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  • Petitioned National organization of the Boy Scouts of America.

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National organization of the Boy Scouts of America.

Stop denigrating scouts for their sexual orientation.

    1. Roy Emrick
    2. Petition by

      Roy Emrick

      Dallas, TX

Denying individual lifestyle is a destructive action, totally unbefitting the historic program of Boy Scouting. The original goal is to support the personal development of young men through introducing them to appreciation for the beauty of nature, respect for their fellow citizens and commitment to altruism within their community at large. When a young man is trying to define one's personal image and belief system, it can be nothing but cruelly destructive to have the organization that is supposed to help one grow, create consternation and self doubt by focusing ill will upon personal recognition that has no part in defining an honorable and productive human. Personal recognition of sexual identity has no part in the boy scout code of conduct. Never has had, never should have. The Boy Scout organization has proven this time and again by protecting volunteers within the organization who have taken advantage of young scout. Pederasts can be protected, yet young men recognizing a gay lifestyle are shamed and denigrated by the same organization that has promised to support these young men. Live up to your goals, honestly and with integrity or abandon your claim of promoting a healthy atmosphere for young men to grow in.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Garry Potts DALLAS, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      Discriminating against gay people is bigotry, pure & simple.

    • dan martin LAFAYETTE, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I just don't get how they can continue this stance.

    • Bonnie S. Lloyd ROCHESTER, NY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because my son, plus many friends and colleagues are gay. Because the Boy Scouts of America are living in the 19th century.

    • Bob Dauber GURNEE, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Scouting is supposed to be about preparing young men to be future leaders of our country, living up to its ideals of freedom of choice, among others. The BSA's stance on this matter is anything but. Please bring your organization into the 21st Century.

    • Mathieu P. ANTIBES, FRANCE
      • about 2 years ago

      Agree with this cause but sexual orientation is NOT a choice


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