Joseph Gentile

I Don't Want to Be an Eagle Scout

Filed By Joseph Gentile | July 22, 2012 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: anti-gay, Boy Scouts of America, bravery, BSA, Eagle Scout, Martin Cizmar, Williamette Weekly

"A national policy on sexuality forces good, principled people from scouting. I can only hope that someone inside the BSA has the courage to fix this policy before the organization withers into irrelevance. I don't want to be an Eagle Scout if a young man who is gay can't be one, too."

- Straight reporter, and ex-Eagle Scout, Martin Cizmar, of Oregon's Williamette Weekly in a letter addressed to Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca, COO Wayne Brock and the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America explaining the return of his Eagle Scout badge.

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