It's about time!!
Earlier this year, the Boy Scouts of America FINALLY lifted their ban on accepting openly gay members, and it officially goes into effect on January 1st, 2014. AKA, tomorrow!!
The highly anticipated move has been met with some resistance from a few churches, but BSA national executive board member Brad Haddock is confident they'll be able to find support elsewhere:
"There hasn't been a whole lot of fallout. If a church said they wouldn't work with us, we'd have a church right down the street say, 'We'll take the troop.'"
Amen to that!
Brad also says that anyone who's worried about seeing big changes in the new year will quickly see there's absolutely NOTHING to worry about:
"My hope is there will be the same effect this Jan. 1 as the Y2K scare. It's business as usual, nothing happens and we move forward."
A strange comparison, but we TOTALLY get it!
Basically, anyone who's worried about the world ending in 2014 will soon see that the world will, in fact continue spinning when the clock strikes midnight!
Were so glad to see the Boy Scouts will finally be opening their doors to EVERYONE this year, and hopefully there will be more big moves to come!
[Image via AP Images.]
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