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Two Eagle Scout Ministers Say, Lift the Ban on Gay Scouts

Call­ing Chris­tians and churches to con­tinue, if not expand, their sup­port for the Boy Scouts of Amer­ica should it lift the ban on gay scouts. Two min­is­ters argue that their expe­ri­ences and oaths as Eagle Scouts are entirely con­sis­tent with—and will be deep­ened by—this pro­posed pol­icy change. This let­ter will be shared with the BSA Exec­u­tive Board as a wit­ness to our sup­port­ive organizing.

January 30, 2013

Celebs join millions urging the #BoyScouts to end the ban on gay scouts and leaders

With the Boy Scouts of America considering whether it will end its ban on gay scouts and leaders, celebrities are urging the BSA to choose equality.
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Scout Plan to Allow Gay People Ignites Debates on Local Level

A proposed shift by the Boy Scouts of America away from its national policy banning gays, leaving the decision to local councils, has divided scouts, families and troop leaders, with thousands taking to the organization’s Facebook page and other online forums to express their views in passionate tones of anguish, opprobrium or approval.

The New York Times
January 30, 2013


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