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Richardson Not Down With Anti-Gay Boy Scouts

Democrat Bill Richardson dissed the Boy Scouts of America last night. During a debate with fellow presidential candidates, Richardson said he would not take a symbolic Scout seat because the organization discriminates against gays.

Gov. Bill Richardson said Wednesday night that he is if elected president he would refuse to accept the position of Honorary Chair of the Boy Scouts of America because of Scouting’s ban on gays.

“No, I wouldn’t, because I think as president I would commit myself, number one, that I will be a leader that prevents discrimination on the basis of race, gender and sexual orientation,” he said.

The Scouts, of course, don’t accept openly gay leaders. Nor do they have a place for atheists. Good thing most of them can’t vote…