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Ernst & Young CEO Shows Support For Lifting Ban On Gay Scouts/Scout Leaders!

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What wonderful, heart-warming news!! BE PREPARED for some changes, Boy Scouts of America!

The CEO of Ernst & Young James Turley - a prominant figure on the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of America organization - released an official statement IN FAVOR of lifting the gay scout/scout leader ban!!!!!

Turley expressed:

“Ernst & Young is proud to have such a strong record in LGBT inclusiveness. As CEO, I know that having an inclusive culture produces the best results, is the right thing for our people and makes us a better organization. My experience has led me to believe that an inclusive environment is important throughout our society and I am proud to be a leader on this issue. I support the meaningful work of the Boy Scouts in preparing young people for adventure, leadership, learning and service, however the membership policy is not one I would personally endorse. As I have done in leading Ernst & Young to being a most inclusive organization, I intend to continue to work from within the BSA Board to actively encourage dialogue and sustainable progress.”

Turley’s statement is a reaction to former Cub Scout leader Jennifer Tyrell’s change.org petition, which calls on the CEOs of Ernst & Young and AT&T to join her in opposotion of the discriminatory ban.

The Ohio mom, who was fired as a Cub Scout leader because of her sexual orientation, writes:

“Both AT&T and Ernst & Young have 100% rankings on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, and both companies have been honored as a top place to work for LGBT employees. In addition, both AT&T and Ernst & Young have active LGBT employee groups.”

AT&T also holds a seat on CSA board.

Come on AT&T, get with the times and show your support! The world is rapidly changing, you don’t want to miss the chance to partake in something SO ground-breaking and positive


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12 comments to “Ernst & Young CEO Shows Support For Lifting Ban On Gay Scouts/Scout Leaders!”

  1. 1

    I'm sick of these gays forcing their values on us 99%ers.
    Can't wait for the prenatal test to know if you're baby is gay.
    Mario will probably be against abortion, knowing all the mother's will pass on having gay kids and run to Planned Parenthood for those scissors .

  2. 2

    Can't wait for the prenatal test to know if your kid is going to be gay or not.
    We can wipe them out in no time.
    Tired of them forcing their values on us 99%ers.

  3. john says – reply to this


    About time! Welcome to the 21st century boy scouts!

  4. JT says – reply to this


    Re: luvs2hustle – 99% of the time straights are forcing their values on gays. So suck it up buttercup!

  5. 5

    Since when did being in the boy scouts become a right?

  6. Seto says – reply to this


    Re: luvs2hustle – Why are you acting like being gay is something new? Are u that naive? There was always gay scouts and leaders - the only difference now is that they can be open. What do you think is gonna happen? All those boys will be gay? Gay sex will be rampant in scouts? Please… Nothing is going to happen and if you think 1% of any population is gay, you may be that naive after all.

  7. 7

    My first gay experience happened on a Boy Scout camp-out. I earned a merit badge also.

  8. Lucas23 says – reply to this


    There's been many cases of child abuse by boy scouts leaders. (seriously, look it up) It's always been kept as hushed up as possible though.

  9. DiatribesAndOvations says – reply to this


    James Turley is a real LEADER and a wonderful role model for young men and boys.

  10. 10

    That is fucking disgusting. Couldn't DISAGREE more with this decision. Put the fox in the hen house? A gay man is totally fixated and interested on male genitalia. If I had a son I would not allow them to join the Boy Scouts with a gay leader. Period. Horrible decision.

  11. Kelly says – reply to this


    Google Joey Day. Read that article, listen to his words, tell me if you are still all PROUD. I understand the rights and equalities but there's some hidden things with the boyscouts. They have hidden lists of the scout leaders they KNOW ARE PREDATORS! It's funny that Mr. Turley has the same last name as the guy who raped a pile of kids and they kept it all a big secret. BOOOOO

  12. Bruce016 says – reply to this


    You guys are disgusting. There is a HUGE difference between a gay man and a pedophile.