Re: Boy Scouts of America: Gays need not apply

From: Norma Jeane Y.
Sent on: Friday, February 15, 2013 4:54 PM

From: "Chad Griffin, Human Rights Campaign" <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Friday, February 15,[masked]:00 AM
Subject: Boy Scouts of America: Gays need not apply
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"Known or avowed homosexuals" need not apply.
That's the official hiring policy of the Boy Scouts of America.

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Dear Norma,
"The Boy Scouts of America will not employ... known or avowed homosexuals."
It says it right there – in plain text – on the Boy Scouts' job application that we have just uncovered.
As if the nationwide ban on gay Scouts and Scout leaders wasn't appalling enough, the BSA won't think twice before trashing a resume from somebody who's gay or lesbian.
And while the 'wrong' sexual orientation is an immediate disqualifier according to the application, a criminal conviction is not.
It's so rare these days to see such blatant discrimination written down on paper.
But with the news two weeks ago that the BSA Board of Directors wouldn't immediately end the organization's ban on gay Scouts and troop leaders, the true colors of the BSA are only growing clearer.
The Marines, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Coast Guard have all ended discrimination based on sexual orientation. Isn't it time the Boy Scouts follow suit?
Discrimination affects the entire Boy Scouts organization, and the harmful impact on young people is what disturbs me the most.
The BSA is an organization that prides itself on leadership. Yet its discriminatory policies seem to teach young participants that it's perfectly fine to exclude people based on sexual orientation. And the message these policies send to gay youth who already struggle to feel accepted is just heartbreaking.
We need to stop the BSA's hard-line, anti-gay stance before it does any more damage.
This is part of the fight for our children's future, and it's a fight we need to win now.
Chad Griffin
Chad Griffin
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