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Boy Scouts threaten to pull out of Louisville volunteer projects over spat

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A local volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America threatened to pull back from partnerships with Louisville Metro government over a spat involving the group's stance on gays.

A Metro ordinance states that Louisville can't fund groups that discriminate against people based on sexual orientation. The Boy Scouts don't allow openly gay people to join their organization.

Council members told the group they planned to cut funding for the Scout Swim Nights at a Valley Station pool because of the ordinance. In response, a Boy Scouts volunteer wrote a scathing letter to the council Thursday.

"If this is going to be the way that our organization is going to be treated, we should look closely at any partnerships we have with (Louisville Metro Government)," the letter reads.

There was no resolution during Thursday's council meeting. The council could ultimately provide money directly to the pool for swim nights open to everyone, including the Scouts, Councilman David Yates suggested.

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