Fan Residents Call ‘Morally Straight’ Flyer ‘Offensive’

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RICHMOND, VA—A flyer targeting Boy Scouts and distributed around Richmond's Fan District is raising some eyebrows.

“Keep scouts morally straight,” the flyer reads. Residents in the 2800 block of West Grace Street tell 8News they found the flyers in their mailboxes and posted on their front doors.

“That is very offensive to me,” said Sara Midkiff, who lives in the Fan District and received the flyer Wednesday.

“It's very ambiguous; I feel like it's very politically charged issue, and it doesn't seem to be effective in anyway to get their message across,” said Midkiff.

An email address posted on the flyer is the chief scout executive, Wayne Brock. A telephone number posted on the flyer is for the national scouting headquarters in Texas.

Some say the flyer discriminates against gays. Many have spoken out on the 8News Facebook page, voicing their opinion about the flyer.

Boy Scouts of America National Council released a statement that read in part: “The Boy Scouts of America National Council was just made aware of the flyer in question and is not responsible for its production or distribution and has no knowledge of where it was created or who is responsible.”

 

Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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