By Mssr. Lee Fou
Well, score one for the good guys! Finally, gay men can experience the joy of being scout troop leaders just like heterosexual men! No more hiding in the shadows! CNN reports:
(CNN)The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it’s lifting the ban on gay adults as Scout leaders.
“On Monday July 27 the national executive board ratified a resolution removing the national restriction on openly gay leaders and employees,” Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said in a video statement on Monday.
The move has been in the works for weeks. This month, the organization’s executive committee adopted a resolution that would change the policy.
“This resolution will allow chartered organizations to select adult leaders without regard to sexual orientation, continuing Scouting’s longstanding policy of chartered organizations selecting their leaders,” the Boy Scouts said in a statement July 13.
“This change allows Scouting’s members and parents to select local units, chartered to organizations with similar beliefs, that best meet the needs of their families. This change would also respect the right of religious chartered organizations to continue to choose adult leaders whose beliefs are consistent with their own,” it read.
LGBT advocacy groups have said the change doesn’t go far enough.
“Today’s vote by the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay, lesbian and bisexual adults to work and volunteer is a welcome step toward erasing a stain on this important organization,” said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin in a statement. “But including an exemption for troops sponsored by religious organizations undermines and diminishes the historic nature of today’s decision. Discrimination should have no place in the Boy Scouts, period.”
Now, gay men can enjoy all the benefits of having children, and sons, without actually having any!
Mssr. Lee Fou
FootNote: I hate the image Penelope Dreadful selected and the caption! That is not a “trans troop leader” at all, and those aren’t “cub scouts”! It is actually a 1926 vintage photo of a cop chasing some skinny dippers.