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Mormon Church 'satisfied' with Boy Scouts possibly lifting gay youth ban
The Boy Scouts of America has been considering a change in its longstanding policy against allowing openly gay members.
April 26th, 2013
08:20 AM ET

Mormon Church 'satisfied' with Boy Scouts possibly lifting gay youth ban

By Dan Merica, CNN
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Washington (CNN) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it was "satisfied" with the Boy Scouts of America’s move to consider no longer denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation.

In a statement Thursday, the Mormon church called the issue “complex and challenging” and said it believed the Boy Scouts were making “a thoughtful, good-faith effort” to address the issue.

“We are grateful to BSA for their careful consideration of these issues," the statement said. “We appreciate the positive things contained in this current proposal that will help build and strengthen the moral character and leadership skills of youth as we work together in the future.”

The Boy Scouts of America said last week it would consider a proposal that would no longer deny membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation but would maintain its ban on openly gay adult leaders. The organization's executive committee made the proposal.

"If approved, the resolution would mean that 'no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.' The BSA will maintain the current membership policy for all adults," Boy Scouts public relations director Deron Smith said.

The Boy Scouts proposal was anticipated after the group had punted on the issue in February. At the time, the Mormon church heralded the postponement, saying the organization had “acted wisely in delaying a vote on this policy issue until the implications can be more carefully evaluated.”

The Mormon Church has long been a supporter of the Boy Scouts, both in numbers and words. In 2011, Mormons represented 15% of the 2.7 million registered Boy Scouts, the single biggest group.

The church teaches that sex should be reserved only for a married man and woman, and congregants in violation of the church's teaching on sexual relationships can be excommunicated. Since gay people cannot be married in the church, any sex would be premarital and therefore sinful. Under these beliefs, members of the lesbian, gay and transgender community could be practicing Mormons as long as they are celibate.

Though the church’s doctrine condemning homosexuality has not changed in the last few years, and it remains opposed to same-sex marriage, some observers say the church is subtly but unmistakably growing friendlier toward the LGBT community, including voicing support for some gay rights.

Some activists pointed to the less public role in same-sex marriage ballot initiatives in 2012, a marked departure from earlier fights - such as California's Proposition 8 in which the church vocally supported the move to have same-sex marriage banned.

A statement in support of allowing gay children to join the Boy Scouts would be another step in that softening.

“The current BSA proposal constructively addresses a number of important issues that have been part of the ongoing dialogue including consistent standards for all BSA partners, recognition that Scouting exists to serve and benefit youth rather than Scout leaders, a single standard of moral purity for youth in the program, and a renewed emphasis for Scouts to honor their duty to God,” this week's Mormon statement continued.

The Boy Scouts' proposal is expected to be presented to voting members at the organization's May meeting in Dallas. If the policy is approved, it will take effect January 1.

- CNN’s Katia Hetter contributed to this report.

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Belief • Mormonism • Politics • Sexuality

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  1. elijahi34

    many will be deceived and are being deceived as the Lord said in Mathew 24

    May 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm |
    • Science

      Free speech helps educate the masses

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      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130425142250.htm

      Hey James Madison................religion has none it looks like.............with the comments on this blog.

      The Big question is ETHICS ! does religion have any ?

      The Ethics of Resurrecting Extinct Species

      Apr. 8, 2013 — At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130408165955.htm

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      Dinosaur Egg Study Supports Evolutionary Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs: How Troodon Likely Hatched Its Young

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130418104324.htm

      And NO ANGELS the pope KICKED them OFF the TEAM last year !

      From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life

      http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

      the wrong path is Adam and Eve !

      Human Y Chromosome Much Older Than Previously Thought

      Mar. 4, 2013 — The discovery and analysis of an extremely rare African American Y chromosome pushes back the time of the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage tree to 338,000 years ago. This time predates the age of the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130305145821.htm

      No god(s) needed or required to graduate from public schools in the US

      Remember : Adam had to POKE himself hard with his OWN BONE to create Eve.

