Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scouts Survey Asks Members If It’s Acceptable For Openly Gay Scout To Share Tent With Heterosexual Boy
Faced with a backlash against their ban on gays, the Boy Scouts of America are surveying their members on a potential change in policy.
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Confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on men they suspected of child sex abuse are set to be released after a two-year-long court battle.
New allegations are coming from Ryan Andresen, a scout for the past 12 years who is claiming his homosexuality is preventing him from participating in the BSA. In July, the organization announced that it plans to continue its ban on gay membership after a two-year review of the divisive policy.
For the physician in Illinois, the attorney in Kentucky, the arts editor in Oregon, their Eagle Scout medals were treasured reminders of youthful achievement. Yet each is parting with his medal out of dismay over the Boy Scouts’ recently reaffirmed policy of excluding gays.