Boy Scouts Says It Has No Plans to Change Policy on Gays
The Boy Scouts of America does not plan to change its policy prohibiting gays from joining its membership, the organization said today in a written statement.
The statement follows reports that the youth group was considering whether to allow local chapters to make their own decisions about admitting gays, beginning in 2013.
A resolution was submitted during the national organization’s annual meeting in April to consider giving local chapters flexibility on the membership policy, and a committee is reviewing it.
“The introduction of a resolution does not indicate the organization is ‘reviewing’ a policy or signal a change in direction,” the Boy Scouts of America said in its statement, which noted that the resolution is similar to previous ones. The current resolution was assigned on May 31 to a committee, according to the statement, which will report on it to the charity’s National Executive Board.