The Boy Scouts of America have formally voted to lift the longstanding ban on openly gay scouts, according to a tweet from a delegate at the meeting where the vote took place. Openly gay scoutmasters and other paid adult staff, on the other hand, are still not welcome in the organization. Some 1,4 ... More >>
The Boy Scouts of America's National Council meets this week at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, and it's scheduled to decide on Thursday whether to lift its long-standing policy banning gay scouts. (The ban on gay leaders is staying in place for now, but the organization's leadership, as well as a l ... More >>
This Thursday, the Boy Scouts of America will teach its young men a lesson as indelible as any they're likely to learn from a scoutmaster. Its national delegation will vote on a longstanding prohibition against gays in the country's largest youth organization. BSA leaders have floated what they see ... More >>
The Boy Scouts of America is proposing to lift its ban on gay youths, but to leave it in place once those gay Scouts become gay adults. This compromise -- gays Scouts, no gay scoutmasters -- apparently is an assault on the very foundations of scoutdom. The Family Research Council sponsors a hyperve ... More >>
Meet Linda Harvey, a talk radio host on a Christian station in Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she's the founder and main opinion-spewer behind Mission: America, which promotes itself as "Christian commentary on the culture." Harvey is deeply concerned with pressing social issues like "paganism" ( ... More >>
It was only a week ago that Scouting Magazine shared the exciting announcement that Train and Carly Rae Jepsen were "ready to rock" this year's National Scout Jamboree, an annual gathering of unnervingly upstanding young men. Alas, neither Train nor Jepsen will be making the trip to Summit Bechtel ... More >>
Starting today, close to a thousand members of the American Camp Association will descend on Dallas in flanneled and Teva'd droves, for what is one of the largest gathering of camping professionals in the country. As participants prepare to debate the merits of double-stitched tent seams, quote grat ... More >>
America, it seems, was waiting with bated breath this morning as the Boy Scouts of America board of directors, meeting in Irving, was expected to vote on ending its longstanding ban on gays. America will have to keep waiting. The organization announced this morning that the board has decided to del ... More >>
Texas Values, an organization whose goal is to "preserve and advance a culture of family values," has issued an open letter to the Boy Scouts of America with their thoughts on lifting the ban on gay scouts. They're against it. "While adopting this ill-considered and wrongly devised policy might ear ... More >>
The debate over whether Boy Scouts of America should allow gay members and volunteers will come to a head this week, as the organization's board of directors descends on Irving for its regular meeting. They will be greeted by a full-page Human Rights Campaign ad in the Dallas Morning New and a quar ... More >>
The board of Irving-based Boy Scouts of America won't discuss a possible end to its longstanding ban on gays until next week, but the news that it's up for discussion has been condemned as another step in the nation's march toward moral ruin. The pronouncements, many of which have been chronicled b ... More >>
The Boy Scouts of America's longstanding gay ban, which has grown increasingly nonsensical in light of revelations of the group's long history of sweeping sexual abuse cases under the rug, may be coming to an end. NBC News reports today that the Irving-based youth organization is "actively consider ... More >>
Starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, all four lanes of Central Expressway will be shut down for several hours as some 10,000 cyclists pedal their way from downtown Dallas to McKinney. That's at least what a group called Bike the City is promising. It's an undeniably badass plan, reappropriating ... More >>
Back in July, the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America reiterated that it won't be having any openly gay folks in its organization. Now, they've lost another corporate sponsor as a result of that policy, the American Independent reports. The Merck Foundation issued a press release on December 5, say ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times has obtained more than two decades of deeply disturbing confidential case files kept by the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America, detailing suspected child molesters in their ranks. The files, which were kept by the Scouts for nearly 100 years, were meant to bar pedophiles from ... More >>
Boy Scouts of America has made it abundantly clear: While they have no problem with gay people per se, they do have a problem with gays being associated with the organization. That's why Irving-based BSA ousted Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell as leader of her son's Cub Scout Pack. A couple of months back ... More >>
You might know Jennifer Tyrell as the mother from Ohio ousted as den leader of her 7-year-old's Cub Scout pack not because all the other kids were jealous that her son is named Cruz Burns, which is undoubtedly the awesomest name a second grader could have, but because she is a lesbian. She was devas ... More >>
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Fox Sports Southwest reporter Jim Knox seems a fine fella. His job on Texas Rangers games -- interviewing Boy Scout Troop #137, talking to face-painting Sally and whatnot -- seems almost impossible to make interesting. But if you've ever wanted to see Knox get his, well you're day has arrived. ... More >>
That church-turned-home on East Side Avenue keeps getting less and less expensive.I was looking for something entirely unrelated on LoopNet this afternoon when I came across this: The family trying to sell the former St. John's United Methodist Church on East Side Avenue has come off its asking p ... More >>
From April 1985 till May of '08, Barbara Nestel was a secretary for the Boy Scouts of America. Among her duties: reconciling financial accounts and processing payments for the National Catholic Committee on Scouting for merchandise and expenses. Which is how she could defraud the Boy Scouts out o ... More >>
In light of this weekend's (shocking?) revelation that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids during his 2003 MVP season with your Texas Rangers, I hereby invite a public stoning. And, yes thanks, I'll be happy to chunk the first rocks: *A-Fraud is one of the most disingenuous athl ... More >>
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