Back in February, the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board was entertaining the idea of ending the organization’s ban on gay scouts but after an outcry of opposition by anti-gay activists, decided to postpone the decision and instead put it to a vote, allowing the members of the National Council to decide the question at the National Annual Meeting in May 2013.
Last night, that vote was taken and the decision to end the ban passed with over 60% of the vote.
It must be awkward for Bryan Fischer who, back in February when the decision to put it to a vote was made, rejoiced over the fact that now the resolution would never pass.
“The chances that this 1,400 National Council is going to remove the ban on homosexuality,” Fischer guaranteed, “is nonexistent. It does not exist. It’s infinitesimal. It is off the charts in remoteness. So in other words, ladies and gentlemen, this decision today means that the ban on homosexual scout masters and homosexual participants, that ban is going to be upheld. It’s going to be defended. It’s going to be in place. It’s not going anywhere. It’s not going to be changed. Sodomy is not going to be normalized in the Boy Scouts of America. It’s the end of the game. This is game over. This is the Super Bowl and the good guys have won. Make no mistake about this, this is a huge win for the pro-family movement; it is a big, big, big setback for Big Gay”: