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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Millennium March On Washington for Gay Rights
Steven Cozza, Eagle Scout's Speech
Steven Cozza 15 year old Eagle Scout and cofounder of Scouting For All
I always like to begin with what I believe is a very important truth!
Being Gay is normal!
Being Lesbian is normal!
Being Transgender is normal!
Being Bisexual is normal!
And you know something?... Even being heterosexual is normal!
What is not normal and sick is how some people and organizations like the Boy Scouts of America discriminate against
people who are gay!
I am here speaking to you as an Eagle Scout. I love scouting, but I'm ashamed of the Boy Scouts of America's policy
of discrimination against gay youth and adults, atheists and girls!
How can the Boy Scouts of America who is suppose to represent the very best in our society, embrace the very worst,
bigotry and discrimination?
That doesn't even make sense!
The message that I want to leave with all of you here today is that EVERY PERSON here is important, is of value,
is special in this life!
As Martin Luther King said:
"We must not allow any force to make us feel like we don't count. Maintain a sense of dignity and respect!"
Be proud of who you are despite what the Boy Scouts say!!!
Steven Cozza, Eagle Scout
Click Here to Listen To Audio of Steven's Speech in MP3