‘Save Our Scouts’ Rally Comes to Irving Tomorrow

From Texas Values, whose “vision is to stand for biblical, Judeo-Christian values by ensuring Texas is a state in which religious liberty flourishes, families prosper, and every human life is valued”:

Pastors, if the scouts fall, the church is next in the sights of the activists committed to forcing their immorality on society — WILL YOU COME?

Fathers, if we allow our boys to be targeted by those who believe there is no moral code and no definition of gender — WHO WILL DEFEND OUR CHILDREN?

Mothers, your voice of courage and protection of the virtue of our children is desperately needed — WILL YOU STAND ALSO?

Elected officials, community leaders, former and current Boy Scouts…we all need to stand!

The rally – 10 am tomorrow, at the Boy Scouts of America’s Irving headquarters – comes on the heels of an open letter from the group to the BSA, released today, and signed by more than 40 Texas lawmakers. The letter, in part, states that “Scouts begin each meeting with an Oath, ‘to do my duty, to God and my country, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. By caving in to pressure from the social left, the national leadership would violate each of those principles.”

Jump for the list of lawmakers, which does not — for the time – include Governor Perry:

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson

Congressman Kenny Marchant (R-Bonham)

State Senator Ken Paxton (R-McKinney)

State Senator Kelly Hancock (R-Fort Worth)

State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury)

State Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston)

State Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood)

State Representative Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake)

State Representative Pat Fallon (R-Frisco)

State Representative Scott Sanford (R-McKinney)

State Representative Jeff Leach (R-Plano)

State Representative Matt Krause (R-Ft. Worth)

State Representative Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton)

State Representative Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands)

State Representative Scott Turner (R-Frisco)

State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford)

State Representative Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker)

State Representative Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound)

State Representative Van Taylor (R-Plano)

State Representative Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth)

State Representative Bill Zedler (R-Arlington)

State Representative Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola)

State Representative Drew Springer (R-Muenster)

State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Canton)

State Representative Cecil Bell Jr. (R-Magnolia)

State Representative Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler)

State Representative James White (R-Woodville)

State Representative Rob Orr (R-Burleson)

State Representative James Frank (R-Wichita Falls)

State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston)

State Representative David Simpson (R-Longview)

State Representative Greg Bonnen (R-Friendswood)

State Representative Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land)

State Representative Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford)

State Representative Charles Perry (R-Lubbock)

State Representative Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs)

State Board of Education Member Ken Mercer (R-San Antonio)

State Board of Education Member David Bradley (R-Beaumont)

Collin Country Commissioner Pct 3 Chris Hill (BSA Circle Ten Lone Star District Chairman)

Collin County Judge Keith Self

Collin County Commissioner Pct 1 Matt Shaheen


  • mdunlap1

    Apparently the hatred and fear of gays gets really intense north of 635. Go figure.

  • mkdallas

    Apparently the hatred and fear of gays gets really intense with Texas Republicans…go figure.

  • C T

    Targeted by children who have no moral code? No definition of gender? Is there any question why homophobia, gay bashing, discrimination, and teen-age suicides are such an issue in this country? So if I am gay but I don’t tell and you don’t ask can I be in the Scouts? Or is there some sort of heterosexuality test I must pass – because I do not remember one when I was a Cub Scout, Webelos, or Boy Scout.

  • Truly Sad

    So they want background checks for Scouts, but not for guns.

  • Kk.

    It’s the typical death throes of another form of bigoted hatred. Just like the civil rights movement – replace homosexuals with Jews, African Americans, women – whatever “others” they want to exclude, segregate, suppress – you know you’re making progress when it’s down to just a group of hate filled, fearful extremists ratcheting up the crazy rhetoric, foaming at the mouth with weird, ridiculous predictions of bizarre outcomes we will have if “insert group they hate” are allowed simple equality. “I have a right to my beliefs!!” is the age old retort of bigots and hate groups all thru the ages trying to justify their BS reasons for denying anyone basic civil rights, human compassion and simple equality for all. It’s vile and luckily it’s the minority now, the majority of humans in the US of A support abolishing ALL forms of exclusion for people due to their sexual orientation, just exactly like we do for race, religion and gender. You can have your beliefs all you want, but you cannot inflict them on others EVER if it infringes on their rights based solely on your beliefs that have zero basis in fact. I’d feel pity for these sad, fearful, narrowminded people if they weren’t so damaging and harmful. And Lordy does this group make Texas look backwards, ignorant and hateful. Shame on you all, you really are contributing hugely to the death of the republican party.

  • followerofChrist

    One cannot choose whether one is a Jewish, American, African American, White, Female, etc.

  • john

    And yet we continue to elect these nuts to office. How does this happen? Are the sane people in Texas so outnumbered by the rural yokels or do we just not vote like they do? Once again, we are the laughingstock of the country. When I travel to other, more progressive states, I try not to let it out where I am from as it automatically drops my IQ by 100 points in their minds.

  • Brett Moore

    Which is exactly what they have in common with homosexuals.

    I’m sure you, as a young followerofChrist, remember the exact moment you made the decision that you were attracted to the opposite gender, right? When you sat down with a copy of the sears catalog, and flipped through the underwear ads, and decided you’d rather linger in the bra section than the briefs section, or vice versa?

    Come on.

  • concerned

    sorry for “somewhat” duplicate posts. the first gave me an error but went through anyway.

  • BSA parent

    Where to start.
    “hate filled, fearful extremists ratcheting up the crazy rhetoric, foaming at the mouth with weird, ridiculous predictions of bizarre outcomes ” Can we have an example of BSA extoling these?

    “I have a right to my beliefs!! So I am NOT entitled to my beliefs? It seems that those who want GLBT inclusion in scouts are pushing their beliefs, regardless of the beliefs of others..

    “denying anyone basic civil rights,” First, being a member of BSA isn’t a basic civil right. Second, doesn’t a private organization have rights to include and exclude whoever they want?

    “You can have your beliefs all you want, but you cannot inflict them on others EVER” As long as those beliefs are in line with yours? It seems that those who want GLBT inclusion are inflicting their beliefs on a group that doesn’t necessarily agree with those beliefs. But, according to your rant, the BSA membership isn’t allowed to have those beliefs because they aren’t in line with yours. That’s not very tolerant.

  • John

    So young boys who are born gay are choosing to live a lifestyle? Have you ever seen young little boys who are naturally feminine and more than likely are gay, they just don’t know it yet? Do you really think those young boys choose to be that way? Why would they choose to be a way that is contrary to the vast majority of other people? A way that will subject them to ridicule all through their school years, and if they live in Texas, throughout their older years as well? And why would young gay people choose to kill themselves rather than just adopt another lifestyle? The answer is they are born that way. They did not choose it, it chose them. And the sooner this state starts thinking compassionately towards these folks and stops making asses out of ourselves by consstantly beating these folks down, the better.