Scott Walker Says Gay Troop Leader Ban Protected Boy Scouts

Scott Walker—presidential candidate, governor of Wisconsin, and noted hot ham enthusiast—has spoken out against the Boy Scouts of America’s recent push to allow gay troop leaders. “I have had a lifelong commitment to the Scouts and support the previous membership policy because it protected children and advanced Scout… »7/15/15 11:50am7/15/15 11:50am

That Time Mike Huckabee's Loser Son Allegedly Tortured a Dog to Death

Welcome to Loser Sons of Politics, a new column where the politically minded among the Jezebel staff recall with fondness the antics of the loser sons of politicians. Today (because it’s a very big and special day for the former Arkansas Governor), we’re recalling that time Mike Huckabee’s loser son David killed a dog… »5/05/15 3:00pm5/05/15 3:00pm

Bob Gates Supports Gay Scoutmasters, Won't Change Idiotic Policy

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is the new head of the Boys Scouts of America organisation, and despite shepherding the US Armed Forces through the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and voicing his previous support of gay adults in scouting, he refuses to change the policy banning the same adults. »5/28/14 8:59pm5/28/14 8:59pm

Conservatives STILL Trying to Fight Same-Sex Marriage in Utah

On Monday, a District Judge ruled that Utah's ban against same sex marriage is invalid, despite state lawyers filing for a stay over the weekend. This decision means Utah remains the 18th state where gay couples can marry, along with the District of Columbia. However local conservatives won't let the constitution stop… »12/24/13 10:40am12/24/13 10:40am

The Boy Scout Jamboree SUCKS

So. I'm located about 15 minutes from where the national Boy Scout Jamboree now resides. And hell has started. Official Hell, with a capital H. Buses have been coming in all weekend, but yesterday was the "official" start of this monstrous fucked up MESS. They've stormed the entire area, and traffic is a soul sucking… »7/17/13 2:19pm7/17/13 2:19pm

Conservative All-Boys ‘Sexual Purity’ Club Sure to Be a Big Hit

Now that the Boy Scouts have announced that they will allow openly gay children to mince around and besmirch the Baby Straights with their seductive fruitiness, one group of Concerned Parents (the best kind of parents) is forming their own all-boy, no-homo alternative for parents who want their sons to learn about… »7/09/13 7:00pm7/09/13 7:00pm

California Senate Passes Bill to Revoke Boy Scouts' Tax Exempt Status

The California Senate passed a bill called the Youth Equality Act on Wednesday, at 27-9, that would strip the Boy Scouts of America within the state from its current nonprofit status, stating that the group continues to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Although the Boy Scouts voted to allow gay scouts… »5/31/13 5:50pm5/31/13 5:50pm

Boy Scouts Want to Know How Adult Members Feel About This Whole Gay Thing

Let's all close our eyes, take a deep breath and imagine a future time when everybody has moved on from this whole homophobia thing and can accept the existence of gay people much like we accept the existence of brunettes. Kids with two moms will be considered as normal as kids with male-female parents and a new… »3/13/13 11:15am3/13/13 11:15am

Obama Asks Boy Scouts to Stop Being Homophobes and Admit Gays

Gay kids who want to "be prepared" alongside their straight peers got some big-time support during the Super Bowl yesterday: Barack Obama, honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America and real president of the United States, told CBS News in an interview that the Boy Scouts should lift its ban on the LGBTQ… »2/04/13 10:00am2/04/13 10:00am