The Boy Scouts of America, as recently as last week, refused to allow gay scout leaders. In Washington, DC, Ace Hardware is sponsoring a day for the Soapbox Derby. If you are gay and want to participate as a leader OR gay schout, sorry, too bad.
- Ace Hardware, Washington, DC
Please stop your promotion of the Cub Scout Soapbox Derby. The Cub Scouts, a program of the Boy Scouts of America, refuses to let all DC residents participate in their programs. Why? If you are a gay parent and want to be a part of the Soapbox Derby, tough luck... You are simply not welcome. Will Ace Hardware DC allow gay parents to participate? Do they support gay parents not being able to be Scout leaders?
Ace Hardware, in response to the inquiries, tweeted: RT @Cool_Hardware: We love our LGBT community, but do not hold the children accountable for the views of their organization.
Gina, I know you would not allow the same to go on if the Boy Scouts excluded African American members or Latino Scout leaders. Please cancel your event today and make a statement.
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