This past Tuesday, the Boy Scouts of America announced that after two years of careful consideration, an eleven-member committee concluded that the anti-gay policy "is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts," in the words of its spokesman, Deron Smith.
That means it's best for the Boy Scouts to fire Eric Jones, a counselor at Camp Geiger, its camp in St. Joseph. Jones had been a scout for twelve years, had a chestful of merit badges, had attained the senior rank of Eagle Scout and had been working at the camp for five summers.
After all that, Jones decided last Sunday to tell the camp director that he's gay. The director told Jones to pack up his gear and go home.