Gays Welcome In Minnesota Boy Scouts
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Jul 29, 2012
Minnesota's biggest Boy Scout group said Tuesday that gays and lesbians remain welcome in its troops, despite a national announcement that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will continue to bar leaders, employees and members who are "open or avowed homosexuals."
"We're a reflection of the community," said Kent York, spokesman for the Northern Star Council, which has 75,000 Scouts in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. "Our commitment has been to reach out to all young people and have a positive influence."
Only in Minnesota
#2 Jul 31, 2012
In jolly old England, birthplace of the worldwide Scouting movement and home of a recent world jamboree, gay Scouters and Scouts are officially welcome.
“copyright -calvin- 2013”
Since: Sep 11
a lot closer than you think
#3 Jul 31, 2012
The BSA old boys at the top are a bunch of homophobic rednecks who moved the national HQ to TX quite a few years ago. And to top that off, the most influential group in Scouting is the Mormons.
Our local council realizes it's basically a unit level decision: your local Pack or Troop organizes and controls its' membership and if some Eagle Scout comes out as gay and wants to help out with the Troop the LOCAL leaders will do what's best for the group they know and lead.
Saint Paul, MN
#4 Jul 31, 2012
We don't want no Jerry Sandusky's in the Boy Scouts.
#5 Jul 31, 2012
Proving Calvin correct ??? Good job, moron...
"bunch of homophobic rednecks "
#6 Jul 31, 2012
"a bunch of homophobic rednecks"
Good job, "red"...
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