Local Gay Eagle Scout Returns Medal To Boy Scouts Of America On Account Of Them Being Homophobic And Stuff
A local Eagle Scout has returned his Eagle Scout Medal to the Boy Scouts of America, according to NBC 10, due to their much-publicized policy against gay members. Philadelphia’s Cameron Kline told NBC that he and his father were, “pleased to add our name to the list of people who really don’t agree with this.” The “this” he’s referring to of course is the Boy Scouts’ homophobic anti-gay policy (although maybe it’s time we specify a little bit between people who are homophobic and people who are just assholes) which has already led other Eagle Scouts to return their medals. In Kline’s letter to Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock, he ended on this note:
Cowards hide behind things like uniforms and policies. Leaders embrace change and defend freedom for everyone. Mr. Brock, I became an Eagle Scout because the BSA stood for community regardless of a person’s race, creed or identity. Now that is not the case, so I am returning my Eagle Scout medal because it stands for something completely contrary to the BSA I once believed in.”
A Boy Scout spokesperson told NBC, “While a majority of our membership agrees with our policy, we fully understand and appreciate that not everyone will agree with any one position or policy.” To which we say, “Whatever dudes.” Also, allow us to add that saying you “appreciate” that people will not agree with you is just odd.
But the policy, although reaffirmed very recently, may not stand much longer. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, who is an executive board member of the Boy Scouts now and is on track to be the board president in 2014, has pledged to end the ban. So … your move, Verizon.