I’m not sure how to ask this question, so I will ask it as straight forward as I possibly can.
We are considering a new CO. The new CO is a church and, not surprisingly, they have specific views on sexual-orientation and faith. The CO has concerns with the BSA’s stance on these two topics, and, they have specifically said that any unit associated with them would have to be completely aligned with “their own views”. I don’t know exactly what they meant by that, but I can read between the lines to an extent. Anyway, I was under the impression that, regardless of BSA’s non-discriminatory approach, that a CO still had local authority to permit/deny membership (for both leaders and scouts) based on the criteria of sexual orientation and faith, as the CO sets the aims and value of any unit. Is my assumption not accurate?
When it comes down to the nitty gritty, I’m basically clueless about this. And I wouldn’t want to give a potential CO any misrepresentation of what is/isn’t allowed in Scouting.