Boy Scouts OK With Hiring Convicted Criminals, Just Not “Known Or Avowed” Gays

rejectedThe Human Rights Campaign obtained a copy of the Boy Scouts of America’s application for employment which spells out in plain, hateful English their discriminatory hiring policy.

According to the application, “The Boy Scouts of America will not employ… known or avowed homosexuals.”

However, the BSA will consider you a viable candidate if you’ve got a rap sheet — “Conviction of a crime is not an automatic bar to employment.”

In the wake of the BSA’s decision to postpone the vote on its ban on gay Scouts and leaders, HRC President Chad Griffin says the organization’s  true colors are “only growing clearer.”

The HRC is urging you to speak out against the Boy Scouts by sending a letter demanding they immediately establish a national non-discrimination policy.

“The BSA is an organization that prides itself on leadership. Yet its discriminatory policies seem to teach young participants that it’s perfectly fine to exclude people based on sexual orientation,”  Griffin said in a statement. “And the message these policies send to gay youth who already struggle to feel accepted is just heartbreaking.”