• Fri, Apr 19 2013

Check Hell For Little Icicles Because Boy Scouts Is Actually Planning To End Their Gay Ban

gayboyscoutsIt sure took Boys Scouts long enough, but apparently they’re doing it. After a two-year review of the organization’s gay ban, which resulted in sticking to the policy, then briefly considering maybe reversing it, but then doubling down, Boy Scouts is actually set to yank down their anti-gay member policy. Be sure to check your neighboring skies for flying pigs too.

Reuters reports that Boy Scouts is slated to “end a long-standing ban on openly gay members,” according to a spokesperson. The organization will officially vote in May, but if most hands show up as “yay” — as people suspect — then this is nothing short of historic. But don’t get too happy because BSA is reportedly only going to allow queer kiddies. They have every intention of continuing to exclude gay adults.

Deron Smith, the spokesman who delivered the good news, says that Boy Scouts has decided to reverse their decision after reviewing three months of “research, surveys. and discussion.” Which I can only assume includes their various “what if” surveys to parents, volunteers, and alumni about whatever tent so and so is sleeping in. You know, VERY IMPORTANT STUFF.

Smith describes the organization’s wrestling and toiling with the big scary Gay issue as ”among the most complex and challenging issues facing the BSA and society today.”

Really, now? I certainly hope the BSA includes their well-documented history of child sex abuse in that list of “challenging issues.”

Would you be more inclined to enroll your son in Boy Scouts if this gay ban was removed?

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  • faifai

    Did you actually write “skys”? Because the plural of “sky” confused you too much? I love the intent of the article but this has just blown my little mind. You know, out of the “skie”.

    • http://twitter.com/MissColeman3 Miss Coleman

      Wow, what an overly snarky response to a likely typo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shelly-Lloyd/826469442 Shelly Lloyd

      I agree. I do not understand how some people can get so bent out of shape over a small error. Is there lives so very perfect that a spelling error on a blog is enough to “blow their little mind”? I guess “little mind” is very appropriate.

  • A. Levy

    No, not good enough. Plus, they still discriminate against atheists & agnostics. I wouldn’t care so much if they didn’t receive benefits from the government. If they want to continue discriminating, then they need to give up federal benefits & funds.

  • faifai

    Oh, and the ban will still apply to scout leaders, just not to the kids. *sigh* Baby steps?

  • Rachel Sea

    No support from my family until the ban on gay adults is lifted, and the theism is removed. I wouldn’t knowingly subject my kids to influence from an organization that vilifies my marriage and our non-religiousness.