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Topic - Ron Fong
The dust is settling two weeks after the Boy Scouts of America's national council adopted the policy accepting openly gay Scouts but retaining a ban on gay adult Scout leaders. Hopes of some officials that the compromise would put the controversy to rest do not appear to be panning out.
While hesitant to comment on the divisive issue, he said he has talked with many people who support the decision and think it's "just the right amount of compromise."
"The decision has people divided," said Ron Fong, scoutmaster of Troop 111 in Fremont, Calif., noting the sharp division between the San Francisco Bay Area's large liberal population and more conservative communities and Scout troops in the state.