I wonder how they came to this proposal? Are the people proposing it thinking it is truly the best policy? Do they want full inclusion, but are willing to accept this as a compromise? Do they just want to pass the buck when local troop kicks someone out?
The way things are now, this is probably their best option. Forced inclusion would piss off too many chartering organizations, it would cause severe problems for them as the more conservative churches pull out. But continuing the blanket ban is just wrong.
I do hope they are planning some options for situations where an area is so backward that there are no troops that will take a gay scout or leader.
I’m expecting this is very near to passing, with a public statement like this. Though, it’s still technically not definite.