Md. Cub Scout Pack In Flap Over Anti-Bias Stance - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Md. Cub Scout Pack In Flap Over Anti-Bias Stance

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Cub Scout pack in Maryland says it's been forced to remove an anti-discrimination statement from its website in order to keep its charter.
    
Pack 442, which is based in the suburbs of Washington, said it pulled a statement affirming its position against discrimination based on sexual orientation under pressure.
    
That statement runs afoul of Boy Scouts of America's membership policy, which currently excludes gays as scouts or leaders.
    
The Boy Scouts council that represents the Washington region says it worked with the unit to reach an "amicable resolution. National Capital Area Council says that while there's impassioned debate about the Boy Scouts' membership standards, local units must nonetheless adhere to the national policies.
    
The dispute comes even as the Boy Scouts considers easing its no-gay policy.

 

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Thursday, June 26 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-06-26 11:57:18 GMT
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.