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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Like a Good Eagle Scout, Glenn Blackmon, Displays the Courage of a Scout to Speak Out Against
the BSA's Policy of Exclusion
The Olympian, June 5, 2001
P. O. Box 407, Olympia, WA, 98507
(Fax: 206-754-5408 )
Letter: Many oppose Boy Scouts' national policy
I can appreciate that the United Way had a difficult time deciding whether to continue funding the Boy Scouts
despite its discrimination against gays.
The national Scouting leadership should not force communities to choose between supporting the youth who participate
in Scouting and standing up for our principles of tolerance and nondiscrimination.
As an Eagle Scout, the parent of a Scout, and a Scouting volunteer in my son's troop, I am especially offended
that the Scout executive, Larry Abbott, would claim that the anti-gay policy is "what the majority of our
I know many parents who oppose the national policy of intolerance that is being forced on local Scouting programs.
Some are choosing to participate in Scouting despite their objection to this policy. Others are choosing to walk
away from Scouting.
If the policy is really being guided by Scouting families, why aren't individual troops allowed to make their
own decisions about whether to discriminate against gays?
- Glenn Blackmon, Tumwater