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May 31, 2013 at 6:02 AM

Boy Scouts lift gay ban on Scouts

Don’t discriminate based on sexuality or religion

As a heterosexual Cub Scout who never quite made it to a Boy Scout, I congratulate the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on its vote to allow gay boys to join this commendable organization [“Scouts’ vote on gays met with celebration, sadness,” page one, May 24].

As the proud father of a homosexual woman who recently married her female partner of over 20 years, I look forward to the BSA moving forward to allow responsible homosexual adults to become Scout leaders.

As an unapologetic and ethical atheist, I urge the BSA to allow nonbelievers into their ranks as well. As a private organization, the BSA can do as they please, but discrimination against secular people is just as unjustified as prejudice based on ethnicity, color, or other arbitrary characteristics. We are all human beings.

Stephen Kahn, Langley

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