Is Obama Creating a Pro-Gay Boy Scouts of America?

By Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris

Dallas, TX – -( A Boy Scouts of America national board member, James Turley, who is also global chairman and CEO of the accounting firm Ernst & Young, recently said he “will work from within to seek a change” to overturn the BSA policy that bans gay Scouts and leaders.

But is Turley working on his own initiative, or has the White House prodded him with perks and favors?

Is it a coincidence that Turley came out swinging against the BSA's century-old policy to ban gays from leadership and that he has such close affiliations with the pro-gay Obama administration?

Is it a coincidence that Turley and his wife, Lynne, were just guests at a state dinner hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in honor of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House on March 14?

Is it a coincidence that Turley was nominated to President Obama's Export Council in 2010?

Is it a coincidence Turley was granted a seat on an investment advisory panel that met with none other than Vladimir Putin in Moscow in October?

Is it a coincidence that Turley has been a global cheerleader for Obama's economic strategies and an economic ambassador of sorts to other mogul business leaders, as is clearly seen in his Bloomberg interview from the 2011 economic summit in Davos, Switzerland?

Is it a coincidence that Michael Mundaca, who was the assistant secretary of the treasury for tax policy from 2009 to 2011 and advised Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on all matters relating to taxation, recently joined the team of Ernst & Young?Is it a coincidence that, as the White House website explained, “Ernst & Young LLP will honor (the Obama administration's Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's) youth entrepreneurs at regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award galas across the country, bringing important attention to the next generation of young entrepreneurs”?

Is it a coincidence that a couple of months ago, Obama reversed his position on marriage, extending the union to gay couples, and that Turley just came out of the closet in his position against the BSA's position?

Is it a coincidence that in the same few weeks when Turley turned on the BSA with his pro-gay stance, Obama turned on the U.S. military and sent down a decree that the service branches must celebrate “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month”?

Is it a coincidence that Turley is in tight cahoots with the White House and that he is the only BSA national board member in 100 years to oppose its pro-traditional family stance?

Is it a coincidence that Turley just announced his resignation as CEO of Ernst & Young (effective June 2013) and that he now is offering the White House a parting pro-gay BSA gift in gratitude for all its presidential favors to him and Ernst & Young over the past few years?

These Turley-Obama cords, connections and correlations are only the tip of the iceberg.

Is it a coincidence, too, that on March 3, 2009, Obama became the honorary president of the BSA — a position proudly and publicly held and highlighted by all presidents since President William Howard Taft in 1910 — but that Obama's induction was held behind closed doors in the Oval Office with seven or so Boy Scouts present and absolutely nothing noted in the White House daily briefing or any other official communication?

Is it a coincidence that Obama was unable to attend the 100th anniversary gala of the Boy Scouts of America in his own backyard (Washington, D.C.) Feb. 9, 2010, because he had to hold his first national news conference?

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Is it a coincidence that as the honorary BSA president and a “constitutional lawyer,” Obama hasn't had one minute in his schedule over the past years to defend or say anything about the series of lawsuits that have been levied against the BSA because of its First Amendment rights to stand against atheists, agnostics and homosexuals?

It is a coincidence that Obama will stand up repeatedly for the children of illegal immigrants (and grant them amnesty and taxpayer money) but that he will not once stand up for children in the BSA and the organization's rights and freedoms to hold their own core values and beliefs?

For years, I've signed and sent out hundreds of Eagle Scout recognition letters. And I personally have known a host of Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts and BSA leaders. These individuals epitomize the best of America. Indeed, the BSA is as integral a part of American life and culture as hot dogs, baseball and Grandma's apple pie.

Even President John F. Kennedy proudly proclaimed at the 50th anniversary celebration of the BSA: “For more than 50 years, Scouting has played an important part in the lives of the Boy Scouts of this nation. It has helped to mold character, to form friendships, to provide a worthwhile outlet for the natural energies of growing boys and to train these boys to become good citizens of the future. In a very real sense, the principles learned and practiced as Boy Scouts add to the strength of America and her ideals.”

Hasn't America reached a new low in its history when its president (and the honorary president of the BSA!) distances himself and his administration from the Boy Scouts of America yet invites groups such as the Secular Student Alliance to participate in its faith and college missions?

I'll ask once more: Is it a coincidence that BSA national board member James Turley came out swinging against the BSA's century-old policy to ban gays from leadership and that he has such close affiliations with the pro-gay Obama administration?

How does the adage go?

If two people think so much alike, you can bet that one person isn't thinking. Or maybe a more fitting adage here might be this: You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours.

