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The Scouts and gays
The Scouts and gays

Over the past 103 years, America's churches have built the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) into the nation's most successful youth group — which makes it remarkable that the BSA stands ready to let gays join Scouting, thus publicly renouncing the wishes of some of its oldest and dearest friends. A proposal to let the local organizations that run Scout units decide whether to accept homosexual boys and leaders — to be voted on by the BSA board of directors this week — is monumental not only for Scouting but for what it says about the state of gay rights in America. Right from its start in 1910, American Scouting was built on a foundation of religious denominations....