After years of fighting the growing tide of liberalism, the Boy Scouts of America have caved and announced they will allow girls who “identify” as boys to join the organization.
On its website, the century-old group defended their decision.
“For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs,” they said in a press release. “However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state,” the statement explained.
So from now on, the Boy Scouts will disregard biological facts. From now on, they will essentially be accepting members based solely on whatever “gender” the applicant puts on their form.
“After weeks of significant conversations at all levels of our organization, we realized that referring to birth certificates as the reference point is no longer sufficient,” Boy Scouts chief executive Michael Surbaugh said in a statement obtained by The New York Times.
This is consistent with a nation-wide trend… Warned by the Obama Justice Department that they may face Civil Rights fines, schools and local governments around the country have been forced to pass laws allowing boys who dress like or identify as girls – and vice versa – into the restrooms, locker rooms and showers of their choosing.
Leftists think this is a great idea.
“From our perspective, they clearly did the right thing,” said Zach Wahls, who co-founded Scouts for Equality, a nonprofit group that advocates for gays and transgender people, told The Times. “My team and I knew that they were considering a policy change, but we are both heartened and surprised by how quickly they moved to change the situation.”
The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1908 by a British Army Officer and quickly went international. For over a century, it was an organization exclusively for boys.
Until Monday January 20, 2017.
H/T: Daily Caller