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Retired General William “Jerry” Boykin, the newly installed executive vice president of the Family Research Council, praised the Boy Scouts of America for “standing up for traditional values” by reaffirming the Scout policy barring homosexual scoutmasters and scouts.
Last week, the Boy Scouts national office announced that “after a nearly two-year-long examination” by an 11-member panel commissioned by the chief scout executive, the Scouts will maintain their membership policy. That policy excludes homosexual scoutmasters and scouts from membership – and requires scouts and their leaders to subscribe to the Scout Oath, in which they pledge “to do their duty to God and to country.”
According to Bob Mazzuca, chief scout executive, parents were behind the movement to keep the policy.