After the successful efforts back in February to delay the BSA Executive Council’s attempt to change the Boy Scouts membership policy, the out-of-touch BSA leadership has now put forward a resolution that is even more troubling than the proposed policy in February. The proposed resolution would allow open homosexuality in the Boy Scouts and would foster it on boys in all scouting units. The resolution will be voted on by the BSA delegates at the May 22-24 National Annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas.
This incoherent policy was proposed in spite of the fact that the vast majority of Scouts and parents are supportive of their current membership policy and want to see the Scouts continue to stand for their timeless values. In fact, BSA’s own official survey shows that a supermajority of respondents support the current, time-tested membership policy. And as mentioned, the proposed policy would force all chartered scouting units, including the 70% chartered by churches, to facilitate open homosexuality in their program.
We implore the delegates voting next week in Texas to affirm Scouting’s current membership policy.
Help take a stand in Texas, join us for the Save Our Scouts Rally:
WHAT: A “Friendly, Courteous, and Kind” Demonstration to welcome delegates to the National Annual Meeting and encourage them to support the current membership policy.
WHO: Parents, Scoutmasters, Scouting supporters, Eagle Scouts, Pastors, and others concerned about the Boy Scouts. Wear your BSA uniform if you have one.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (any amount of time you can participate is great). Signs will be provided.
*Press availability at 3:15 pm
WHERE: On the West side of sidewalks adjacent to Bass Pro Drive near the intersection of Texas 26 in Grapevine, Texas. Click here for map.
*Press conference/availability to be held at a private rented area in Uncle Bucks Steakhouse 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine, Texas 76051
In addition to the Rally, we still need your help to take action:
- Read and share the OnMyHonor.net “Open Letter to BSA Delegates: Ten Reasons To Vote No”
- Email the BSA in support of their current membership policy.
- Encourage Texas’ U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn to publicly support the Boy Scouts current policy, as over 60 state officials including Gov. Perry and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst have done. Contact Senator Cruz’s office at 202-224-5922 and Senator Cornyn’s office at 202-224-2934.
- Take a stand for the Scouts and sign the Save Our Scouts Petition.