Two Boy Scout Leaders' Membership May Be Revoked for Marching in Utah Pride Parade

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June 17, 2013

Two Utah Boy Scout leaders could lose their memberships unless they agree to apologize to local organization officials for marching with other Scouts in the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City. Officials from the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America said both Peter Brownstein and Neil Whitaker violated the organization's policy that forbids using Scouting to promote a political position, The Associated Press reported. "We were very disappointed that you used Scouting to advance the gay agenda at the Utah Pride Parade," council leaders wrote to Brownstein, according to the AP. "You and others are welcome to participate in the parade as supportive citizens but not as uniformed members of the BSA."