Mormons considering alternative international scouting organization for boys

Members of the Boy Scouts wait to march in the Veterans Day parade on 5th Avenue in New YorkSALT LAKE CITY – For many years, the LDS Church has discussed breaking away from the Boy Scouts of America, but the group’s decision this week to admit “openly gay leaders” into its ranks may finally push the Utah-based faith to bolt.

LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins confirmed Tuesday that the 15 million-member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is “considering creating its own international program for boys, separate from the Boy Scouts of America.”  MORE