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Boy Scout's Committee Surveying Employees and Volunteers About Gay Ban

Posted: Updated: - The Boy Scouts of America is surveying its employees and volunteers around the nation if gays should be allowed in the organization.

The Scouts have publicly pledged to ban gays but now a Scout's committee is determining whether the ban should be modified or lifted.

The organization reaffirmed the bill last year. But that could change in May when a resolution will be put forward to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to decide whether to keep, modify, or revoke the ban.
The committee emailed 1.1 million adult Scouts posing five theoretical situations that could arise if the ban was lifted. Among them are a troop voting in a lesbian den leader, or a gay youth minister serving as Scoutmaster.
The surveys asked respondents to rate their feelings from strong support to strong opposition.