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Do you agree with what Madonna had to say about the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay members?
Sen. Sherrod Brown and Sen. Jeff Merkley, both of whom are Eagle Scouts, sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America urging the organization to “to adopt inclusive membership and leadership policies that will allow for all Americans to participate in the Boy Scouts.”
Mitt Romney Stands by 1994 Statement Supporting the End to the Boy Scouts’ Ban on Gay Americans
Earlier this year, GLAAD released video footage from 1994 of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying: “I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”
Ten Scouts resign in show of support for fired gay staffer
Ten staffers at a California Boy Scouts camphave resigned in a show of supportfor fellow staffer and Eagle Scout Tim Griffin (right), who was fired last week because he’s gay. Griffin had served at the camp for eight years.
“They told me in a very harsh way that I don’t embody the true Scouting spirit,” Griffin toldThe Sacramento Beeof his firing.
Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell delivered more than 300,000 petition signatures and met with Boy Scout officials at the Boy Scouts’ headquarters on Wednesday, calling for the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.
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Today Jennifer Tyrrell responded to Chuck Norris’ post and called for him to meet with her family and other scouting families:
“Since I was ousted as a scout leader I have been flooded with support from local parents, scouts and hundreds of thousands of Americans. Chuck Norris is clearly out of touch and I’d like for him to sit down with my family and fellow scouting families who support us. My orientation wasn’t an issue in my son’s pack until the Boy Scouts made parents tell their children why their favorite den leader was no longer able to participate. With the U.S. military, the Girls Scouts of the USA, the 4-H Club and the Boys & Girls Club among organizations that allow gay Americans the time is now to end the ban.”