Chuck Norris

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Here's a Chuck Norris fact for you: He doesn't want gay scouts and leaders to serve in Boy Scouts of America.

In an article written for, the Walker, Texas Ranger star slammed James Turley, a high-ranking BSA official who recently announced his plans to "seek a change" in the organization's policy banning gays. Norris reasoned that Turley's stance "against the BSA's century-old policy to ban gays from leadership" is a result of his "close affiliations with the pro-gay Obama administration."


According to Norris, President Barack Obama and his recent public support of gay marriage are the reason Turley is trying to change BSA's policy.

He points out that both Turley and his wife were guests at a state dinner hosted by Barack and Michelle Obama in March, and that Turley was nominated to the president's export council in 2010.

"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?" Norris asks.

He also touches on another hot button issue: Immigration. He writes: "It is a coincidence that Obama will stand up repeatedly for the children of illegal immigrants (and grant them amnesty and taxpayer money) but that he will not once stand up for children in the BSA and the organization's rights and freedoms to hold their own core values and beliefs?"

He adds: "Hasn't America reached a new low in its history when its president (and the honorary president of the BSA!) distances himself and his administration from the Boy Scouts of America yet invites groups such as the Secular Student Alliance to participate in its faith and college missions?"

"How does the adage go?" he concludes. "If two people think so much alike, you can bet that one person isn't thinking. Or maybe a more fitting adage here might be this: You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours."

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