Not to throw cold water on lifting the ban, the Washington Post on Tuesday, Jan. 29, indicates that the scouting world is "divided" on lifting the ban, in a story by Michelle Boorstein and Annie Gowen, here (p A3). At the heart of the matter seems to be a question about the way a large national organization is perceived as socializing young men into following certain common gender norms as if they were morally determined.
A national vote may occur Feb. 6.
Petula Dvorak wrote a column this week for the Washington Post explaining the Boy Scout ban on gays as "skewed thinking" or the same ilk that we saw with Anita Bryant in Florida back in 1977.
The second picture shows the Southern Baptist Convention headquarters in downtown Dallas, as under construction in November, 2011.