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9 Scout Councils Speak Out Against the BSA's Policy of Discrimination Against Gay Youth, Adults and Atheists

In a Boston Globe piece dated 6-8 (Opening the Door to Gay Boy Scouts),

Derrick Jackson reports that the leaders of the BSA councils of

  1. New York City
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Chicago
  4. West Los Angeles
  5. Orange County, Calif.
  6. San Francisco
  7. Philadelphia
  8. Minneapolis, and
  9. Boston

met last week to propose to national headquarters in Texas that the Scouts allow churches, schools, and other chartering organizations to decide for themselves whether to have gay scout members and leaders. This puts them at odds with official policy and, if it were most any other collection of nine malcontents from the 320 councils within the BSA, they would be shrugged off. But these councils represent a quarter of the nation's population and the Scout hierarchy ignores them at considerable risk.

Summarized article by Fr. Andrew

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