Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor
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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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Raiders partnership with Scouts blasted Gay pride groups criticize print ad for golf tournament
Christopher Heredia, Chronicle Staff Writer
Saturday, May 19, 2001
©2001 San Francisco Chronicle
Members of East Bay Pride -- the organization that sponsors Oakland's gay pride event each August -- and the Oakland/East
Bay chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays upbraided the football team and the Scouts over an advertisement
for the two groups' coming Invitational Golf Tournament, which the gay group found to be misleading.
The ad, which has run several times in the Oakland Tribune, says the tournament is "a great way to make sure
no child misses the opportunities, motivation and fun that scouting offers."
"If that's true," said Pete King, president of East Bay Pride and a former Scout himself, "does
that mean they're going to allow gay (youth) to participate? We're asking them to honor the Scout Law, tell the
truth. This benefits most children, but not all."
Openly gay City Councilman Danny Wan -- who is supporting the gay group's effort -- said the issue goes beyond
the Raiders. "All the other businesses in Oakland should be supportive of all kids," he said.