CNN Radio News Day: February 4th, 2013
Irving,Tx - February 04- Will Oliver, Eagle Scout , Greg Bourke, former Assistant Scoutmaster, Jennifer Tyrrell, former Cub Scout Den Mother, and Eric Andresen, former Scout leader, deliver boxes containing 1.4 million signatures urging the Boy Scouts of America to reverse the organization's ban on LGBT Scouts.
February 4th, 2013
04:34 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: February 4th, 2013

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  • This week the Boy Scouts of America could decide to lift its longtime ban on gay members.  The group's executive board is meeting in Texas and is considering the idea after a den leader was forced-out of her post because she's openly gay.  Eighteen-year-old Tom Murphy is gay. He was also, until recently, a boy scout:

"Say that there is, you know, someone who has a crush on another boy and would want to flirt with him. I don't think that it should  be such an awful thing for a straight boy to have to endure..."  FULL POST

February 4th, 2013
02:00 PM ET

The Bible Belt brouhaha over beer

By Tommy Andres, CNN

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Montgomery, Alabama (CNN) - Despite the fact that it has been federally legal since 1979, there are still two U.S. states that don't allow residents to make beer in their own homes: Alabama and Mississippi.

The issue is expected to be one of the first to surface in Alabama's state legislature as lawmakers there head back to session this week, and a colorful standoff is likely.

Homebrew laws have failed to materialize for the past five years, with religion and morality arguments narrowly beating out the estimated 5,000 underground homebrewers in the state who say their civil liberties are on the line.


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February 4th, 2013
06:00 AM ET

Boy Scouts may end ban on gays

By Jim Roope, CNN

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(CNN) – The Boy Scouts of America is meeting this week to consider lifting its ban on gays.

Most scout leaders in Los Angeles, like John Daniels, say they are not completely against lifting the ban are not in favor of it either. They say the boys are too vulnerable and impressionable. Or as Daniels puts it, they are like putty.

[1:27] “If word gets out or there’s a gay scout who’s openly gay, how does that affect the other boys? Maybe that’s the way the learn tolerance. Maybe that’s a whole other issue now the scouts have to deal with. But what about parents and families going, “I’m not so sure I want to send my son to spend a week in a tent with that boy.”


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