« 100 activists participate in National Same Sex Kiss Day outside Chick-fil-A in Pompano Beach | Main | Marilyn Monroe: 1926-1962 | Sunday marks 50th anniversary of blonde bombshell's death at 36 »

As Eagle Scouts return medals, gay ban still firm

BY DAVID CRARY, AP NATIONAL WRITER

imageNEW YORK -- For the physician in Illinois, the attorney in Kentucky, the arts editor in Oregon, their Eagle Scout medals were treasured reminders of youthful achievement. Yet each is parting with his medal out of dismay over the Boy Scouts' recently reaffirmed policy of excluding gays.

"I can no longer maintain any connection to an organization which actively promotes such a bigoted and misguided policy," Dr. Robert Wise of Chicago wrote to Scout headquarters in Texas. "To that end, I am interested in removing all evidence that I was ever a Scout."

Wise, 59, is among several dozen former Eagle Scouts who have taken such steps following the July 17 announcement that the Boy Scouts of America, after a confidential two-year review, were sticking with the divisive, long-standing policy of excluding openly gay youth and adults as members and leaders.

Click here to read more.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b26169e20176170893c4970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference As Eagle Scouts return medals, gay ban still firm:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.