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Traditional-values groups thanked the Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday for delaying a decision on whether to change their membership policy on gays, saying it will permit more voices to be heard on the white-hot social issue.
On Monday, the Boy Scouts of America announced they will be considering lifting their long-standing ban on homosexual members and leaders. The announcement comes as a surprise, given the Boy Scouts' reaffirmation of their stance against homosexual membership just last summer.
After a two-year internal debate, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday unanimously reaffirmed its policy that does not "grant membership" to open or avowed homosexuals or persons who engage in behavior that would become "a distraction to the mission" of the century-old organization for boys, teens and men.
In the Boy Scout oath, a young man promises to keep himself morally straight. Despite pressure from homosexual activists, that pledge will continue to mean something.
"No parents should have to look their child in the eye and explain that the Boy Scouts don't want us," she said, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
"A Scout is supposed to be brave, and the Boy Scouts failed to be brave today," said former Tiger Cub den leader Jennifer Tyrrell, whose Scout membership was revoked last year after regional leaders in Ohio learned that she was a lesbian.