Carly Rae Jepsen refuses to play Boy Scouts event over org's stance on gay scouts
Carly Rae Jepsen, the singer known for the catchy pop tune "Call Me Maybe," announced Tuesday via Twitter she will not perform for the Boy Scouts based on the non-profit youth organization's ban on gay members and volunteers.
“As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer," Jepsen tweeted.
Jepsen and rock band Train were scheduled to headline the 2013 National Scouting Jamboree, set for July 15-24 at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia.
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The decision came after Jennifer Tyrell, a lesbian den mother from Ohio, was kicked from the Boy Scouts after a year of serving as her son's den leader, she alleges. She's created a petition on Change.org calling on the Boy Scouts of America to reconsider its policy toward gay scouts and gay leaders. The petition currently has some 300,000 signatures.
Mitt Romney's changing positions on issues over the years is fodder for late-night TV comedians, political opponents and disgruntled Republicans, who say he's no different than Barack Obama on many of the country's most important issues.
I guess that means Romney is also a Muslim Communist terrorist sympathizer who goes around promoting class warfare?
Take the 1994 Romney for example. That Romney said he would do more for gay rights than then-Sen. Ted Kennedy during a debate leading up to that year's election. Romney also said that he supported an inclusive Boy Scouts of America, where he sat on the organization's board of directors for the better part of a decade.