Boy Scouts of America upholds ban on gay participants. Logo via Boy Scouts of America.
After taking two years to review it’s policy on whether or not the Boys Scouts of America will openly accept gay participants and volunteers, the Boy Scouts has decided that it will continue to exclude gay individuals from its organization.
The Boy Scouts has been criticized by human rights activists over it’s policy to exclude gay people from joining their organization, however, the criticism did not sway them. According to the Associated Press, the Boy Scout’s national spokesman, Deron Smith, said the exclusion policy was “absolutely the best policy” for the Boy Scouts.
The policy had been under review over the last two years by secret 11-member committee but in the end, the ban on LGBT was upheld.
Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin was none too pleased about the decision, saying the Boy Scouts have, “…chosen to teach division and intolerance.” He believes the policy to be destructive and tells young gay boys they aren’t valued.
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