The Family Research Council and 41 allied organizations/hate groups ran a full-page ad in USA Today urging the Boy Scouts of America to hold on to its anti-gay policies. The organization, as you know, is considering dropping its ban on gay scouts and leaders at its board meeting this week.
Writes the FRC in a release:
Among the groups signing onto the ad are the American Family Association, American Values, Bott Radio Network, Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute, International Communion of Evangelical Churches, Liberty Counsel, Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Patriot Voices, and a number of state family policy organizations.
The ad states that a policy change would be "a grave mistake" and that, "Every American who believes in freedom of thought and religious liberty should be alarmed by the attacks upon the Boy Scouts," whose oath includes that members should be "morally straight." The ad emphasizes that, "To compromise moral principles under political and financial pressure would teach the boys cowardice, not courage."
The ad highlights BSA's policy of recognizing the right of parents to teach their children about sexual topics. The ad concludes by challenging readers to ask themselves, "How will parents be able to entrust their children to the Boy Scouts if they trade the well-being of the boys for corporate dollars?"
President Obama said that the Boy Scouts should allow gays to join its organization in a 60 Minutes interview that ran before the Super Bowl.
Said Obama: "My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life."
And Tony Perkins took his campaign to FOX News on Sunday.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...