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Boy Scouts reconsiders policy against gay membership

boy scouts(CNN) — The Boy Scouts of America is considering changing its longstanding policy against allowing openly gay members, according to a news release from the organization.

The organization, which has 2.7 million members, is “potentially discussing” doing away with its policy after months of nationwide protest, including hundreds of angry Eagle Scouts renouncing their hard-earned awards and mailing back their red-white-and-blue medals.

Many parents of Scouts across America found the national policy excluding gays confusing — and at odds with basic scouting ideals.

Social media were abuzz with outrage over the policy; gay men who used to be Scouts spoke out in first-person blogs. On her TV talk show, Ellen DeGeneres featured a California Scout who had been denied his Eagle rank because he is gay.

The Seattle Council of Boy Scouts for America referred all inquires to the national office, citing that since the policy is determined at the organization’s national offices, they could not comment.

For the complete CNN story, go here.


4 Comments to “Boy Scouts reconsiders policy against gay membership”

    guest said:
    January 28, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    it's a sad day when we have one more american institution allowing those who choose to live a perverse life style against all laws of nature to influence our youth

      Meghan said:
      January 28, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      Amen! Don’t cave Boy Scouts!! There are so few strongholds left, stand strong!

    Bootlegger59 said:
    January 28, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Why? Because you don't like it? Sorry about that, but perhaps it's time you looked at what others believe! It's censorship………plain and simple!!

    Bootlegger59 said:
    January 28, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    And…………….It offends me, to think that, that life style is something I HAVE to accept………….I DO NOT!!

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