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|Gay/Atheist Controversy Strikes Scouting: Guide to Finding a Group that Matches Your Views
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has come under increasing fire for its ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. Many parties have urged the organization to revise its policies on discrimination based on sexual orientation, including President Barack Obama and former BSA executive board member Mitt Romney. In early February, after publicly announcing that BSA was considering an end to the national ban to instead allow local groups to decide their own discrimination policies, the Boy Scouts elected to postpone a decision on the matter until May of 2013.