That means local United Methodist churches can restrict their leadership to heterosexuals. The Commission on United Methodist Men is responsible for promoting the use of scouting ministries and civic youth-serving agencies across the denomination. Hanke noted that as part of their charters, the Boy Scouts of America provides local churches with general liability insurance for its board, officers and volunteers related to authorized scouting activities. Federal courts, including the U. Supreme Court in a unanimous ruling in , have ruled that religious bodies are free to set their own rules for choosing and dismissing leaders.
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DALLAS Reuters - The Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee unanimously approved allowing gay adults to serve as leaders, officials said on Monday, in a major step toward dismantling a policy that has caused deep rifts in the year-old organization. The resolution approved by the Executive Committee on Friday follows a U. Supreme Court ruling in June to allow same-sex marriage nationwide and a call in May from the Boy Scouts president, former U. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who said the ban on gay leadership needed to change. The Irving, Texas-based organization lifted its ban on gay youth in but continues to prohibit the participation of openly gay adults.
Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders
Wade Goodwyn. The Boy Scouts are expected to end the ban on gay leaders and volunteers Monday. It will still allow troops affiliated with religious groups to deny leadership roles based on sexual orientation. The executive board of the Boy Scouts of America has ended its outright ban on gay scout leaders today, but there's a caveat.
The Boy Scouts of Americas ended its longstanding ban on gay adults on Monday, but the debate over whether gay men should be permitted to lead Boy Scout troops is far from over. July 28, The Boy Scout of America on Monday voted to lift the longtime ban on gay troop leaders after years of fraught debate that has divided the year-old organization. In recognition of the large number of Scout troops sponsored by religious institutions, the repeal of the organization-wide ban does not require individual troops to permit gay leaders.