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Boy Scouts Ban Seattle Church From Hosting Troop

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The Boy Scouts of America has revoked the charter of a Seattle church because it allowed a gay adult to continue leading a troop. The Boy Scouts of America has revoked the charter of a Seattle church because it allowed a gay adult to continue leading a troop.
SEATTLE, Wash. -

The Boy Scouts of America has revoked the charter of a Seattle church because it allowed a gay adult to continue leading a troop.

A Boy Scouts of America attorney told Rainier Beach United Methodist Church last week that it could no longer hosts troops under the Boy Scouts name.

The church has stood by Geoff McGrath. His membership in the Scouts was revoked last month after Boy Scouts of America officials learned of his sexual orientation. The group does not allow openly gay adults to serve as leaders.

The Rev. Monica Corsaro said in a statement that her church is inclusive of all people, and has obtained legal counsel to evaluate its options.

McGrath said Monday he will continue to participate in the church's youth program even if it can't use the Boy Scouts name.

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