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22-year-old Boy Scout leader Timothy Griffin fired for being gay

Boy Scouts of America officials have fired an openly gay man from Camp Winton in Amador County because of his sexual orientation.

News10/KXTV- ABC has the story:

Sitting in a friend’s home in Vacaville, 22-year-old Timothy Griffin is convinced he was fired from Camp Winton in Amador County for being gay.

Griffin, an 8-year veteran of the camp, was let go last week.

The Golden Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which oversees this region, said Griffin was fired for a personnel matter; more specifically, a dress code violation in which Griffin refused to remove nail polish from all ten fingernails.

Griffin said there’s never really been a dress code and the reasoning is just a cover to the real reason: the Boys Scouts’ policy against gays.

“Everyone on staff understands it’s because I’m gay,” Griffin said. “The fact that it happened two or three days after (the Boys Scouts’) affirmation of anti-gay policy speaks a lot about why they fired me.”

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