Pop rock bank Train has decided to cancel a headlining gig at this year?s Boy Scouts National Jamboree in protest of the organization?s Anti-Gay Policy.
After Derek Nance, an Eagle Scout and a former Boy Scout camp leader, started an online petition at Change.org urging Train and Carly Rae Jepsen ? who was also set to perform at the event ? to speak out against the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy and agree to step down as the headlining act at the National Jamboree if the Boy Scout’s National Council doesn’t change this policy in May, The band posted a statement on their Official Website:
When we booked this show for the Boy Scouts of America we were not aware of any policy barring openly gay people from participation within the organization. Train strongly opposes any kind of policy that questions the equality of any American citizen. We have always seen the BSA as a great and noble organization. We look forward to participating in the Jamboree this summer, as long as they make the right decision before then.