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Published: Tuesday, March 5 2013 10:43 a.m. MST

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Clue Bay
AMERICAN FORK, UT

Everyone has their right to participate or not. I am one of the silent majority of Americans that commends the BSA for sticking to their principles and adhere to the "Physically Strong, Mentally Awake and Morally Straight" Oath!

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

Carly Rae and Train have every right to decide when and where they will perform and should be commended for standing up for their personal beliefs. The BSA should be afforded those same rights and commendations.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Hold to your values BSA, even if you have to stand alone! Let those who disagree make their choices along with the consequences.

Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

I agree with the other comments, but I was curious as to having the rock concert at the National Jamboree? I have never been, but have always wanted to attend a National Jamboree, and wouldn't have ever thought of a rock concert being part of the experience. I'm sure President Obama, who as President, is the Honorary President of the BSA, will probably not attend either, just like four years ago.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

I dunno...dropping Carly Rae Jepsen seems like a reward for the Boy Scouts, not a punishment.

Drop me maybe?

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

So, did the BSA suddenly change their policy? No.
This is just a publicity stunt by the performer.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

I rely like the idea [We the people by the people, and for the people]. I would not attend a birthday party if I wasn't invited. If it was my birthday party I would want to invite who I want. Every one is welcome to come or not it's by invitation only.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

So I agree with most of the comments that argue that both the BSA and these groups get to make their own choices but I have to wonder if these same people will feel the same way if the BSA does decide to change their policy to include gay people. If not then how is your insisting they do not change different then those that insist they should?

Pack
Layton, Utah

This just shows the stupidity of these entertainers who claim they did not know what the BSA stood for.

Californian#1@94131
San Francisco, CA

I am not a professional entertainer. If I were, I would offer to take those performers' place.

Spoc
Ogden, UT

Jepson who?

I could not care any less.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Obama10 -- If Obama doesn't attend the Jamboree, he will be just like GW Bush, who attended only one of the two while he was in office, or Ronald Reagan who did not attend any.

Now what was that you said again?

George
Bronx, NY

thank you

David
Centerville, UT

Scoundrel,

Yep I agree. It is too risky for a business and public figure to associate and openly support an organization that promotes service, citizenship, advancement, the outdoor code of environmental appreciation and preservation, respect, trustworthy, loyalty, friendliness, courteousness, kindness, cleanliness, bravery, reverence, obedience, cheerfulness, thriftiness,....

George
Bronx, NY

@david
Yep, I agree, to bad the Boy Scouts have made the choice to allow certain religious groups to turn their organization into yet another platform attack the secular world. And allowed their holy war to overshadow the good work they are capable of.

Baccus0902
Leesburg, VA

@ David:
you wrote:
"Yep I agree. It is too risky for a business and public figure to associate and openly support an organization that promotes service, citizenship, advancement, the outdoor code of environmental appreciation and preservation, respect, trustworthy, loyalty, friendliness, courteousness, kindness, cleanliness, bravery, reverence, obedience, cheerfulness, thriftiness,...."

....and bigotry. Don't forget bigotry.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Baccus,
you mean what libs show to conservatives?

George,
the BSA had that code LONG before being associated with any religious organization. They were not co-opted by anyone.

David
Centerville, UT

Baccus, George, look up the definition of bigotry and explain how the BSA fits this definition. Then ask yourself if the BSA meets this definition in your opinion, how you would also not fit the definition for your position regarding the BSA.

amazondoc
USA, TN

@David --

From the American Heritage Dictionary: "The attitude, state of mind, or behavior characteristic of a bigot; intolerance."

From Merriam-Webster: "acts or beliefs characteristic of a bigot" -- bigot: "...especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance "

I, for one, would welcome Christians and/or folks of any religion, or ethnic group, or sexual orientation, into any group or club I might belong to or organize. And yes, I'd even welcome Boy Scouts -- after all, my own father was an Eagle Scout in his day.

Unfortunately, the BSA are not nearly as tolerant as I am. They refuse to tolerate an entire group of people simply because of their inborn sexual orientation, regardless of the actual **character** or **actions** of those people. Yup, intolerance. Apply whatever synonym you prefer.

m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

I only hope that entertainers who do support BSA are not then blacklisted by the rest of the Politically Correct world. Remember what used to happen to any artist who dared go to South Africa to perform. Tolerance in the PC world is a one way street.

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