Building up the next generation is not only why I fully support the Boy Scouts of America but also why I started my own nonprofit organization, KickStartKids. My wife, Gena, and I consider it one of the greatest missions of our lives. You can learn more about the Boy Scouts of America by going to and more about KickStartKids by going to

Action hero and Second Amendment activist, Chuck Norris is one of the most enduringly popular actors in the world. He has starred in more than 20 major motion pictures. His television series “Walker, Texas Ranger,” which completed its run in April 2001 after eight full seasons, is the most successful Saturday night series on CBS since “Gunsmoke.”In 2006, he added the title of columnist to his illustrious list of credits with the launch of his popular Internet column. Now Chuck is a regular contributor to AmmoLand, click the following link to See more of Chuck Norris on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

  • 181 thoughts on “Is Obama Creating a Pro-Gay Boy Scouts of America?

    1. Norris created the martial art Chun Kuk Do, which is based primarily on Tang Soo Do and includes elements from every combat style he knows. Like many other martial arts, Chun Kuk Do includes a code of honor and rules to live by. These rules are from Chuck Norris's personal code. They are:

      1) I will develop myself to the maximum of my potential in all ways.

      2) I will forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievements.

      3) I will continually work at developing love, happiness and loyalty in my family.

      4) I will look for the good in all people and make them feel worthwhile.

      5) If I have nothing good to say about a person, I will say nothing.

      6) I will always be as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.

      7) I will maintain an attitude of open-mindedness.

      8) I will maintain respect for those in

      authority and demonstrate this respect at all


      9) I will always remain loyal to my God, my country, family and my friends.

      10) I will remain highly goal-oriented throughout my life because that positive attitude helps my family, my country and myself.

      Chuck needs to work on Numbers 4, 5, 7, & 8 it seems.

    2. Apparently America is WELL past dialog with this Same-sex Sandusky syndrome… i.e. SODOMY and the SODOMITES! When I read the vile content of the hetero-haters I cannot help myself from imagining 'if only Hitler was allowed to conquer'… not a very pleasant thought is it you homos?

      But you leave little else to the imagination.

      You are a diseased group, your so-called lifestyle claims you dying freaks at unpresented young ages and numbers and you ARE PROVEN NOT safe to be allowed around vulnerable children!

      You leave normal society little choice; exile or civil war. 'We' the normal will tolerate your homo-terrorism for only so much longer!

    3. Terry wrote: "I am an American citizen and I am allowed to voice my opinion, however name calling and bashing someone isn’t a First Amendment Right, it’s just childish."

      Name calling and bashing may not be "friendly" "courteous" or "kind, but it IS, in fact, a First Amendment right.

      Whether one should invoke it is an entirely different matter.

    4. Amazing all the low-class hate on this board… from BOTH sides! I love how the pro-gay side is spewing some of the most vile insults I've ever read while simulatenously decrying the insults hurled by the anti-gay side. The hypocracy is amazing. Newsflash – You're both no better than the other! Call the other guy a bigot, a homophobe, backwards – whatever – it just proves you're no more "enlightened" than you claim the other side to be. End of the day Chuck Norris and anybody else has a right to their opinion. You don't like it, fine – but don't expect to be winning over any fans when you go online and hurl vile insults and accusations around like candy. And the term homophobe is also getting real old – from what I can tell, nobody, including Chuck Norris, is afraid of homosexuality. They are merely against it for their own moral or ethical reasons. That doesn't make them "scared" – it just means they have principles they won't compromise. And trying to brow beat them by accusing them of being scared (or as I have seen on SO many posts here) by accusing them of being closeted homosexuals themselves, isn't going to change anything either. You can't force someone to accept you – no one can force anyone else to accept or even like them. And flipping out and calling people names certainly isn't going to help you do that. I can't wait to read all the oh so mature "he started it" or "they hurled the insults first" wah wah wah – it doesn't matter. Grow up and defend your position like an ADULT already or don't expect change any time soon.

    5. FIRE, if that's really your belief, I would suggest you seeking a mental evaluation, you're deeply paranoid. You seem to have a deep seeded belief in the evils of normal people. You really know nothing about them other than what you've been told by other hate filled people who know nothing about them.

      Cadet Kelly, I'm not sure what you're getting at there, but most of those things people don't have a choice about how they feel. For paedophilia, and Bestiality, the only two which hurt others, the people definitely need to seek mental help. LGBT is not harmful to others, and it's really up to the individual as to how they want to deal with it, bottle it up inside, deny it, or come out with it and embrace it. They're not hurting anyone by being Gay, Lesbian, or Transgendered, so it's not up to anyone to stop them.

    6. Chuck,

      Is it a coincidence that you start so many of your sentences with "Is it a coincidence"?

      You were a superb martial artist, even when your first name was still Carlos.

      I really don't think that these gay people will hurt you. You can come out from under the bed, now.

      You know, it's quite sad that you've embarrassed yourself in this way.

      I wish you had maintained your dignity, and were still a role model for young people. I wish you weren't playing the role of a redneck homophobe.

