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Indian Nations Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Bill Haines, Scout Executive

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Bill Haines, Scout Executive

Indian Nations Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

    1. Petition by

      Brigitte Coffman

      Broken Arrow, OK

We, the Scouting community of Tulsa, Oklahoma urge the Indian Nations Council to reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy.

Service organizations including the Girl Scouts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the 4H Club all welcome gay kids and adult leaders. Also, the American Medical Association has opposed the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy, saying it could cause psychological trauma in youth.

We love the Boy Scouts, but we can’t support this policy. That's why we urge you to speak out 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!

To:
Bill Haines, Scout Executive, Indian Nations Council
Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • ANITA POWERS GROVE, OK
      • about 1 year ago

      Enough of this bigotry already! Just because you're "STRAIGHT" does NOT make you a better person! Look at Congress and THEIR indiscretions--pretty well says it all!

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    • Albin Zotigh OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
      • about 1 year ago

      I am native american and gay.

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    • Taylor Levacy TULSA, OK
      • about 1 year ago

      Eagle Scout, 2005, troop 26.

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    • Paul Werst NEWALLA, OK
      • about 1 year ago

      I am a former Eagle Scout, who believes everyone should feel welcome to participate.

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    • Debbie Smith-Berlin SPERRY, OK
      • over 1 year ago

      I was a den leader for my son's cub scout pack when he was young and was unaware of this policy. Had I been aware that the boy scouts discriminated in this manner, I would not have been part of it. Please reject this discriminatory policy!

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