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Tony Perkins: Boy Scouts’ anti-LGBT policies ‘make good citizens’ who are ‘morally straight’

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December 14, 2012
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Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins is defending the Boy Scouts of America’s policy banning gay members by saying the organization wanted to “make good citizens” by encouraging scouts to be “morally straight.” In a letter earlier this week, Perkins had blasted UPS CEO D. Scott Davis after the shipping company decided to stop funding the Boy Scouts over its anti-LGBT stance. “Apparently, the company isn’t interested in true diversity but in strong-arming anyone who disagrees with their extreme agenda — including a century-old youth development program, whose only crime is instilling character into millions of American boys,” a statement on FRC’s website said. “As for their longstanding policy on homosexuality, the Boy Scouts are doing what every parent would want them to: putting children’s safety first.” CNN host John Berman on Friday, invited Perkins, who founded the designated hate group, to explain why his organization was boycotting UPS.