Chuck Norris has suggested that President Barack Obama has called in a favor from James Turley, asking the CEO to change the Boy Scouts of America's policy against openly gay scouts and leaders from within.

Turley, the CEO of Ernst & Young, announced his opposition to the gay ban nearly two weeks ago.

In an op-ed titled Is Obama Creating a Pro-Gay Boy Scouts of America? published at, Norris suggested Obama influenced Turley to speak out.

“Is it a coincidence that Turley is in tight cahoots with the White House and that he is the only BSA national board member in 100 years to oppose its pro-traditional family stance?” he wrote.

“Is it a coincident that Turley just announced his resignation as CEO of Ernst & Young (effective June 2012) and that he is now offering the White House a parting pro-gay BSA gift in gratitude for all its presidential favors to him and Ernst & Young over the past few years?”

Norris also criticized the president for his lack of involvement in the Boy Scouts.

(Related: George Takei, Jennifer Tyrrell protest Boy Scouts gay ban at NYC Pride.)