- John Coyle, Scout ExecutiveLonghorn Council
Longhorn Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
We, the Scouting community of Fort Worth, Texas, urge the Longhorn Council to reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy.
I was in Troop 10 when Mr. Hardgraves was the Scoutmaster. Scouting was the best thing that happened to me in my youth. Don't deny Scouting to any boy or adult.
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!
- Longhorn Council
John Coyle, Scout Executive
Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
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