The boy scouts of America could decide tomorrow to lift the long-standing ban on gays… and both sides haven’t been shy about voicing their opinion. More than 1-million petition signatures in support of allowing gays in the boy scouts were delivered to headquarters yesterday. While there are those speaking out about their support to lift the ban… religious groups have also been gaining national attention.
The supreme court ruled in 2000 that the boy scouts have a constitutional right to oppose homosexuality in its ranks. If the national policy changes, individual troops would still be allowed to decide on their membership. 70-percent of boy scout troops are affiliated with a church or religious group.