      No god(s) needed................... Old. DNA works..................also catches crooks !

      Ancient DNA Reveals Europe's Dynamic Genetic History

      Apr. 23, 2013 — Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7,500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423134037.htm

      May 3, 2013 at 9:23 am |
  2. freakish society

    College costs are on the rise–having increased at a rate that outpaces inflation for more than two decades, contributing to record levels of student debt. Nevertheless, Duke University saw fit to raise the cost of its program even more. This week Campus Reform reports that Duke has raised student fees in order to pay for s.ex change operations for any student who wants one.

    Administrators say they will cover the cost of the reassignment surgery up to $50,000 that will be covered with a cause a 0.3 percent increase to overall student fees.LGBT advocates on campus immediately celebrated the university’s decision.

    May 2, 2013 at 9:05 am |
    • Akira

      Link, please. Thank you.

      May 2, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
    • Science

      Update :

      See for yourself below.................The fairy in the sky did NOT create us !

      Monkey Math: Baboons Show Brain's Ability to Understand Numbers ..........E = mc2..............(U-Pb) numbers do not lie !

      May 3, 2013 — Opposing thumbs, expressive faces, complex social systems: it's hard to miss the similarities between apes and humans. Now a new study with a troop of zoo baboons and lots of peanuts shows that a less obvious trait – the ability to understand numbers – also is shared by humans and their primate cousins.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130503132719.htm

      OR.........take a ride on a DINO.

      Fossil records are better to read than the nasty bible..................no god(s) required !

      Oldest? New 'Bone-Head' Dinosaur Hints at Higher Diversity of Small Dinosaurs

      May 7, 2013 — Scientists have named a new species of bone-headed dinosaur (pachycephalosaur) from Alberta, Canada. Acrotholus audeti (Ack-RHO-tho-LUS) was identified from both recently discovered and historically collected fossils. Approximately six feet long and weighing about 40 kilograms in life, the newly identified plant-eating dinosaur represents the oldest bone-headed dinosaur in North America, and possibly the world.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130507124800.htm

      The Science Guy takes on creationism

      CNN|Added on November 24, 2012

      http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/11/24/intv-nye-creationism.cnn

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/05/when-christians-become-a-hated-minority/comment-page-95/#comments

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/07/biden-urges-faith-leaders-to-pressure-lawmakers-on-background-checks/#comments

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/06/richard-dawkins-evolution-is-not-a-controversial-issue/comment-page-14/#comment-2333546

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/05/when-christians-become-a-hated-minority/#comments

      And

      ..NO ANGELS with PITCH FORKS the old pope KICKED them in OFF the TEAM last year !

      From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life

      http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

      Pope's book on Jesus challenges Christmas traditions

      By Laura Smith-Spark, CNN

      updated 10:56 AM EST, Fri November 23, 2012

      http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/22/world/europe/vatican-pope-jesus-book/index.html?iref=allsearch

      All these years there are suppose to be angels.......................then poof go the angels according to the old pope;.......

      where are the morals there ?

      Hey James Madison................religion has none it looks like.............with the comments on this blog.

      The Big question is ETHICS ! does religion have any ?

      The Ethics of Resurrecting Extinct Species

      Apr. 8, 2013 — At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130408165955.htm

      OR

      and it only takes minutes now..............to simple for them maybe ?

      For all creationists and ID believers...............IT only takes minutes to figure IT out. No fairy in the sky needed !

      New Device Can Extract Human DNA With Full Genetic Data in Minutes

      May 6, 2013 — Take a swab of saliva from your mouth and within minutes your DNA could be ready for analysis and genome sequencing with the help of a new device.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130506132100.htm

      May 10, 2013 at 11:25 am | Report abuse | \

      Evolution wins hands down time for god(s) to get the hell out of the way !!!

