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Robert Gates

Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, called for the organization to end its ban on gay adults in remarks at the organization’s national business meeting Thursday.

Here is the video:

 

He cited in the video:

“the social, political and judicial changes taking place in our country” regarding laws and sexual orientation, Gates said that “the status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained.”

Our oath calls upon us to do our duty to God and our country. The country is changing, and we are increasingly at odds with the legal landscape at both the state and federal levels. And, as a movement, we find ourselves with a policy more than a few of our church sponsors reject, thus placing Scouting between a boy and his church.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded and sent this e-mail to Fox 13:

“We have noted the comments by Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates in relation to possible policy changes in the Boy Scouts of America. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will, of course, examine any such changes very carefully to assess how they might impact our own century-long association with the BSA.”

As more detail on this developing story unfolds, we will report on it.

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