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#1 of 14 Old 08-16-2002, 12:31 AM - Thead Starter
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Donald Wildmon, chairman of the American Family Association, is denouncing the move. He contends that Big Brothers Big Sisters will -- in his words -- "become a magnet for homosexuals who exploit opportunities to engage young, impressionable children with their unhealthy lifestyle."
Oh puh-leeze! They should have every chance to be a Big Brother/Sister as a heterosexual person has. As long as they would be a positive influience (sp?) why does their sexuality have to even be an issue?
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I agree Heather, what a twit.

Can you just picture it

"A secret underground meeting of 'gay' men and women - secret handshakes and passwords being used so no 'hetrosexuals' get in - sitting around planning the subversion of innocent 'hetro' kids. "Oh I know lets all go and volunteer as big brothers and big sisters, we will accidently do a lot of good in the community to these poor underpriviliged kids but we can't let that stop us. Get out there and recruit, recuit, recruit. Turn them to the 'dark side'...................."

Oh yeah right
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Maree -

I wonder just how much volunteer work for Big Brothers/Big Sisters has this guy done? Besides research clearly shows that children of gay parents are less likely to be gay.

I asked my mom once if anyone ever asked her if she was gay when she became a Girl Scout leader. She was appauled at even the thought of that. Imagine having to fill out a questionare about your sexuality every time you volunteered to be a softball coach or a home room mother? Is that what this man and his group wants?

 
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Why does someones sexual orientation always have to be an issue. We are supposed to be teaching our kids to be open minded and treat everyone equally....but how can we do that if organizations that they belong to won't do that
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They're kidding, right? Please say they're kidding.. but then again, that IS Mississippi..

Good grief, to think that people still think that homosexuality is a "club" that you have to join or something. That's utterly ridiculous.
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That's just wrong! As long as they are not perverts or sexual preditors. Then why not let gay ppl have the right to volunteer to be a big bro/sis. That's just ridiculous!
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The worst part is that they are all screaming for volunteers!! How can they discriminate adn get away with it
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but then again, that IS Mississippi



UMMM, not trying to be rude are we?

If you read the article, it was from the NY AP, and it covered the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of AMERICA, NOT MISSISSIPPI. Hope you're not prejudice of Mississippi.
an jus what u talkin bout there leeez? Uh I dont getwhatcha talkin bout?
Oh, sorry, I graduated from a high school in Mississippi. I have to remember to try to be presentable for the rest of the world.
Thank you! As someone who only recently moved FROM Mississippi, I totally take that as offensive. I would really like to know just how that comment was meant to be taken.

I personally think that ANYONE who judges others by sexual preference, race, age, PLACE THEY LIVE, etc. are the ones who get things like this started. How can someone blast someone else for being judgemental when they do the same thing???? I mean, there are closed-minded straight people, closed-minded gay people, smart straight people.....I think you know where I am going with this...
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LOL Jen and Liz! You guys crack me up! I may not have liked being stationed in Mississippi, only cause I am a baby and it was my first time living away from Pennsylvania...lol but I thought the people were among some of the nicest I've ever met. Seriously though it can't be that bad if I want to go back real soon on vacation.

But anyways back on topic! These kids are in this program for a reason and if a gay person can offer what they need then why not?!? It is not like they are teaching the child to be gay.

Isn't it the boy scouts that you can't be in or lead, if you are gay? If the mother or father of these children do not have a problem with it then why should these people?! It should be up to the parents who their child can hang out with not people who don't even know the child!
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My DH just read the article. He, I think is quite offended by the guys comments. Jerry was a big brother. In fact, him and his "little brother" are the longest matched pair in the cowichan valley. Of course their obligations to each other officially ended when bobby turned 16, he is now 22 (I think) and they are still the best of friends, Bobby was best man at our wedding.

He is offended to think that someone who is associated with Big Brothers would have that sort of an attitude towards gays. I mean heck who the h-e- double hockey sticks does he think he is???
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Ahhh-- to be in the minority again.

I didn't read the article but I fully support the Boy Scouts not allowing gays to be leaders, and I can't say I'm offended or opposed to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters rule on the surface (not having read the article) either.

Boy Scouts is very big in my religion (I'm LDS-Mormon) and we feel that homosexuality is immoral and sinful. Therefore when choosing role models (or potential role models) for our children we do not want to condone homosexuality in any way, shape or form. We teach our children to be kind and tolerant of others- and that every person on the earth is a child of God. We also teach 'Love the sinner, hate the sin' though. I don't want my child exposed to homosexuality if they don't have to be (I also said I would *not* allow my child to watch that Rosie special on NickJr, BTW). Not because I don't know how to answer their questions but because I believe homosexuality is evil and immoral- and it's my responsibility to protect and guide my children in a way that I see fit.
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I agree with Ang. It is a character issue. Some people think it is wrong to show bad character and be influential to children. Studies show that there is a larger percentage of child molesters in the homosexual community than in the heterosexual community. It's hard to show bad character in only one area of life. It usually "leaks" into other areas. I support BSA also and give each year. Private groups should be able to be exclusive.
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