Facebook status outs gay Eagle Scout, Garrett Bryant, ends leadership opportunities

  • metta

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    May 03, 2014 11:26 PM GMT
    Facebook status outs gay Eagle Scout, ends leadership opportunities



    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/04/facebook-status-outs-gay-eagle-scout-ends-leadership-opportunities/
  • tazzari

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    May 04, 2014 12:11 AM GMT
    One more thing that's going to come around and bite the BSA in the ass. Only a matter of time.
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    May 04, 2014 1:35 PM GMT
    Again, Facebook fucks over somebody's life.
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    May 04, 2014 1:59 PM GMT
    lawsuit?
    i am surprised not to have read of one being filed.
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    May 04, 2014 3:16 PM GMT
    facebook facilitated the event unintentionally, FB didn't cause it. Boy Scouts rule is the problem. NOT FB.

    What if he get caught in other occasion, suck as text message, phone conversation, does the Mobile carrier get blamed?
  • Destinharbor

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    May 04, 2014 3:59 PM GMT
    blackhawksfan saidAgain, Facebook fucks over somebody's life.

    Bit paranoid, don't you think?
  • thadjock

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    May 04, 2014 4:25 PM GMT
    people still use facebook?
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    May 04, 2014 5:14 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said Bit paranoid, don't you think?


    no;
    at the office we have a HR person who reads employee's face book(s) and their families. sweet?
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    May 04, 2014 9:18 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    blackhawksfan saidAgain, Facebook fucks over somebody's life.

    Bit paranoid, don't you think?


    Not me. Just the facts.
  • kuroshiro

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    May 05, 2014 12:13 AM GMT
    Gender neutral or not, he gave himself the death blow by posting that. Even if you delete the posting there is still email records of it (if you have that turned on that is). Granted he may not have thought it through when posting, but if you're trying to keep work/private separate... just don't.
  • Suetonius

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    May 05, 2014 1:00 AM GMT
    tazzari saidOne more thing that's going to come around and bite the BSA in the ass. Only a matter of time.

    The BSA's stance is really bizarre, considering that Baden Powell was undoubtedly gay.
  • metta

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    May 05, 2014 9:31 PM GMT
    Twin brothers’ Eagle Scout awards overshadowed by anti-gay policy


    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/05/twins-brothers-eagle-scout-award-overshadowed-by-anti-gay-policy/

  • May 05, 2014 10:20 PM GMT
    This does not surprise me. There is no honor in the BSA - never was, never will.
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    May 06, 2014 5:22 AM GMT
    100_Percent_Fruit saidThis does not surprise me. There is no honor in the BSA - never was, never will.


    "There is no Honor in the BSA - Never was, never will"?

    Wow! Were you an Eagle Scout, were you even a Boy Scout of any kind? Now, I don't believe in their policy against openly gay leaders and scouts but I do believe in their mission to help young boys. I find it very offensive for you to say that there is no honor what so ever in the BSA.

    I can definitely thank my time in the BSA for growth, experience, and getting into the military and other career opportunities. How dare you say that there is NO honor in the BSA.
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    May 06, 2014 3:45 PM GMT
    NickB84 said
    100_Percent_Fruit saidThis does not surprise me. There is no honor in the BSA - never was, never will.


    "There is no Honor in the BSA - Never was, never will"?

    Wow! Were you an Eagle Scout, were you even a Boy Scout of any kind? Now, I don't believe in their policy against openly gay leaders and scouts but I do believe in their mission to help young boys. I find it very offensive for you to say that there is no honor what so ever in the BSA.

    I can definitely thank my time in the BSA for growth, experience, and getting into the military and other career opportunities. How dare you say that there is NO honor in the BSA.


    Yeah... all of this.

    BSA has its faults, and while they may be many, it also has its virtues.

    I kept my interest in guys under wraps, as was the custom for Boy Scouts like me, but I still think that most of the lessons it teaches are what's made me the man I am today.

    I KNEW when they announced that they would relax their staunch anti-gay policy to ONLY include youth, it was not nearly as big of a step in the right direction as they thought it would be. The inclusion of youth but not adults was a short-sighted effort and now it's coming back to haunt them.

    I have every confidence that the policy will change... in time. and I have every confidence that the BSA will only grow stronger from it.
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    May 06, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
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    blackhawksfan saidAgain, Facebook fucks over somebody's life.

    Bit paranoid, don't you think?


    You're joking right? Facebook has ruined thousands of lives and many of the stories are to be found on the Googly. Some people didn't deserve it and yet some people probably did, like this chick.....









    epic-fail-facebook-nsfw-682911.png
  • chadwick1985

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    May 06, 2014 5:44 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Destinharbor said
    blackhawksfan saidAgain, Facebook fucks over somebody's life.

    Bit paranoid, don't you think?


    You're joking right? Facebook has ruined thousands of lives and many of the stories are to be found on the Googly. Some people didn't deserve it and yet some people probably did, like this chick.....









    epic-fail-facebook-nsfw-682911.png


    Omg that picture is completely hilarious along with the comments.

