Boy Scout Protests Fizzle
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Compiled by Ted Olsen | posted 8/22/00
Boy Scout protests fizzle
It was supposed to be a massive show of unity against the Boy Scouts of America's ban on homosexual scout leaders. Rallies were planned at 36 Boy Scout offices in 21 states (or 40 cities in 19 states, depending on what paper you're reading). But what if you threw a protest and nobody came? Only half a dozen showed up for a Houston march. Even San Francisco only had 30 protestersabout the same as Washington, D.C. And at Boy Scout headquarters in Irvine, Texas, only a dozen gay activists demonstrated. The New York Times, which usually jumps at any opportunity for gay-related news, doesn't even mention the protests in today's paperand it's a relatively slow news day.
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