Recently, “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen joined rock band Train in dropping out of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Scout Jamboree, citing the organization’s policy banning gay Scouts and Scout leaders. In an interview with MTV, she explained that the decision was not hard to make, adding that she’s praying it helps convince the BSA to make the right decision:
JEPSEN: I mean, it was sort of one of those things that I kind of have my opinions about, and everyone’s entitled to their own, but it wasn’t necessarily something that I felt comfortable backing once I learned more about it. And that being said here’s hoping they make the right decision and I’m praying that moves like this will help.
Jepsen’s comments come as BSA begins surveying its members about the possibility of allowing gay scouts. The questions include scenarios about gay Scouts tenting with straight Scouts, lesbians serving as den leaders when a troop’s church sponsor opposes homosexuality, and prohibiting would-be Eagle Scouts from receiving their badge just because they’re gay. Both those who want the Scouts to continue discriminating and those who don’t agree on one thing: As the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” study proved, no amount of opinion will change what the right course of action is.
(HT: Pink News.)