A Louisville, Kentucky Boy Scout leader says he was forced to resign... after telling executives of the organization that he is gay.
He says he relinquished the role last week... after the pastor at the church where his troop meets said the facility might lose its Scouting charter if he stayed.
A Boy Scouts policy was enacted in 19-91... and was reaffirmed last month not to allow gays to join.
Bourke said after the affirmation, he wrote to Boy Scout executives asking whether he was still welcome.
The Boy Scouts' Lincoln Heritage Council says the organization does not "proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of members."
The officials said Bourke "proactively contacted B-S-A leadership" and "disclosed he did not meet membership standards."