OutScouts.com Statement on the Boy Scout's Delay on Ending Their Ban on Gay Scouts and Leaders
Boston, MA, February 06, 2013 --(PR.com
- the social network for gay scouts, leaders and supporters is saddened to learn that the Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay scouts and leaders is still in effect. The policy prohibits gay boys and leaders from serving in the Scouting program and sends a message that discrimination is acceptable.
"The BSA's statement that the issue is too complex and that they need more input is complete rubbish," said John McKinnon, founder of OutScouts.com. McKinnon, a former Eagle Scout continued: "Gay Boy Scouts and leaders remain banned from Scouting and that is wrong." Gay Americans eager to be a part of the Boy Scouts but not willing to compromise who they are as individuals remain barred from openly joining as members and leaders.
Out Scouts across America and their supporters have played a critical role in trying to get this policy changed. They sent thousands of e-mails to the BSA. They helped gather millions of signatures opposing the discriminatory policy. And they supported our efforts by joining OutScouts.com - the social network for gay scouts, leaders and supporters.
The vote will now be held in May at scouting's annual convention.
For more information visit OutScouts.com