grammy winning band was scheduled to play at Boy Scouts 2013 National Scout Jamboree

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/train-wont-perform-scouts-unless-they-drop-gay-ban020313


    I see what you did there!

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  • LJay

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    Mar 02, 2013 6:43 AM GMT
    At least someone said no to the fascist SOB's.
  • Zinc

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    Mar 02, 2013 7:19 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    BroTie saidThis is capitalism at work, and all you socialist gays try to get laws passed. . . pfft.

    Yes, Capitalism is magic. I particularly loved it when Capitalism abolished slavery. Yeah, that was great.


    Why do you think the North didn't want slavery? It was an industrial economy advanced on . . . yes capitalism. It's investments in industry produced enough value that the wages paid attracted millions of immigrants.

    The south was a slave based agrarian society, not a capitalist system. No one wanted to work it voluntarily on that scale . . .
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    Mar 02, 2013 11:03 AM GMT
    dayumm said
    metta8 said
    Train won't perform for Scouts unless they drop gay ban

    Grammy winning band was scheduled to play at Boy Scouts 2013 National Scout Jamboree

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/train-wont-perform-scouts-unless-they-drop-gay-ban020313


    I see what you did there!

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  • Fable

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    Mar 02, 2013 11:43 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    BroTie saidThis is capitalism at work, and all you socialist gays try to get laws passed. . . pfft.

    Yes, Capitalism is magic. I particularly loved it when Capitalism abolished slavery. Yeah, that was great.


    capitalism also created slavery in the west you idiot.
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    Mar 02, 2013 11:47 AM GMT
    Train won't perform... suddenly I am thinking of supporting a Gay Ban... Hmmm.... Will this also work for Nickleback?

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    Mar 02, 2013 11:58 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    Train won't perform for Scouts unless they drop gay ban

    Grammy winning band was scheduled to play at Boy Scouts 2013 National Scout Jamboree

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/train-wont-perform-scouts-unless-they-drop-gay-ban020313


    Wouldn't Train playing be a much bigger punishment for the Boy Scouts? Why are they rewarding them for bigotry?
  • JackDoyle

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    Mar 02, 2013 12:04 PM GMT
    why does anyones sexuality even come up in??
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    Mar 02, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
    jbhu22 said
    dayumm said
    metta8 said
    Train won't perform for Scouts unless they drop gay ban

    Grammy winning band was scheduled to play at Boy Scouts 2013 National Scout Jamboree

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/train-wont-perform-scouts-unless-they-drop-gay-ban020313


    I see what you did there!

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  • reptile18

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    Mar 02, 2013 5:39 PM GMT
    now I feel bad... I always just assumed that the band was homophobic because of this line in Calling All Angels:

    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREAnd football teams are kissing Queens
    and losing sight of having dreams


    Whenever I heard the bolded word, I thought it was a jab at homosexual players...
  • Lukehiker

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    Mar 02, 2013 5:49 PM GMT
    JackDoyle saidwhy does anyones sexuality even come up in??


    In my case, I was talking in my sleep, my tent mate heard and told our troop master.

    Others are outed at school or work, some even by their parents and friends; in the end it doesn't matter, any allegation is enough for the troop master to ask you directly, and since lying is not conducive with scouts honor, you tell the truth, even if it hurts you; and if you lie, you are still removed, or at the least, ostracized for being untrustworthy.
  • metta

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    Mar 05, 2013 4:46 PM GMT
    Carly Rae Jepsen Backs Out Of Boy Scouts’ Jamboree Over Anti-Gay Policy


    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/03/05/1674421/dont-call-her-carly-rae-jepsen-backs-out-of-boy-scouts-jamboree-over-anti-gay-policy/
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    Mar 05, 2013 4:58 PM GMT
    I love Train, they are one of my favorite bands. I know their last two albums have been rather poppy, but their first three where very emotional. I think it's cool that they are being supportive of equality, however like someone said, it is the children who suffer in the end.

    I was briefly a boy scout, and I imagine that had I stayed in it longer I would have learned a lot of life lessons. I left when I realized that I wouldn't be able to be my true self because of their "morals."
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    Mar 05, 2013 5:49 PM GMT
    Let me know when a group with talent decides to boycott the scouts. icon_razz.gif
  • calibro

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    Mar 05, 2013 6:14 PM GMT
    Zinc said
    mickeytopogigio said
    BroTie saidThis is capitalism at work, and all you socialist gays try to get laws passed. . . pfft.

    Yes, Capitalism is magic. I particularly loved it when Capitalism abolished slavery. Yeah, that was great.


    Why do you think the North didn't want slavery? It was an industrial economy advanced on . . . yes capitalism. It's investments in industry produced enough value that the wages paid attracted millions of immigrants.

    The south was a slave based agrarian society, not a capitalist system. No one wanted to work it voluntarily on that scale . . .



    just because you have a slave-based agrarian society doesn't mean capitalism isn't in play. the south's economic system was capitalistic.
  • calibro

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    Mar 05, 2013 6:14 PM GMT
    fable said
    mickeytopogigio said
    BroTie saidThis is capitalism at work, and all you socialist gays try to get laws passed. . . pfft.

    Yes, Capitalism is magic. I particularly loved it when Capitalism abolished slavery. Yeah, that was great.


    capitalism also created slavery in the west you idiot.


    it's called sarcasm you idiot
  • calibro

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    Mar 05, 2013 6:15 PM GMT
    BroTie saidThis is capitalism at work, and all you socialist gays try to get laws passed. . . pfft.


    you do know this has nothing to do with capitalism?