Tag: Boy Scouts

Mormons hint they may bolt Boy Scouts

“For far too long, this issue has divided and distracted us,” said the BSA’s president, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. “Now it’s time to unite behind our shared belief in the extraordinary power of Scouting to be a force for good.”   Under the BSA’s new policy, gay leaders who were previously removed from Scouting […]

Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adult leaders

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.   The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately. It was approved by the BSA’s National Executive […]

U.S. Attorney General Slams Boy Scouts Over Gay Scoutmaster Ban

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the refusal by the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adults to be scout leaders “perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes.” In remarks for delivery to a gay rights organization, Lambda Legal, Holder said with the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, “courageous lesbian, […]