An alternative program to the Boy Scouts will allow openly gay youths and adults who don't “flaunt it.”

A policy change which takes effect on January 1 will allow openly gay youth, but not adults, to participate in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Opponents of the recent decision are in the progress of forming an alternative youth program.

John Stemberger, founder of the Florida-based, a group which lobbied against the policy change, told NBC News that his program, which has yet to be named, will be open to gay youths and adults.

“If a young man has a same-sex attraction he would not be turned away in the program, but he's not going to be allowed to kind of openly flaunt it and carry a rainbow flag,” Stemberger said. “There is not going to be any kind of witch hunt in our organization for people and what their sexual orientations are. We're going to focus on sexual purity, not sexual orientation.”

Stemberger said that more than 30,000 people have expressed interest in the faith-based alternative.

The group will hold its first national convention in Nashville in September.