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February 3, 2013

Obama: Scouting should be open to gays and lesbians


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?

17:31 // 1 year ago
September 26, 2012
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
11:01 // 2 years ago
September 16, 2012

L.A. Times report: Hundreds of cases of alleged molestation went unreported by Boy Scouts

  • 500+ the number of cases of alleged sexual molestation, between the years of 1970 and 1991, that the Boy Scouts learned about prior to law enforcement, according to documents acquired by the Los Angeles Times
  • 80% the percentage of cases which were never reported to police by the Boy Scouts
  • 100+ the number of cases that show signs of a cover-up, whether concealed by the Scouts or hidden by the suspects. To put it simply, this all looks really, really bad. source
21:30 // 2 years ago