Contact Us

N. Idaho Sheriff May Drop Boy Scout Charter after Decision on Gay Scouts

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho sheriff says he’s compelled to drop the department’s Boy Scouts of America charter after the organization opened its ranks to gay Scouts. Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger tells the Coeur d’Alene Press in a story on Saturday that the organization is promoting a lifestyle that’s against Idaho law.

Wolfinger says he sent a copy of the state law banning sodomy to the Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts. Tim McCandless of the Northwest Council says sodomy is not allowed in scouting and shouldn’t be part of the discussion.

The organization on Thursday approved a plan to accept openly gay boys as Scouts. A ban on gay adult leaders remains. Wolfinger says he’s also concerned BSA will eventually lift the ban on gay adult leaders.

 

 

More from 95.7 KEZJ

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kezj.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 95.7 KEZJ - Southern Idaho's New Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on 95.7 KEZJ - Southern Idaho's New Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!