Religion News Service
May 28, 2013
But religious supporters of the BSA vote say they are celebrating — and expecting more progressive congregations to sponsor Scout troops — while holding out hope that the Scouts eventually will approve gay leaders.
“It’s a good message to say youth are youth and can be involved with Scouting, and the difficult part is does someone suddenly become immoral and unable to serve once they turn 18?” asked Ross Murray, director of news and faith initiatives for the pro-gay organization GLAAD.
GLAAD has been working to change the discriminatory Boy Scout policy since April 2012, and we will continue working to repeal the ban on gay Scout leaders.