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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Episcopal Church at Their 73rd General Convention held in Denver, CO Adpoted the Following
Resolution in Response to the Boy Scouts of America's Policy of Discrimination
Text of C031:
"The Boy Scouts of America Policy on Homosexuals" as adopted by the General Convention:
Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 73rd General Convention recommends that all clegy in charge
of congregations and vestries:
1) Inform the local Boy Scouts of America Council and other organizations of the Episcopal Church's policy adopted
at the 65th General Convention (1976) that "homosexual persons are children of God who have full and equal
claim with all other persons upon the love, acceptance and pastoral concern and care of the Church;"
2) Encourage the Boy Scouts of America to allow membership to youth and adult leaders irrespective of their sexual
3) Strongly encourage individual churches which charter or host scout units to open a dialogue with the unit leaders,
scouts and their parents regarding discrimination against youth and leaders on the basis of sexual orientation;
4) Engage in educational programs within their churches to inform members and others about these issues; and be
Resolved, That the 73rd General Conventions recommends that the Office of General Convention send a copy of this
resolution to the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America.