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Philadelphia Boy Scouts council allows openly gay leaders

last weekNews : The Newsroom

The move by the Cradle of Liberty Council, which serves more than 15,000 members in the Philadelphia area, comes a month after Robert Gates, president of The Boy Scouts of America, called for an end to the long-time ban on adult gay leaders. Show More Summary

What the Media Won’t Tell You About the Pride Parade

Last Saturday, more than 150,000 people gathered in D.C. for the Capital Pride Parade — a celebration of all things LGBT. Sadly, for the first time in the event’s 40-year history, the Boy Scouts of America participated in the march. Banners were also carried by the D.C. Show More Summary

Church Is 'Not Gay Bashing' in Sign Denouncing Gay Scout Leaders, Says Florida Pastor

A Florida pastor whose church has garnered controversy for posting a sign denouncing the idea of the Boy Scouts of America having gay scout leaders says that the sign is "not gay bashing."

Florida Church Opposes Gay Scout Leaders, Equates Them To Pedophiles: VIDEO

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Last month we told you how President Robert Gates said the Boy Scouts of America could lift its ban on gay adult leaders by October. Now, the hateful backlash from right-wingers appears to be getting into full swing. A church...

Christian Right Leader: If Gay Adults Are Allowed to Become Scout Leaders, They’ll Molest Your Children

Christian Right leader Matt Barber (below) is worried that the Boy Scouts of America may soon allow gay adult leaders, proving that he's the only guy in America currently associating child molestation with someone other than Josh Duggar. Show More Summary

Why Conservatives Are More Likely to Buy Into Mind-Blowingly Silly News Stories

The conservative media's immediate assumption was that this must be politically correct culture spinning out of control. The Boy Scouts of America are, especially compared to their girl power-centric counterpart the Girl Scouts, a conservative organization. Show More Summary

Robert Gates tells Boy Scouts to face reality about gay Scoutmasters

As Defense secretary and director of the CIA, Robert Gates learned many lessons about accepting political realities, even when he would rather have done something else. Now, as president of the Boy Scouts of America, Gates is trying to teach that lesson to supporters of his organization who do...

'Be Prepared': Gay Scoutmasters Are Coming Soon

I said it was coming. Many of us did. Two years ago this week the Boy Scouts of America voted to welcome into its ranks "open and avowed" homosexuality, thereby disavowing the "morally straight" Scout Oath its members are sworn to uphold.

Why the Right's Panic About Boy Scouts' Gay Ban Reversal Is Based on Urban Legend

The conservative media's immediate assumption was that this must be politically correct culture spinning out of control. The Boy Scouts of America are, especially compared to their girl power-centric counterpart the Girl Scouts, a conservative organization. Show More Summary

Boy Scouts President Robert Gates Says Gay Adult Ban Could Be Lifted By October

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a new interview with NPR, Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates provides a timetable for when his organization will make a decision on whether to lift its ban on gay adults: "I think that we will have a...

Bryan Fischer: Boy Scouts Will Become 'Gay Pedophile Scouting for Boys' If Ban on Gay Adults is Lifted: VIDEO

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Following in the footsteps of evangelical leader Franklin Graham, former American Family Association spokeshater Bryan Fischer warned on his radio program of the "moral catastrophe" should the Boy Scouts of America end its ban on gay leaders as BSA president...

Decision On Gay Scout Leaders To Come By October, Group's Head Says

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Robert Gates, the former CIA director and former defense secretary, tells NPR that the Boy Scouts of America needs to talk to its sponsoring institutions about the potential change.

Christian Alternative to Boy Scouts 'Saddened' by Gates' Push for BSA to Drop Ban on Gay Troop Leaders

The leader of a Christian scouting group that was founded by former members of the Boy Scouts of America after the organization opened its membership to openly-gay youth, said he's "saddened" by the BSA president's Thursday statement that the organization should also lift its ban on openly-gay troop leaders.

Boy Scout President Says Gay Leader Ban Threatens the Organization

last monthNews : Vice News

Robert Gates, Boy Scouts of America president, made the comments at the organization's national annual meeting in Atlanta.

Franklin Graham Has The Boy Scouts Sadz

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"Robert Gates, shame on you for not having the moral courage to do what is right. Yesterday Gates, the president of Boy Scouts of America, called for an end to the group’s ban on gay troop leaders. What are you thinking? We shouldn’t...Show More Summary

Chief Boy Scout Presages 'End' of Movement If Organization Fails to Lift Ban on Gay Leaders

last monthNews : Vice News

Robert Gates, Boy Scouts of America president, made the comments at the organization's national annual meeting in Atlanta.

Franklin Graham: Boy Scouts President 'Put Young, Innocent Boys at Risk' Calling for End to Gay Adult Ban

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Franklin Graham, son of anti-gay evangelical leader Billy Graham, is speaking out against Boy Scouts of America president Robert Gates and his call for the BSA to end its ban on gay adult leaders. Wrote Graham on Facebook: Robert Gates,...

President of Boy Scouts Calls for an End to the Ban on Gay Scout Leaders

About time! Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates says the time has come: The president of the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday called for an end to the group’s blanket ban on gay adult leaders, warning Scout executives thatShow More Summary

Boy Scouts Gay Ban: Group’s National President Says Ban On Gay Leaders Needs To End

The Boy Scouts of America could soon be ending its ban on adult gay leaders, with the group’s president speaking out against the ban in the strongest statement yet supporting full equality. Robert Gates said this week at the group’sShow More Summary

Fired Gay Boy Scout Leader: ‘Berlin Wall’ Just Came Down

last monthNews : Mediaite

Greg Bourke, a leader fired by the organization over his sexual orientation, praised yesterday's call by Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates to allow gay Boy Scout leaders.

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