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Within moments of the announcement that, by a 61% margin, the Boy Scouts of America would be dropping its ban on gay scouts, denominations and faith groups offered their reactions.
Some of us don’t have to imagine how painful it is to be a gay Scout. We were one. Growing up as a Mormon boy in Idaho, scouting was pretty much built into my pathway to becoming an adult. It was as much a part of the plan for my youth as many Mormon rights of passage: baptism, being ordained to the priesthood, and passing the sacrament on Sundays.
On the day when the Boy Scouts of America are voting on a proposal that would end the organization's ban on participa
LGBT and allied organizations across the country are speaking up for equality in Scouting, as 1,400 Boy Scouts of America voting members in Dallas vote today on making Scouting more inclusive.