Seriously? Deliberately injecting his sexuality into the job??? FFS people!
An openly gay Boy Scouts troop leader in Washington state was abruptly removed from his post for “deliberately injecting” his sexuality into the job, the Boy Scouts of America announced on Monday.
Geoff McGrath, scoutmaster of Seattle’s Troop 98, was being profiled by NBC News when the organization said it was severing ties with him.
“Our policy is that we do not ask people about their sexual orientation,” Boy Scouts spokesman Deron Smith said in a statement to NBC. “And it’s not an issue until they deliberately inject it into Scouting in an inappropriate fashion.
“The National Council has revoked his registration,” Smith added.
This is simply a follow-up to a statement I made in the previous post about what I’d heard second hand. I found this article on Huffington Post detailing what happened with NBC reporter Richard Engel. I personally think we should never have agreed to participate. Yes, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many athletes, but not at the risk of their lives.
Being a reporter at the Sochi Olympic Games just got even worse.
NBC News’ Richard Engel said that upon arriving in Russia to cover the upcoming event, he was hacked “almost immediately” — and privacy is not something visitors should expect to have.
“It doesn’t take long here for someone to try to tap into your laptop, cellphone or tablet,” he said Tuesday night.
Engel decided to test Russia’s privacy system with the help of American computer security expert Kyle Wilhoit, who set him up with two brand new computers and a phony identity, with fake names and addresses. When Engel connected them to the Internet in Sochi, he said he quickly received a suspicious email and was shocked when his computer was hijacked immediately after opening the email.
“In a minute, hackers were snooping around,” he said. “The same thing happened with my cellphone — it was very fast and very professional.”
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