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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...

Amanda Terkel

'They're Just Good People. And That's Kind Of What It's All About, Isn't It?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On this March afternoon, the smell of fried food hits you as soon as you open the doors of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic parish i...

Boy Scouts Chapter Makes History By Hiring Openly Gay Man

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

In an unprecedented move, the Boy Scouts of America's New York chapter has hired an openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader. The decision t...

After The Boy Scouts Taught This Man 'How To Be Gay,' He Created A New Series

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

A new web series aims to put a creative spin on the controversy surrounding the Boy Scouts of America's stance on gay participants and other issues. ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy 'A Relic Of An Age Of Prejudice'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Boy Scouts of America ban on openly gay adults "preserves and perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes," Attorney General Eric Holder...

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...

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....

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...

Boy Scouts 'Torn Up' For Gay Kids Who Want To 'Do Sex' With Each Other, Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) controversial decision to admit openly gay youths isn't sitting too well with Pat Robertson. On "The 700 Club," ...

Faulty Heuristics Govern BSA's Decision on Gays

Deborah Plummer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Deborah Plummer

Ultimately, the Boy Scouts of America is a private organization and has the right to define its own membership. However, they should be very careful about defining moral behavior as synonymous with a heterosexual orientation and banning gay adult leaders.

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,...

Boy Scouts Got Mormon Support To Drop Gay Ban For Shocking Reason, Says Pundit

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer suggested the Boy Scouts of America be re-named the "Boy Sodomizers of America" after the organization...

Friday Talking Points -- Pivoting To Other News

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Some weeks, not much happens in political news, and other weeks it seems like almost too much happens. This was one of the latter types of week.

Yes, the Boy Scouts' Decision Is a Victory

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

I thought it would be self-evident that the end of a 103-year-old ban on gay youth in a group that's a cultural touchstone of American life is something to applaud, affirm and even celebrate. Judging by the reaction from some members of the LGBT community, though, it appears I was wrong.

Dad Vows To Yank Sons Out Of Boy Scouts After Organization Drops Gay Ban

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An outspoken supporter of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) ban on gay participants has vowed to withdraw his own sons out of the scouting organizatio...

Scouts Are Now 'Boy Sodomizers of America,' Says Right-Wing Pundit

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America's decision to allow openly gay Scouts has generated a divided response from parents and other officials. Not surprisingl...

Boy Scouts To Allow Gay Youths

The Associated Press | By DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America have reportedly voted 61-38 to allow gay Scouts. According to multiple media sources, the scouting organization has chos...

WATCH: Gay Teen Gets Kicked Out Of Boy Scouts After Coming Out

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Amateur footage that reportedly shows a gay teen being kicked out of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) after he came out to a scouting official is makin...

Gay Activists Rally Ahead Of Boy Scouts' Ban Vote

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Marice Richter GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 22 (Reuters) - Gay rights activists and members of conservative groups gathered in the Texas t...

Boy Scout Troop Will Allow Gays

East Hampton Patch | Paul Petrone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

MILFORD, CT - The Boy Scouts of America's Connecticut Yankee Council, which runs camps in several towns and has members from dozens more communities, ...

Another Glitch in Boy Scouts' Proposed Gay Policy

Win Bassett | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Win Bassett

Most of the conversation has focused on the double standard of refusing membership to openly homosexual adults as leaders. However, there hasn't been any discussion about another qualifier in the proposed language -- "alone."

LOOK: Right-Wing Pundit Links Gays With Pedophiles In Boy Scout Illustration

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A controversial Christian radio host summed up his stance on the Boy Scouts of America's controversial anti-gay policy with a single image. The Li...

For Boy Scouts, Last Chance to Drop the Ban

Richard L. Lobb | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Richard L. Lobb

Every Boy Scout memorizes the Scout Oath, which requires him to be "morally straight." The Boy Scout Handbook says this means, among other things, that he should "respect and defend the rights of all people." It doesn't add, "unless they are gay."

LOOK: Father-Son Soldier Duo Hits The Road To End Boy Scouts' Gay Ban

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have yet to make a final decision on whether to amend their controversial ban on gay participants, but that hasn't sto...