An assistant scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts is fighting back after being forced to resign. Greg Bourke, a gay dad from Louisville, Kentucky was told that he “did not meet membership requirements” after telling the Kentucky based Boy Scout Council that he was gay.
Bourke has since collected 2,500 signatures from parents, community leaders and scouts in his attempt to be reinstated. His petition details his experience and dedication as a scout leader, highlighting that he has had unanimous support from his Troop and and Scout leaders. Bourke is one of many to launch a petition urging Boy Scout leaders to reject the anti-gay policy.
Greg is also a scout master in his daughter’s Girl Scout troop and remains an active member of that organization as the Girl Scouts do not have any policy barring LGBT youth and leaders.
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