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Gay Seattle Scoutmaster Defies BSA, Continues to Lead Troop with Support of Church: VIDEO


Last week we reported that the Boy Scouts of America had removed openly gay scout leader Geoffrey McGrath in the first enforcement of its new rule barring scout leaders.

But McGrath has not stopped leading his troop. And the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church is backing him, KING5 reports:

"I have not tendered my resignation," said McGrath. "Until I am relieved of my duty properly, I stand in my post."

It's a post supported by Pastor Monica Corsaro who leads the host church for McGrath's charter application. "It's very disappointing that a policy that is so blatantly discriminatory is being acted out, and so I think it makes us stand more firm and be more clear that Geoffrey is our Scoutmaster and Geoffrey will remain our Scoutmaster," said Corsaro, who also said the Boy Scouts of America have yet to contact her directly.

"In my humble opinion, I don't feel like I've been communicated to by the Boy Scouts of America, Geoffrey also received an email which I was copied on but I have received no direct communication from the Boy Scouts of America."

Watch KING5's report on the church and troop's devotion to McGrath, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. The BSA is weird Org. They were my clients back in the 90's. Back then the top people were really old men. I mean they could have fought in WW2 old. Once you got passed them, everyone else seemed to be "mom jeans" type women. The point of the org - at least to me - didn't seem to have anything to do with values or teaching young boys anything. It was about how to push as many products as possible on its members

    Posted by: Homo Genius | Apr 8, 2014 1:58:27 PM

  2. Nice to see Christians standing up to Mormon intolerance. Thank you.

    Posted by: The Other One | Apr 8, 2014 2:23:32 PM

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