Opponents Rally After Scouts Consider Lifting Gay Ban
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Opponents of allowing gays in Boy Scouts of America, will rally in St. Louis and nationwide today.
The group, OnMyHonor.net believes by changing the Boy Scouts of America policy that opens the door for problems with sexuality. Linda Briggs-Harty is organizing the St. Louis rally and agrees with the event founder John Stemburger.
“There would absolutely, probably be more boy on boy sexual contact, discussion, and focus, especially because of the opening up of the issue,” Briggs-Harty told KMOX. “At this point it doesn’t have to do as much with leaders by the members themselves.”
Briggs-Hart says Boy Scouts should be talking about values that the Boy Scouts of America currently uphold and she says that does not include homosexuality.
Briggs-Harty denies the accusation that banning gays from the Boy Scouts is a form of discrimination. And says she does not rule out forming a new organization if the Boy Scouts of America welcome gays.
Today’s rally starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Greater St. Louis Area Council at 4568 W Pine Blvd.