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Scouts reject gay teen's application
2013-01-15

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Gay teen Ryan Andresen will not be an Eagle Scout, according to Gay Star News. California's Mount Diablo-Silverado Boy Scout Council had approved his Eagle application after more than 460,000 people joined his mother's campaign on Change.org, despite the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy. The application has then forwarded to the national organization, which rejected it. Spokesperson Deron Smith said that Andresen "stated that he does not agree to Scouting's principle of 'Duty to God' and does not meet Scouting's membership requirements. Therefore, he is not eligible to receive the rank of Eagle."


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