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End to ban on gay Boy Scout leaders will go to national board vote

DALLAS (RNS/Reuters) — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Executive Committee unanimously approved allowing gay adults to serve as leaders, officials said July 13, in a major step toward dismantling a policy that has caused deep rifts in the 105-year-old … Continue reading

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NC Baptist church ends Boy Scout ties

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (ABP) — A large Southern Baptist church in North Carolina is ending its nearly 60-year-old relationship with the Boy Scouts of America and shifting allegiance to an alternative outdoor character-development organization to be launched next month in Nashville, Tenn. Calvary … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts resolution ‘not frantic or angry’

NASHVILLE (BP) — The president of the Association of Baptists for Scouting said he agrees with a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entity leader who said Southern Baptists’ resolution on the Boy Scouts membership policy was “not frantic or angry.” Also, SBC … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Boy Scouts of America national council vote to allow gay members

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — About 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of America national council voted today to allow openly gay members to join the 103-year-old organization. The vote reverses a decades-long ban on gay members and was approved by 61 … Continue reading

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Page, Land letters oppose Scout proposal

NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptist leaders Frank Page and Richard Land have written letters expressing strong opposition to a proposal that would leave in place the prohibition on homosexual Scout leaders but would allow youth who identify as gay to … Continue reading

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‘Stand with Scouts’ sets forth action plan

NASHVILLE (BP) — “Stand with Scouts,” a national simulcast by the Family Research Council, urged viewers to preserve Scouting’s traditional values by opposing a policy change to allow youth who identify themselves as gay to become Scouts. Organizers said the online … Continue reading

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Mid-Tenn. Scouts call for retaining traditional stance

NASHVILLE (BP) — The Middle Tennessee Council of the Boys Scouts of America has voted to affirm Scouting’s current national membership policy as “a core value of the Scout Oath and Law.” Hugh Travis, the Scout executive for the 37-county council, … Continue reading

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