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Thousands Sign GLAAD’s Petition Denouncing National Geographic’s Boy Scouts Show

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By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jan 24, 2013
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  • 5 Comments
    • drw
      drw

      Nat Geo is owned by fox news, so I’m guessing they don’t give a shit.

      Jan 24, 2013 at 2:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joetx
      Joetx

      Now who is the group that tries to lure in children???

      Jan 24, 2013 at 3:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      I’m guessing just not watching the show would be more effective then signing the petition, esp given that it’s pretty much assumed, that 80%+ who signed the petition probably hadn’t even heard about the show nor would have watched it anyway. And we are talking the National Geographic Channel . . . pretty much one of those surf through cable channels . . .

      I wonder if the Scouts will be nerdy or hot FGA’s? Assumed the scout masters will be be creepy older guys that light teaching young guys how to tie knots and stuff.

      Jan 24, 2013 at 11:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen D.
      Allen D.

      My gut reaction to this story is “if we can’t play too, you can’t do it!” Which I don’t think is fair. I don’t want the BSA to be able to meet in public (meaning maintained with my tax dollars) buildings. That’s about it. Sure it would be nice if everyone was included. I don’t know. I’m conflicted, but this strikes me as silly.

      Jan 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Erebos
      Erebos

      I understand the point trying to be made, I really do. I myself was involved in the BSA for many years, and would of course love to see them become more tolerant. However, I feel that this method is overreaching. When informational channels such as the History Channel, NatGeo, or even Discovery, report on something, it doesn’t mean they endorse the views of those whom they are documenting. I don’t recall ever having to see a disclaimer on the History channel that while they will report about Nazism and Fascism (when they’re not creaming all over themselves about aliens) they don’t in fact support the violent oppression or extermination of human beings. True documentation and real reporting must try to exist in a vacuum for it to be taken seriously. We may not like it, we may feel it inhibits the promotion of what we know to be right, but this is how the free press works. The BSA should, and I believe one day will, change their policies towards the LGBTQ community, but we must be willing to accept that these things take time, and that it is possible to have a negative backlash result from our overreaching.

      Jan 25, 2013 at 12:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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