Boy Scouts Stop Taking Calls, Tony Perkins Freaks Out
Just two days after the Boy Scouts of America asked for public input in reconsidering the organization's long-standing ban on gay Scouts and troop leaders, the BSA's Service Desk line, formerly answered by a live person, has been replaced with an automated recording redirecting comments about the policy to BSA's contact page on its website.
That didn't sit well with Tony Perkins, the president of the antigay Family Research Council. Perkins sent a frantic email to FRC supporters, asking them to call individual members of the BSA board and beg them to "not jeopardize the safety and moral integrity of Scouting in the interest of social activism."
Perkins also published the personal phone numbers of members of the BSA Board of Directors, complete with a sample script replete with scare-tactics about the moral imperative of "restricting homosexuals from holding leadership positions over boys."
Read Perkins' histrionic email on the next page — and consider giving the BSA board members a call to show them the overwhelming support for changing the policy and making the Boy Scouts an inclusive organization.