Group to rally against Boy Scouts policy change on homosexuals

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The debate over allowing gays in the boy scouts is coming to Richmond. A group is expected to rally against the controversial change Friday.

No word yet on how many people will rally at the Richmond Boy Scout Office around noon, but the group says they are totally against any change to the current boy scout policy.

The group says this is called "A Rally for Scouting." According to their website, they say they are made up of concerned parents, scout leaders, eagle scouts, and other members of the Boy Scouts of America.

They say they're opposed to the new resolution. A scout executive says all the resolution implies is that if a member decides to say something about their sexual orientation, they can't be removed. He says the group is not affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.

The rally organizer is a man named John Stemberger. According to his website, Stemberger says he is an eagle scout and a former scoutmaster. He says he's an attorney from Orlando and has two sons in scouting.

Local LGBT leaders say people need to take a step back and ask what it means to rally against an entire group of people.

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