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May 21, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Gay Eagle Scout asks Amazon.com to stop donations

The Associated Press A gay Eagle Scout from Maryland, a Seattle Scoutmaster who was fired for his sexual orientation and their supporters presented a petition Wednesday at Amazon.com headquarters urging the Seattle company to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America. Seventeen-year-old Pascal Tessier of Kensington, Maryland, and 49-year-old Geoff McGrath say donations through the AmazonSmile…

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August 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Boy Scouts of America lawsuit alleges widespread sex abuse

A lawsuit filed this morning alleges the Boy Scouts of America has known for the last 30 years that there were thousands of pedophiles operating within their camps and troops. In secret documents —  which the national council refused to share with its own local chapters and troops – the names and deeds of 6,500…

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June 24, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Washington Catholic bishops maintain course with Scouts

Catholic bishops of Washington state have stated there will be no changes to church teaching in response to recent membership policy changes by the Boy Scouts of America. National Scout leadership voted last month to admit openly gay Scouts as members. “The Catholic Church teaches that all people are to be treated with dignity and respect,” according…

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October 5, 2012 at 11:37 AM

KING5: Secret Boy Scout files reveal pattern of child molestation in Washington

Our news partner KING5, through investigative reporter Susannah Frame, has obtained secret files that the Boy Scouts of America have been keeping for decades on leaders and other volunteers in the organization who have been accused of sexually abusing children. The files also show a pattern of child abuse in Washington state, according to the…

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