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Chief Seattle Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioning Sharon Moulds, Scout Executive

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Sharon Moulds, Scout Executive

Chief Seattle Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

    1. patrick mccann
    2. Petition by

      patrick mccann

      Seattle, WA

We, the Scouts and community members of King County, WA urge the Chief Seattle Council to reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy.

Among service organizations, the Boy Scouts are increasingly isolating themselves with their discriminatory policy. Organizations including the Girl Scouts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as well as the 4H Club all welcome gay kids as well as adult leaders.

We love the Boy Scouts, but we can’t support this policy. That's why we urge you to speak out against the ban on gay Scouts and leaders and adopt an inclusive policy like other troops, packs, councils, and lodges across the country have done -- so the Boy Scouts can maintain its relevancy, improve recruitment, and truly live by the principles it teaches its members.

NOTE: We encourage everyone to join this campaign, but if you're a current or former Scout or leader, please say so in the "Why People Are Signing" section. Thanks!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • James Nichol ANACORTES, WA
      • 6 months ago

      As a former scout, we were taught to respect all others, the anti-gay policy is 180 degrees out of line

    • Jessi Brothers SNOHOMISH, WA
      • 6 months ago

      Boy Scouts should be open to all who wish to join, regardless of their identity or orientation. Discrimination has no place in the modern world.

    • Melissa Reule SULTAN, WA
      • 6 months ago

      Because it it the right thing.

    • Robert Hanck HANOVER PARK, IL
      • 6 months ago

      I am an Eagle Scout.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      It is conspicuous that lesbian and homosexual couples worldwide were brutally persecuted, often tortured, raped and killed, incarcerated, although they are live much happier together as heterosexual couples. Threaten these happy people worldwide men with their violence against women in heterosexual couples? This is precisely the fact. Homosexual men reject sexual violence against women and are often good friends of women. Lesbian women live together in peace with their children, without threat of domestic and sexual violence. So what is so terrible to live in lesbian and homosexual couples, I think in democratic countries should it be indifferent of sexual orientation and everyone can live the way he wants, especially the women.

      “The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.”

      ― Rita Mae Brown

      "Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come."

      -- Victor Hugo


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