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Scouts in uniform at Salt Lake City pride

2013-06-03 16:31:31.565411+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Boy Scouts march in uniform at Utah gay pride parade. This following Rick Barnes, chief scout executive of the Great Salt Lake Council, stating that:

"We as a Scouting movement do not advocate any social or political position, so I reminded Mr. Brownstein that we do not wear uniforms at an event like this," Barnes said. "We do not, as Boy Scouts, show support for any social or political position. We're neutral. If he wants to attend the parade and others do that are Scouts or Scouters, they're welcome to do so as private citizens wearing whatever they want except their uniform."

No social position except that I seem to remember things about "obedient", and "morally straight"...

Anyway, good for Peter Brownstein (who didn't wear a uniform), Neil Whitaker, Kobe McDonald, and the others who took a stand. I've seen Eagle Scouts in the SF pride parade, but Utah is a different place.

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