The church said the following regarding the policy change:
“The Church is studying the announcement made yesterday by Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts has assured its religious chartering organizations that, as in the past, they will be able to organize their troops in a way fully consistent with their religious beliefs. In recent years the Church has made several changes to its programs for youth, and continues to look for ways to better serve its families and young people worldwide.”
Charles Dahlquist, National Chief Commissioner and former Young Men’s General President for the LDS church, also commented on the change in a KSL interview. He indicated that he wasn’t concerned regarding responses from religious organizations.
“That is, we have chartered partners, including the LDS Church, the Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church, police organizations, and all kinds of community organizations. We’ve been in contact with them and we’ve indicated that this is up to them,” said Dahlquist.