Monday, July 16, 2012

Eagle Scout in Missouri expelled for telling camp director that he is gay

An Eagle Scout was kicked out of a Boy Scout camp in Missouri after he told the camp director that he is gay.  The story if Eric Jones, 19, was run in various media, including the New York Daily News (link).

The incident will also be covered in the upcoming documentary "Second Class Citizens" by Ryan James Yezak.

Some components of BSA deny that a policy change is under consideration, despite widespread reports that BSA will soon let troops decide locally.

The lifting of the military's "don't ask don't tell" policy should provide psychological pressure.

Update:

Unfortunately, ABC News has reported that BSA leadership now reaffirms its ban on gays as members or leaders, here.

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CNN reports this as a ban on "open" or "avowed" gays, similar to the military's former "don't ask don't tell", link here

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