This includes the congregation of Faith United Presbyterian Church and the Tinley Park Police Department. Both sponsor Tinley scout troops, and both are bracing for the upcoming decision, according to the Chicago Tribune.
"I think the congregation would (support lifting the ban on gay scouts) ... but it would not be a unanimous decision or an easy decision, and it would require some people to struggle deeply with their faith," United First Reverend and Eagle Scout Adam Malak said.
Bill Brady is the committee chair of Tinley police sponsored Troop 911. He, too, anticipates allowing gay membership in his troop, should the decision become theirs. He says the police department, as a government organization, has a non discriminatory policy and the scout troop would likely follow suit.
The BSA is expected to make a decision whether to consider allowing gay scout membership in May.
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