Is Romney The Conservative Choice?
I don't want to get into bashing the other candidates for President in 2008, but here's a very thought-provoking article
on Mitt Romney's conservative bona fides.The 2002 Olympics – run by Mitt Romney – was the only Olympics that restricted the Boy Scouts from participating. According to news reports, this was apparently because of pressure from homosexual activists. (But also, according to reports, homosexual groups participated fairly prominently.) Romney would not respond to reporters’ questions about that action.
The largest Boy Scout council in the country responded to the call for volunteers issued by the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee, but the welcome mat was rolled up and the door slammed in its face. Olympic spokesmen for the 2002 winter games say the exclusion has nothing to do with recent protests by gay activists. While the organizing committee for the Olympic event is prominently displaying a call for local volunteers, they have explicitly let it be known that the Boy Scouts need not apply. "For us not to be involved is discouraging, considering the Atlanta games. The Scouting council there was extremely involved," said Kay Godfrey, professional Scout executive for the Great Salt Lake Council of Boy Scouts.
- NewsMax.com, Dec. 18, 2000.
This is something that deserves deeper digging. I don't mind Republican candidates who are pro-choice (as I am), pro-gay rights (as I am partially), as long as they admit it. I am very uncomfortable with folks who shift positions depending on the audience. And I despise those who fail to respect the Boy Scouts of America.
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