The Equal Scouting Task Force has been formed to help advocate for those who are unable to take part in the BSA program due to the exclusion policy, which denies “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".
Recently, the Boy Scouts of America — one of the nation’s most prominent youth organizations — essentially told the young people it seeks to empower that some of them are unequal, merely because of the way they were born. Those prompted the Boy Scouts to reconsider but, ultimately, not to do the right thing.
Just recently, an 11-member special review committee reached a unanimous decision: Homosexuals “open or avowed” are still unwelcome in the Boy Scouts.
Also, the Boy Scouts have said they welcome “all who share its beliefs but does not criticize or condemn those who wish to follow a different path.” Not only does this statement suggest — inadvertently or not — the antiquated notion of homosexuality as a “different path” one may “wish” to follow, it’s also patently untrue.
Reaffirming a ban on “open or avowed” homosexuals is nothing if not an incitement to “criticize” and “condemn.”
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