The Boy Scouts of America vote tomorrow on a proposal that would end the organization's long-running ban on openly gay scouts. Predictably, traditional values types favor keeping the ban. Just as predictably, Florida Christian conservatives are in the forefront of the reaction, rallying to stem the tide of time.
The BSA meeting on the outskirts of Dallas consists of the 1400 members of the group's national council, who will consider new membership standards devised in February by the BSA executive committee. The new standards include this statement:
No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.