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Neil Armstrong, astronaut, first man on the Moon
Marion Barry, mayor of Washington, DC
Lloyd Bentsen, Senator from Texas, vice-presidential nominee
Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York
Guion Bluford, first black astronaut
James Brady, Gun control advocate, White House Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan
William DeVries, cardiac surgeon who performed the first successful heart transplant of an artificial heart
Michael Dukakis, governor of New York and Presidential candidate
Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States
Robert Gates, CIA director
L. Ron Hubbard, writer & founder of Scientology
Alfred Kinsey, of the Kinsey Reports on human sexuality
James Lovell, astronaut, commander of Apollo 13
David Lynch, filmmaker and actor
Robert MacNamara, Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War
Michael Moore, filmmaker
Ross Perot, business leader
Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist Church
Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs
Stephen Spielberg, filmmaker
John Tesh, musician
Zach Wahls, LGBT activist
William Westmoreland, Army Chief of Staff

This list has only men I personally recognized; the full thing is two million names long. It includes forty astronauts... and three serial killers, so I'm not sure what that means.

Date: 2012-10-06 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A Y-chromosome?

Date: 2012-10-06 10:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-06 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I might have guessed "Atheists," but for Fred Phelps there.

Date: 2012-10-06 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heh, yeah I'm always pretty happy to have him not included in lists I could possibly be part of ;)

The answer is that they are all Eagle Scouts :)

I was reminded of the list when the news came this week that a kid had been denied his Eagle Scout medal ( because he came out, and also disagreed with Boy Scouts of America's stance on religion.

And then I was reminded of the Eagle Scouts who have returned their medals ( in protest of BSA's policy on gay Scouts. Which is just heartbreaking.

It's a huge deal. It's not just a little piece of metal on a ribbon.

Date: 2012-10-08 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was gonna say lefties or something like that and then I read your comments.

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