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Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on gays

Published: Tue, July 17, 2012 @ 1:21 p.m.

Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on gays

NEW YORK (AP) — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America has emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by critics.

The Scouts’ national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press that an 11-member special committee, formed discreetly in 2010, concluded that the exclusion policy is “absolutely the best policy” for the organization.

Smith said the committee, comprised of professional scout executives and adult volunteers, was unanimous in its conclusion — preserving a long-standing policy that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 and has remained controversial ever since.

As a result of the committee’s decision, Smith said the Scouts’ national executive board will take no further action on a pending resolution asking for reconsideration of the membership policy.


1MFC997(261 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

NAMBLA is really, REALLY pissed ...

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2Guins(15 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

@857 really? You do realize to being gay and being a pedophile are NOT the same thing right?!

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36675409(37 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

After many doors of opportunity have been opened for them this one has been suddenly slammed shut. Would there be a problem with a gay scoutmaster out all night in the woods with a group of young boys?

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4DSquared(1778 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Watch out BoyScouts! Here comes Eric Holder and the rest of the Stalinist Obama regime to force you to submit!

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5Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I thought they we're all gay....lol

This has to be the height of Ytown class
LOW class that is

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6Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I thought they we're all gay....lol POST # 2
I can not believe that the Vindy keeps this type of stuff on . Shame on you Mark

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