Sunday, February 10, 2013
An Arlington Heights church this week called on the Boy Scouts of America to lift the organizations ban on gay members.
An Arlington Heights church called on the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban against homosexual participants. The United Church of Christ handed out fliers Sunday, Feb. 3 asking its congregation to write letters opposing the anti-gay policy, the Chicago Tribune reported. "Our position is that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) folks, whether they're minors or whether they're adults, have a role to play in our society and our culture," Rev. Rex Piercy told the Tribune. "This (Scouting) organization, which seeks the support of churches like ours, ... stands against the very kind of welcome that we extend to those folks." The youth organization is considering lifting its ban against gay members and leaders, NBC News reported. …
Monday, January 28, 2013
NBC News reports the organization is considering ending the ban that has been in existence for decades.
The Boy Scouts of America ban on gay scouts and scout leaders could soon be over, according to NBC News. The news source reports the group is actively considering ending the ban that has been in existence for decades. If the new policy goes through, the ban on gays would be erased from the Boy Scouts of America’s rules, allowing local organizations to decide for themselves if they want to allow gay scouts and leaders, NBC reports.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A Winnetka leader from Troop 15 was expelled from the organization in 2002.
The Boys Scouts of America's method for handling allegations of child abuse by local troop leaders was expelling the accused and putting the person’s name on an ineligible to volunteer list, or what has become known as a "perversion list." The list was kept a secret and many of the allegations remained confidential, often not reported to police agencies. Last week, a Portland law firm posted 14,500 of files outlining names and cases of abuse involving the Scouts, according to Huffington Post. Within hours, the firm's website crashed, Huffington Post reported. The list includes troop leaders from around the country, including the Chicago area. It has in-depth information about some cases and just the barest of details about other cases. …
Information gathered by the Los Angeles Times shows the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America who were expelled between 1947 and 2005 on suspicions of sexual abuse. Patch's searchable database allows you to search by cities in Illinois.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Information gathered by the Los Angeles Times shows the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America who were expelled between 1947 and 2005 on suspicions of sexual abuse. Patch's searchable database allows you to search by cities in Illinois. We also put together a story with information about leaders on the list from the north and northwest suburbs.