From the HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
"Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- Following recent news that the Boy Scouts of America is considering a change to its membership policy banning gay scouts, the organization is embroiled in new charges of discrimination, this time regarding its hiring practices. The BSA job application for “professional commission” explicitly says gays need not apply.
The application, which comes from the BSA’s national office and appears to be in use across the country, reads: "The Boy Scouts of America will not employ atheists, agnostics, known or avowed homosexuals.” The full application can be viewed here.
The application language appears to contradict the BSA’s practice of not inquiring about the sexual orientation of an employee. Last year, when upholding its ban on openly gay scouts and scout leaders, the BSA affirmed that it did “not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members.”
'The BSA must do more to end the rampant, institutionalized discrimination within their ranks and send a message to today’s youth that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being gay,' said HRC President Chad Griffin.
'A comprehensive non-discrimination policy that addresses both employment and membership would show clear and compelling leadership by the Boy Scouts.' [MORE]