A Scout is Morally Straight: Don't lift the ban on gay leaders!
Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates recently called the organization's ban on homosexual scout leaders "unsustainable."
“The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained,” Gates disingenuously claimed, indicating that to maintain the BSA’s century-old proscription on “out” homosexual men would spell “the end of us as a national movement.”
Of course, allowing openly homosexual scout leaders sets a bad moral example for impressionable youth and puts young scouts at risk.
Urge the BSA to maintain their existing policy!
Allowing openly homosexual scout leaders violates key principles of the Scout Oath ( which calls upon members to be "morally straight") and Scout Law ("A scout is...clean" in thought, word, and action). It also puts boys at risk by allowing active homosexuals to go on overnight camping trips with them.
Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council has observed that: “Since almost 30 percent of child sexual abuse is committed by homosexual or bisexual men (one-third male-on-male abuse times 86 percent identifying as homosexual or bisexual), but less than 3 percent of American men identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual, we can infer that homosexual or bisexual men are approximately 10 times more likely to molest children than heterosexual men.”
Boy Scouting is already in membership decline since the BSA's last policy change allowing openly gay scouts. Millions more faith-affiliated Scouting families will leave if this policy is changed too. If this policy change is made, the Boy Scouts of America will cease to be a positive moral force in the United States.
We must send a message to the BSA now, before they take this tragic step! Sign the petition!
Sign this petition now!
A Scout is Morally Straight