After the Boy Scouts of America announced that they will now allow gay scoutmasters, a South Jersey scoutmaster is under arrest for trying to ply a young boy for sex
Despite the fact that anti-gay religious organizations can continue to discriminate under the Boy Scouts of America’s new policy permitting openly gay adults to serve as leaders, the LDS Church is still not pleased with this half-step towards e… The post Mormon Church So Upset With Equality They May Create Anti-gay Alternative to the Boy Scouts appeared first on Towleroad.
When you make Eagle Scout – the highest rank a youth can earn in the Boy Scouts of America – the adult leaders in your troop tell you, "This is just the beginning." At the time, this is a frustrating thing to hear. You've completed up to seven years of work rising...
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how the Boy Scouts of America still bans atheists.
Girl Scouts Congratulate The Boy Scou... One group of Girl Scouts celebrates the Boy Scouts of America's change in policy that will lift the blanket ban on gay adult leaders. Submitted by: Jenny Nelson Regular Keywords: Boy Scouts of...Show More Summary
As you may have heard, the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to drop their ban on gay scout leaders. Predictably, this caused anguish in certain circles (the Mormon Church, for instance, was "deeply troubled" by this development).
When it comes to an issue as divisive as the Boy Scouts of America lifting the ban on adult leadership, sometimes it helps to take a step back and think outside the box. And sometimes not. Related: Meet The Gay Demon-Hunting Homophobe Who Wants To Spank The Queerness Out Of You Colorado state representative Gordon […]
Not sure if you heard, but yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America lifted the ban on gay adult leaders, a move that was not-so subtly foreshadowed by president Robert Gates over the weekend. “For far too long this issue has divided and distracted us,” he declared. “Now it’s time to unite behind our shared belief […]
Not surprising, the religious institutions of America still have a huge problem with accepting LGBT people into leadership roles. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or the LDS Church is not known for its progressive positions in its brief historical timeline. Show More Summary
In August, the most senior leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are expected to discuss whether to end a 100-year relationship with the Boy Scouts of America over the end to a ban on openly gay leaders.
The Boy Scouts of America has officially lifted its ban on gay scout leaders. And it only took a quarter century of protest for the organization to get a clue. The ban relied heavily upon the lie that gay men are perverts and pedophiles died by a thousand cuts, from court challenges to lobbying to protests. In 2013, the organization finally welcomed openly gay […]
The Boy Scouts of America approved the measure, pushed by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, on opening the organization to gay leaders. Churches get an exception to this rule if they would like, but it could lead toBoy Scout membership issues sooner rather than later.
Post by Adriana Velez. In an groundbreaking announcement yesterday the Boy Scouts of America ended their ban on gay leaders. This is great news especially for the growing numbers of married gay dads who want to participate with their kids. Show More Summary
Yesterday, acceding to social change, the Boy Scouts announced the end of the ban.What does this mean for religious traditionalists?[T]he new policy allows church-sponsored units to choose local unit leaders who share their precepts, even if that means restricting such positions to heterosexual men. Show More Summary
"As 1MM predicted, the Boy Scouts of America has dropped its ban on homosexual adult leaders. This means men who are attracted to males are now welcome on campouts in intimate proximity to boys. Last week, the BSA's National Executive Board approved the new policy on a 45-12 vote. Show More Summary
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) is "deeply troubled" by the Boy Scouts of America lifting its longstanding ban on gay adult leaders, and is reviewing its century-long relationship with the organization. Just weeks after the U.S. Show More Summary
Hurray, the Boy Scouts of America have finally ended years of bigotry — sort of — by lifting the ban on gay adult scout leaders. We say “sort of” because individual church-led chapters still have the authority to decide they don’t wanna play...Show More Summary
The Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on openly gay adult leaders on Monday, but will allow church-sponsored units to continue excluding gay individuals. The move is an effort to resolve an issue that has plagued the group since the '80s and '90s, when it began explicitly banning openly... More »
The new Boy Scouts of America policy to allow gay Scout leaders might not have much immediate effect, but it still represents a significant shift, local leaders say.