Chandler Park Gay Minister Says Boy Scouts' Gay Ban 'Very Discriminatory'
One Christian minister, a lesbian who leads a congregation in Chandler Park, said it's time for the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members and leaders. For the last 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America have banned gays from joining their ranks. On Feb. 6, the organization announced that it would delay until May its decision to either continue enforcing the ban or to admit gays, which has sparked both outrage and praise from parents and those involved with Scouts. Apostle Mena Johnson, a gay minister whose congregation of God’s Chosen Ones Ministries meets in Chandler Park, said the issue is still a moral one. She said a decision to keep the ban in place would be “very discriminatory.” “To me, it shouldn’t be any type of segregation. This same issue they had in the military is the same in the Boy Scouts. Human beings are human beings,” she said.