Religion and Faith
News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community
The Catholic Church, in a letter to Scouts for Equality (SFE), states that it is "hopeful" about the future of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) even if it votes to include openly gay scouts later this week.
To give an accurate representation of where people of faith stand on marriage equality, let's look at some of the major denominations that support scouts for a quick recap. GLAAD has created a handy graphic that shows which denominations support inclusive scouting for all.
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting released a non-committal statement about the new proposed policy of dropping the ban on gay scouts, but retaining it for gay scout leaders.
Many places of worship have a coffee hour, or fellowship, or just people hanging out after the services to chat with one another. This is your time to share your belief that the Scouts should be open to all.