Boy Scouts of America
This is a debugging block
After anti-gay activists began claiming that opening the Boy Scouts to openly gay scouts and leaders would put kids in danger, more than 120 experts from the fields of sexual abuse prevention, psychology, psychiatry, child advocacy, faith outreach, education and coaching have co-signed an open letter saying this is not the case.
National Boy Scouts of America (BSA) leadership have communicated to local and regional that some of the biggest religious organizations with the most Boy Scout charters have come out in support of policy change.
Sens. Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley, both of whom are Eagle Scouts, sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America urging the organization to "to adopt inclusive membership and leadership policies that will allow for all Americans to participate in the Boy Scouts."
After initially being rebuffed by security, ousted Boy Scout mom Jennifer Tyrrell, gay Eagle Scout Will Oliver, gay former Scoutmaster Greg Bourke, and Eric Andresen, father of a gay Scout denied his Eagle Award, were able to deliver the more than 1.4 million signatures gathered on behalf of ending the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and leaders.
The anti-gay Family Research Council is finding a way to push their radical anti-gay agenda on "Scout Sunday". But the United Church of Christ has plans for the celebration as well!
It's been nearly a year since GLAAD first called on the Boy Scouts to end the ban on gay scouts and leaders.
With the Boy Scouts of America considering whether it will end its ban on gay scouts and leaders, celebrities are urging the BSA to choose equality.
Media coverage of the Boy Scouts policy change has fallen into a familiar trap, leading to the conclusion that there is no religious support for changing the ban on gay scouts. But religious groups have been advocating for a Boy Scout policy change, some for years.
News broke today that the Boy Scouts of America is "actively considering" an end to the policy that bans gay scouts and leaders.
A petition calling on the National Geographic Channel to denounce the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay scouts and leaders has received more than 100,000 signatures.