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Boy Scouts of America embrace equality

June 3, 2013

At their annual meeting in May, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) passed a resolution lifting their ban on membership for openly gay scouts.According to the organization’s website, the Membership Standards Resolution stated, “No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on ...

Editorial: Boy Scouts should adapt to the times, lift ban on homosexuals

March 26, 2013

Rick Perry is no stranger to controversy, so it should come as no surprise that the Texas Governor wouldn’t miss the opportunity to take an unpopular stance on an issue that falls well outside his jurisdiction.Last week, on Glenn Beck’s radio program, the former Eagle Scout stated that he hopes th...

Discrimination policy Boy Scouts of America review ban on gays

March 26, 2013

Years of maturing into an adult can be a tumultuous time in any person’s life. Even more difficult can be doing so in a climate of religious upheaval and sexual discrimination. In one national organization, children and their parents face both of these controversial issues. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have been mentoring boys and providing them with lifelong learning ex...