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Trail Life's John Stemberger Says Group Won't Tolerate Openly Gay Members, Blasts Disney

03/14/2014 10:46 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016
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The founder of a controversial anti-gay scouting alternative to the Boy Scouts of America said his youth group will not "tolerate" openly gay members.

In excerpts of an interview with Crosstalk's Jim Schneider, Trail Life USA founder John Stemberger said, "We view a same-sex attraction as being very different than this new socio-political construct of 'gay,' which is a political movement ... an in-your-face, intolerant agenda."

Listen to Stemberger's take on the gay community below:

As Right Wing Watch pointed out, Stemberger, who also leads the Florida Family Policy Council, had harsh words for Walt Disney World's decision to sever corporate donations to the Boy Scouts in the wake of that scouting organization's continued ban on gay adult participants.

“Disney is completely a pro-gay agenda,” he said. “If it has ‘Disney’ on it and says it’s for kids, you better watch what it is, parents, because they can no longer be trusted as a family source for entertainment.”

Listen to Stemberger blast Disney below:

According to its official website, Trail Life says the group welcomes all boys, but notes, "In terms of sexual identification and behavior, we affirm that any sexual activity outside the context of the covenant of marriage between one man and one woman is sinful before God and therefore inconsistent with the values and principles of the program."

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