Iowa parents, scoutmasters and scouts are rallying to stop changes to national scouting policy.
“Unfortunately, I don’t want my troop turning into a battle ground for the gay agenda. I’d just as soon keep sex and politics out of Boy Scouts,” one scoutmaster told Channel 13.
The scouting organization is considering a proposal to allow openly gay youths into the boy scouts organization. The proposal would maintain a ban on openly gay adult leaders.
The group rallying Friday was asking local scout officials to vote no to membership changes.
Scout Executive Bob Hopper at the Mid-Iowa Council in Des Moines says he’s glad people are voicing their opinions. “We have a set of ethics we try to up hold with all our members and we’ll try to focus on that. It’s a very sensitive subject and we are going to do the best we can.”
A vote on the matter is scheduled for May 23rd in Texas. Iowa delegates will play a role in the decision.