The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, better known as the Mormon Church, said its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America "will need to be examined" after the organization decided to lift a ban on openly gay Scout leaders and company employees on Monday. Though the new policy allows church-sponsored troops to select leaders based on their own principles, the LDS Church said it was "deeply troubled" by the decision, according to an official statement. The church has had a relationship with the Scouts since 1913 and organizes its own troops within the Mormon communities. Members of the church's governing councils will reevaluate the relationship with the Scouts when they return in August, the statement said.
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