Boy Scouts Gays

August 5, 2012 - 10:35 AM
ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012 AND THEREAFTER - In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Dr. Robert Wise holds his Eagle Scout medal in the Chicago suburb of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. Wise, 59, is among several dozen former Eagle Scouts who are relinquishing their medals following the July 17, 2012 announcement that the Boy Scouts of America, after a confidential two-year review, was sticking with the divisive, long-standing policy of excluding openly gay youth and adults as members and leaders. "I can no longer maintain any connection to an organization which actively promotes such a bigoted and misguided policy," he wrote to Scout headquarters in Texas. "To that end, I am interested in removing all evidence that I was ever a Scout." (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)