BY SARAH VRBA
Tim Griffin was fired from a Boy Scout camp near Sacramento, California, reportedly because he was not following uniform regulations. This week 10 staff members quit the camp in retaliation to Griffin’s firing. Officials claim that the 22-year-old was fired because he refused to follow clothing and Scout regulations, but critics of the firing maintain that the young Scout was fired for being openly gay.
The firing comes in the wake of an explosive announcement last week by the Boy Scouts of America that they will stand behind their ban on openly gay scouts and leaders in the organization. The decision to maintain the ban resulted in a wide range of reactions to the policy, from open dismay to conservative support.
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