Concerned Women for America Calls on the Boy Scouts of America to Maintain Ban Excluding Homosexual Members and Troop Leaders
Nance: "Their most needed badge - courage. Courage to face the bullying and intimidation from a group hoping they bend to the forces of political correctness. Clearly this decision is more about pleasing corporate sponsors than parents."
Washington, D.C. - Concerned Women for America (CWA) CEO and President Penny Nance has issued the following statement regarding news that the Boy Scouts of America is considering overturning its ban on homosexual members and troop leaders:
"The Boy Scouts of America must continue working toward its most needed badge, Courage - the courage to continue facing bullying and intimidation from a group hoping to bend the Scouts to the forces of political correctness and destroy their 102-year record of moral leadership.
"Gallup reports that only 42 percent of Americans support changing the policy to allow homosexual scout leaders. Clearly, any poll of parents with sons participating in the Scouts would be much larger, because they understand that the model used to train these young men demands small leader/scout ratios. The Scouts train each young man to become a leader by allowing them to lead young scouts. The adults are always the smallest group in the room and, therefore, must be above reproach for parents to allow their sons to join. Clearly, this decision is more about pleasing corporate sponsors than parents."
"The Boy Scouts of America have already won this battle. The Supreme Court affirmed their right in 2000 to exclude openly 'gay' and lesbian adults from participating, and Concerned Women for America moms echo that decision. Leaving this decision up to local religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units will lead to inevitable confusion and mistrust."
"We call on the Boy Scouts of America to remain faithful to their founding and to above all be courageous in pursuing their core principle of "Duty to God."
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