Boy Scouts Proposal Would Lift Ban On Gay Youths

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bh_boy_scouts_01The Boy Scouts of America announced Friday a proposal to allow gay youths to join the program, a move that, if approved, would mark a dramatic shift for one of the nation’s oldest and most traditional youth organizations.

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The proposal, which would continue to bar homosexual men from serving as Scout leaders, will be voted on at a May meeting of the organization’s national council, Scouting officials said.

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“We believe the BSA can no longer sacrifice its mission, or the youth served by the movement, by allowing the organization to be consumed by a single, controversial, and unresolved societal issue,” national president Wayne Perry said in a statement announcing the proposal.

The proposed resolution states, “No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.” READ MORE

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