AP: In a pre-Super Bowl interview on CBS, US President Barack Obama said the Boy Scouts of America should open its membership to gays and lesbians when its national executive board discusses the issue this week.
During the interview, Obama praised the scouts as a ‘great institution’ that provides young people with lifelong leadership training and opportunities. He said “no one should be barred from that.”
What direction do you think the Scouts will ultimately go?
While we believe the files are an inconclusive record, the BSA will undertake a new review and analysis … to ensure that all good-faith suspicion of abuse [from 1965-present] have been reported to law enforcement.A Boy Scouts spokesperson • Explaining, in an e-mailed statement, that the group plans to investigate allegations that a series of child molestation scandals among its ranks went unreported for decades. The Scouts also released a statement from psychiatrist Dr. Janet I. Warren defending the group against the allegations it faces. source