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Bill Gates On Gay Ban In Boy Scouts: It Should “Absolutely” Be Lifted

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Bill Gates On Gay Ban In Boy Scouts: It Should “Absolutely” Be Lifted
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Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who also happens to have been in the Boy Scouts, thinks the Boy Scouts of America should end its ban on gay members and leaders. He said so, quite matter-of-factly, at a Politico event in Washington D.C. this week.

When asked what he learned from scouting, Gates said, “How to tie knots, how to weave baskets, how to hike long distances without complaining too much, how to cook food in rainy, drizzly mountain places where we carried the food in twenty miles. It was fun.”

When asked which of those things he still does, he said he still ties knots every once in a while. “I haven’t weaved any baskets recently,” he admits, noting that he does go hiking with his kids.

When asked if the Boy Scouts should rescind its ban on gay members and leaders, Gates said, “Absolutely. Because it’s 2013.”

That got a lot of applause. Here’s the video:

Gates’ comments are getting quite a bit of attention, and perhaps his influence will have an impact on the Scouts’ position going forward. We’ll see. The organization has been polling members on their “attitudes” toward gay people.

Bill Gates On Gay Ban In Boy Scouts: It Should “Absolutely” Be Lifted
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  • Barbara Fox

    Be careful of Bill Gates and his foundation. He is also involved in the Core Curriculum, which at its basis is not in keeping with what we have come to know as GOOD. Same with the Boy Scouts. Let them decide what they want. Who is anyone to say what a membership group should do? That is up to the group.

    • Jonus

      Gates never even mentioned whether his kids had been in the Boy Scouts. Evidently Bill Gates has no problem with the homosexuals playing with our children so he condones homosexuals and there way of life because it is 2013? Guess what Bill homosexuals are still a scourge on society just like they always have been. The homosexuals are still sick and still need treatment for there sickness. So Bill with your billions of dollars donate to the homosexual sickness treatment.

      • NYGramma

        What’s the problem with children play with homosexuals? Make your point, please.

    • Dustin

      You mean what YOU have come to know as good.

  • Stan from ny

    Because it’s 2013 and gay men are good role models. Bullshit.

    • NYGramma

      What has one’s sexual orientation have to do with what kind of role model they can be?

      • Monica

        You’re right. So should it be OK for a man to lead the girl scouts?

  • http://BikkGatescomments Bob Lewis

    Come on Bill. Stand for what is right, and not what is deviate and acceptable in many peoples’ minds today. Homosexuality is not right. Let me ask you, if you had a son in Boy scouts, and a homosexual leader made advances to ,or make suggestions to their type of lifestyle as being correct, how would you feel as a parent?
    Remember, Sandusky is in prison now, The catholic church is in financial peril now due to their priests fooling around with boys. This will cause the Boy Scouts to fall. Wake up Bill.

    • NYGramma

      You’re comparing pedophilia to homosexuality. Your ignorance is glaring. If ANYONE in Boy Scouts or anywhere else made advances to my child at that age I’d hurt them. Boy Scouts are not of sexual maturity. What a stupid comment. Bill is standing up for what is right, not what is deviant. Is your rock still around? Go crawl back under, please.

  • vic bullock

    There is a fine line between genius being nuts

    • http://www.t-com.hr ivan trograncic

      Dear friend Melinda ?????!!! Are you sure that everything is clear in sexual relations at home with Bill ?

  • Dusty b

    More power to you Bill !! at post #1 way to put all gay people as bad role models ?? lmao……u sound like another narrow minded homo phobic fool, even idiots deserve stupid opions too i guess…….

  • Dusty b

    god homophobic people everywhere lol……homosexuality is not right?? who are you to decide what other people choose to do? thats like saying eating fast food isnt right…..your opinon, keep it to yourself if ur just gonna make ignorant statments

  • MaximumZero

    A technologically savvy, hyper-intelligent, science-minded atheist has a liberal point of view? How could this be!?

