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