Friday, July 20, 2012

Boy Scouts of America Remain Anti Gay

The homophobic stance that the Boy Scouts of America have taken just shows us that even though we have come along way in our pursuit of equality we have a distance to go. It’s so archaic that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced that their secret committee ruled to keep in place their policy banning gay scouts & gay scout leaders. R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of The Log Cabin Republicans stated, “As an Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow member & National Eagle Scout Association member, I find the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) decision to continue to exclude gays from its membership extremely disappointing. It sends the message that gay youth are not fit to serve God & country, solely because of who they are. This is absolutely the wrong policy for the BSA, one of the most prominent youth development organizations in the United States.” One day after the Boy Scouts of America announced that their secret committee had ruled in favor of keeping the organization's ban on gay scouts & gay scout leaders, Jennifer Tyrrell, the mom from Ohio who was ousted as the den leader of her 7 year old son's Cub Scout pack because she's gay, delivered more than 300,000 petition signatures to Scouts' headquarters calling for her to be reinstated & for the Boy Scouts of America to end their anti-gay policy. Tyrrell said that no secret committee will be able to silence the overwhelming number of people who want to see the Boy Scouts join organizations including the Girl Scouts of the USA, the 4-H Club, Boys & Girls Club & the United States Armed Forces in ending the ban. Updates To Come…:)
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