their website. Herndon Graddick, president of the gay advocacy group GLAAD, saw the delay as a snub to gay young people and parents. "An organization that serves youth and chooses to intentionally hurt dedicated young people and hardworking parents not only flies in the face of American principles, but the principles of being a Boy Scout," Graddick said in a statement emailed to ABC News. "The Boy Scouts of America is choosing to ignore the cries of millions, including religious institutions, current scouting families, and corporate sponsors, but these cries will not be silenced. We're living in a culture where hurting young gay people because of who they [are] is unpopular and discriminatory."