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Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:23 PM

19. There are a large number of leaders in BSA working to change this stupid policy

There are a large number of leaders who are working from within to change this policy. The Mormons have way too much influence but there are good people who making a difference.

In my district, there are several district leaders who are gays. I trained with a couple of these leaders a long time ago. No one cares so long as they do not wear their scout uniform to a gay pride event. FWIW, the scout who took the BSA to court in the Dale case did wear his uniform to a gay pride event. My troop is in the Sam Houston Area Council which is one of the larger councils in the country. The leaders in the council know that if they enforced the policy or changed the policy from a "don't ask, don't tell" policy, the council would lose United Way funding.

Believe it or not, some progress is being made. The fact that the BSA is discussing the policy and is worried about public reaction shows some small progress

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