Supporters of Lesbian Mother Petition Boy Scout Meeting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - May 29, 2012 -

Supporters of a lesbian mother will present a petition at the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Orlando to protest her removal from a troop in Ohio.

Deborah Tyrrell's supporters will present the petition with more than 275,000 names when the Boy Scouts' meeting begins in Florida Wednesday.

Tyrrell was removed last April as a leader of the troop near Bridgeport, Ohio. Boy Scouts' policy prohibits gays from being adult leaders.

Among those who will present the petition is Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, an Iowa college student who was raised by lesbian mothers. A video of Wahls urging Iowa legislators not to end civil unions went viral last year.

Scouts spokesman Deron Smith says there are no plans to change the policy but the group values freedom of expression.


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  • by God bless America on Jun 1, 2012 at 07:30 AM
    Solution....Start a new BSA, and in it's bylaws ,no gay or lesbians , Call it the NEW BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.
  • by Tom Location: Tallahassee on May 31, 2012 at 04:29 PM
    ANOTHER appeals court just struck down the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA). If it ever makes it to the Supreme Court, the same thing will happen. Gay and Lesbian citizens are permanent members of our society and are NOT going to go away. Get used to it and accept EVERYONE or spend your life being sad and mad - your choice!
  • by f on May 31, 2012 at 09:38 AM
    This is not hard. Let the Scout Troop look at the petition and say 'petition denied' What's all the fuss? Case over.
  • by Miss Swan on May 31, 2012 at 07:22 AM
    We had den mothers in my troop. Is that over with? Anyway, a lesbian makes the perfect den mother. There is a smaller chance of hanky panky.
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      by 62nitro on May 31, 2012 at 06:36 PM in reply to Miss Swan
      I thought "den mothers" were only in the Cub Scouts. Has that changed? It's been about 50 years since I was a cubbie.
  • by Funny Location: out of this world on May 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM
    Boy Scouts ='s BOYS!!!!! Girl Scouts ='s GIRLS!!!! Boys don't mix with the girls, the girls don't mix with the boys, Moms(gay or not) don't mix with the boys, and the dads (gay or not) don't mix with the girls. I don't agree with this. Just because you want or think something should go a certain way doesn't make it the right way to go. Leave it as is!!!!
  • by SUGGESTION Location: DIY on May 30, 2012 at 06:14 AM
    I can solved this problem easily. Why don't the Gays and Lesbians start their own group/club? The G&LOA. They can make their own rules up such as no straight people allowed. They will all be comfortable around one another and straight people won't have to worry about them influencing their kids. See problem solved.
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on May 30, 2012 at 03:23 AM
    Gezzzzz Whizzzzz here we go again bummer let the boys be boys and hopfully grow up to be men and not sissys. My late daddy RIP taught me early in a birds and the bee's talk the diffrence in Hard Tails and Soft tails thanks dad. (smile)
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      by Miss Swan on May 31, 2012 at 08:00 AM in reply to Surprise
      Ooooh! You so smug. Make that you look-a like-a smug man but looks are deceiving.
  • by Eagle Scout employee preferred on May 29, 2012 at 06:37 PM
    BSA. Has a decade max till the LGBT freaks eviscerate it. Pity, any eagle scout was a soul tested by fire and as trustworthy as an special forces veteran terms of trust and integrity. An immediate hire typically more tolerant and accepting of others far more than any rainbow entitled degenerate I ever hired. Many were single patent famles who shaped the youth as opposed to making society change to accept them.. Its almost over....Guess it take a "pillage" to ruin it all. Nice run. Too bad for the kids.
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      by Bubba on May 30, 2012 at 06:29 AM in reply to Eagle Scout employee preferred
      When you contribute something in this forum, it is supposed to make sense. What you wrote is gibberish. If you have spare time, you might want to take a writing class.
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        by @ Eagle Scout employer. on May 31, 2012 at 04:27 AM in reply to Bubba
        And there you have it from the LGBT community Mr. employer of eagle scouts! So much for tolerance. When you rattle the rainbow cage, they spit their venom through the bars. Most of us tolerant folks got the message clearly.
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      by Anonymous on May 30, 2012 at 11:09 AM in reply to Eagle Scout employee preferred
      If I were an Eagle Scout, I would be embarrassed to say that I worked for an unintelligible idiot like you. BTW, if the BSA were "more tolerant and accepting of others", then this topic wouldn't even be out there for discussion.
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        by @ MAy 30. 2;09 PM on May 31, 2012 at 04:30 AM in reply to
        You would certainly never work for him! Bet you work in some government position and wrote this on the clock didn't you?
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        by 62nitro on May 31, 2012 at 06:39 PM in reply to
        If the BSA were "more tolerant and accepting of others", they wouldn't be Boy Scouts. They would be Boy Liberals.
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      by SnapDragon on May 31, 2012 at 05:52 AM in reply to Eagle Scout employee preferred
      What ???
  • by God Bless America on May 29, 2012 at 05:42 PM
    BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA...finding word "BOYS" A female has no place in the BOY SCOUTS. Maybe a guy might want to be part of the Girls Scouts. That's not the way it's supposed to be. Boy Scouts pee aginst bushes..Camp out in skivies..np place for a female..lesbian or not. I wish the gays would accept some things as they are. Go back in the closet if you are out to destroy morality.
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      by kaint you reeed? on May 30, 2012 at 06:06 AM in reply to God Bless America
      the "boys" name is zach his mom is homosexual.just because the mom is gay doesnt mean that he will be. not to be stereotipical but arent most lesbians a little more manly than most suburbian type males? i say let her lead the troop.but at any rate maybe read the whole story before you cast out those demons there moron
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        by truth on May 30, 2012 at 01:02 PM in reply to kaint you reeed?
        then from your statement you have no problem with a homosexual man being in the girl scouts with your daughter!!
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          by DD on May 31, 2012 at 01:31 PM in reply to truth
          I wouldn't. Having a gay man leading a troop of girl scouts would be safer than a straight man. Same goes for the other way around.
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        by God Bless America on May 31, 2012 at 07:38 AM in reply to kaint you reeed?
        What you say is wrong. I hope you don't have any contact with our children. Sounds like you will be in the papers one day.
  • by scouts honor on May 29, 2012 at 05:12 PM
    i would welcome a gay or lesbien leader far quicker than i would a child molester for a scout leader!
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      by Vic on May 30, 2012 at 04:28 AM in reply to scouts honor
      ignorance is bliss.
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        by Anonymous on May 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM in reply to Vic
        Then you must really be blissful.
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      by yup on May 30, 2012 at 09:24 AM in reply to scouts honor
      And I certainly would not allow a catholic priest anywhere near my children. They have a far worse track record of harming children than any gay parent.
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