Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor
From Fox News:
Activist groups, including Scouting for All, urge President Obama not to accept the honorary Presidency of the Boy Scouts of America until they stop discriminating.
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Eagle Scout: "I No Longer Support The Boy Scouts Of America"
October 23, 2007
I learned of Scouting For All after watching Penn and Teller's "BS"
episode. I had distanced myself from the BSA after they added/enforced their
"no gays allowed" policy. I'm glad there is an organization that will allow me
to try to help change the Scouts back to the organization I knew when I was
I am a gay Eagle Scout. I joined Scouts as soon as I was old enough and actively
participated most of my pre-adult life. I was presented my Eagle by astronaut
Gen. Thomas Stafford. I was Junior Assistant Scoutmaster for my troop in
Weatherford, Oklahoma. I helped start a joint Aviation Explorer post / Civil Air
Patrol unit for southwestern Oklahoma.
Once I learned of the BSA's discriminatory policies I ended my support for the
organization. I think these policies are unfortunate and should be changed. I
would be interested in learning how I can help save Scouting and return it to
what it once was.