Boy Scouts issue resolution draft – you need to see it
Final vote to be held next month – we will hand-deliver your petition!
April 19, 2013
The Boy Scouts of America has released a proposed resolution that will continue to ban homosexuals from serving as leaders, but will allow for “gay” boys to join the ranks. This resolution was drafted by liberal members of the BSA National Committee.
Here’s the key language:
While the BSA does not proactively inquire about sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.
Youth membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all youth…No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.
This doesn’t make sense. The BSA resolution creates two standards of “morally straight” which are totally contradictory to each other.
In essence, the resolution doesn’t allow a gay adult to go camping with boys, but may put an “experienced” gay 17-year-old inside a tent with a 12-year-old boy on his first campout. This creates a perfect environment for sexual abuse within scouting.
On May 23, the BSA will hold a vote on the resolution during its annual meeting in Texas.
AFA will hand-deliver your petition to the Boy Scouts of America, urging a full rejection of this proposed resolution.
Take Action – Support Scouting!
1. Sign this petition to the Boy Scouts of America. AFA will hand deliver this petition to the BSA on May 22, one day before the vote takes place.
2. Visit or call your local council executive. Contact information here. Politely share your concerns and ask your local council representatives to vote against any change to the current membership policy.
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