Big Tent

Soskis, Benjamin
September 2001
New Republic;9/17/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 12, p18
Focuses on the fight of the U.S.-based organization Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for their right to ban gay scoutmasters. Display of religious ecumenism at the organization's National Jamboree; Reaction of the liberal groups to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the organization's right to ban gay scouts; Discussion of the controversy created by the organization's decision to prohibit gays from becoming scout leaders; View of U.S. President George W. Bush about the BSA; Analysis of the notion that the BSA has never been an inherently conservative organization, despite its anti-gay stance; History of the BSA and the role of religion in the organization.


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