    7. Rich Taylor, please be aware that Scouting is not a Christian organization. One does not have to be a Christian to belong. A "belief in God" is not the same as a fundamentalist belief in the Bible. True, many churches sponsor troops and packs, and the members tend to be more rather then less church going as a demographic, but your rant about "Christian values" has nothing to do with the BSA. The BSA is not a "Christian Organization".

      Go to a World Jamboree next time and see the diversity of religious representation. I respect your views, and you have every right to advocate for your views to be adopted by the BSA. But you miss the mark when you insist on a "Christian" policy in the BSA. The BSA is not Democrat or Republican, and not Catholic, or Mormon, or Hindu, or any one party or religion.

    8. Is it just a coincidence, or did all the people saying "I agree with Chuck completely" miss the only worthwhile thing in this whole screed:

      How does the adage go?

      If two people think so much alike, you can bet that one person isn’t thinking.

    9. I think Chuckie is afraid of his OWN sexuality. He's angry because if he has to keep it a secret, then everyone should be forced to keep it a secret. Come on Chuckie….

      Come out of the closet so you won't be such a bi*** to everyone.

      Republicans like you have ruined the Party's credibility. You sound more like Hitler going after the Jews, than an American that believes in the Constitution.

    10. As a long time Scouter, I applaud this move work toward ending anti-gay discrimination in the BSA. Over the years as I thought about my participation in Scouting, and whether or not I should continue, I balanced the undoubted good that arises from scouting with the bad of belonging to an organization with such an ignorant, mean spirited viewpoint.

      Participation always won, because I did not want to deprive the boys of a leader because of some stupid and outdated policy made at Headquarters. But it was always a close call. I hope that one day it will not be a struggle to try to reconcile two opposing beliefs.

    11. What is wrong is right,

      What is right is wrong…

      Gay Choice

      Lesbian Choice

      Transgender Choice

      BiSexual Choice

      Pedophile Choice

      Bestiality Choice…

    12. I see all the poo pushers from the Huffington Post are having their say now. Fact is that gay pedophiles have infiltrated the catholic church molesting hundreds of boys, and they have done the same to the BSA. The ban is meant to protect children from these monsters.

    13. First of all the Bible DOES state homosexuality is an abomination..not only in the Old Testament but in the New Testament. Second of all, I dont hate homosexuals but why is it that the gay community are such haters of those that disagree with their lifestyle? Who are the real haters here?? Chuck is basing his beliefs on Biblical standards. Why cant he? Just as others push their views, he should be allowed to have his views based on his religious and political freedoms. But to be HATERS just because others dont agree with your lifestyles and beliefs is being INTOLERANT…nothing short of that…

    14. What do anti-gay people want? Never have associations with any gay people? Good luck going to work, shopping at any clothing store, getting your hair cut, etc. It's also super a Christian attitude — the Golden Rule it is not.

      I understand not wanting your child to be gay or feeling that it's anti-Biblical, but you're living in a fantasy land if you think gay people shouldn't exist or shouldn't have the same rights. It all smacks of hypocrisy. Give me my rights, but screw yours. Way to go.

      Lastly, update the profile pick already. That was 30 years ago, ya old geezer.

    15. @Fire

      You are sick. What do you know about anything?

      Most of your comments are hate filled, trailer trash nonsense.

      Repeat after me…..Homosexual does not equal pedophile.

      I would be more concerned with exposing my child to you, (you hillbilly homophobic racist); than a homosexual.

      You uneducated fool, you let a dumbass like Chuck Norris lead you around by the nose.

      The guy is a lousy actor, who sells overpriced exercise equipment to lazy hillbilly women.

      Talk about morality? While married to his first wife, Norris had an affair with another woman who had his baby. He did not acknowledge his daughter until she was 26 years old; even though he knew about her for at least 10 years prior.

      This is the guy you listen to? The good Christian? My ass. He's a scumbag.

      Furthermore, his column proves nothing, it's all idle speculation. Disparate events tied together so that it appears to have some coherency. But it does not stand up to scrutiny. One guy expresses his opinion about a Boy Scout policy and Norris turns it into a national left wing conspiracy? Hah! This is Chuckie trying to get his name in the news at the same time that a movie that he is in is about to be released.

      And you, you idiot bit it, hook, line and sinker.

      If the Boy Scouts don't want to allow gay members into their ranks, that is their business; however, if that policy is based upon the notion that a gay man is going to be excited by being around young boys, then it is ludicrous. Naturally, women are attracted to men, but no one gets too worried if a heterosexual women sees a boys penis. Yet if a homosexual man is around, it is immediately assumed that he is going to become aroused? Lunacy.

      In parting, I would like to say that it has always been my opinion that those who are the most vocal about their anti gay beliefs are the ones who are working hardest to suppress their homosexuality.

      I hope you enjoyed this message; paid for by a guy who thinks you are a jackass………….