      News Release

      3-D structure of the evolved enzyme (an RNA ligase), using 10 overlaid snapshots. In the top region, the overlays show the range of bending and folding flexibility in the amino acid chain that forms the molecule. The two gray balls are zinc ions. (University of Minnesota)

      University of Minnesota researchers unveil first artificial enzyme created by evolution in a test tube

      Media Note: To request high resolution images of Dr. Seelig and/or of a 3D structure of the evolved enzyme, please contact Matt Hodson at mjhodson@umn.edu.

      Contacts:Matt Hodson, University News Service, mjhodson@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552
      Peggy Rinard, College of Biological Sciences, rinar001@umn.edu, (612) 624-0774

      Oops

      Scientists have unearthed the first direct signs of cheesemaking, at a site in Poland that dates back 7,500 years.

      Human Evolution

      http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2cHumanevo.shtml

      May 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |

      Wedgie !

      May 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm |
  3. Trance

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKxk9TvyJrs
    ,.

    May 2, 2013 at 9:02 am |
  4. Douglas

    Thank you LDS leaders for weighing in and providing solid guidance on this controversial topic.

    Stay true to your teaching in regard to same-s–e–x marriage and everything will fall into place.

    Together we have a win/win for all.

    May 2, 2013 at 2:14 am |
    • sam stone

      Douglas and Topher as a couple? I suppose it may work. Who would be the female?

      May 2, 2013 at 2:59 am |
    • sam stone

      Doogie: When the supreme court removes the barriers to same gender marriage, are you and chris-Topher (street) going to run out and get married? You know that Topher will have to divorce the beard he married to convince the outside world that he is not of of those he publicly opposed for so long

      May 2, 2013 at 3:09 am |
    • Science

      Thanks for your help doogie ..........for showing the world how fruity..............fruitcakes from xmas past can be !

      Education for adults too ............Doogie !

      (EA) FÓSILES, FOSILIZACIÓN Y PALEONTOLOGÍA...........in spanish !

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw1cRg9oKTc&feature=player_embedded

      May 2, 2013 at 6:14 am |
    • Science

      Again doogie thanks for showing the world how fruity...............fruitcakes of xmas past can be.

      It will be good for humanity to shed the fairy in the sky based on your actions !

      May 2, 2013 at 7:31 am |
  5. saggyroy

    As long as they wear their magic underwear, what could possibly happen?

    May 1, 2013 at 5:52 am |
  6. lol??

    looks like the killers like to stuff 24/hr 7day
    lol??
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    lol??
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    lol??
    Sorry akira, I have zero trust in "The Orlando Women's Center". How did I know the "statistics" would come from the butcher business??????

    April 30, 2013 at 7:26 pm |
    • Akira

      Sorry you do not like my source, or that it flies directly against your belief that atheists are getting the majority of abortions.
      Ask your preacher for the stats; he’ll give you what you want to hear, even as he is arranging for his mistress’s abortion.

      April 30, 2013 at 7:40 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Then why don't you post some statistics that prove that Christian women aren't the majority of those who get abortions, lollypo0p? Or are you scared you might find out that Akira's source was accurate?

      April 30, 2013 at 9:53 pm |
    • Science

      Hey lol?? Just asked you someting over here ...........follow link cool science !

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/29/new-film-examines-science-vs-religion/#comments

      May 1, 2013 at 7:39 am |
    • Science

      lol??.................no comment yet ?

      May 1, 2013 at 8:24 am |
    • Science

      lol?? ......... you should have learned this by know .............facts work best for teaching children !

      Evolution wins hands down ..........time for god(s) to get the HELL out of the way................so humanity can evolve !

      Dinosaur Egg Study Supports Evolutionary Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs: How Troodon Likely Hatched Its Young

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130418104324.htm

      May 1, 2013 at 9:56 am |
    • Science

      Opps ,,,,,,,,,now.................and lol??................you might have been on the menu ?

      Fish Was On the Menu for Early Flying Dinosaur Bye Bye doogie !

