UUA President Peter Morales applauds policy change allowing Boy Scout chartering organizations to welcome gay adult leaders.
On Monday evening, the Boy Scouts of America announced that it was ending its ban on gay leaders. This morning, UUA President Peter Morales applauded the announcement.
Morales acknowledged the strained relationship between the Unitarian Universalist Association and the BSA. Over the past 15 years, many UU congregations stopped sponsoring troops over BSA’s policies forbidding gay scouts and adult leaders and over its exclusion of atheists.
“Given the BSA’s recent policy change, I look forward to initiating a dialogue between our two organizations in order to re-establish right relations,” Morales said. “Together, we can create a welcoming community for all UU boys and young men who want to participate in scouting.”
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Christopher L. Walton is editor of UU World. He holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Utah and is a member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship.
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