• Petitioned Boy Scouts of America denied me as an Eagle Scout because I am homosexual

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Boy Scouts of America denied me as an Eagle Scout because I am homosexual

Stop denying homosexuals in Boy Scouts

    1. Ryan Andresen
    2. Petition by

      Ryan Andresen

      Moraga, CA

"A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent." This is the Boy Scout law which I repeated every day I was with my troop for almost 8 years. After completing my Eagle Project and topping off my Eagle Binder, my troop leader let me know that he will not be signing any of it off in the end because I am openly homosexual. Boy Scouts of America, it is not right to discount all of my hard work in your troops for something which means so little about me as a person.
Boys should not be misled and denied something they have worked so hard for. Homosexuals should not be discriminated against in an organization so large and promoting so many positive morals on youth.

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    Reasons for signing

    • clarence hinton ARLINGTON, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am an Eagle Scout that was closeted at the time of receiving my medal. Unfortunately, the Boy Scouts of America's shortsightedness does not allow the organization to recognize that Mr. Andersen emulates the character and courage that aligns with the goals of the Boy Scouts.

    • Kathleen Reger WEST GROVE, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      After learning about the BSA's policy regarding gay members and leaders, our family chose to remove our boys from scouting. We can not support an organization that perpetuates hostility, ignorance, and intolerance towards those that they feel are unworthy to belong.

    • Kathryn L. Lee STERLING, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      He did the work to become an Eagle Scout, and he should get the award. There is no reason to HATE. God doesn't hate gays, people hate gays. God loves all his people, and the Boy Scouts of America should lose the members who cannot stand with Ryan and love.

    • Robert Campbell KITCHENER, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Sexual orientation has nothing to do with being a good Scout.

    • Elaine Townsend VANCOUVER B.C, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have some gay friends and I think that no one should be denied anything because of their sexual orientation. Everyone should always have the same rights all nthe time including Gay Marriages.


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