      Apr. 22, 2013 — University of Alberta-led research reveals that Microraptor, a small flying dinosaur was a complete hunter, able to swoop down and pickup fish as well as its previously known prey of birds and tree dwelling mammals.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130422154925.htm

      May 1, 2013 at 9:58 am |
    • Science

      Hey lol?? now is the time to use the brain evolution gave you OK

      Peace

      May 1, 2013 at 11:18 am |
    • Science

      And ............read the fossil records................... OK........... education for works or children !

      First Snapshot of Organisms Eating Each Other: Feast Clue to Smell of Ancient Earth

      Apr. 29, 2013 — Tiny 1,900 million-year-old fossils from rocks around Lake Superior, Canada, give the first ever snapshot of organisms eating each other and suggest what the ancient Earth would have smelled like.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130429154107.htm

      May 1, 2013 at 11:46 am |
    • Science

      Made it easy for you lol??

      Hey James Madison................religion has none it looks like.............with the comments on this blog.

      The Big question is ETHICS ! does religion have any ?

      The Ethics of Resurrecting Extinct Species

      Apr. 8, 2013 — At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130408165955.htm

      April 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |

      May 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm |
    • Science

      One more for you to share lol??

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/28/when-religious-beliefs-becomes-evil-4-signs/comment-page-38/#comment-2314834

      May 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm |
    • Science

      And you know all about this lol??............. but repeated for the boy scouts !

      An Awesome Message from P.W. Swivel

      People are People

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbD3Hlbvafo

      Thanks for watching.

      May 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Hey, lollypoop! Did you forget to post those stats that prove you're right? Yeah, I thought so. You don't have any. Akira's point stands.

      May 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm |
  7. HeavenSent

    The real Tom = Bully

    April 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm |
  8. rocketscientist

    I think the Church of LDS's lower profile wrt gay marriage ballot initiatives is entirely due to the backlash and the subsequent reflection wrt prop. 8. I think they realized that they really made a huge mistake there by being such a significant financial supporter of that initiative. They largely stay out of such explicit politicizing, but they went all out on prop 8, due to their fear on how that would affect the education of their children in public schools.

    I think, under President Monson, that they're being a bit more conciliatory and reflective after seeing the hatred directed towards Mormons in the wake of prop 8. Why would they want to go through that again? Plus, maybe the fear has gone down too, that is, maybe they realize that there isn't much to fear wrt gay marriage being legalized.

    WRT the scouts, as an Eagle Scout, I hate to see the organization under attack. Although I personally don't have any problem with gay scout leaders or gay scouts, I don't like seeing the sanctions against the scouts, including a bill in the California legislature to end their free use of public facilities for their meetings.

    April 30, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
  9. lol??

    The bully mob from Sodom rules and mommie likes it.

    April 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm |
    • Science

      And the old pope said what ?..........and Adam and Eve ?.............is there a talking snake here ?

      Pope praises science, but insists God created world updated Thur October 28, 2010
      Stephen Hawking is wrong, Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday – God did create the universe. The pope didn't actually mention the world-famous scientist, who argues in a book published last month that the laws of physics show there is no need for a supreme... \

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/28/pope-praises-science-but-insists-god-created-world/

      April 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm |
    • Akira

      Mommies are having the gay kids in the first place; why should they desire acceptance for their children?

      April 30, 2013 at 1:14 pm |
    • Akira

      Why shouldn't they desire acceptance for their children...

      April 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm |
    • Science

      NASA: Mars could have supported life

      Education lol?? with facts is good for children !

      Star Dust we are .

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWdU_px9ApE

      Peace

      May 1, 2013 at 6:22 am |
  10. Science

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XTCRdC8Dlo

    April 30, 2013 at 9:24 am |
    • DaBudaMasta

      Hey this is the dirty old bait and switch trick. I can never forgive you for doing it. However thanks for the great video. Ken Ham is hallucinating no doubt. Stupid Creationist Museum.

      May 2, 2013 at 8:14 am |
  11. Science

    Plus lol?? fossil records...................WORK OK........... so does education for most humans !

