Well now with the news that after “confidential two-year review” in which the BSA formed a super secret committee of 11 “volunteers and professional leaders to evaluate whether the policy was in the best interests of the organization,” and have decided to double down on their homophobic stance of not letting in gay scouts or scout leaders we find out that The Boy Scouts have a close relationship with the American Family Associations Bryan Fischer and they reassured him that they wouldn’t be relenting on their anti-gay policies after he raised a stink about it on his hate broadcast.
But asks Jeremy Hooper of Good As You: “Did the Boy Scouts call GLAAD? HRC? Did they reach out to any of our groups to discuss their policy, or did they confine their outreach to a man who once said that ‘Homosexuality gave us Adolf Hitler’ (among countless other things)?”
Gay friendly ally and Eagle Scout Zach Wahls also responded to the BSA’s almost Vatican-like secrecy around the decision:
This announcement is old news. We’ve heard this line before, and I’m sure they’ll keep saying this until the day they decide to change the policy. This announcement, moreover this ‘process,’ is just a distraction. We know where this is headed.. Above all, what is most disappointing about today’s announcement is the secretive nature surrounding how this conclusion was reached. The very first value of the Scout Law is that a Scout is trustworthy. There is absolutely nothing trustworthy about unelected and unnamed committee members who are unwilling to take responsibility for their actions.”
Its obvious by their actions that from the start the Boy Scouts of American NEVER had any intention of changing their bigoted homophobic policy.
After all how could they when they take advice from the “thing” below: