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Troop 89, Bradenton, FL: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

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We, the Scouts and community members of Bradenton, FL petition the adult leadership of Troop 89 to reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy.

All around this country, the Boy Scouts of America has been discriminating against members of the LGBT community by not allowing them to join as leaders or scouts. We as the outstanding troop that we are, need to outwardly condemn BSA's policy and set an example for the rest of our district, council, and organization.

Among service organizations, the Boy Scouts are increasingly isolating themselves with their discriminatory policy. Organizations including the Girl Scouts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as well as the 4H Club all welcome gay kids as well as adult leaders.

We love the Boy Scouts, but we can’t support this policy. That's why we urge you to speak out against the ban on gay Scouts and leaders 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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