First, ht to my colleague An Archdiocese of Washington DC Catholic. I got the first hint from him.
If the Washington Post article is accurate (and I suspect that it is), then the Archdiocese of Washington is again capitulating to the gay cartel in the DC area. As I think of it, this is no surprise given the way the archdiocese threw Father Marcel Guarnizo under the bus when he dared to act as a real Catholic priest a year ago this past Lent in not permitting a practicing lesbian to receive Holy Communion.
Rev. William Byrne, archdiocesan Secretary for Pastoral Ministry, is the one who allegedly stated that this new Scout policy of admitting openly gay youth does not violate Catholic teaching. Father Byrne et al, if a boy proclaims his deviancy, he proclaims mortally sinful dissidence from Catholic teaching. He most likely intends to pursue the sinful lifestyle, if in fact that isn't already happening. Would you look the other way if a young man celebrated a tendency to kleptomania? I hardly think so. While you would encourage him to seek help, you would not allow him to influence other impressionable youth. The only reason why you look the other way in the case of homosexuality is that you're afraid of that noisy cabal in the DC area - and perhaps that same cabal in the DC chancery.