After years of discord around the issue of gay members in the Boy Scouts of America, a new organization called Trail Life USA has formed as a home for those who disagree with the recent decision to allow openly gay Scouts.
In a press release issued on Saturday, the group states that it was founded to “counter the ‘moral free fall’ of the nation, and raise a generation of faithful husbands, fathers, citizens and leaders.” It adds, “The genesis of the new group was the [Boy Scouts of America] leadership’s closely watched decision in May to change its membership policy and admit youth regardless of their sexual orientation or sexual preference.”
Over the weekend more than 1,200 people from 44 states met in Nashville, according to NBC News, to unveil the name and logo of the new group and celebrate the launch of the organization.
Though the group requires adult leaders to be nongay and Christian, Trail Life USA says it will be inclusive of boys without regard for religion, race, national origin or socioeconomic status, and will even “accept boys who are experiencing same-sex attractions or gender confusion.” Boys who are openly homosexual, who are not “biologically male” or “who wish to dress and act like girls” are not welcome.
Here’s Trail Life USA’s dramatic new promotional video: