“He said I was deserving to be there, but he had to follow the policy of BSA,” Jones said.
Jones said that while he knew of the Boy Scouts policy, he thought that the director “would overlook it” because he had been working at the camp for nearly five years.
“This is definitely good for me. (coming out) I’m generally happy,” Jones said, describing how he feels a day later. “But most importantly, I feel discriminated,” he added.
While the BSA recently announced it would review its policy on gays after a petition campaign from GLAAD inspired by the ousting of Ohio den mother Jennifer Tyrrell, one that Eagle Scout Zach Wahls has also been heavily involved in.
According to the Daily News in a statement given to them by a BSA spokesman: “Contrary to media reports, the Boy Scouts of America has no plans to change its membership policy. We do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.”
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