From the “I told you so File” – Obama hits the Boy Scouts.

I literally just wrapped up and posted a piece on this very topic earlier this week.  I said this would be the next shiny object/distraction. I was right.

From Politico:

Obama Opposes Ban on Gay Boy Scouts

In a statement to Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, President Obama comes out against the Boy Scout ban on openly gay members:

President Obama opposes the recently affirmed Boy Scouts policy of banning gay members, according to a statement from the White House sent in response to a Blade inquiry.

“The President believes the Boy Scouts is a valuable organization that has helped educate and build character in American boys for more than a century,” White House spokesperson Shin Inouye said in the statement. “He also opposes discrimination in all forms, and as such opposes this policy that discriminates on basis of sexual orientation.”

The Boy Scouts of America affirmed its gay ban last month after a two-year review of the policy. Among the organizations working to lift the ban is the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, which has been championing the issue after lesbian den leader Jennifer Tyrrell was expelled from the organization ostensibly because of her sexual orientation.

I will be placing this manufactured crisis in the pile right next to my “Fluke that” stories.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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