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Mormons to withdraw up to 180,000 teens from Boy Scouts

The church covers the cost of troops for congregations, or wards, and kids are highly encouraged to participate.

The Mormon church will withdraw older teenagers from the Boy Scouts of American starting next year, according to a report from the Associated Press.

The religious organization said in a statement on Thursday that the extractions from the program are because they are developing their own youth program.

Mormons join Hawaii’s gay-marriage fight, but with a new approach

LDS leaders across the state urged Mormons to "study this legislation prayerfully and then as private citizens contact your elected representatives in the Hawaii Legislature to express your views about the legislation."

Mormon Church abandons its crusade against gay marriage

"The Mormon Church has lost so many members and suffered such a black eye because of all its anti-gay activities that they really had no choice. I am hopeful that the Catholic Church cannot be far behind."

Fred Karger proud to make history as first gay candidate for President

Fred Karger discusses his historic campaign, takes a swipe at his mortal enemy, Maggie Gallagher of the anti-gay hate group the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), and predicts the outcome of the Proposition 8 legal case.

COMMENTARY: NOM is skating on thin ice

NOM has sued 23 states to invalidate their election laws so they can bully anyone who goes against them, and they do it with secret money.

COMMENTARY: An eyewitness to homophobia, from Uganda to the UN

What should be done when political and religious leaders to deliberately distort cultural heritage to promote fear and hatred of a minority and to develop a contemporary political agenda?