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boy scouts of america membership controversies

Discrimination

Boy Scouts Lose Largest Donor Over Anti-Gay Policies

by David Badash ● 12:48 PM September 22, 2012
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The Boy Scouts have just lost their largest corporate donor over their insistence to exclude — and even expel — from all levels any gay man, teen, or boy.

News

Hundreds Of Boy Scouts’ Child Sex Abuse Cases Covered Up For Decades

by David Badash ● 10:51 AM September 17, 2012
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For decades, the Boy Scouts Of America have been covering up hundreds of child sex abuse cases by Scout leaders, often without notifying police, or victims’ parents.

Bigotry Watch

Boy Scouts Fire Gay Staffer, 10 Quit In Protest

by David Badash ● 9:21 AM July 25, 2012
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Three days after the boy Scouts affirmed their anti-gay ban, 22-year old Tim Griffin, an Eagle Scout who was the most-tenured staffer at BSA’s Camp Winton was fired.

Bigotry Watch

The Boy Scouts’ Futile Isolationism

by Zinnia Jones ● 10:27 AM July 19, 2012
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The Boy Scouts have decided the “life-changing benefits” of scouting should be denied to an entire segment of the population that they’ve deemed poor role models.

Bigotry Watch

Infographic: Boy Scouts Long History Of Anti-LGBT Discrimination

by David Badash ● 10:53 AM July 18, 2012
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This excellent infographic from GLAAD details the Boy Scouts Of America’s long history of anti-LGBT discrimination. Here’s what you can do.

Discrimination

American Family Association: Head Of Boy Scouts Contacted Us About Gay Ban

by David Badash ● 6:32 PM July 17, 2012
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Today, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association admitted the head of the Boy Scouts of America personally contacted him about their ban against gay people.

Bigotry Watch

Boy Scouts Determined To Continue Ban On Gays After Secret Study

by David Badash ● 3:24 PM July 17, 2012
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The Boy Scouts of America announced it has concluded a secret, never-before revealed “study,” and is resolved that gay people should continue to be banned from BSA.

Civil Rights

Boy Scouts Keep Ban On Gays — Equality Organizations React

by David Badash ● 2:24 PM July 17, 2012
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Today, the Boy Scouts of America announced they will continue their ban on gay people at all levels in Scouting. Here are responses from equality organizations.