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Boy Scouts Gay Policy

Is The Boy Scouts' Revised Gay Policy Prompting New Woes?

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of the largest Boy Scout councils in the country is laying off employees because donations are down — possibly a side ef...

Tennessee Church Breaks Ties With Boy Scouts Troop Over LGBT Acceptance

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.15.2015 | Religion

After a partnership of more than 50 years with its local Boy Scout troop, a Tennessee church has decided to break ties with the organization over chan...

LGBT Mormons See Church's Stance On Gay Boy Scout Leaders As Another (Tiny) Step Forward

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion

The Mormon church is sticking with the Boy Scouts of America -- just as long as it is still able to ban gay adults from leadership positions. This is ...

Colorado Politician Thinks Homosexuality And Pedophilia Are Evidence Of 'Demons' At Work

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gordon Klingenschmitt, the former Navy chaplain turned Republican state representative who has continually made headlines for his right-wing, homophob...

Colorado Politician Thinks Boy Scouts' New Policy Will Cause Boys To Be Molested

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America's decision to end its controversial ban on openly gay leaders isn't setting well with Colorado Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt. T...

Scott Walker: 'I Don't Know' If People Are Born Gay Or If It's A Choice

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he “doesn’t know” whe...

Your Bigotry Threatens Children, Not My Homosexuality

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Some conservative political leaders want you to believe that gay men are a threat to children. They choose to turn away from actual problems facing kids in American schools. In doing so, they are perpetuating the obstacles that LGBT youth must face every day.

Scott Walker Supports Boy Scouts' Ban On Gay Adults Because It 'Protects' Children

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker didn't mince words on Monday's news that the Boy Scouts of America had come one step closer to ending their ban on gay adu...

Lifting Ban On Gay Boy Scout Leaders Would Lead To 'Emasculation Of Our Culture,' Right-Wing Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

LGBT advocacy groups have been quick to praise Boy Scouts National President Robert Gates, who called for an end to his organization's ban on gay adul...

Boy Scouts Sever Ties With Seattle Church Over Openly Gay Scoutmaster

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have revoked the charter of Seattle's Rainier Beach United Methodist Church after the parish made headlines for standi...

Church Vows To Stand Behind Ousted Gay Boy Scout Troop Leader

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Officials at a church in Washington state have vowed to stand behind a member who was recently banned from serving as the leader of a local Boy Scout ...

Scout Group Official Won't 'Tolerate' Gays Because They Are 'Intolerant"

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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....

Disney World Reportedly Won't Donate To Boy Scouts Over Gay Stance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Walt Disney World has reportedly opted to sever local support of the Boy Scouts of America over the organization's controversial stance on openly gay ...

Boy Scouts Troop Leader Says He'll Refer Gay Scouts To 'Pastoral Counseling' If They Come Out

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America officially began accepting gay youth participants on New Year's Day, but apparently not everyone is embracing the change to ...

Boy Scouts Opens Up To Gay Youth, But 'Change Won't Happen Overnight'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Marice Richter DALLAS, Dec 31 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America will allow openly gay scouts for the first time as of Jan. 1, w...

LOOK: Boy Scouts Too Gay-Friendly For You? There's A New Anti-Gay Alternative!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An inaugural conference for Trail Life USA, a Christian and anti-gay scouting group that intends to serve as an alternative to the Boy Scout program, ...

Group To Launch Alternative To Boy Scouts

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion

(RNS) A fledgling organization that opposed the Boys Scouts of America’s decision to accept openly gay Scouts announced Tuesday (July 9) it will lau...

Why Mormon Support of the BSA Decision Is a Good Thing for Gay Mormon Youth

Mitch Mayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

By acknowledging -- maybe for the first time -- that gay kids can and do correctly identify their orientation, the Mormon Church is poised to make powerful changes to protect the health of young gay Mormon boys, helping to keep our gay youth safer and happier than ever before.

Boy Scouts of America: The Good, the Bad and the (Still) Highly Discriminatory

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No one is advocating same-sex sexual conduct between Boy Scouts or between scout leaders and Boy Scouts. However, BSA's continuing ban on gay and bisexual leaders confuses identity with conduct.

Churches Move To Cut Ties To Scouts After Gay Policy Change

Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion

By Bob Smietana USA Today (RNS) For the Rev. Ernest Easley, the decision to cut ties with the Boy Scouts was simple. The Bible says homosexual...

Catholic Leaders Urge Support For Boy Scouts After Shift On Gays

Posted 05.31.2013 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The U.S. Catholic Church’s top liaison to the Boy Scouts of America is telling Catholic Scout leade...

Alabama Pastor Won't Host Boy Scouts In The Wake Of Gay Policy Amendment

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) decision to lift its controversial ban on gay youth participants has received praise and criticism in equal measure,...

Why the Safest Scoutmasters Are Out Scoutmasters

Mark Olmsted | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Olmsted

The last thing a pedophile would admit to voluntarily is being attracted to boys, but a scoutmaster who has declared himself openly gay is the antithesis of a liar. If you want to guarantee that you're not hiring a pedophile, the answer you should be looking for to "are you a homosexual?" is "yes."

Boy Scouts of America Make a Historic Decision... Now It's Time to Allow LGBT Adult Leaders!

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

The BSA knows that their policy change regarding gay scouts is simply not good enough. I'm asking them to allow LGBT parents like me to participate in their children's lives. Just because the BSA has the legal right to deny LGBT people membership doesn't mean that it is morally right.

An Eagle Scout Turns In His Badge

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Cindi Love

A few months ago, a young adult friend of mine called me to tell me that he had returned his Eagle Scout badge because he could no longer support an organization that rejected gay scouts and gay troop leaders. He just wanted me, the mom of a gay son, to know that.