Boy Scouts Uphold Ban on Openly Gay Troop Leaders and Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America have shut down a proposal to overturn their ban on openly homosexual troop leaders and scouts today. The BSA's Darren Smith announced that "this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts." The motion to overturn the proposal had picked up steam from a petition on that garnered hundreds of thousands of signatures. However, after a two year review by an 11 member committee, it was ultimately decided to leave things as they've been since the BSA's founding. The Scouts' chief executive Bob Mazucca said, "The vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisers and at the appropriate time and in the right setting. We fully understand that no single policy will accommodate the many diverse views among our membership or society" ...



Guest commented…

I recommend watching this short clip to put the Boy Scout debate into context.


roedygreen commented…

In other words the boy scouts only want people who lie about their sexuality. I would far sooner trust someone openly gay with my kids if I knew the leader were happily married, than if they were a closet pedophile.


Anonymous commented…

Well, the BSA is not a Christian organization and they did not do this for Christian reasons. They promote all religions, including LDS, Islam, Hindu, Buddhism, etc. The Boy Scouts are not promoting this as a moral, Christian value. So, I'm not sure your point has merit in that context.


Jamesparker commented…

definitely one of my all time favorite moments of the west wing! classic

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