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Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys

tc5bwe Wrote: May 23, 2013 8:20 PM
Does someone have to be openly gay in scouting? It feels as if "openly gay" has become synonymous with "in your face". I'm not a supporter of this change. It didn't help to hear the homosexual spokesman indicate that this was just the first step and that they would push to force the BSA to accept "gay" leaders. The camel's nose is under the tent and it won't be long until it loses its power to effect positive values in young men. Really glad that my five boys are Eagle Scouts and won't be under the influence of this change.

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders — a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections of members and donors.

Of the roughly 1,400 voting members of the BSA's National Council who cast ballots, 61 percent supported the proposal drafted by the governing Executive Committee. The policy change takes effect Jan. 1.

"This has been a challenging chapter in our history," the BSA chief executive, Wayne Brock, said after the vote. "While people have differing opinions on this policy, kids...

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