Zach Wahls, author of “My Two Moms” and co-founder of Scouts for Equality, reacts to the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to reaffirm its policy of anti-gay discrimination against Scouts and Scout leaders following a two-year internal study.
Wahls speculates that a generation gap might have something to do with the BSA board’s decision: “The fact is that young Americans are far ahead of our older counterparts on this issue in particular, and so my hunch is that among the actual rank and file members of the Boy Scouts, we’re going to see an incredible amount of support compared to where a lot of these people sitting on the board are.”
“I love the Boy Scouts of America very deeply,” Wahls says. “I grew up in the organization. I consider myself to be a man who really does appreciate the time that I spent in the Scouts. However, the longer they maintain this policy, the less they mean to a generation that has by and large already squared this issue away.”
For more on the Boy Scouts’ continued discrimination against the LGBT community, check out current.com/boyscouts.