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Civil Rights

Boy Scouts Of America Employee: I’m Gay, And I Can’t Live A Lie Any Longer

by David Badash ● 9:38 AM May 21, 2013
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A “full-time paid professional employee of the Boy Scouts of America” wrote an anonymous op-ed published in Time Magazine today, announcing he is gay and explaining how the Boy Scouts’ ban on all gays is destroying the organization, and destroying him.

News

Breaking: Majority Of Americans Believe Gays Should Be Allowed Into Boy Scouts

by David Badash ● 3:34 PM February 6, 2013
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The majority of Americans believe gay people should be allowed to join the Boy Scouts. Overall, 55%, including 63% of Catholics support gays in Scouting.

Discrimination

American Family Association: Head Of Boy Scouts Contacted Us About Gay Ban

by David Badash ● 6:32 PM July 17, 2012
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Today, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association admitted the head of the Boy Scouts of America personally contacted him about their ban against gay people.

News

Boy Scouts: ‘No Choice’ But To Fire Gay Scoutmaster – Using BSA ‘To Further Personal Agenda’

by David Badash ● 5:59 PM April 1, 2014
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After firing a Seattle Scoutmaster, the Boy Scouts of America are in the hot seat once again over the civil rights of LGBT people.

Discrimination

Walt Disney World Ends Its Support Of The Boy Scouts

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:41 PM February 28, 2014
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Florida’s Walt Disney World has ended its support for the Boy Scouts of America due to the scout’s policy of exclude gay leaders.

Actions

Texans Rally to Protect Girl Scouts From Waco Wackos

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:14 PM February 18, 2014
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A right-wing boycott of Girl Scout Cookies has Texas news outlets taking sides – they’re backing the scouts and urging readers to buy cookies.

News

Former Defense Secretary Who Ushered In DADT Repeal To Head Boy Scouts

by David Badash ● 10:37 AM October 31, 2013
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Former Defense Department Secretary Bob Gates, the man who told America that gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members must be allowed to serve openly, is going to be the president of the Boy Scouts.

Bigotry Watch

Robertson: Gays Destroying Boy Scouts For ‘A Few Kids Who Want To Do Sex With Each Other’

by David Badash ● 1:43 PM June 11, 2013
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Pat Robertson says it “breaks your heart” to see gay people, who “amount to, maximum two percent of the population,” destroying the Boy Scouts of America.

Civil Rights

Five Ways The Boy Scout Ban On Gay And Bisexual Adults Hurts Everyone

by Ned Flaherty ● 11:48 AM May 30, 2013
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The Boy Scouts of America’s most unfair, unhealthy policy isolates gay and bisexual Scouts, vilifies them as criminals, teaches bigotry to all Scouts, and hurts society.

Discrimination

Anti-Gay ‘Pro-Family’ Group: All Churches Must ‘Pull Out’ Of Boy Scouts

by David Badash ● 4:21 PM May 28, 2013
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Comparing openly-gay boys to “practicing adulterers,” Bryan Fischer called for “everybody that’s involved in Scouting” to “pull out” of the Boy Scouts because they are allowing openly-gay youth to join or stay in Scouting.

News

Fischer: Mormon Church Believes Gay Boy Scouts Will Bring Back Polygamy

by David Badash ● 10:57 AM May 28, 2013
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The LDS Church has “gone soft on the homosexual agenda,” Fischer says. “As the homosexual agenda advances, the next domino to fall is going to be the ban against polygamy.”

Civil Rights

Fixed: NOM’s Response To Boy Scouts Allowing Gay Youth

by David Badash ● 4:43 PM May 24, 2013
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National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown’s statement on the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to allow gay youth into their ranks — fixed.

Civil Rights

Obama ‘Welcomes’ Boy Scouts Decision But Says Leadership Should Be Open To Gays Too

by David Badash ● 4:22 PM May 24, 2013
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President Obama says he “welcomes” the Boy Scouts’ decision to admit openly-gay boys into its ranks, but says that all levels of the organization should be free of discrimination.

Bigotry Watch

NOM: Accepting Gay Youth Is The ‘Beginning Of The End’ For The Boy Scouts

by David Badash ● 11:17 AM May 24, 2013
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NOM’s Brian Brown says yesterday’s decision by the Boy Scouts to accept gay youth into the organization is “sexualizing” the Scouts and is “the beginning of the end” for them.