So, the Boy Scouts of America have come up with their solution to ending the ban on gay scouts: gay youth in; gay adults, out.
Reuters has the news:
The Boy Scouts of America called to end a long-standing ban on openly gay members, a spokesman said on Friday, but the organization’s board must still vote in May on whether to ratify the resolution. If the vote is approved, “no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone,” Deron Smith, the organization’s spokesman, told Reuters.
The Boy Scouts proposal would create a situation where a gay youth could become a scout and then be forced to resign when he becomes an adult.
So the message to scouts will be: you can take part in scouting as an openly gay teenager, but come adulthood you are not good enough, you are a danger and you belong in the closet?
According to the extensive study done to find a “resolution,” parents in three of four U.S. regions opposed the current anti-gay membership policy.