Pod people: Boy Scout leak and grassroots sourcing

I’ve done a couple of posts (here and here) on the Boy Scouts of America’s consideration of lifting its ban on openly gay members and adult leaders. The New York Times reported today on a new development: A leak from inside the Boy Scouts of America last month about discussions on possibly ending the group’s national ban [Read More…]

Boy Scouts, Mormons and CNN’s tabloid-style ‘reporting’

Let’s face it: Most of the mainstream media coverage of the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to delay a vote on possibly accepting gay Scouts and adult leaders was pretty ho-hum. Here’s how The New York Times boiled down Wednesday’s development in a 65-word lede (sorry, I could not resist counting): The Boy Scouts of America, which [Read More…]

Gays, Boy Scouts and the religion angle

I’ve been swamped with my regular job the last few days, so I have not had as much time as usual to peruse religion headlines. However, news that the Boy Scouts of America may drop its ban on gays has been impossible to miss. The Associated Press has a rapid-fire second-day story that includes input [Read More…]