The BSA And The Anti-Gay Rule

The BSA is reportedly looking to change their current membership policy that prohibits gay people from serving as leaders, or participating as youth. Reportedly, the change would delegate to each unit the decision as to whether to admit gays.

I believe that the anti-gay policy is wrong on it’s face. There is nothing that I see in being gay that makes a leader less effective. There is nothing in being gay that should keep a youth member from being a Scout.

I think that pushing the decision down to units is a mistake. The anti-gay ban is wrong whether it is at a national level, the council level, the district level, or the unit level.

If BSA National is making this decision because of actual or threatened loss of funding, then it’s even a worse reason to delegate the anti-gay policy down to the units.

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