(WASHINGTON POST) The Boy Scouts of America has followed through on its ban against gay Scout leaders, booting a man it says “deliberately injected” his sexuality into scouting.
The Scouts on Monday removed Scoutmaster Geoff McGrath, 49, who is believed to be the first openly gay adult to be barred since last year’s ballot in which the Scouts voted to accept openly gay youth but not gay adult leaders, according to NBC News. McGrath told local news station KING 5 News that he was being profiled by NBC News this week when the news outlet posted on its website that his membership had been “revoked” — information that was news to him, he said.
McGrath, an Eagle Scout who is married to his partner of 20 years, had filed an application for a new troop last year through Rainier Beach Methodist Church. He said Troop 98, in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood, was approved.
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