From the San Jose Mercury News’ LAPD to cut ties with group linked to Boy Scouts:
The Los Angeles Police Department wants to stop working with the organization that runs its Explorer program for youths because the group is linked to Boy Scouts of America, which bans gays from becoming members.
The organization, Learning for Life, was spun off from Boy Scouts of America.
A department official told the Police Commission Tuesday that the Boy Scouts policy is “inconsistent” with the city’s policy of non-discrimination. He suggested that the department manages the Explorer program itself…
It’s more than just gay youth effected by discrimination policies of the Boy Scouts, but also lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and parents & guardians and Boy Scout leaders — as well as non-theist and atheist parents & guardians and Boy Scout leaders.
That L.A. wants to cut ties with the Boy Scouts running their Explorer program is pretty satisfying to me. However, this leaves me wondering if we have such a program in San Diego, and if we do, this leaves me wondering if the Boy Scouts are involved with my city’s Explorer program.