The Boy Scouts of America Bigotry Reconsidered?

scouts-620x412As has been well-reported, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are reviewing their policy  this week on discriminating against gay scouts and troop leaders. Supposedly, they are considering letting each indivudal troop make their own policy.

I am dubious of the whole enterprise. With Mormon and Catholic money at the center of BSA funding, I doubt they would allow such ‘immorality’ in the organization they fund. What would national Boy Scout events look like with religious conservative troops enacting such a ban and tolerant, diverse troops having gay scouts and leaders? Still, any step forward is a step. Even ‘separate, but equal’ is better than ‘nothing at all.’

Will this be like ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ – a stepping stone to openness? Or will this be like ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ a panacea that was used to keep stall equality for EIGHTEEN years? So I began to think more about it…

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Paramount Studios Tour Live Tweet

photoFor whatever it is worth (Not much), I live tweeted my visit to the Paramount Studious Tour today @MarkKaiserman. Kept me busy in the slow parts.


Here are the tweets:

Live Tweeting my Paramount Studios tour ‪#ParamountTweet

Gift shop has Godfather Monopoly. Would play just to be horse’s head. ‪#ParamountTweet

BCSnpZmCQAA3CRl.jpg-largeAt the fountain that looks like the Paramount mountain. Charles Bronson discovered here ‪#ParamountTweet


Cecil B. DeMille’s The Squaw Man was first film shot in Hollywood – due to bad weather in Flagstaff, AZ ‪#ParamountTweet


Parting of Red Sea, whales in ocean in Star Trek IV, lake scene in Cheers shot on same parking lot ‪#ParamountTweet

Subway removed. Lights changed. NYC set turned into Boston for Rizzoli and Isles shooting. ‪#ParamountTweet

Last Community facade still on lot. ‪#sixseasonsandamovie ‪#ParamountTweetBCS1laPCYAAerVa

Filming on the Paramount lot is TV – 1 cancelled, 1 done. Most mediocre. ‪#ParamountTweetBCS6KcOCUAEWGJ0.jpg-large

Paramount tour over. Only celebs seen were fleeting of Elisha Cuthbert and Angie Harmon. ‪#ParamountTweet



Tour was decent. I am looking forward to going to Warner Bros. Studio Tour next month as it is supposed to be better.

If you like live tweeting and movies, check out my friend Ben’s “Ben Tweets Movies” at