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Texas Elected Officials Urge Boy Scouts To Uphold Traditional Values, Reject Change in Homosexuality Policy
Prayer Vigil and Rally at BSA Headquarters set for today
Austin, TX, February 5, 2013 – Today, a group of over 30 Texas state elected officials, including state-wide office holders, state senators, state representatives, among others, released an open letter encouraging the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to hold true to their long-standing support of family values and traditional moral principles. Governor Rick Perry also recently announced similar support at a Boy Scout event at the Texas Capitol, calling on the BSA to not rescind its current policy on homosexuality.
The Board of the BSA is currently meeting at their National headquarters in Irving, Texas and has announced they are considering overturning their current policy of not allowing homosexual leaders and members. Since the announcement last week of a potential policy change, concern among scouts, scout leaders, parents, churches, and elected officials has continued to grow as thousands of phone calls and emails have flooded the BSA, encouraging the Board to leave in place their current policy on homosexuality.
“The Boy Scouts should stand firm and show the country that their timeless values are not for sale to the highest bidder. Homosexual advocacy groups are using political and financial pressure to force their immorality on a private organization, and they must be stopped,” said Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values.
The “Save Our Scouts” Prayer Vigil and Rally has been set for Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the BSA National Headquarters at 10 a.m.
More information on the rally can be found at www.saveourscouts.net
WEEC SPORTS – WEDNESDAY 2-6-13:
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: ARKANSAS 80 NO. 2 FLORIDA 69, NO. 3 MICHIGAN 76 NO. 10 OHIO STATE 74, OT, OSU TRAILED ALMOST THE ENTIRE 1ST HALF BEFORE TAKING A 31-30 LEAD AT THE BREAK, THEN LED MOST OF THE 2ND HALF, INCLUDING A 48-40 LEAD AT ONE POINT. BUT MICHIGAN KEPT HITTING 3 POINT SHOTS, INCLUDING 5 STRAIGHT BY TIM HARDAWAY JR. IN THE 2ND HALF, 6 FOR THE GAME, AND IN THE END AARON CRAFT’S LAST SHOT IN OT ON A DRIVING SHOT BLOCKED BY HARDAWAY, WITH NO CALL EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS SOME CONTACT, WHICH IS THE USUAL AT THE END OF A GAME. THE BUCKEYES NOW 7-3 IN THE BIG TEN, BEHIND INDIANA AT 8-1, AND ENTERTAIN THE NO. 1 HOOSIERS SUNDAY IN COLUMBUS. MICHIGAN 8-2.
TONIGHT 7PM: SAINT JOSEPHS AT DAYTON, 8PM: WABASH AT WITTENBERG.
NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL SIGNING DAY IS TODAY. ACCORDING TO 24/7SPORTS.COM ALABAMA HAS THE NO. 1 RECRUITING CLASS, WHILE OHIO STATE IS 2ND, MICHIGAN 4TH. AMONG OHIO STATE’S COMMITMENTS NOW IS TROTWOOD MADISON CORNERBACK CAMERON BURROWS! AND THE NO. 55 PLAYER IN THE ESPN 150 SAID MONDAY NIGHT HE’S COMMITTING TO OHIO STATE OVER TEXAS AND OREGON! DONTRE WILSON IS A TOP RUNNING BACK/WIDE RECEIVER OUT OF TEXAS, AND HAS SWITCHED HIS VERBAL COMMITMENT TO OHIO STATE AND WILL SIGN WITH THE BUCKEYES TODAY! THE ESPN RECRUITING NATION CLASS RANKINGS HAS OHIO STATE WITH THE NO. 3 RECRUITING CLASS BEHIND FLORIDA AND ALABAMA, MICHIGAN 5TH.
NBA: INDIANA 114 ATLANTA 103
TONIGHT 7PM: CHARLOTTE AT CLEVELAND, INDIANA AT PHILADELPHIA.
NHL: LOS ANGELES 4 COLUMBUS 2, CALGARY 4 DETROIT 1.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: STEBBINS 66 BENJAMIN LOGAN 64, KENTON RIDGE 62 INDIAN LAKE 41, GREENEVIEW 51 BETHEL 41, TECUMSEH 65 NORTHWESTERN 42, AND A BARNBURNER AT TIPP CITY AS TIPPECANOE WINS IN TRIPLE-OVERTIME OVER URBANA 66-60!, SAYS THE NEWS SUN. GAHANNA 60 SHEKINAH CHRISTIAN 51.
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: TRIAD 54 FAIRBANKS 50, AND THE LADY FLAMES OF SHEKINAH CHRISTIAN WIN 2 GAMES 68-42 OVER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, AND 43-40 OVER UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY, SAYS THE DISPATCH.