>>What is your greatest concern if the policy remains in place and openly gay youth and adults are prohibited from joining Scouting? (Please be specific.)

The Boy Scouts of America loses credibility as a moral agency in American society when it refuses to bravely affirm its commitment to live by the values in the Scout Oath and Law when it comes to gay youth and adults. Sexual orientation is a private matter that does not hinder participation in Scouting (as proven by mixed gender heterosexual youth participating in the Venturing program and mixed gender heterosexual adults volunteering in all branches of the Scouting program). Discriminating against gays because of their sexual orientation is neither helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, brave, nor clean. Consequently, the BSA's membership policy hampers its ability to promote its Mission & Vision.