Tampa church evicts Boy Scout troop for not banning gay Scouts

10:51 PM, Aug 29, 2013   |    comments
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TAMPA, Florida (AP) - A Tampa church has told a Boy Scout troop they won't renew its sponsorship because of the national organization's decision not to ban openly gay Scouts.

The Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church sent a letter to leaders of the troop this week.

Brian T. FitzGerald, former scoutmaster for Troop 4, says there are about 120 boys in the Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack who are being displaced come Dec. 31.

The troop will need to find a new sponsor and a new chartering organization.

The Tampa Tribune reports the troop has been in existence since 1916. FitzGerald says the troop has had a continuous charter at the church for the past 60 years, long before Holy Trinity Presbyterian moved in about four years ago.

If you would like to help Troop 4, please contact Brian Fitzgerald at fitzesqs@yahoo.com.

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