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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 17 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Provo, UT

A few matters: The Boy Scouts isn't here for accomodating sexual behaviors and/or tendencies. It's a whole lot more about handling basic responsibilities in life such as writing, reading, setting personal goals, and so on. If some scouting alumni is whatever they are following scouting, I could honestly care less.

As for those who are upset about the Boy Scouts policies, make your own comparable organization if you wish. No law or person is going to be there to stop you if you really want to do it.

As for the wierd idea that somehow people get indoctrinated into being LDS by the Boy Scouts, people of all sorts of faiths are affiliated with the Boy Scouts, and frankly any Scout Troop answers to the BSA Leadership, and non-LDS are perfectly welcome into troops sponsored by LDS congregations, in fact the majority of non-LDS from my troop growing up are still not members of my church, so frankly, I have a hard time wondering where some fairy tales people have about indoctrination come from, again, not from honest people, and certainly not from people who have actually been there either.

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