A Baptist church in Forsyth County is the latest to announce that it will drop its Boy Scout program at the end of the year after the organization announced that it would no longer deny membership to openly gay boys.
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The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council voted on May 23 to allow gay Scouts, while still banning gay Scout leaders. Not all troops or their sponsors, in particular the Southern Baptist Church, are okay with the decision. Not even fifteen-year-old scout William Marsh is in complete agreement.
The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to the Boy Scouts of America’s new policy allowing gay Scouts.
The pastor of a Georgia church says Boy Scouts who are being kicked out of congregations over policies on gay scouts are welcome to meet in her church if they need a place.
Two more churches in central Kentucky say they are cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America over the organization’s decision to allow gay youth.
An Alabama pastor says a Boy Scout troop will no longer be allowed to meet at his church after the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow openly gay scout members.
The Secular Coalition for America today said the Boy Scouts’ recent decision to allow openly gay boys is a positive step in the right direction, but does not go far enough. The SCA expressed disappointment that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has decided to continue its policy of discrimination against atheists and gay Scout leaders.
WASHINGTON—In a historic move, 1,400 leaders from the nation’s local Boy Scouts of America Councils gave the green light to equality for gay Scouts, voting to end the organization’s long standing ban on gay youth. Unfortunately the new policy does not go far enough, leaving adult Eagle Scouts, scout leaders, and parents behind. The resolution passed today reads in part, “no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.”
The eyes of the country are upon Texas today. That’s where 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Council are voting on whether to end the 103-year-old group’s outright ban on gay youths.
Gay Eagle Scout Delivers 120,000 Petitions Uring National Geographic Channel to Condemn Boy Scouts’ Ban on Gay Scouts
Gay Eagle Scout and outdoorsman Will Oliver delivered more than 120,000 Change.org petition signatures to National Geographic Channel as the network prepares for the premiere of their new series “Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout?”; Petition urges National Geographic to issue a disclaimer condemning the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay Scouts and Scout Leaders