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Society Churches grapple with whether to cut Boy Scout ties

Churches are huge sponsors of Boy Scout troops, which is what made the debate over the new policy on gay boys so difficult. Churches are split on whether to abandon the scouts.

By Staff writer / May 30, 2013

Mel Evans/AP/File

Religious groups sponsor nearly 70 percent of Boy Scout troops nationwide. But the reaction among these groups was as diverse as the congregations themselves when the Boy Scouts of America recently voted to allow openly gay boys to join.