The Boy Scouts of America are considering allowing gays into scouting. This is a very symbolic and therefore important moment in the struggle for GLBT rights. But 70% of scout troops are sponsored by faith based organizations. Some of those churches are threatening to withold funds and kick the scouts out of their buildings.
Now is the time for those people of faith who do not consider homophobia to be a Christian teaching to be heard. Now is the time for us to reach out to the scouts and help them do the right thing. For this extortion not to work, mainstream Christian Churches must step in to provide the support that fundamentalists are withdrawing. Call your local scout group now and tell them you will help provide for them if they will end their rejection of GLBT scouts.