Next week Boy Scouts of America leaders are expected to vote on changing the policy that excludes gay members and leaders. In anticipation of the vote and upcoming conference, two protests are being held today in North Texas.
Under pressure over its long-standing ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.
The Boy Scouts have sent more than one million surveys to Scout volunteers and parents, trying gauge their feelings on homosexuality and the possible lifting of the organizations ban on gays.
The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America has won a stay of a court order that would have required them to turn over more than two decades of files the group kept on sexual abuse complaints.
The Boy Scouts of America have for decades have held private files on individuals who came under suspicion for all kinds of misconduct, including claims of sexual abuse.
The Boy Scouts of America say they knew of cases of abuse in their ranks, and now they’re turning over the information to law enforcement.
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