Boy Scouts' President: Gay Leader Ban 'Cannot Be Sustained'
Boy Scouts President Robert Gates told the organization, "We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be."By Christine Slusser | May 21, 2015
The Boy Scouts of America is being called out for its ban on gay adult leaders — by its own leader.
Boy Scouts President Robert Gates told the organization at its national annual business meeting that its ban on gay scout leaders "cannot be sustained."
In his prepared remarks, Gates said, "We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be." He also mentioned the organization needs to act sooner rather than later before "the courts simply ... order us ... to change our membership policy." He said waiting for the courts is a "gamble with huge stakes."