Long's Peak Council (Colorado and Southern Wyoming): Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned John Coleman, Scout Executive

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John Coleman, Scout Executive

Long's Peak Council (Colorado and Southern Wyoming): Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

    1. Petition by

      Judy Knight

      Laramie, WY

We, the Scouts and community members of Laramie Wyoming urge the Long's Peak 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!

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    • Andrea Claassen BRUCE, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Currently an Assistant Scoutmaster, the BSA's anti-gay policy goes against the core of my spiritual beliefs while it pretends to be nonsectarian. I resent that the BSA tells my sons to be reverent, kind, loyal, and helpful out of one side of its mouth, then tells them to reject gay brethren in direct opposition to their religious beliefs out of the other side. Sexuality has nothing to do with the content of one's character, and it is morally reprehensible to reject LGBTQ people strictly because they are LGBTQ.

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