    • Jonus

      Bill has to talk political correctness to get by in 2013 or so he thinks. He has to be careful because the homosexuals buy his Microsoft products. It is all about money!!!

      • NYGramma

        Everybody buys his Microsoft products.

  • Kenny Mayberry

    I do not think the Boy Scouts should still ba Gays in the group.

  • Albert Lively

    Shame on you, Bill. Shame.

    • NYGramma

      Why?

  • Ed Bearden

    “Absolutely because it’s 2013″? What does 2013 have to do with homosexuality. Now we are going to throw the Boy Scouts to the Sodomites? How sick is that? What are we going to do, teach them how to play the skin flute? Maybe we can give them a merit badge for achieving 100 anal entries. Sick world we live in.

    • NYGramma

      It’s bigoted people like you that make the world sick. Please go away.

  • John Webster

    The Boy Scouts of America is a Christian-based organization. Throughout the Bible, God condemns homosexuality as perverse and unseemly. If you go into your kitchen and unplug your toaster with one hand, unplug your blender with the other hand, and try putting the ends of the two cords together, is it normal? Is it natural? Does it make sense? Does it have a purpose? How does it look to those around you?

    • NYGramma

      That the dumbest comparison I’ve ever heard. And since they’re not having sex at Boy Scout meetings (last I knew), who cares what the Bible says? What they do when they leave the meetings is nobody’s business.

    • http://www.yahoo.com Reeeeeally?!!

      Excellent example! =)

  • http://www.t-com.hr ivan trograncic

    I am not sure that Bill Gates is conscient that “he as adult initiate and encourage young guys to become gays”…which is against the law. Fact is that nobody is born gay…but was initiated by insane adults. Probably that Bill Gates hasnt had any “value analysis seminar on such questions” in his life…or a journalist wroted something wrong ?!

    • NYGramma

      Fact is, people ARE born gay. Have you been living under a rock? Or did you “wroted” something wrong?

      • Monica

        Fact, your wrong.

        Source:
        http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10213693
        http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/668167

  • luvbill

    I cannot believe all the ignorant comments. Like the military, GAY boys are already in the Boy Scouts. By 2013, he means, most people are educated enough to know that there is no harm, but so of you still live under a rock

  • http://webpronews gary gookins

    Being gay dose not mean being a pedifile! If you believe it does then that makes you a pedifile who are attracted to children of the opposite sex!!

  • T

    The BSA is a Christian-based organization with a strong emphasis on God as a cornerstone of the organization. They are also a PRIVATE organization, and as such, they are allowed to have whatever beliefs and requirements they desire. Imposing a different values system on them is to force them to amend their requirements for membership. It is NOT your right to be granted membership to the Boy Scouts, it is THEIR right to decide who does and does not get it.

    • NYGramma

      So the BSA is a bunch of bullies? What if my child doesn’t believe in God but wants to be a Boy Scout?

      • Scouter

        Belief in God is required to be a Boy Scout. BSA does not require adherence to a particular religion, it DOES require a belief in God. Atheists and homosexuals are perfectly free to form their own private organizations and exclude from membership those who don’t agree with them. The bullies are the folks who endeavor to force a private organization to accept those who oppose their views.

        • gene

          Scouter, I’m with you on this all the way!
          I couldn’t have said it better.

      • http://www.yahoo.com Reeeeeally?!!

        NYGramma,

        Nothing, go ahead and be a Boy Scout =)
        but, you don’t have a Son.

        Now, answer this; Why do you Hate people?

      • will

        Then don’t allow YOUR child to join! The Boy Scouts have always had a Christ-centered world-view. And it seems many adults have chosen to repudiate this more than noble ideal for whatever is popular. Whats wrong with teaching OUR BOYS to be the way that God intended them to be? And that is to love God, trust Jesus, respect women, master your desires, and make preparation for holy matrimony between a man and a woman? Also to put in subjection any personal desires that would compromise these CHRISTIAN ideals.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Reeeeeally?!!

