BSA decision dishonors longstanding membership policy


Thursday, May 23, 2013

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel David Cortman regarding the Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee’s decision Thursday to change its longstanding membership policy and allow Scouts to be of any “sexual orientation or preference”:

“Sadly, the Boy Scouts National Council’s decision disregards not only the nearly 19,000 Americans who signed a petition urging BSA to ‘uphold the values that have defined the organization for over 100 years,’ but also the millions of Americans who have supported the program. Those promoting the agenda to change what the Boy Scouts have always been won’t rest until there is complete acceptance of any sexual preference for both leaders and members. With its decision today, BSA has rejected its freedom to promote and practice the values that have served to shape our nation’s boys into leaders for the last century.”
 
 
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