    First Snapshot of Organisms Eating Each Other: Feast Clue to Smell of Ancient Earth

    Apr. 29, 2013 — Tiny 1,900 million-year-old fossils from rocks around Lake Superior, Canada, give the first ever snapshot of organisms eating each other and suggest what the ancient Earth would have smelled like.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130429154107.htm

    April 30, 2013 at 9:23 am |
  12. Science

    But splat goes a fairy in the sky !

    Einstein's Gravity Theory Passes Toughest Test Yet

    Apr. 25, 2013 — A strange stellar pair nearly 7,000 light-years from Earth has provided physicists with a unique cosmic laboratory for studying the nature of gravity. The extremely strong gravity of a massive neutron star in orbit with a companion white dwarf star puts competing theories of gravity to a test more stringent than any available before.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130425142250.htm

    April 29, 2013 at 9:41 pm |
  13. Science

    Human Y Chromosome Much Older Than Previously Thought

    Mar. 4, 2013 — The discovery and analysis of an extremely rare African American Y chromosome pushes back the time of the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage tree to 338,000 years ago. This time predates the age of the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130305145821.htm

    No god(s) needed or required to graduate from public schools in the US

    Remember : Adam had to POKE himself hard with his OWN BONE to create Eve.

    No god(s) needed................... Old. DNA works..................also catches crooks !

    Ancient DNA Reveals Europe's Dynamic Genetic History

    Apr. 23, 2013 — Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7,500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423134037.htm

    April 29, 2013 at 9:41 pm |
  14. Science

    Einstein's Gravity Theory Passes Toughest Test Yet

    Apr. 25, 2013 — A strange stellar pair nearly 7,000 light-years from Earth has provided physicists with a unique cosmic laboratory for studying the nature of gravity. The extremely strong gravity of a massive neutron star in orbit with a companion white dwarf star puts competing theories of gravity to a test more stringent than any available before.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130425142250.htm

    April 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm |
  15. Science

    Dover Trial Transcripts............................................. FACTS.

    Below are the complete transcripts from the Dover Trial. Thanks to our friends at the National Center for Science Education for helping us fill in the missing transcripts.

    http://www.aclupa.org/legal/legaldocket/intelligentdesigncase/dovertrialtranscripts.htm

    April 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm |
  16. Science

    From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life

    http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

    No angels the pope kicked them off the team last year !

    Listening to the Big Bang – In High Fidelity

    Apr. 4, 2013 — A decade ago, spurred by a question for a fifth-grade science project, University of Washington physicist John Cramer devised an audio recreation of the Big Bang that started our universe nearly 14 billion years ago.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130404170154.htm

    Facts work when teaching children !

    Science

    April 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm |
  17. The real Tom

    HS claims that being gay is a choice. She says she can become gay just by choosing to do so. She says that all the research that shows otherwise is wrong. I say to her: Prove it. Show us all how easy it is. If you think the research is wrong, then conduct your own with yourself as the subject. Why not? You could vindicate yourself. As it stands now, anyone who sees your posts can tell what kind of person you are. You deny you lied. You take no responsibility for your posts or the way you treat others. You can't bear the idea that so many see right through you that you have to imagine "dummy handles" account for the number of posters who think you're shameful and a scourge.

    HeavenSent has to lie about what is posted because it's the only way she can make herself feel and look better. She had no way out of her claim that people could become gay, so she had to lie. She had to ignore the difference between a question and a statement and then perpetuate the lie by copying it and pasting it along with her dishonest assessment of its meaning.
    She lies. If she'll lie about what people write on a blog, she'll lie about god, jesus, and the bible, too. Why not? She thinks no one will notice.

