Correction - Methodist Church Not Indicating Withdrawal of Scout Support

July 7, 2008 - 8:02 PM

( - The August 16, 1999 story Boy Scouts Downplay Homosexuality Resolution, incorrectly stated that "the Methodist Church indicated that it may withdraw its support of local Boy Scout troops if the BSA did not admit homosexuals."

The statement should have correctly been attributed to the Unitarian Universalists.

The United Methodist Church, the largest of 10 Methodist denominations in the United States as listed in the World Almanac and Book of Facts, has no position on the issue.

The Commission on United Methodist Men, a religious group that does not speak for the denomination as a whole, filed an amicus brief in support of the Boy Scouts of America during a recent court case on whether the BSA must allow homosexuals to participate in leadership roles, according to United Methodist News Service Director Tom McAnally.