      PS: I hope that all of your children move to California and marry homosexuals and adopt tons of children from around the world.

      Have a nice day bigot!

    16. The nerve of these people.

      As if any guy would demand the right to be the leader of a platoon full of girl-scouts on the grounds that it would be "discriminating" not to let him.

      You [email protected] must be out of your fxxxing minds to think any parents are going to hand their sons over to you.

      No one is going to hand their daughters over to some dude to go camping in the woods.

      And no one is going to hand their sons over to some [email protected] to go camping in the woods.

      And if you don`t think people see through your [email protected] agenda of supplying yourselves with wall-to-wall boy-scouts, then think again.

      It is as simple as that.

    17. Chuck is as gay as anyone in Hollywood. If he would only accept himself, he wouldn't need to write such drivel as this.

      Also, what is this diatribe doing in this forum? This is about guns and gun rights, not gays and gay rights.

      I'd say if you aren't trying to weasel my gun out from under me, live and let live.

    18. Put up or shut up!

      That is what Chuck is saying.

      Politics should not be allowed to pollute the Scouts, yet it has been allowed to do so, over the last few decades.

      Get on the Board of your local Scouts and fire the Executive. Get on the Board of the BSA and FIRE the current crop of political sycophants.

      Get out there and serve in the Scouting leadership in your community.

      Just an aside: The best basketball coach I ever was homosexual. However, he kept his personal life private and throughout his thirty-five years of coaching, his conduct as a coach was above reproach.

      While I support Chuck's conclusion that we should all get involved with our Scout programs, I still believe that each man, and each woman, must be judged by their individual conduct. Just as my coach kept his private life private, and focused entirely on coaching basketball when he was with the players, a Scoutmaster can be effective as a leader and an example for youth (whether Boy or Girl Scouts) without having their personal lives becoming an issue.

      Parental involvement is the key. When my girls were little, I arrived at a Girl Scout meeting a little early, and discovered that the Scout leaders had been replaced by a pair of lesbians who were teaching the girls songs about why they should never trust guys. That was my girls' last meeting with the lesbian Girl Scout leaders. That happened in Bonita California at the Episcopal Church.

      The same goes for sports teams. Girl's Softball is full of lesbian coaches, who actively recruit girls into lesbian behavior.

      However, with close parental monitoring, Scoutmasters and other adult volunteers can be properly monitored. If someone is pushing values that you disagree with, get that Scoutmaster replaced and make sure that your local Scout executive gets fired if local Scoutmasters are not promoting good values.

      Let us all be clear on this issue. Being homosexual, does not mean that person is a likely child molester. Data shows that pedophiles are no more common in the homosexual population, as the hetero population (less than 1%) You are more likely to be struck by lightening, than to be a victim of a pedophile, in spite of the hysteria on TV.

      Local communities should be able to set standards of conduct for their coaches, scout leaders and anyone who has contact with the developing minds of children.

      The only way you can ensure high standards are kept is by getting a position on the local, regional and national Board for the BSA, and the GSA. As for coaches, teachers, etc. Private schools offer you more control of who the faculty will be.

      The Scout Laws are the litmus test for hiring and recruiting Scout leaders. If they are: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient (to God), Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, CLEAN, and Reverent, then they will likely be good members of the leadership team.

      James Turley must be replaced and kicked out of Scouting, along with any others who are placing politics above creating sound programs for our Boy Scouts.

      Put down that TV remote, get outside and get involved in your local BSA.

    19. You go Chuck! The left's servicing of 1% to 2% of the world's population at the expense of the other 98% is insane. Our children do not need to be exposed to the abnormal among us. And we do not as a society owe them any exposure….NONE! Go live your lives and STOP introducing, referring, and defining yourselves by your sexual deviancies!

    20. I think it basicly comes down to parents not wanting someone that is attracted to the sex of children being supervised in secluded locations, it would the same as a man leading a girl scout troop. No parent would want their daughter in the woods with other young girls and a man there with them.

      Unless of course it was Chuck Norris, but then they could be impregnated just by looking at his beard.

    21. I fully support the Boy Scouts and I fully support the Boy scouts removing anti-gay rules as well as rules related to belief in a deity. The Boy Scouts have done an amazing job since their mid-80's problems with Pedophiles but that battle is fought in any organization that has children for those freaks to target and infiltrate. In my opinion all the bible thumpers here should do a better job focusing on getting pedophiles out of their church's which seems to be a problem even today.

    22. FIRE, I know it gives you a tingly feeling to use hateful speech online. That's good. I'm happy for you that you could find some joy in this very confusing world you find yourself in. Because we all know that your kind is dying out and the world is a better place for it. You're going to be an angry old man dying alone, your kids and grandkids having grown tired of your 18th century way of thinking, but at least as you take your last breath you can think "I sure showed 'em in that Chuck Norris comments section!"

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