Boy Scouts March in Seattle ‘Pride Parade’ (Video)

Scouts seen carrying rainbow flags.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Boy Scouts were spotted in Seattle, Washington’s downtown area on Sunday marching in a parade celebrating so-called “Pride Month.”
  • The young boys and girls wearing Boy Scout uniforms reportedly led the front of the parade and could be seen carrying American flags as well as rainbow-colored flags, which represent “LGBTQ+” ideology.
  • The scouts were encouraged by paradegoers, who can be heard clapping and cheering as the group passed.
  • Tens of thousands of people attended the parade, which was hosted by “Seattle Pride,” a nonprofit organization that coordinates the annual event.
  • “We couldn’t be more excited to bring our big LGBTQIA+ family of 400,000 attendees back together for the parade after two long years to celebrate and march alongside one another,” said Krystal Marx, Seattle Pride’s executive director. “The parade gives our community the opportunity to reconnect and have fun, but also reflect on our past and advocate for a future of equal human rights for all.”
  • The parade also featured sports stars, Girl Scouts, marching bands, and people dressed up in pirate costumes.
  • Children younger than ten were reportedly exposed to fully nude bikers at the event.
HOW BOY SCOUTS HAVE CHANGED:
  • For its first 100 years, Boy Scouts of America did not allow homosexuals to be members of the organization.
  • “Provided that someone did not ‘avow’ that they were homosexual and did not promote or advocate homosexuality, … an individual’s sexual orientation was considered irrelevant to membership in the Boy Scouts of America,” Crisis Magazine explains. “This was true whether it was a youth member or an adult member.”
BACKGROUND:
  • The last time Seattle Pride held its parade was back in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Seattle police officers were banned from marching in uniform.
  • The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization, founded in 1910, ended its ban on gay participants in 2015 amid the Obergefell Supreme Court decision, which legalized gay marriage in the U.S.