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A different kind of "jamboree" awaits the 1,400 delegates arriving Wednesday at the Boy Scouts of America's national conference in Grapevine, Texas.
"Keep sex and politics out of Scouting."
Signs of waning evangelical power in the nation's culture wars and in Republican policy — and some unexpected challenges for GOP candidates — loom as the 103-year-old Boy Scouts of America gears up for a definitive vote this week on whether to welcome openly gay youths into the organization's ranks.
The entire nation is watching to see if the Boy Scouts are going to cave under relentless pressure from gay activists whose demands, if successful, will destroy the finest organization for young men our nation has ever known.
Robert Knight's recent piece is a well-reasoned and articulate affirmation of the Boy Scouts' "right to their own moral standards" in the face of unrelenting attacks from proponents of evil ("Boy Scouts prevail after 11-year battle," Commentary, Jan. 15).
The Boy Scouts of America are once again coming under fire from a national gay rights group, this time via a protest of the National Geographic Channel. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced Wednesday that it is supporting an online petition asking the cable network to add a disclaimer to the start of each episode of the upcoming reality series "Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?"
The memorable massacres of history have been the stuff of ruthless despots. They're about power and intolerance -- getting rid of anyone who could cause trouble. Atilla the Hun needed an army to massacre his enemy. Josef Stalin was a wholesale killer who measured his dead in the millions.
You find them in all walks of life. They might be playing outfield for the Philadelphia Phillies (Shane Victorino). Or hosting the show "Dirty Jobs" for the Discovery Channel (Mike Rowe). Or founding Wal-Mart (Sam Walton). Or even becoming president of the United States (Gerald Ford).
A spokeswoman for Holland America Line says a passenger missing from its cruise ship Zaandam in Alaska appears to be a case of suicide.