Not quite. The Scouts effectively approved a plan to allow gays to serve at all levels, including in adult leadership.
This is how: the Boy Scouts will be unable to say no to a gay eagle scout who turns eighteen and applies to be a scoutmaster.
Imagine the New York Times lead story, showing the dejected young gay man, now eighteen, with all of his merit badges and awards on his sash, with the headline: "Now-- leave!".
The Scouts will not be able to argue coherently that a seventeen-year old gay scout is ok, but an eighteen year old gay scoutmaster is not. And they will be producing a steady stream of quite sympathetic upstanding young openly gay men who simply wish to continue to serve, who are being unceremoniously booted once they turn eighteen simply because of their sexual orientation.
Checkmate. There ain't no p.r. firm that can spin that.
It pisses me off that commentators and the Scouts themselves aren't making this obvious point.
Obviously the Scouts understand this, and it makes me wonder if the substantial gay adult leadership already in scouting is already calling the shots.
The door is wide open to the gay agenda, and it ain't just gay boys.