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Scout Leader hires lawyer

by Shaun Knittel – SGN Associate Editor Geoffrey McGrath, the openly Gay scoutmaster and his host church in Rainier Beach have hired an attorney after the Boy Scouts of America revoked his membership because he is Gay. Boy Scouts of America (BSA) revoked McGrath’s membership after asking him if he is an avowed homosexual. BSA’s inquiry came following McGrath’s statement about his sexual orientation prompted by a journalist’s question. Deron Smith, Director of BSA Public Relations said, ‘The Boy Scouts of America does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of our members. We don’t believe the topic of sexual orientation has a role in Scouting and it is not discussed unless it is deliberately injected into Scouting. Today, this individual provided both Scouting national leadership and the media with information that led to his removal as a leader. The BSA does not have an agenda on the matter of sexual orientation; we r

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