Boy Scouts Gays Utah

February 6, 2013 - 9:30 PM
This Jan. 22, 2013 photo shows the Salt Lake Temple, at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City. Mormon church officials and Boy Scout leaders in Utah applauded the Boy Scouts of America for putting off a decision Wednesday on lifting its ban on gay members and leaders. The policy under consideration would let troop sponsors make their own decisions about leaders and youth members. Boy Scouts of America "acted wisely in delaying its decision until all voices can be heard on this important moral issue," said Michael Purdy, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church will continue to closely monitor the proposed policy change, Purdy said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)