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Boy Scouts Ban Costing Scouts Money

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By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) In July, the boy scouts reaffirmed its ban on openly gay boys becoming members and from gay or lesbian adults serving as leaders.

The ban is now costing the scouts money.

"I think it's disappointing that the national organization has taken the stance that it has, it's not progressive like a lot of organization these days. It's disheartening to see them excluding a group of the population like that” said Bill Klein, Eagle Scout.

After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays.

Bill Klein an eagle scout himself who is gay says he learned many values while part of the organization for six years.

Intel one of the largest corporate donors to the Boy Scouts of America has ceased all future funding until gay scouts and leaders are welcome within the organization.

Boy Scouts of America says, “although, we are disappointed this company has decided not to continue giving to local councils we respect everyone's right to have and express a different opinion. We fully understand and appreciate that no everyone will agree with any one position or policy.”

"Looking at today's world and where society is its super reminisces of the whole black rights movement, the whole women being able to vote and having equal stance and view on society. Breaking down this barring and allowing gays to be part of every organization” said Klein.

An organization that will continue to provide the nation's foremost youth program and have a controversial stance on sexual-orientation.

The Boy Scouts of America said, “Intel's decision will have a direct impact on the youth they serve through local councils, many of whom are disadvantaged and at risk.”


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