A righteous vigilante onscreen and off, Chuck Norris is determined to keep openly gay people out of the Boy Scouts while propping up his imaginary gun and tracking down just who’s trying to undo that bit of wacko wisdom.
But a feisty lesbian is fighting back!
This release says it all:
“Chuck Norris argued on Monday that the Boy Scouts should continue to discriminate against gay members, despite thousands of Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, and scout leaders urging the Boy Scouts of America and its National Board of Directors to end the organization’s ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders.
“Norris, who has publicly opposed equal rights for gays and lesbians, argued in an article published Monday that the decision of Ernst & Young CEO James Turley, a board member of the Boy Scouts, to call for an end to the Scouts’ ban on gay troops and leaders was the fault of President Obama.
” ‘Is it a coincidence that Turley came out swinging against the Boy Scouts of America’s century-old policy to ban gays from leadership and that he has such close affiliations with the pro-gay Obama administration?’ Norris wrote, arguing that politics–and not the fact that thousands of scouts, scout leaders and former scouts have been putting pressure on the Boy Scouts–is the reason the Boy Scouts organization is reconsidering its ban on gay troops and gay leaders.
“Jennifer Tyrrell, a lesbian mom from Ohio who was removed from her position as den leader of her seven-year-old son’s Cub Scout pack after the Boy Scouts found out she was gay, challenged Norris to recognize the nearly 300,000 people–including thousands of scouts and scout leaders–who have signed the petition she started on Change.org urging the Boy Scouts to reconsider their policy.
” ‘Chuck Norris might want to check his facts, because the pressure on the Boy Scouts isn’t coming from high-profile politicians. It’s coming from thousands upon thousands of Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, scouting parents and families, and communities like mine who want to see the Boy Scouts of America do the right thing and welcome all troops and leaders,’ said Tyrrell. ‘This is a movement of people who love the Boy Scouts, and it isn’t fueled by politics, regardless of what Chuck Norris thinks. It’s fueled by the dedication of thousands of scouts committed to ending discrimination within their own organization’.”
Well, who cares where the pressure is coming from?
The pressure is warranted!
End the discrimination already!
It’ll happen. Be prepared, Chuck.