There are a bunch of scouters in the BSA's conservative wing (not all of them of course) that don't want the BSA to be non-sectarian, that don't follow the "He respects the beliefs of others" part of the scout law, and have no desire to be part of a diverse and pluralistic BSA. And are fighting to make sure it isn't. My belief is that the only policy consistent with stated BSA values is a policy of local control. If your CO believes that gays are poor role models, then they should be free to say no to those leaders. If my CO believes that they can be, they should be equally free to pick them as leaders. If your CO's religious beliefs trump my CO's religious beliefs, then the BSA is no-longer a completely non-sectarian organization, and the BSAs "all religions are equally welcome" is no longer true. And that is something worth fighting against. Not because "I hate the BSA" or "I want to destroy it". Because I love scouting, and want it to do a better job of living up to it's ideals. Because the values of pluralism is not just a BSA value, but an American value! It is one of the things that make this country great. That all people regardless of race or creed are welcome.
So is this "Is this a hill worth dying on"? Damn right it is!