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February 6, 2013

Religion News Summary: More Boy Scouts, A Gay, Jewish Kids' Book, and the National Prayer Breakfast

This week's Religion News Summary showcases the Boy Scouts again, and the amazing religious support LGBTQ scouts, leaders and families have received.

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Cub Scouts Pack removes gay-inclusive policy after threats from BSA

A Maryland-based Cub Scouts Pack says it's being forced to remove a non-discrimination statement from its website after the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) threatened to revoke the Pack's charter.

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Boy Scouts threaten to remove pack for supporting gay scouts

The National Capital Area Council (NCAC) of the Boy Scouts has threatened to remove a Maryland pack for posting a statement on its website saying it won’t discriminate against gay members.

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Boy Scouts look to National Geographic to resuscitate membership

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is cozying up to National Geographic Channel in hopes that the network's new reality series, "Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout," can revive dwindling membership.
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National Geographic Channel: Denounce the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

GLAAD today joined Scouts for Equality and 20 year-old Eagle Scout Will Oliver to call on the National Geographic Channel to denounce the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
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Boy Scout brass feign 'tight control' as backlash continues

Executives at the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are feigning ‘tight control’ of the organization, despite mounting pressure from within their own ranks to end the group’s anti-gay policies.

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BSA executives kill approval of gay Scout's Eagle application, smear teen

Yesterday, 18 year-old Ryan Andresen and his family celebrated that he was one step closer to getting his Eagle award after an official Eagle Board of Review unanimously approved Ryan's Eagle application. But Ryan's victory was short-lived, as Fenoglio, a paid employee of the BSA, reversed course and rejected the board's unanimously approved application -- an unprecedented action.

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Parenting Magazine Names Ohio Mom Jennifer Tyrrell Among Best Parents of 2012

Parenting magazine named Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell among the 'Best Parents of 2012' and recognizes her work to end the Boy Scouts's discriminatory ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.

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