"I support the meaningful work of the Boy Scouts in preparing young people for adventure, leadership, learning and service, however the membership policy is not one I would personally endorse," Turley said in a statement released by his company. "As I have done in leading Ernst & Young to being a most inclusive organization, I intend to continue to work from within the BSA Board to actively encourage dialogue and sustainable progress," Turley said.
The Boys Scouts issued a response attributed to National President Wayne Perry and Chief Scout Executive Robert Mazzuca:
"The Boy Scouts of America respects the opinions of our board members and are thankful for their leadership," the statement said. "While we have supporters and board members with different viewpoints on this issue, and who may choose a different direction for their organizations, we believe that good people can personally disagree on this topic and still work together."
The Boy Scouts are in the process of reviewing their current policy on the exclusion of gay adult leaders and Turley's opposition to the ban will undoubtedly bring a new dynamic to the deliberations. Maybe it's a little early to speculate, but maybe Jimbo has post-Black and Yellow political aspirations?