BSA Policy on Homosexuality About to Change?

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Rumors continue to swirl that the Board of the Boy Scouts is on the verge of reversing its longtime policy on homosexuality.

Just seven months ago, Deron Smith, a spokesman for the Boy Scouts, said that after a two-year review, a special committee had unanimously recommended keeping the ban. Smith said “The vast majority of parents value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family… at the appropriate time and right setting.”

According to a press release, the BSA would peel away the national prohibition on open homosexuality and pass the political hot potato of “sexual inclusion” to individual troops–most of whom won’t have the financial means or the will to beat back the coming onslaught. It is likely the local councils would be pressured to fall in line with BSA headquarters.


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