Boy Scouts Boot Troop With Gay Leader
Church says it will stand by scoutmaster
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2014 3:08 AM CDT
Geoff McGrath displays a vintage Boy Scout Handbook given him as a gift by one of the boys in the Seattle troop he led in Bellevue, Wash.    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

(Newser) – A church-sponsored Boy Scout troop in Washington state has had its charter revoked for refusing to fire its gay scoutmaster. The decision bars the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church from using the Scout name or logo as long as Eagle Scout Geoff McGrath, 49, remains in charge, the New York Times reports. Boy Scouts of America—which voted last year to allow gay scouts but not gay leaders—says it is "saddened by this development," but the church is no longer allowed to offer the scouting program because it is not following BSA policies.

BSA lawyers say the church's 15 scouts will have the opportunity to transfer to another troop. The church's Rev. Monica Corsaro says the organization never consulted the church about the move. "Breaking us up like this seems to go against everything the Boy Scouts is about," she tells NBC. "It seems to me that when you are in a dispute with a partner you try to work it out with the partner. It’s very clear we’re not viewed as an equal partner." She says the church plans to stand by McGrath, who is married to his partner of 20 years, and the youth program will continue under a different name. "We’re going to stand firm," she says. "Geoffrey attends our church, and this is a way to support our youth in the neighborhood."

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Neville
Apr 24, 2014 9:33 AM CDT
It seems that I was correct, this scoutmaster Geoff McGrath has been exposed as a recidivist Paedophile whom has been convicted in ten different states of child rape, McGrath was able to elude authorities for some time now as he used sophisticated identity fraud techniques to assume roles as a teacher, his computer was seized by the FBI and was revealed to contain many images of child rape and torpture, McGrath was a regular in chat rooms under the moniker 'scoutmaster' in transcripts obtained by the FBI McGrath bragged about raping children and he spoke of his ultimate fantasy to have ten young boys in the woods in an all out orgy, it seems he got his wish. McGrath was an open hòmosexual and will be defending the charges he faces with diminished responsibility because as a gay you are automatically prone to paedophilic urges. The gay community of Washington is supporting McGrath because he was the main supplier of child porn which is a staple part of the homosexual lifestyle. It is believed McGrath raped all ten scouts. The church may also face charges as they were fully aware of the sex crimes and father Phillip Devlin allegedly took part in group sex with the children.
Neville
Apr 23, 2014 4:23 AM CDT
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Neville
Apr 23, 2014 2:45 AM CDT
This scout troop who has a gay/pàedophile in charge is nothing more than an underage orgy in the woods, this is a gay mans sick fantasy being acted out for real.