Robert Gates, Boy Scouts president, calls for lifting ban of gay troop leaders

by Cheryl Wetzstein
May 21, 2015

The president of Boy Scouts of America called for a change to its ban on gay adults, and told BSA councils already defying the policy he would not revoke their charters.

Despite his promise not to “reopen” the divisive gay-membership issues, BSA President Robert M. Gates told Scout leaders Thursday that the “status quo” is now unsustainable.

Recent events — such as state fights over religious liberty laws, a gay marriage case before the Supreme Court and employment discrimination laws that increasingly define gays as a protected class — have “confronted us with urgent challenges I did not foresee and which we cannot ignore,” Mr. Gates said at the national BSA leadership meeting in Atlanta.

11 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • groversyck says:

    Long over due change.
    Good for Gates.

  • paintinc56 says:

    Since PEDOPHILIA is RAMPANT in the twisted, HOMO COMMUNITY this is a GREAT idea, let’s just serve our boys up on a silver platter to them. It is breathtaking how GUTLESS people really are. How about SUING pro homo corporations that fire people for religious discrimination under the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT? How about telling our politicians to DEFEND & UPHOLD the Constitution which does NOT address marriage? P O S, homofascist FEDERAL judges have no right to rule on the issue, only the STATES do & state judges should not be allowed to FORCE homo marriage & SPECIAL rights for mentally ill homos down the throats of states that VOTE against homo marriage.

  • curtmavi38 says:

    Ted Cruz is right we are leading every debate with sex. Folks are you tired of having to talk or read about sex. let’s keep it where it belongs private. Anyone with any sense would see the wrongness of letting someone who is perverted to be around young boys. There are so many places these people can work keep them out of our Boy Scouts. Bob Gates has admitted he had a hand in banishing the don’t ask don’t tell. With his views he should be asked to step down and if he doesn’t fire him. meh

  • gfinms says:

    Well, if the BSA, openly enlists, homosexual troop leaders. The BSA, is doomed. No moral parents, would send there child, to be with a faggot. Dear God, what is happening, to our world?

    1. Dolores Adams says:

      There should not absolutely be NO lifting of the ban on gays in the Boy Scouts. This gay agenda is against God’s laws and don’t want the gays teaching our boys this immoral conduct.

  • savage24 says:

    Well this shouldn’t come as no great surprise, he is using the same policies with the Boy Scouts as he used when he was Secretary of Defense. Now you know why he was the only candidate for that position that the Democrat run Senate would confirm.

  • Luke says:

    Why can’t the gays just be happy being gay, why do they have to bring their immoral disease carrying carcass into the lives of decent people?

    1. I Seigel says:

      Yeah, too bad women want to serve in the military, too. Geez, why can’t they just be happy in the kitchen?

      1. Luke says:

        A good point but has nothing to do with being a in your face queer trying to force your filth on me..

        1. I Seigel says:

          And you KNOW that these gay guys – dads, other scouts, civic leaders, etc – who want to volunteer to be Scout leaders want to “force their filth” on the Scouts? How would they do that, exactly? And don’t you think they’d be under a microscope by the church sponsors and other parents, to make sure that doesn’t happen?

          Gays on city councils, in mayor’s offices, and in the military – not to mention working at Wal-Marts or Apple or Chrysler or Exxon – don’t seem to be “forcing their filth” on everyone. Why Scout leaders?

          1. Poesmom says:

            Walmart, Apple, Chrysler and Exxon are adults. The Boy Scouts are children. Leave the kids alone!!

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