Idaho Sheriff May Drop Boy Scouts Charter Because ‘Sodomy is Against the Law’

Ben Wolfinger, the sheriff of Idaho's Kootenai County, says he may drop the Department's Boy Scouts of America charter because in dropping the ban on gay scouts the organization is promoting a lifestyle that is against state law, Coeur d'Alene Press reports:

Wolfinger"It would be inappropriate for the sheriff's office to sponsor an organization that is promoting a lifestyle that is in violation of state law," Sheriff Ben Wolfinger said.

Sodomy is against the law in Idaho, he added.

"I have talked with Chris Peterson about this and sent him a copy of the law," Wolfinger said.

Peterson, who works in the Hayden office of the Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts, could not be reached for comment on Friday, and Tim McCandless, CEO of the Inland Northwest Council, said he wanted to talk with the sheriff before commenting specifically to his concerns.

"I would encourage you to read the resolution that was passed, however." McCandless said. "Sodomy is not allowed in scouting and is not an issue in this discussion."

Somebody's been listening to too much Bryan Fischer.

Posted May 28, 2013 at 12:07pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Boy Scouts, Idaho, News