Recent events involving the Boy Scouts of America have once again raised concerns about attempts to shove people and groups with traditional viewpoints on issues such as marriage, family, and sexuality out of the public square.

As recently as July 2012, the Boy Scouts reaffirmed its long-standing membership policy regarding open homosexuality.

Just a few days ago, however, the Scouts announced that they were considering changing course. The potential new policy, which could be decided on by as early as next week, would allow local sponsoring organizations to set their own policies.

Why the sudden reversal?

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