For Immediate Release: January 31, 2013
Contact: Diane Gramley 1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355
AFA of PA Joins Others in Calling for Removal of Boy Scout Board Members Turley and Stephenson
(Harrisburg) — Today the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) contacted the national office of the Boy Scouts of America calling for the removal of two members of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Ernst & Young CEO James Turley are not acting in the best interest of Scouting nor the boys they serve by pressuring the Scouts to change their policy concerning homosexual leaders and members.
“Stephenson and Turley have come to the Boy Scout Executive Board with an agenda. Their apparent goal is to undermine the organization which has as its mission to help young men make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime. They are asking the Boy Scouts of America to hand over their members to be guinea pigs in this great social experiment called ‘normalizing homosexuality,’” commented Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
Jim Turley has been adamantly opposed to the Scouts’ policy, spearheading the effort last year to overturn the policy banning homosexual leaders and members. Last year’s reaffirmation of that ban brought the promise from Turley that he would work within the organization to get the policy changed.
As Hans Zeiger noted in 2004 once the Scouts in Canada became “all-inclusive, all-sensitive, and all-tolerant,” the number in their ranks began to fall. Within six years their numbers had dropped to 130,000 and they were selling Scout camps across the country.
“Turley and Stephenson were named to the Executive Board to help the Scouts, but they are out to destroy them. They need to be removed because they have a personal agenda. The AFA of PA is joining Maryland family advocate Bunny Gallador and Americans for Truth in calling for the removal of these two men from the BSA Executive Board,” Gramley further commented.
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