All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘boy scouts of america’

Robert Gates Elected President of Boy Scouts of America

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was officially elected national president of the Boy Scouts of America this week. Gates is the 35th person to hold the title. In his new position, Gates will be the head of the organization’s National Executive Board for two years. Gates was once a member of the National Executive Board, as well as …

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Gay Scout Leader: Fired For Views or Sexuality?

The Boy Scouts of America have fired Geoff McGrath, the scoutmaster of Seattle’s Troop 98. What’s unique about this incident is that it is believed that McGrath was the only openly gay scoutmaster in America. The organization as a rule does not condone openly gay scoutmasters. They’ve only recently allowed gay youths to be scouts. The alleged reason for McGrath’s …

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Southern Baptists Oppose Gay Boy Scout Policy

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) this week officially expressed “opposition to and disappointment” with a recent Boy Scouts of America (BSA) policy change with regards to homosexual scouts. Back in May, the BSA National Council voted to remove a ban on openly homosexual scouts, though openly gay scout leaders are still banned. The organization faced pressure to change the policy …

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Bill Gates On Gay Ban In Boy Scouts: It Should “Absolutely” Be Lifted

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who also happens to have been in the Boy Scouts, thinks the Boy Scouts of America should end its ban on gay members and leaders. He said so, quite matter-of-factly, at a Politico event in Washington D.C. this week. When asked what he learned from scouting, Gates said, “How to tie knots, how to …

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Carly Rae Jepsen Boy Scouts Appearance Cancelled Over Gay Rights

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen, known for her 2012 hit song “Call Me Maybe,” has announced that she is canceling her appearance at the national Boy Scouts of America (BSA) jamboree over the organizations exclusion of openly gay members. The national Scout jamboree is held around once every four years and brings tens of thousands of Boy Scouts together for camping …

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Boy Scouts Anti-Gay Policy is Here to Stay. For Now.

Boy Scouts anti-gay policy was apparently on the verge of being permanently altered, which would have allowed gay men and women to become scout leaders. However, to clarify these rumors, the organization recently stated that their policy against homosexuals is standing firm. The genesis for this particular story begins in West Virginia, where Jen Tyrrell, a mother and Boy Scout …

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