Equality?

02.06.13

The Boy Scouts Never Fail to Disappoint

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) kicked the can (again) on gay rights. After the no-gay policy was reaffirmed, and the BSA went at war with Pack 422 over a non-discrimination statement on their chapter’s website, it looked as if the Boy Scouts of America were finally going to end the ban. They even went as far as saying that they would have a decision this week. Well, we can guess how the story goes from here…

The Boy Scouts said in a statement e-mailed to reporters that it had received “an outpouring of feedback from the American public” over the proposed change.

“It reinforces how deeply people care about scouting and how passionate they are about the organization,” the statement said. “After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the scouting family, along with comments from those outside the organization, the volunteer officers of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board concluded that due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review.”