Homosexual Ban Unsustainable

(WNS)–The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 to defend its right to prohibit homosexual leaders from its ranks. It spent a decade and millions of dollars on the case Boy Scouts of America v. Dale. In May, the BSA conceded those hard-won gains when its national president, Robert Gates, said the organization’s ban on homosexual leaders needs to be changed to “deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be.” Gates said “the status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained.”   When the Boy Scouts decided in 2013 to allow homosexual youth into the program, critics said then the decision was unsustainable. John Stemberger, who ultimately left the Scouts to found a group called Trail Life USA as a Christian alternative to the BSA, said the new policy “creates a myriad of problems.”



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