Rick Santorum continues attack on gays, weighs in on proposed end to Boys Scouts ban

Says allowing gay scouts and leaders will 'murder' the organization

Rick Santorum continues attack on gays, weighs in on proposed end to Boys Scouts ban
04 February 2013

Rick Santorum, the former US senator who challenged Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, has stepped into the debate over whether gays should be allowed in the Boys Scouts of America.

‘When I saw that the Boy Scouts of America executive board is convening on Wednesday to discuss abandoning the organization’s founding moral principles that nurture boys into men, I was saddened, but not surprised,’ Santorum writes in a column for WND.com.

Santorum’s opposition is not at all swayed by the proposal which would strike down the current national ban against gay members and leaders and allow each local chapter to decide on a policy for themselves. Santorum believes this policy leaves any chapter that does not accept gays open to being sued.

He fears scouting ‘may not survive this transformation of American society.’

‘But for the sake of the average boy in America, I hope the board of the Scouts doesn’t have its fingerprints on the murder weapon,’ Santorum writes.

Santorum’s anti-gay rhetoric often surfaced during last year’s presidential primaries as he spoke out against same-sex marriage and other LGBT rights.

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