The Boy Scouts have their values:
"Since we were founded, we believe that open homosexuality would be inconsistent with the values that we want to communicate with our leaders," said Gregg Shields, national spokesman for the Boy Scouts. "A belief in God is also mentioned in the Scout oath. We believe that those values are important. Tradition is important. Our mission is to instill those values in scouts and help them make good choices over their lifetimes."The sad part is that to pay the $200,000 a year rent (instead of the subsidized $1 a year), the Boy Scouts would need to cut its services, which are obviously highly desirable to the city:
“With an epidemic of gun violence taking the lives of children almost daily in this city, it’s ironic that this administration chose to destroy programming that services thousands of children in the city,” Mr. Jubelirer said. He added that the organization serves more than 69,000 young people, mostly from the inner city, and that its programming focuses on mentoring and after-school programs instead of camping trips.
And the city will not only lose valuable services, but will probably need to pay millions to the Boy Scouts to reimburse it for the elaborate Beaux Arts building that the Boy Scouts built and improved over the years. What a terrible loss all around.