Boy Scouts May Lift Ban on Gays, Enter 20th CenturyBy Steve Casimiro on January 31st, 2013
The Boy Scouts of America will meet next week in Irving, Texas, in part to discuss a proposed policy shift that would allow “the religious, civic, or educational organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting to determine how to address” the issue of openly gay scouts or scout leaders. “The Boy Scouts would not, under any circumstances, dictate a position to units, members, or parents.” The shift comes after decades of dodging or outright hostility toward the concept of homosexuality by the BSOA, but it’s not a done deal. Critics on the right, like Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian group and lobbying organization, said that if the scouts shift position their, “Legacy of producing great leaders will become yet another casualty of moral compromise.” Via L.A. Times.
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