February 7, 2013

BSA Gay Okay? Mormons Delay

Joanna Brooks, Religion Dispatches

The Boy Scouts of America announced yesterday that it would delay decision on a proposed change to BSA policy that now bars participation by LGBT scouts and leaders, a move that has engendered deepening debate about gays in Scouting—especially among Mormons.

About 35% of Boy Scouts troops in the United States are affiliated with congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

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