Boo: Boy Scouts vote to keep Ban on Gays…
the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday decided to keep in place its discriminatory policy of banning gays.
An 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, “came to the conclusion that this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts,” the organization’ national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press.
Smith said the committee, comprised of professional scout executives and adult volunteers, was unanimous in its conclusion — preserving a long-standing policy that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 and has remained controversial ever since.
Scouts’ chief executive, Bob Mazzuca, said that most Scout families supported the policy. How disgusting.
“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,” Mazzuca said. “We fully understand that no single policy will accommodate the many diverse views among our membership or society.”
When exactly did the Scouts start teaching sex ed? Because as i understand it, this policy was about not excluding gays, it said nothing about teaching sexual orientation. Which is not part of the Scouts policy, whether it is hetero or homo.
This sends out a bad message to the thousands of young Scouts WHO ARE GAY, by telling them that who they are is wrong and shameful. So much for teaching leadership and values.
Some where Chuck Norris is doing his happy dance and circle jerking with Tony Perkins…
via APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gays – ABC News.