Boy Scouts Prepare To Kick Out Gay Eagle Scout, While Straight Twin Brother Remains
Seattle twin brothers, Liam and August Easton-Calabria, both earned their coveted Eagle Scout awards on Sunday, May 4, but there's a catch: Liam is gay, so while he managed to receive the BSA's highest honor, he's already on his way to being forced out of the organization that's he's participated in alongside his straight twin brother since they were 11-years-old.
Seattle's KOMO reports:
"It was an interesting revelation to see the Boy Scouts come together as a non-inclusive organization," Liam said. "I don't think it's true to the scouting way. I mean, absolutely, scouting should be an inclusive organization."
He also holds out hope that some day his own children will be able to participate in scouting along with him:
"It's really, really important to me, and I'm going to do as much as I can, to see my children in scouting with me involved," Liam said.
What do you think of this latest blatant act of discrimination?