Mormons on Board With Scouts' Half-Ban on Gays

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints likes allowing out scouts, but banning openly gay leaders.

BY Neal Broverman

April 26 2013 11:18 AM ET

The Mormon Church released a statement this week voicing their approval of the Boy Scouts of America continuing its ban on openly gay leaders, but opening up membership to out Scouts.

"The currest BSA proposal constructively addresses a number of important issues that have been part of the ongoing dialogue, including consistent standards for all BSA partners, recognition that Scouting exists to serve and benefit youth rather than Scout leaders, a single standard of moral purity for youth in the prograom, and a renewed emphasis for Scouts to honor their duty to God," the church said in a statement.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsors more Boy Scout troops than any other religious organization (read about their entangled relationship here). The BSA, meanwhile, will consider their policy change next month at a meeting in Texas.

Read more here.

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