Boy Scouts members plan coalition to keep gays out of organization

Nicole Lafond Contributor
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Concerned Boy Scouts of America (BSA) members will launch a national coalition on Saturday to keep openly gay individuals out of the organization.

Parents, Scoutmasters, Eagle Scouts and other Boy Scouts leaders from across the United States who affirm the organization’s current policy of keeping openly homosexual individuals out of Boy Scouts will convene Saturday, March 23 in Orlando, Fla. to announce plans for a national campaign.

The press conference announcement will immediately follow a town hall meeting in central Florida. BSA CEO Wayne Brock and BSA National Commissioner Tico Perez will attend.

The new campaign plans to influence the resolution committee, BSA’s voting council and the general public regarding the “legal, social, political and financial implications of changing the membership policy,” according to the release.

On April 22 lawyers will release a resolution to be voted on by the national council on May 22-23. Voters will decide during that two-day meeting whether to change BSA’s current policy and allow openly homosexual individuals to participate in the Boy Scout program.

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