Response to BSA’s resolution to include LGB scouts

Response to BSA’s resolution to include LGB scouts

Mormons Building Bridges celebrates inclusive scouting. We applaud the BSA’s resolution that, “no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.”
The LDS Church’s response is equally gratifying: “Sexual orientation has not previously been—and is not now—a disqualifying factor for boys who want to join Latter-day Saint Scout troops. Willingness to abide by standards of behavior continues to be our compelling interest.”We urge you to think about how you might welcome gay scouts into your local troop.

Mormons Building Bridges mission is to better acquaint Latter-day Saints with current Church policy and doctrine regarding our LGBT brothers and sisters, and encourage Christ-like love toward all God’s children. We are not affiliated with, nor do we represent the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.