BSA statement *

The Boy Scouts of America announced on July 17, 2012 that the organization would continue it’s policy of excluding individuals - both youth Scouts and parent leaders - who identify as gay or lesbian.  Here’s the statement from the BSA Chief Executive:

“The vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisers, and at the appropriate time and in the right setting,” said Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America. “While a majority of our membership agrees with our policy, we fully understand that no single policy will accommodate the many diverse views among our membership or society.”

The full press release is here.

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