Family Research Council

BSA Board Games: Scouts Wait until May for Policy Vote


By Tony Perkins
February 08, 2013

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People hoping for a resolution to the Boy Scouts debate will have to wait until an actual resolution is voted on in May. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. It's been a frantic two weeks for the Boy Scouts, after the organization shocked everyone with the news that it might lift its ban on homosexuality. Immediately, parents and church leaders started jamming phone lines at the BSA headquarters, pleading with leaders to keep the policy in place. Instead, the Scouts wanted to leave it up to individual councils whether to stick with the oath to be "morally straight" or not. But the idea that the Scouts could co-exist under an optional moral policy is ridiculous. Fortunately, the Board is starting to realize the gravity of the situation. After hearing from you, they decided to postpone the decision until May, when the national council can vote. Until then, you can help the Boy Scouts by encouraging them to stand strong against activists who care more about conformity than character.

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