    I know you Librals like to get mad, Right!
    You think Straight people don’t have a point or right to be straight
    and you think you can give up every chance a little boy has to grow up Straight, Right!
    Just Beacuse it’s 2013, doesen’t mean your can have your Liberal way with every Boy in America
    As for All you old Men (you know who you are) Leave the Cub Scouts and The Boy Scout Little Boys alone. You too Bill!
    Don’t mess with Children
    The point is; Don’t do it! …You too Bill!

    Don’t get mad, be Glad your Gay!

  • Wayne Humbyrd

    Just because you have money doesn’t mean you are right with your opinions.

  • Dan

    Gates is all about anything anti-family unit, or Christianity. But most only know him, through their computer brand. He doesn’t care about gay’s, gramdma, or even you. He cares about population control, and becoming the next malthusian king of the world, using his wealth to manage all the people below him, which he considers, peasantry. Picking up where his father left off. I bet he would be proud of how Bill is playing God with peoples lives.

  • Russ Spencer

    Gays in the U.S. have wrought their own problems by flaunting their sexual orientation, pushing it in our faces and challenging us to condemn it. Before 1960, in the U.S. and worldwide, evryone knew there were “queer” members in every organization. I knew an Eagle Scout who was gay and no one cared until he started flaunting it. He was kicked out of the FBI after coming out of the closet (Hey, old J. Edgar was still in charge–how’s that for irony?). We have always had them in every organization including the military, and there was no problem until the media started rubbing our noses in it and trying to portray “straights” as the problem. Gays used to be good for an occasional giggle, and then we’d move on to another subject, but the media has turned it into a hostile, confrontational issue.

    • http://www.yahoo.com Reeeeeally?!!

      Right!

  • Dustin

    Good. Give people/humans their equal rights and let’s move on. Times are changing and a 2,000 fairy tale book is struggling to keep up.

    Hopefully we can start taxing churches soon too.

  • Mark

    any business person in their right-mind in this day and age would be very foolish to blurt out in any media outlet whatsoever that have any problem whatsoever with gays and/or lesbians. doing so will likely result in a nasty backlash which has serious potential to negatively impact their business. however, as the stand-up comedian ron white has said many times over, “you can’t fix stupid” (re. some people just don’t quite get it…lol).

    • will

      That right, suppress what you feel and troubles your conscience. Allow your children to be taught a behavior that is offensive to you, your faith, your hope, for a contemporary world-view that has left past generations in ruins! Heck, some places on the human body where not meant for pleasure regardless how many times you USE the word LOVE! The Leviticus writer was RIGHT, IT IS CONFUSION!

  • Israel

    The Bible told me this, the Bible teaches that….. The Bible is a tool made “By Men, for control of lesser Men.” If we did everything the Bible teaches, Women would not have rights, Blacks would still be slaves in the U.S, You could go to Heaven if you offer your children to a mob in order for them to not rape angels. Where is God when a Priest (a.k.a Person authorized to perform the sacred rituals) turns out a six year old boy? That poor child must be going to hell, right? Where is God when “Good” people suffer and children starve? Gay people are this way form birth, and while I enjoy women myself, I can’t look down on anyone, even those who believe in God. I believed in Santa, The Tooth Fairy, and countless other lies for a time. If you want to judge people for who they love, Remember one of the teachings from Jesus himself.

    ” But I say to you, that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

    ” Judge not, that you may not be judged. For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.

    Or for any of you who have been remarried………….

    ” Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”

    But hey, God forgives…………………

    “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

    So humans, can kill the son of God, but can’t become a boy scout due to loving men? “let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.” It says in the Bible we are all of sin, even when you type a hateful remark about hating Gays, you are sinning. Last but not least.

    Sin (sn)
    n. Mythology
    The Babylonian god of the moon.

    1. A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate.
    2. Theology
    a. Deliberate disobedience to the known will of God.
    b. A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience.
    3. Something regarded as being shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong.
    intr.v. sinned, sin·ning, sins
    1. To violate a religious or moral law.
    2. To commit an offense or violation.

