No matter how much the liberal media and the Gay Mafia continue to pressure an independent and private organization like the Boy Scouts of America to reject God's will and accept mankind's lust for the unnatural, perverted choice that is homosexuality within their ranks, here's a group that refuses to go bow down to Satan. Now, that's really showing courage::
The Girl Scouts have vowed to not exclude gays and lesbians. So have Boys & Girls Clubs and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
But on Tuesday, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its ban on gays, a decision experts say reflects the conservative values of many members and the influence of two powerful benefactors — the Roman Catholic and Mormon churches.
The Boy Scouts' chief executive, Bob Mazzuca, says he thinks there is broad-based support for the policy, which the Supreme Court upheld in 2000.
"The vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisors and at the appropriate time and in the right setting," Mazzuca said Tuesday in a statement.
For those who want to scrap the policy, the decision was a sign that, if change does come to the Boy Scouts, it will be prompted not by outside groups but by members of the scouting community.
Zach Wahls, a 20-year-old Eagle Scout from Iowa with two lesbian moms, is among those hoping to end the ban.
"I respect the Boy Scouts' rights as a private organization to dictate their own membership — it makes sense to me that they wouldn't allow girls to join the BSA," said Wahls, who helped found Scouts for Equality, a group opposing the policy on gays. "But we aren't some outside group litigating, trying to get the Boy Scouts to change policy."
The policy is essentially "don't ask, don't tell." Although the group "does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers or members," according to spokesman Deron Smith, "we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission" of scouting.
Tuesday's announcement came after a confidential two-year review by an 11-member Boy Scout special committee formed in 2010, Smith said.