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  • Jewish Scouting leaders vocal on gay inclusion

    May 9, 2013 | 6:06 pm

    Jewish Scouting leaders are taking a vocal role in efforts to pass a historic resolution that would partially lift a ban on gays in the Boy Scouts of America.

    In a meeting of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting in February, members voted overwhelmingly in favor of a...

  • Boy Scouts and gays: end the ban—and the boycott

    By Mark Paredes

    February 18, 2013 | 12:09 am

    “While we must practice tolerance and respect for others and their beliefs, including their right to explain and advocate their positions, we are not required to respect and tolerate wrong behavior.” – Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Mormon Apostle

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    It’s impossible to be a Mormon...

  • Conservative day school cancels Boy Scout troops over exclusion of gay leaders

    October 25, 2012 | 9:48 am

    A Conservative Jewish day school will not renew its Boy Scouts charter because of the organization's policy excluding gay and lesbian adults as leaders.

    The Golda Och Academy in West Orange, N.J., said in a letter to parents last week that the Scouts' policy presents a...

  • Boy Scouts Blend Values at Shul Tent

    By Aliza Karp

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Boy Scout troop 711 from Alaska lost four of its leaders in a freak electrical accident on the first day of the recent National Scout Jamboree here, the one Jewish Scout in the Alaska contingent was left in a quandary.

    On the Sunday morning of the gathering, when jamboree...

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