    Learn to read your Bible before you act on what you think it said.

  • Mohammed

    Homosexualty is strictly forbidden in all world religions.

    If a Christian wishes to waive this ban he must first renounce his religion openly. It is a nothing but hypocrisy to support homosexuality yet have a claim on any religion.

    Yes it is 2013 but the principles of morality are timeless.

    Either Christianity is right or homosexuality is right. There is no third option. Surely a man like Gates understands this reasoning. Therefore Gates is in effect renouncing his religion.

    As for us, muslims, we denounce homosexuality, fornication, adultry indeed any sexual activity which is not between a lawfully married husband and wife.

    Those who stand for nothing fall for everyting.

    The time has come for all religions to take a stand. The problem is with the sole exception of Islam no other religious group has the courage or the moral authority to take a stand. They are only interested in “keeping their flock happy”.

    You can serve God or serve man. You can’t do both.

    I cannot accuse atheist who support homosexuality of hypocrisy.

  • Anon

    “Bill Gates Wants NAMBLA Gay Men to Molest Boy Scouts” There is the real headline. Bill Gates just outed himself as a member of the child molesters group.

  • sam hagy

    So Bill Gates wants to get favorable media coverage through his sudden epiphany about gay rights……….Yawn! What a profile in courage!

  • Dave

    Why does anybody give a rat’s turd what Gates thinks?

  • http://Wredlich.com Warren Redlich

    First of all I smell troll in all the gay bashing comments.

    But … BSA is a private org. And like many such groups, they need fundraising. How about Gates puts his money where his mouth is … Gates could offer $100M to BSA if they drop their antigay stuff.

    And to be fair, sounds like he was asked the question.

  • knysna

    Wouldn’t Bill Gates just love that!! I don’t think he would for one second hesitate in donating that kind of money towards creating a new swath of young gays.

    And what an ideal breeding ground, the Boy Scouts of America been led by gay scout leaders, locker room @ss junkies on a paradigm quest for the sinful hole, that hole been a child’s @ss hole.

    One wonders this as it is quite conceivable that these scout leaders might possibly pull out there humongous gay attributes or take videos with there precariously hidden cameras in the change rooms. One could quickly surmise the damages to these boy scouts and parents alike.

    Bill Gates is indeed, without a doubt starting to plough nonsensical bull$hit in the fertile field of wankers who already inhabit the business domain, his starting to typify anal head space whilst the universe flushes him with all that acquired crap and sentimentality he deserves down the business $hit hole like a ball of crap.

    Is this demented dinosaur delirious in thinking these gay scout leaders won’t touch the young American scouts while hiding behind the veneer of 2013 gay intellectualism.

    I hereby award Bill Gates the Anal Award for 2013 for been a catheter collecting piss from all the dead weight turds in gay land. Congratulations and well earned. Now move on too other shores for a very long sabbatical that will hopefully save your gay soul.

    PS. Leave the kids alone!!

  • Monica

    So once it is OK for Gay men to lead boy scouts (it will happen) will it be OK for heterosexual males to lead Girl Scouts?

    I’m very curious to hear this answer from anyone.

  • knysna

    More than 1,800 Scout leaders were banned from 1971 through 1991 for allegedly molesting children.

    That naturally resulted in the Boy Scouts of America dismissing more than 1,800 leaders for allegedly molesting boys!! Wow, doesn’t that say something?

    Reported by Elizabeth Marchak & Patrick Boyle who reported for the Washington Times.

    These figures are staggering.

    http://www.ajr.org/article.asp?id=1276

    In 1991 the BSA released a statement expressing the organization’s official position.

    “We believe that homosexual conduct is inconsistent with the requirement in the Scout Oath that a Scout be morally straight and in the Scout Law that a Scout be clean in word and deed, and that homosexuals do not provide a desirable role model for Scouts.”

    And in 1993 BSA said.

    “We do not allow for the registration of avowed homosexuals as members or as leaders of the BSA.”

    The reason they made those statements were due to unproportional scout abuse and molestation by gay scout leaders of America.

