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This week, the Boy Scouts of America sent surveys to 1.1 million scouts and their families around the nation asking whether to continue the ban on gay youth and leaders.
The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which got its Scouting charter in 1913, has said it is waiting to comment until a decision is reached. The 14 million-member LDS Church has 420,977 youths in 37,882 Scouting units.
Peter Brownstein’s son was the Great Salt Lake Council’s top ticket-seller two years ago for the Scout-O-Rama, but the father said his son will not be selling tickets this year because of the anti-gay policy.
"The policy of the BSA is not our religious belief," Brownstein said.
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