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yay! it's about time 4 18.18%
this world is continues to go down the shit can 2 9.09%
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i wonder if he has ambiguous genitalia? 0 0%
will they make a special restroom for him? 0 0%
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:07 PM
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The Girl Scouts have always been more progressive than the Boy Scouts
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Well, of course I am opposed to anyone being made to feel welcome ever, anywhere, but, at the same time, I own extensive stock in a porcelain company, so I guess I hope that they have to build special restrooms for him in all the special Girl Scout buildings you see all over the place.
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Well, of course I am opposed to anyone being made to feel welcome ever, anywhere,
well, i know i would be upset if the National Council of Young Israel discriminated against me to due my age and religious affiliation, so I guess you have a point there.
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Well, of course I am opposed to anyone being made to feel welcome ever, anywhere, but, at the same time, I own extensive stock in a porcelain company, so I guess I hope that they have to build special restrooms for him in all the special Girl Scout buildings you see all over the place.
I punch you in your porcelain company/ies! :airbox::crap:
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:48 PM
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I want to play in the WNBA, are they "bigoted assholes"?
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I want to play in the WNBA, are they "bigoted assholes"?
Go join up. Tell 'em all about United States v. Virginia. :pat:
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I want to play in the WNBA, are they "bigoted assholes"?
The WNBA doesn't have the goal of supporting and enriching children's lives through positive associations and activities.

They have a goal of offering a framework within which professional women athletes can play basketball.

However, should you undergo gender reassignment, I think you should be allowed to play.
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THAT IS THE GUY

That Ablowhard guy is the one who freaked the fuck out over, like, that random picture in a J Crew catalog where a little boy had a toenail painted pink or summat, so that will make him gay.

P. serious doctor.
Which is really confusing, since he and his "longtime companion" Glenn Beck are raising a child together:

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I, for one, worried deeply about all of the genitalia, and how God might react.
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Weird, why
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Weird, why
Because the Girl Scouts aren't bigoted assholes

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Girl Scouts of Colorado says it made a mistake when it rejected a 7-year-old boy's application to join.

Bobby Montoya says he wanted to join his sister in the group and the rejection hurt.

His mother says Bobby behaves like a girl.

The Girl Scouts issued a statement saying a worker unfamiliar with the group's policies gave the family wrong information.

The group says requests for support of transgender kids have grown, and Girl Scouts of Colorado is working to support the children, their families and the volunteers who serve them.
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Because the Girl Scouts aren't bigoted assholes
There are more execrable caricatures of humanity, a few of whom are evidently running the Girl Scouts.
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Dammit, I meant to say I own stock in seven medium sized porcelain companies.
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because he feels like a girl and when they intially denied him he said it hurt his feelings deep down inside, so they reconsidered and let him inll.
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because he feels like a girl and when they intially denied him he said it hurt his feelings deep down inside, so they reconsidered and let him inll.
Um, no. Bobby is a transgendered child. The family was given incorrect information regarding the Girl Scout's policy when they attempted to register. The troop leader was not aware of this when she made those statements and has since been corrected.

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The story of little Bobby Montoya came to light earlier this week, when his mom told a Denver TV station that Bobby's request to join his older sister in the venerable all-girl organization was denied.

“I said, ‘Well, what’s the big deal,'” Bobby’s mother, Felisha Archuleta, told KUSA. “She said, ‘It doesn’t matter how he looks. He has boy parts, and he can’t be in Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts don’t allow that [and] I don’t want to be in trouble by parents or my supervisor.'"

But the local troop leader was apparently unaware of current policies within the organization. The Girl Scouts of Colorado released a statement this week stating that they are an “inclusive organization” and that little Bobby will be allowed to join if he wants to.

“We accept all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade as members. If a child identifies as a girl and the child's family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout,” according to the statement.
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So it has nothing to do with the child's feelings and everything to do with having a policy in place that was not followed by the local representative.

Gah! Could you even imagine if an organization designed to support and socialize young children actually listened to their feelings and crap?! Now THAT would be ridiculous!
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because he feels like a girl
Now remember what we've talked about, just because you aren't sure of someone's gender doesn't mean you can go around grabbing them to find out.
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Dr. "Ablow" from the "Fox News Medical A-Team"?! That shit's gotta be made up!
Fox News channel has fallen for that before, O'Reilly reading Haywood Jablome's email for one.

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What was your reaction to the Boy Scouts welcoming, protecting and shielding 5000 child molesting Scout leaders for decades? Hmm... Now where have I heard of an institution with a high moral mission systemically prioritizing scandal prevention over the health and welfare of the children in their trust before? :chin:
I wonder how many of those Boy Scout troops were sponsored by Catholic churches? Oh wait, that was rhetorical. Nevermind.
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because he feels like a girl and when they intially denied him he said it hurt his feelings deep down inside, so they reconsidered and let him inll.
Ha ha. You are a monster. :nfpoland:
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Oh damn. This kid is brilleant! BRILLEANT I SAY. Why go out in the woods and play with boys all weekend when he can stay home, eat cookies and be surrounded by girls? It's like that guy who discovered taking Home Ec was the best move ever.
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We had boys who'd tag along on our Girl Scout troop's camping trips, just because the we were better than the Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts would just sit around fucking around with pocketknives and tying knots in someone's living room or something. We'd go out on extensive wilderness camping trips, take lifeguarding and CPR training (I passed the full test when I was ten or eleven and got a badge, but was too young to be officially certified, IIRC), build fires and shelters, all that. Sometimes we even fucked around with pocketknives and tied knots.

The Girl Scouts should definitely be allowing any age-qualified child who identifies as a girl to join; and I'd even be OK with them having some kind of auxiliary boy members or something, so long as the mission and purpose of the Girl Scouts didn't change.
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The Boy Scouts would just sit around fucking around with pocketknives and tying knots in someone's living room or something.
Hold the discussions and freethinking! I need to know how to tie a knot in someone's living room! :excited:
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I wish inclusive organizations like Campfire Kids existed everywhere, because there is nothing for Kiddo in my area :( Like maybe just "Kid Scouts" instead of Girl Scouts.

The BSA is a lost cause, IMO, they will not become reasonable as an organization anytime soon.
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LOL that article I linked has some funny stupid buried at the bottom:

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Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and part of Fox News' Medical A-Team -- while prefacing himself by saying, "I know a lot of experts will disagree with me" -- cautioned the Girl Scouts against welcoming boys who present themselves as girls until more data is available on any potential harm it could do.

“On the face of it, it seems to be expecting far too much psychologically of young girls to ignore the anatomy of a boy and act as though he is a girl," Ablow said. "The girls are just developing comfort with their own bodies, after all.”
Because, you know, the time honored tradition of Vagina Comparison Time will have to be abandoned if this happens. Memories!
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