Family Research Council

Support our troops--the Boy Scout troops!


By Tony Perkins
April 16, 2013

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Support our troops--the Boy Scout troops! Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. The Boy Scouts are in the middle of the culture wars again, as pressure grows to change their ban on open homosexual Scout leaders and members. It's not a new fight. The Boy Scouts defended this policy all the way to the Supreme Court--and won! But today, there's a new voice defending the Scouts: their moms! In a USA Today op-ed, they argue that "parents must have the exclusive right to raise issues about sex and sexuality with their own children ... in the privacy of their own homes and not around a campfire." The Boy Scouts is a private organization with the First Amendment right to set its own rules about membership. And the moms are right: "There is no good reason to force the Boy Scouts to change a long-standing rule [that] keeps sensitive issues in the hands of parents." Visit their Facebook page, Moms of Boy Scouts, to learn more.

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