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Boy Scout BulliesThe National Capital Area Council (NCAC) of the Boy Scouts has bullied  Cub Scout Pack #442 of Cloverly, Maryland into removing  a statement on its website saying it won’t discriminate against gay members.  If they refused to remove the statement the NCAC threatened to withhold funding and other benefits and to kick the pack out of the organization.

Pack #442 which serves boys age 7-10,  voted unanimously in August that they “will  not discriminate against any individual or family based on race, religion,  national origin, ability or sexual orientation.”

Last week NCAC CEO Les Baron told Mother Jones that if the pack doesn’t remove the statement “they will not be recognized as an organization, although that’s our last resort […] That’s a message that’s against our policy, and we don’t want it to continue to be out in our community.” they also would lose access to member insurance, rank badges, and  scout camps.

This week Pack #442  took a public poll on whether or not to continue its association with the BSA, has removed the inclusion statement from their website and will return to a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, welcoming all  families.

I am truly ashamed to say that I was ever a Boy Scout

“Do a good turn daily”

Indeed

 

 

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