Boy Scouts of America can't sustain Homosexual Ban

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Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America’s policy prohibits all adults “known or avowed homosexuals” from membership in its Scouting programs.  BSA once contended that its policies are essential to its mission to instill in young people the values of the Scouts oath. 

President of BSA, Robert Gates said on Thursday, the previously mentioned ban is unsustainable.  "We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be. The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained," said the former secretary of the department of defense.

The organization lifted its ban on gay youth in 2013.  Gates was elected as President of the 105-year-old non-profit in 2014.

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