Catholics advocate respect after US Scouts admit gays

Catholic Scouting groups in the United States have called for respect for all people while reiterating the Church’s teaching on sexuality following the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to admit gay youth.

Some Catholic dioceses have stated that they will continue to sponsor Scouting groups under the new policy.

Other dioceses, and the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, have reserved judgment until after the January 1 implementation of the policy, so they can better understand how Catholic-sponsored groups will be affected.

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