    And surmise it say, during the 2012 presidential campaign, both Barack Obama and Romney said the BSA should admit gay scouts and scout leaders just to @ss creep for votes. And now Bill Gates has climbed aboard the gay bus with that interminable boring slag Madonna to promote yet more child abuse!!

    I must say I found Madonna’s comment quite comical.

    “I can rescue kittens from trees. . Most importantly, I know how to scout for boys,” she said, before adding, “I think they should change their stupid rules.”

    LOL. She sure does know how to scout for boys and has on many occasions proved it. And so do pedophiles, they simply become scout leaders of America!

    Are you people stupid? Have all your brains atrophied? in thinking a gay scout leader or gay scout for that matter won’t walk around the change rooms with a lust full hard on while watching all the young scouts parade around the naked!!

    Always remembering Jerry Sandusky operated is the same fashion as many of these scout leaders operate. Doesn’t that by itself say something? (A breeding ground for pedophiles) Don’t the scout molest figures say something?

    Do a Google search for “Boy Scouts of America’s Perversion Files”. That by itself says it all.

    Boy Scout Ineligible Volunteer Files (Perversion Files) (1965 – 1985) in that period there were more than 1200 boy scouts molested by scout leaders, child abuse!!

    http://www.kellyclarkattorney.com/files/

    Attorney Paul Mones said, that they serve as a warning to youth organizations about the way pedophiles prey on kids.

    Exactly!! So ban all gay scout leaders, limiting there hunting grounds.

    All pedophiles are gay you bunch of morons, misfit lovers of fools.

  • David

    Monica you make a great point. If homosexual people are allowed to become leaders or assist in the scout movement. Then there is no reason why normal males shouldn’t have similar roles in Girl Scouts.

    Incidentally I don’t like the terms “gay” or “straight.” Gay is a word coined when homosexuals were at one time termed as “bent” which logically concludes that those who are not “bent” are therefore “straight.” While many would consider me as “straight,” I don’t like it, I prefer to be called “normal.” IE Some people are homosexual, others are normal.

  • David

    Oh, a further point. The Canadian Scout movement decided to accept homosexuals into leadership roles, and following it, it saw a reduction in membership, and breakaway groups increased. Go figure America, see how to kill a perfectly good movement by following the example of Canada.

  • Pizzaman7

    If scouts does this I am taking my son out and that will be that. He doesn’t need to be around homosexuals. They can form their own scouts if they want and only have gays in it. This should be obvious why. I know a lot of parents that agree with me.

    This is all about the break-up of families. We are getting the socialist welfare system crammed down our throats. It brings with it crime, drugs, lack of responsibility, lack of respect, sexual openness, and the break-up of the family. Family and God gets replaced with government.

    Moreover our Pack is chartered by a Catholic school so the charter will be broken up. God intended familes to have a man and wife especially for the children’s sake.

    Homosexuality is a lifestyle choice. I know people who have gone to it and back to hetereosexuality. It is not a healthy choice at that and gays also do not stay with each other as long particularly the men.

    If the scouts make this giant mistake they will never be the same.

  • Pizzaman7

    One more comment….Bill Gates was an average programmer. He stole the mouse from Xerox, he stole Windows when he was working on the Macintosh, he DOS for cheap from the guy who wrote it. He was a good marketer and he was at the right place at the right time.

    Today’s programmers would make circles around him. He was a pirate and henceforth the title of the movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley”.

    He is an elitist jerk hellbent on population control. He is another one who thinks he is morally and intelluctually superior over other people. Just because you have a lot of money does not make you a better person.

    He would make a great Democrat.

  • Gay Scout

    If gays were in boy scouts, then there will be proliferation of their kind influencing real boys. If they persists, next time you will find them is on the lap of the real boys scouts.

    Gays are for Gays scout.

  • Mark

    All of that blessing of wealth and all of that stupid and foolish human reasoning. If you live a million years and are 100000000000 times richer than Bill Gates, hell is still forever.