Kentucky churches sticking with scout troops

In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 photo provided by the family, Wes Comer holds the Boy Scout uniform of his son, Isaiah, outside their home in Knoxville, Tenn. Comer, his wife and children belong to an Apostolic Pentecostal church that considers homosexuality sinful. Comer says he will pull his eldest son out of the Scouts, despite a positive experience with them, if the BSA modifies the policy to allow some troops to accept gays. (AP Photo/Brooke Comer)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- The head of a group that oversees 64 counties in four states say only one organization has said it will won't continue chartering Boy Scout troops in the wake of a vote by the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly gay members.

Lincoln Heritage Council CEO Barry Oxley told The Daily News Southeast Christian Church's announcement last week about discontinuing scouting in 2014 is an outlier among the council's 64 counties in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee.

The Boy Scouts of America voted May 23 to allow openly gay boys to be troop members for the first time. Southeast Christian Church officials say the decision not to renew its charter was prompted by the Boys Scouts' decision and a desire not to get caught up in it.



 
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