Boy Scouts bans Seattle church from hosting troop

The Boy Scouts of America allows gay scouts, but not gay leaders.

Seattle (AP) — The Boys Scouts of America has revoked the charter of a Seattle church because it allowed a gay adult to continue leading a troop.

A BSA attorney told Rainier Beach United Methodist Church last week that it could no longer hosts troops under the Boys Scout name.

The church has stood by Geoff McGrath. His membership in the Scouts was revoked last month after BSA officials learned of his sexual orientation. The group does not allow openly gay adults to serve as leaders.

Rev. Monica Corsaro said in a statement that her church is inclusive of all people and that they have obtained legal counsel to evaluate options.

McGrath said Monday he will continue to participate in the church's youth program even if it can't use the Boys Scouts name.

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