Boy Scouts revoke agreement with church supporting gay troop leader

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The Boy Scouts of America has ousted a church for refusing to oust a gay man.

The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its agreement with a Seattle area church that refused to remove a gay man from the post of troop leader.

The church, the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church, refused to oust Geoff McGrath as the leader of its troop after the Boy Scouts revoked McGrath's membership because he is openly gay.

The church learned last week from the Boy Scouts' attorney that it could no longer host troops under the Boy Scouts' name.

The Boy Scouts said McGrath violated its leadership qualifications. The organization allows gay boys to become members but doesn't allow gay adults in leadership positions.

In a statement, the BSA said McGrath "deliberately injected his sexuality" into the scouting program when he came out as gay in an interview with NBC News.

McGrath said he hoped to continue as a leader of a youth program at the church.

The church, in a statement, said it was reviewing its options.