On Tuesday, March 12th, the New York Times reported that a survey has been sent to 1.1 million scout parents, and soon will be sent to “alumni.” The story beings:
“The questionnaire goes far beyond a simple yes or no, gays in or gays out. Even sleeping arrangements are addressed.
“Should gay and straight scouts, for example, be allowed to share a tent on a camping trip? What role should faith play in scouting, if a church sponsoring a local scout troop has taken a position on the inclusion or exclusion of gays and lesbians in its congregation? Does the scout oath, with its language about staying “morally straight,” declare a value about sexual orientation or just a general, admirable code of conduct?”
For the full story, go to http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/us/boy-scouts-sends-survey-to-members-about-ban-on-gays.html.