Boy Scouts to revoke Seattle charter because of gay scout leader

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SEATTLE, WA – Some boys in Seattle won’t be experiencing fun in the sun this summer, at least not as members of Boy Scout Troop 98 at the Rainier Beach United Methodist church.

It seems that as far as the boy scouts are concerned, it’s okay to be a gay Boy Scout, but not okay to be a gay Boy Scout leader.

At least that’s what they told former troop leader Geoffrey McGrath. “They said ‘Are you an open and avowed homosexual?’ And I’m like ‘Wow’ this is a blast from the ’50s, right?”

But the scout leaders were not kidding. Last month, they gave McGrath the boot, and now they’re revoking the church’s charter.

Some Seattle scouts and leaders came together to support McGrath, and the Ranier Beach United Methodist Church thinks a judge should decide.

“I think our scouts are asking, hey, what’s the big deal? After all, some our scouts have two dads,” said Rainier Beach United Methodist Church minister Rev. Dr. Monica Corsaro.

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