Carly Rae Jepsen and Train backed out of Boy Scout’s Summer Jamboree due to Anti-Gay Policy


The famous group, Train, known for their hit song, “Hey, Soul Sister” and Carly Rae Jepsen known for her Song of the Summer 2012, “Call Me Maybe” are backing out of the Boy Scouts of America Summer Jamboree due to the organization’s Anti-Gay Policy.

The rock band posted this on their 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.

Carly Rae Jepsen supported the same idea and decided not to perform at the Jamboree tweeting the following:

“As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer…”


All I can say is: KUDOS Train and Carly!!!  Way to go!

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