Boy Scouts Should Not Backtrack On Values

Photo Credit: National Library of NorwayA national uproar apparently caused the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America to postpone until May a vote on whether to allow homosexual Scouts and Scoutmasters among their ranks.

After more than 100 years as a private organization with the highest of moral standards, top scouting officials had initially floated the idea of rescinding the prohibition on homosexual members and leaders after reaffirming their policy last summer.

This reaffirmation followed just four years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of the Scouts to set their own membership policy in regards to homosexuals in the 2008 case, Boy Scouts of America v. Dale.

Rather than resolving to uphold the Scout Law, which says that Scouts are to keep themselves “morally straight,” some members of the executive board began a covert campaign to change the policy. Two members of the executive board in particular were instrumental in pressuring their fellow board members to reconsider the ban.

Reportedly the strongest advocates for changing the common-sense policy were board members Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, and Jim Turley, CEO of Ernst & Young. Pro-family groups have called for their resignation from scouting, as well they should.

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  • Capt.America

    We can leave it up to B.O. or the Pope they both have a long connection with Perverts.

  • What’ya bet these two board members are Obama supporters as well, huh?

  • Joe1938

    Many years ago, I was and enjoyed the BSA. My grandson is now a Scout and is seriously working on being an Eagle Scout. If BSA changes the BSA policy regarding homosexuals, my grandson is out of BSA! Not only will BSA lose many members, BSA will lose many troop leaders.

    We have already pulled our granddaughter out of the Girl Scouts because of their association with the Margaret Sanger created Planed Parenthood.

  • duffen

    If the boy scouts of america want to use public property and ask to be a 501c tax exempt entity then they need to be inclusive and that means gay scout masters and gay boys as young as 8 can join and maintain their standing after years of inclusion ….rules are rules they are not outside of them and they know it if they want to be private then they can PAY for the privilege and face lawsuits and PAY to use camp grounds that are owned by federal land and office of the interior ..so be it ..and so it goes.