That was before the bait and switch. The original proposal was to enact Local Control, to encourage troops to admit homosexual youth and leaders but not to require it.
After great outcry, they agreed to poll the membership and did an extensive poll of Scouters, scouts parents and Charter Organizations.
The results were overwhelming from most sector to keep the current policy and not allow homosexual boys or leaders. So, when the time came for the delegates to vote, the verbiage was changed to just include boys and not leaders (yet). It passed and the new membership standard you were reading was enacted to require troops to accept homosexual boys into their units.
Allowing the scout kids to state their ‘orientation’ is extreme to me but somehow it has become the dominate social norm.
What is orientation and how is it identified?
Is it identified solely by feelings? That is definitely wrong to allow gay scouts to do ('Your butt really turns me on')
Worse yet the expansion of ‘right to be gay’ has successfully been expanded to their behavior.
Say I love gays but hate their behavior as Falweel used to say? That is legally discrimination.
I find it helpful when I mistaken and I get politely challenged and it causes me to look for proof one way or the other.
Too bad for BSA,