    On a side note, am I the ONLY gay man who doesn't know what the 'Q' stands for in LGBTQ?
  • metta

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    May 06, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
    ^
    Queer

    Sometimes there is an 'I' which means Intersex

    and before you ask: http://www.isna.org/faq/what_is_intersex


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queer
  • chadwick1985

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    May 06, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
    Ah, why the hell did it suddenly get added into the LGBT? I was fine with that acronym. Not a fan of the word Queer anyways. Rubs me the wrong way and when someone calls someone queer to me it sounds like they're saying something is wrong with the person.
  • metta

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    May 06, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
    ^
    Well then, don't call yourself that. But there are people that identify as Queer.
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    May 07, 2014 4:28 AM GMT
    JonSpringon said
    NickB84 said
    100_Percent_Fruit saidThis does not surprise me. There is no honor in the BSA - never was, never will.


    "There is no Honor in the BSA - Never was, never will"?

    Wow! Were you an Eagle Scout, were you even a Boy Scout of any kind? Now, I don't believe in their policy against openly gay leaders and scouts but I do believe in their mission to help young boys. I find it very offensive for you to say that there is no honor what so ever in the BSA.

    I can definitely thank my time in the BSA for growth, experience, and getting into the military and other career opportunities. How dare you say that there is NO honor in the BSA.


    Yeah... all of this.

    BSA has its faults, and while they may be many, it also has its virtues.

    I kept my interest in guys under wraps, as was the custom for Boy Scouts like me, but I still think that most of the lessons it teaches are what's made me the man I am today.

    I KNEW when they announced that they would relax their staunch anti-gay policy to ONLY include youth, it was not nearly as big of a step in the right direction as they thought it would be. The inclusion of youth but not adults was a short-sighted effort and now it's coming back to haunt them.

    I have every confidence that the policy will change... in time. and I have every confidence that the BSA will only grow stronger from it.


    I think The BSA is just trying to protect it's youth from predictors, and open homosexuals are an open target, yet predictors who hid behind wives and children are harder to detect. It's really all about protecting the children, and sometimes one may pay a price for anthers sins.
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    May 07, 2014 4:32 AM GMT
    metta8 said^
    Well then, don't call yourself that. But there are people that identify as Queer.


    And Bona Fide Homosexuals, because gay has been hijacked, and now become generic, when it once meant homosexual and not bisexualicon_wink.gif
  • seafrontbloke

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    May 07, 2014 9:21 PM GMT
    Decadence_of_Art said
    JonSpringon said
    NickB84 said
    100_Percent_Fruit saidThis does not surprise me. There is no honor in the BSA - never was, never will.


    "There is no Honor in the BSA - Never was, never will"?

    Wow! Were you an Eagle Scout, were you even a Boy Scout of any kind? Now, I don't believe in their policy against openly gay leaders and scouts but I do believe in their mission to help young boys. I find it very offensive for you to say that there is no honor what so ever in the BSA.

    I can definitely thank my time in the BSA for growth, experience, and getting into the military and other career opportunities. How dare you say that there is NO honor in the BSA.


    Yeah... all of this.

    BSA has its faults, and while they may be many, it also has its virtues.

    I kept my interest in guys under wraps, as was the custom for Boy Scouts like me, but I still think that most of the lessons it teaches are what's made me the man I am today.

    I KNEW when they announced that they would relax their staunch anti-gay policy to ONLY include youth, it was not nearly as big of a step in the right direction as they thought it would be. The inclusion of youth but not adults was a short-sighted effort and now it's coming back to haunt them.

    I have every confidence that the policy will change... in time. and I have every confidence that the BSA will only grow stronger from it.


    I think The BSA is just trying to protect it's youth from predictors, and open homosexuals are an open target, yet predictors who hid behind wives and children are harder to detect. It's really all about protecting the children, and sometimes one may pay a price for anthers sins.


    The UK Scout Association has a very clear policy of equality, gay and lesbian people are accepted as scouts and as leaders. It may be because many groups (here too) are sponsored by churches who have more power in the USA that the BSA are less enlightened.
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    May 08, 2014 6:16 AM GMT
    NickB84 said
    100_Percent_Fruit saidThis does not surprise me. There is no honor in the BSA - never was, never will.


    "There is no Honor in the BSA - Never was, never will"?

    Wow! Were you an Eagle Scout, were you even a Boy Scout of any kind? Now, I don't believe in their policy against openly gay leaders and scouts but I do believe in their mission to help young boys. I find it very offensive for you to say that there is no honor what so ever in the BSA.

    I can definitely thank my time in the BSA for growth, experience, and getting into the military and other career opportunities. How dare you say that there is NO honor in the BSA.
    I'm an Eagle Scout. Even the "best men" I knew and worked with while I was enrolled in the program wouldn't look me in the eye ever again if they were to learn that I'm gay.

    Yeah, his comment may have been a little over the top, but can you blame him for exaggerating on something that actually holds some truth?

    The BSA taught me a lot of useful skills, but honor is not something I learned from the organization.
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    May 08, 2014 10:38 AM GMT
    I don't get all the hysteria. The Boy Scouts can make any policy they want to as can any group. If they want to have rules, they should be able to have them for membership. It isn't everyone's "right" to become a Boy Scout. So why do people, gays in this case, go ballistic about not being included? I think society is devolving into chaos with everyone saying you must allow everything and everyone.... No matter if it goes against the groups values. If they want to have a club that espouses different values, go start one.