Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy, leave a local option
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We, the Scouting community of New York City and the wider metropolitan area (indeed, supporters from the entire county and Canada) urge the Greater New York Councils and national Boy Scouts of America to reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy. Please support the the alternate resolution submitted today, 4/22, in time to be considered at this year's annual meeting. See: http://www.inclusivescouting.net/downloads/BSA_Resolution_on_Adult_Leadership_2013-05-22.pdf
Track news and updates here: http://www.inclusivescouting.net/2013/04/22/bsa-coalition-offers-alternate-resolution-on-adult-members-leaders-and-parents
Such a policy does not contribute to the growth of young men, nor does it consider that there are fine leaders, male or female, among adults who are homosexual.
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. The BSA has employed experts who themselves have said the same.
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!
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