Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Why put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the day after tomorrow?
Following the announcement by the Boy Scouts of America that they were considering changing the policy regarding those who could serve as leaders of scout troops, people responded negatively in such great numbers the leaders decided to delay the decision. It was announced the decision will now be made in May. In another example of delayed decision-making, Congress is once again faced with a decision regarding the debt limit. The Senate and House of Representatives in Washington are still waiting after four plus years to receive a budget proposal from the White House. Under the Gold Dome, I often attend committee hearings conducted to receive comments from citizens on certain bills. Many times at the end of those hearings, it is announced …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The organization is reported to be considering allowing organizations that sponsor the various Scout units to make the call on whether or not to open up their membership to gays.
The Boys Scouts of America is reported to be considering a substantial change to its current position when it comes to gays. According to CBS News, under the change being considered, it would be up to the different religious and civic groups that sponsor the various Scout units to decide for themselves how to address the issue. These organizations could decide whether to maintain the status quo of excluding gays in youth or leadership roles or open up their membership. CBS reports this was announced Monday and comes after the organization has taken hits during recent years through petition campaigns and the resulting suspension of funding from some corporations. BSA spokesman Deron Smith said that under the proposed change, however, the …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Scouts cite parental support as a key reason for maintaining policy.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Earlier this week, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed their policy of excluding gays from the 102-year-old organization. According to a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) press release, the organization affirmed its current policy and stated "it remains in the best interest of Scouting and that there will be no further action taken on the resolution." The decision follows a two-year review by volunteers and professional leaders. Their goal, the BSA stated, was to determine whether the policy was in the best interests of the organization. “The vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisers, and at the appropriate time and in the right setting…