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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:32 PM

7. The current BSA policy about gays conflicts with their other religious policies.

The BSA has long made it pointedly clear that moral decisions should be made relative to a boys personal faith. Jews may abhor something that Christians are fine with. Muslims may have huge problems with Christian religious practices. And yet, across the spectrum, the BSA has long been welcoming of all these faiths. I've personally led Jewish, LDS, Christian, Buddhist, Sikh, and Muslim scouts during my stint as a scout leader.

Homosexuality is the ONLY area where the BSA leadership imposes Christian ethics on Scouts of differing faiths. I know, RIGHT NOW, of a Cub Scout Pack being run by members of a Reform synagogue who can't have any gay leaders because the BSA prohibits it, even though Reform Judaism has no problem with gay people. Christian morality is being imposed on people of a differing faith, in conflict with the BSA's own proclamations that "details" of faith and morality are personal matters to be handled between scouts and their own religious leaders.

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