Boy Scout HQ May Go to LGBT Group

Wouldn't that be an interesting twist? Plus Arlen Specter faces off with Westboro Baptist Church, Facebook throws a wrench into the Kensington Strangler case, and more of what Philly is talking about today

Don’t Get Too Comfy, Boy Scouts. Real-estate investor Mel Heifetz wants to buy the controversial Boy Scouts HQ for more money than the Scouts have proposed. If he successfully purchases the property, Heifetz will donate it to a gay group. [Daily News]

Adios Arlen! After 30 years in Senate, Arlen Specter prepares to leave office. Commenters are out in full force on this one. [Inquirer]

“You Just Punched God Right in the Nose Again With the Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Speaking of Arlen Specter, yesterday he appeared on Fox29 to discuss the legality of hate speech with Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member of the Westboro Baptist church. Lots of enraging sound bites here. []

Facebook  and the Kensington Strangler. The Facebook page for “Catch the Kensington Strangler before he catches someone you love” was reprimanded by the Philly police yesterday for showcasing the photo of a man no longer associated with the recent crime spree in Kensington. [Philadelphia Weekly]

Meanwhile, in Kensington … The Guardian Angels are out in full force. [6ABC]

Windowwizards Closing Temporary. In the meantime, please enjoy this vintage Windowwizards commercial. [Philadelphia Business Journal]

We’re Artsy. According to Philadelphia’s office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, the city is “70 percent more creatively vital than the national average.” And they’re not even counting freelancers. [Newsworks]