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Actor Chuck Norris suggests White House pushing for pro-gay Boy Scouts

GLAAD: 'Norris is a fame-hungry has-been with poor research skills'
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DALLAS — In a sharply worded commentary — penned for the conservative “gun shooting sports news” site, Ammoland.com — actor Chuck Norris suggested that President Barack Obama is working to create “a pro-gay Boy Scouts of America.”

Norris’ article, which is largely written as a series of provocative questions versus direct statements, cited a number of “coincidences” that leads him to believe the White House is behind recent efforts to bring an end to the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.

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Norris implied that Ernst & Young Chairman and CEO James Turley, a board member of the Boy Scouts who earlier this month said he would work from within the organization to end the ban, was “prodded with perks and favors” from the Obama administration in order to incite the change.

“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?

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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?”

Full article at Ammoland.com

Norris’ conclusion is that Turley, an Obama supporter who was nominated to the President’s Export Council in 2010 and attended a March 14 State Dinner at the White House, is opposing the BSA’s anti-gay policies as a favor to Obama, or as he claimed, “You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours.”

In response, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) issued a statement calling Norris “a fame-hungry has-been with poor research skills.”

“Chuck Norris should talk to Mitt Romney, who Norris endorsed for president and who has said on the record that all Americans should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts of America regardless of sexual orientation,” said GLAAD spokesperson Rich Ferraro, in a statement.

Last year, Norris penned a piece for the anti-gay American Family Association, asserting that the Obama Administration had declared war on religion.

In that article, Norris erroneously claimed that, since the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” new Pentagon regulations were forcing chaplains to perform same-sex “weddings” despite their religious objections.

The actual Defense Department guidance issued to military chaplains said they may participate in ceremonies on or off military bases in states that recognize gay unions, and specifically stated that chaplains are not required to officiate at same-sex weddings if doing so is counter to their religious or personal beliefs.

LGBTQ Nation‘s calls to the actor and Ammoland.com for comment went unanswered.

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  1. Chuck Norris has always been a lying, hatemongering lowlife. He makes me sick.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 5:56pm
  2. Fuck off asshole. What an idiot. I can’t for the day when a majority of the people will look back at crazy dumbasses like anti-gay bigots with the same scorn, disgust, and utter disbelief that decent people do now when it comes to sexists, racism, and other types of bigotry. I’m so fucking sick of this

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 5:56pm
  3. guess he has forgot to think about all the glbt that brought his total gym…..

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 5:57pm
  4. Next month in the news: Chuck Norris gets caught in bed with a male prostitute.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 5:58pm
  5. Chuck Norris officially sucks now.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 5:59pm
  6. Madora; put your shoes on and get out of the kitchen dearie. Norris is at least making a quaint attempt at rejoining the modern human race.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:00pm
  7. He’s suddenly less intimidating.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:00pm
  8. Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:00pm
  9. Just more proof that Chuck Norris is a d-bag

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:01pm
  10. Wow, for such a superhero, he sure is scared of gay people, isn’t he?

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:01pm
  11. and now he’s more awesome

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:01pm
  12. and i have officially lost respect and interest in chuck norris

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:03pm
  13. Chuck Norris approved!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:03pm
  14. Douche.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:04pm
  15. what a dickhole. you just know he’s in the closet.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:06pm
  16. But Matt disapproved ><

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:07pm
  17. this is sad

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:07pm
  18. disappointing…

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:07pm
  19. Chuck always has been and always will be a gigantic douche.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:09pm
  20. I have lost all respect for this S—bag. His wife needs to be put in a daisy chain with other women while she is wasted. Chuck needs to have sex with a male. F___ you Asshole Norris.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:09pm
  21. Well…there goes the end of that meme… Chuck Norris is a hero to every asshole who has ever wanted to stand up to his/her homophobic beliefs. I can’t wait to see the look on his face when the boy scouts gets rid of the hate they’ve been putting in the minds of our young boys for a long time.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:10pm
  22. I’d rather the white house push a pro-gay agenda than a chuck norris agenda. This coming from the man who has endorsed Mike Huckabee for president.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:10pm
  23. Wow what a bag of monkey shit!!

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:14pm
  24. chuck who????

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:16pm
  25. Chuck Norris can suck it! He’s lame and washed out anyways…

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:19pm
  26. 40+ years ago I was a Boy Scout. My forst pseudo-sexual experience was on our first overnight camp out!
    As I grew older many friends said the same so it’s probably still a “secret tradition”! Isn’t there a circle jerk merit badge now? lol
    My Boy Scout experience was about the same time as Stonewall! Go figure! It was closeted long before there was a “gay agenda”!

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:20pm
  27. Hey no gay no $$$

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:22pm
  28. Chuck Norris has no chin behind his beard, just homophobia!

    Seriously, what a lame ass. No one is “pro-gay”, just pro human rights.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:24pm
  29. Shut up, chuck, you are irrelevant.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:29pm
  30. What a total douce bag!! Then again it is Chuck Norris…what did anyone expect?!?!

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:30pm
  31. So not only are his movies bad. But so are his ideas.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:31pm
  32. Chuck Norris is about irrelevant in his misguided opinion as his movies are today, Nobody cares but the Conservative nuts who carry guns.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:32pm
  33. Chuck has never gotten over being short.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:37pm
  34. Can someone please tell me why old, tired, washed-up, never-was, “Walker, Texas Ranger” even significant? This dude is weird. Gay kids wanna be in the Boy Scouts too and to shame them and making them feel like they don’t belong is just plain mean.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:41pm
  35. Whatever he’s up to, I’m not buying it.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:41pm
  36. Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:47pm
  37. FUCK Chuck Norris! How long before we catch him in Florida with a rent boy?

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:54pm
  38. he’s a dick

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:54pm
  39. Chuck Norris is a scumbag.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:54pm
  40. That rug he calls hair must be cutting off circulation to his brain…

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:57pm
  41. I have no words… This is just mind blowing in a very bad way..

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:58pm
  42. Just ignore him

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:03pm
  43. and why dose anyone care what a washed up B actor thinks

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:06pm
  44. I don’t care HOW much I needed the publicity, I would not go this far.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:06pm
  45. chuck norris can sit on it and spin three times..piece of human shit….how does this man matter anyway?…is he trying to revive his DEAD career?

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:07pm
  46. he’s a funny guy, well not funny Haha1

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:15pm
  47. Who care what he says …. for one he is a crappy actor who can’t make any movie believable or tv show for that fact …. and yes all he is looking for is to be in the spotlite again …. there is no chance of a come back for him and he knows it …. so we all just need to look over an idiot like him and move on …. it would make us all happier to ignore all these idiots.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:21pm
  48. didnt like him before… dont like him now… still wont like him in the future. just sayin.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:27pm
  49. How do I say this nicely….FUCK YOU Chuck Norris !!

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 8:23pm
  50. chuck is just a homophobic

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 8:40pm
  51. Little Napolean syndrome, clearly.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 9:22pm
  52. Another Kirk Cameron syndrome.. a has been ex-actor ( who never was very good at acting) is trying to keep his old name relevant by pushing the hate / homophobic agenda…. Face it chuck the only thing you are good at doing is growing more hair on your back then a dog…..

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:13pm
  53. Norris can actually smile….

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:14pm
  54. Pathetic old has-been.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:32pm
  55. He sure looks happy……..Bastard =)

    Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 1:18am