"Breaking News" is telling me on MSNBC this morning.
Which sent me back to the General Convention archives for this from Denver in 2000 ... Resolution C031 entitled "Recommend Clergy to Engage the Boy Scouts of America on Issues of Sexual Orientation" and including:
Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention recommend that all clergy in charge of congregations
Inform the local Boy Scouts of America council and other organizations of the Episcopal Church's
policy adopted at the 65th General Convention (1976) that "homosexual persons are children of God who have a full and equal claim with all other persons upon the love, acceptance, and pastoralconcern and care of the Church";
Encourage the Boy Scouts of America to allow membership to youth and adult leaders irrespective
of their sexual orientation;
Strongly encourage individual churches which charter or host scout units to open a dialogue with
the unit leaders, scouts, and their parents regarding discrimination against youth and leaders on
the basis of sexual orientation;
Engage in educational programs within their churches to inform members and others about these
issues; and be it further
Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention recommend the Office of the General Convention send
a copy of this resolution to the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America.
That was July 2000. This is January 2013. See also: "The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."