Den Leader Removed From Boy Scouts When They Find She’s A Lesbian
Denise Steele (with partner Jackie Funk and the kids they’re raising) was a successful leader in the group until another parent found out she’s gay. (h/t Think Progress)
The Boy Scouts of America organization says it believes that “open homosexuality is inconsistent with the values.” It also recommends that scot parents and sponsors share this belief….
The issue of Steele being a lesbian didn’t arise until one weekend in June during a camping trip to Assateague Island. The camping trip was from a Saturday to a Monday, and Steele needed to work Monday so she asked Funk to pick her up from the campsite.
After both departed, one of the other assistant scout masters, Skip Inabinett, started questioning who the woman was who had picked up Steele.
After discovering that Steele’s partner had picked her up, Inabinett felt that she should be removed as an assistant scout master. In an email that Inabinett sent to a close personal friend of Steele’s and whose son was also in the troop, he stated, “If what you said about Denise Steele being an active sexual is true, do you feel comfortable talking with her about stepping down/resigning as an ASM … as her friend, this may be an opportunity for you to share with her about Christ’s love and the need to believe that as sinners we cannot get to heaven on our own and that we need a savior.”Click here for reuse options!
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