After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America is upholding its policy to exclude homosexuals from membership and leadership posts in the group, despite activists’ cries for change.
“The vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their rights to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisers, and at the appropriate time and in the right setting,” Bob Mazzuca, BSA chief scout executive, said in a BSA press release. “While a majority of our membership agrees with our policy, we fully understand that no single policy will accommodate the many diverse views among our membership or society.”
BSA also noted “that there will be no further action” on the matter.
But that didn’t stop dismissed Ohio Scout den mother Jennifer Tyrrell, a lesbian, from taking to the BSN’s Irving, Texas, office a petition demanding her reinstatement. Tyrrell took to the office a Change.org petition reportedly with 300,000 signatures.Continue Reading on www.bpnews.net