The Boy Scouts of America might reconsider their ban on Gay scouts after a huge backlash from anti-homosexual policies. Responses from the organizations belief to deny membership to openly gay members, and refusal to accept a gay Eagle Scout has resulted in a public outcry from both sides. Many feel as though it is the organization’s decision to determine their policy, while others feel it goes against the fundamentals of boy scouts of promoting leadership and community. A decision will come in the upcoming weeks and we’ll see whether individual chapters will be allowed to determine their decision independently, or if a national policy will be put in place.
By: Courtney Kidd, LMSW
SJS Staff Writer