Protests against the Boy Scouts policy prohibiting homosexuals from participating has been getting louder and the organization is finally listening. According to a Jan. 28 CNN report, the Boy Scouts of America are considering dropping the rule that discriminates against gays.
As the policy currently stands, openly gay people are not allowed to be involved with Boy Scouts in any way – as either troop members or leaders.
Of course, The Westboro Baptist Church is upset with the Boy Scouts for considering changing their policy. WBCSays tweeted allegations of child molestation scandals on Jan. 28 and is already planning to picket the Boy Scouts. Chuck Norris has also been very vocal against homosexuals being involved in scouting.
On the other hand, many public figures have been pressuring the Boy Scouts to reconsider their stance. President Obama and past presidential hopeful Mitt Romney both support homosexuals being allowed to participate.
Neil Patrick Harris urged the organization to “do the right thing” on Twitter. Bravo’s Andy Cohen is pleased the Boy Scouts are even considering allowing gays to join. Cohen tweeted, “Good going, Boy Scouts!” with the hashtag #equality.