    April 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm |
    • Tamsyn

      HeavenSent using Saraswati's Gospel of Chad, #10 & 11:

      10.It is ethical to lie so long as it promotes Christian beliefs.
      11.Speaking of telling lies, a really good way to do this is to rephrase what your opponent says and then keep repeating the misquote in hopes that he or she will get bored and leave your lie as the last statement. Then you win. You can do this either by rewording as a supposed paraphrase or pulling lines out of context and reordering them. God really loves this and gives you extra endurance to sit at the computer all day and keep repeating it.

      April 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm |
    • Science

      The gospel of life jbelow................chad mission should be to share the knowledge he might learn !

      ......Can you read............made it easy for you ! ...........now the mission is to share the knowledge !

      Origin of Life: Hypothesis Traces First Protocells Back to Emergence of Cell Membrane Bioenergetics

      Dec. 20, 2012 — A coherent pathway – which starts from no more than rocks, water and carbon dioxide and leads to the emergence of the strange bio-energetic properties of living cells – has been traced for the first time in a major hypothesis paper in Cell this week.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121220143530.htm

      Please share Chad !

      April 30, 2013 at 9:27 am |
    • Science

      Oops .........below..............and chad's

      April 30, 2013 at 9:29 am |
    • Science

      And chard had seen this before ! So has doogie !

      News Release

      3-D structure of the evolved enzyme (an RNA ligase), using 10 overlaid snapshots. In the top region, the overlays show the range of bending and folding flexibility in the amino acid chain that forms the molecule. The two gray balls are zinc ions. (University of Minnesota)

      University of Minnesota researchers unveil first artificial enzyme created by evolution in a test tube

      Media Note: To request high resolution images of Dr. Seelig and/or of a 3D structure of the evolved enzyme, please contact Matt Hodson at mjhodson@umn.edu.

      Contacts:Matt Hodson, University News Service, mjhodson@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552
      Peggy Rinard, College of Biological Sciences, rinar001@umn.edu, (612) 624-0774

      http://www1.umn.edu/news/news-releases/2013/UR_CONTENT_429344.html

      April 30, 2013 at 9:55 am |
    • HeavenSent

      The real Tom, I prefer to tell folks the truth than to force them to continue their lives relying and believing in lies. We all have freewill to choose. Only predators that want to continue victimizing their prey lie to others.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Whoever you really are, fake, you didn't tell any truth at all. You lied. If you can't prove your point without lying, you don't have a point at all.

      April 30, 2013 at 7:04 pm |
    • snopes says

      HeavenSent is dishonest

      April 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm |
    • Saraswati

      @HeavenSent,

      "The real Tom, I prefer to tell folks the truth than to force them to continue their lives relying and believing in lies. We all have freewill to choose. Only predators that want to continue victimizing their prey lie to others."

      The thing is, we all were in the previous discussion where you were caught out lying. You are the only one here who was. Does this make you reflect on whether you are as righteous as you thing? Whether you are in fact on the right path and not just driven in lies by your own knee jerk beliefs or some inner demon?

      April 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm |
    • Science

      HS............well?

      Scientists Find Genes Linked to Human Neurological Disorders in Sea Lamprey Genome

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130224142915.htm

      May 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm |
  18. Reality

    For an update on some of the Brutal Effects of Stupidity as related to unsafe s-ex:

    See : http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/26/opinion/bolan-se-xual-health/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

    April 29, 2013 at 3:56 pm |
  19. BobbyT

    In Dallas – the home of the BSA’s national headquarters – a sitting Texas judge and a nationally known lawyer write: “the BSA risks losing the hearts and minds of its supporters, the public and mainstream corporate America.” http://share.d-news.co/iv92SsD

    April 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm |
    • .

      They need to vet their leaders better, not make a retarded stand on the supposed sexuality of the kids who may join in the future...yay! Teaching new generations about bigotry! Woohoo!!

      April 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm |
  20. The real Tom

    The difference between "alluded" and "eluded" obviously eluded you, HS.

    The only "dummy" here is you. Oh, and you're also a liar.

    April 29, 2013 at 10:00 am |
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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke with contributions from Eric Marrapodi and CNN's worldwide news gathering team.