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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The Boy Scouts of America Refused to Charter a Scout Pack with a United Methodist Congregation
Accordng to the National Weekly Newsletter for United Methodist Leaders "Newscope," Volume 29, Number
16/April 20, 2001, the Boy Scouts have refused to charter a Scout Pack with a UM Congregation. The Boy Scouts of
America (BSA) has denied a UM congregation's "open and affirming" policy toward gay boys and men, a BSA
official confirmed to Newscope.
The application of Cornerstone UMC in Oak Park, Ill., was refused because of village and school-district policies
that prohibit discrimination against gays. The Boy Scouts of America spokesperson stated that the BSA is a private
organization and has a right to set its own standards. Bishop Joseph Sprague said that the UMC clearly supports
the sacred worth and civil rights of all
persons, including homosexuals.