Allow Legare Dixon to stay in the BSA.
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Troop 405 of Omaha NE
Boy Scouts of America

Allow Legare Dixon to stay in the BSA.

    1. Petition by

      Maximilian Carter

      Papillion, NE

Legare has been a good friend of mine for quite some time now, one of the biggest parts of his life is Boy Scouts. He is the most dedicated individual I have met, thus far. A few months back, Legare came out and said he was gay, but only to his close friends. After months of working, the word got around school, many people knew about it and so on. He's also a devout Christian, living up to God's name, trying to be the best citizen he can. There's nothing wrong with him, he was born this way, now the BSA might be cracking down on something he can't change. If anything, he should be allowed to stay, allowed to teach the BSA that being gay is alright. It's not like he's preaching his sexuality, he just wants to be treated fairly.

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    • Foster Collins, Jr. LINCOLN, NE
      • over 1 year ago

      As an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster I encourage BSA to change this discriminatory policy. Sexual orientation is not the business of of BSA.

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    • Jenn Michelle Pedini RICHMOND, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We will never let our children participate in an organization that does not teach absolute fairness, respect and kindness for ALL children. I don't recall any of Jesus' Christian teachings that include messages of bigotry and hate. If Christianity is what your organization espouses, then perhaps look to your Christian values to teach you how to value and cherish all children. Welcome him back with an open heart, love and a sincere apology. Otherwise, you, Troop 405 of Omaha NE and The Boy Scouts of America, are an absolute disgrace to your supposed faith.

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    • Jake Sawyer GRETNA, NE
      • almost 2 years ago

      Legare has been one of my greatest friends throughout my high school career. To discriminate against a person of this caliber because of his sexuality is just wrong. He should be judged by what he does, not who he is. If the BSA would do this they would see the how great he is.

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    • Peyton Wells OMAHA, NE
      • almost 2 years ago

      Sexuality doesn't define a person in any shape or form and shouldn't be the basis of any type of discrimination, period.

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    • Tim Kerkhove OMAHA, NE
      • almost 2 years ago

      No matter your personal opinions on whether or not homosexuality is right, everyone deserves the kind of respect and dignity that allows them to pursue what they love. That applies to pursuing Boy Scouts, but also other people. It's time to get this mindset changed in one of American's greatest organizations.

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