Is James Beard Rolling in His Grave Over Award from Anti-Gay Scouts?

There are 4 comments on the www.huffingtonpost.com story from Apr 19, 2012, titled Is James Beard Rolling in His Grave Over Award from Anti-Gay Scouts?. In it, www.huffingtonpost.com reports that:

This week we learned that a mom in the village of Bridgeport, Ohio is the latest target of the ugly and humiliating policy of the Boy Scouts of America, which bans gay scouts and gay scoutmasters. Jennifer Tyrrell was in tears on my radio program yesterday, describing how she was told, after serving for a year as den leader of her 7 year old son's Tiger Scouts pack, that she must resign because she is a lesbian. It broke the hearts of the kids as well as many of their parents, who know how much their boys love Tyrrell -- and are also now forced to teach their children about hate.

Meanwhile, in New Jersey, Susan Ungaro, sometimes judge on Bravo's "Top Chef" and president of the James Beard Foundation, which annually doles out the prestigious James Beard Awards to chefs, cookbook authors, restauranteurs and others in the food industry (the "Oscars of Food," as they're called), was accepting an award herself from none other than the Boy Scouts of America.

Editor's note: James Beard was openly gay.

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#1 Apr 19, 2012
Shame on you Susan !!!

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#2 Apr 19, 2012
There should be something that is made that is similar to the scouts that includes everyone.

Since: Apr 08

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#3 Apr 19, 2012
equalityboy81 wrote:
There should be something that is made that is similar to the scouts that includes everyone.
There are:

http://www.spiralscouts.org/

Some Scouting organizations in countries other than the USA are also inclusive -- for instance, in Canada they don't reject GLBT scouts or leaders.

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#4 Apr 19, 2012
equalityboy81 wrote:
There should be something that is made that is similar to the scouts that includes everyone.
It's called the U.S. Armed Forces.

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