Author Topic: Boy Scouts March in Uniform in Utah Gay Pride Parade  (Read 1166 times)

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Boy Scouts March in Uniform in Utah Gay Pride Parade
« on: June 04, 2013, 09:14:31 AM »
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 ... ide-parade
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Ten days after their national organization voted to allow openly gay boys to be members, a handful of Boy Scouts marched in uniform on Sunday at the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City.

NBC News notes that the group was "defying a leader of the youth organization who had said they couldn't do so under the organization's guidelines [that prohibit] advocating political or social positions."

According to NBC:

"Peter Brownstein, a Scoutmaster in Salt Lake City who helped organize the Boy Scouts participation in the march, said a few adults and youth marched at the front of the parade in uniform, including a Cub Scout, a Boy Scout and his stepdad, an Eagle Scout, who borrowed a uniform to wear, and an Asst. Scoutmaster."
Brownstein chose not to wear his uniform, but he did march. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that "Neil Whitaker of Salt Lake City wore his Scout uniform, while his son, Kobe McDonald, carried the Utah flag. 'It's about having an inclusive society,' Whitaker said."

Well, I'm just shocked speechless.  :eek: In Mormon Utah? Gasp!