LTRP Note: See below this article the January 28th media release by the Boy Scouts of America saying they may be lifting their ban on homosexuals being allowed as Scout leaders.
Like many men of my generation, experience with the Boy Scouts was part of my upbringing. According to reports, the people now entrusted with supervising the Boy Scouts of America may imminently abandon the organization’s commitment to true Christian morals, allowing homosexuals into the ranks and leadership of its troops, as the Girl Scouts did years ago. Given the parlous state of God-revering self-confidence in Christian America these days, I hesitate to predict what the response will be from the churches that constitute much of the infrastructure of the Boy Scouts in material and human terms. There is no doubt what it ought to be. All Christian churches should immediately and spontaneously withdraw from their cooperation with the BSA’s corporate entity which would, from that point on, be usurping the name and reputation of the Scouting movement. The thunderous impression of their withdrawal would alert and warn all believers of the pitfall any association with the usurpers must henceforward entail. Click here to read more.
MEDIA STATEMENT FROM THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA (source)
Boy Scouts of America Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 Attributable to: Deron Smith, Director of Public Relations
“For more than 100 years, Scouting’s focus has been on working together to deliver the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. Scouting has always been in an ongoing dialogue with the Scouting family to determine what is in the best interest of the organization and the young people we serve.
“Currently, the BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation. This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation, and the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with each organization’s mission, principles, or religious beliefs. BSA members and parents would be able to choose a local unit that best meets the needs of their families.
“The policy change under discussion would allow the religious, civic, or educational organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting to determine how to address this issue. The Boy Scouts would not, under any circumstances, dictate a position to units, members, or parents. Under this proposed policy, the BSA would not require any chartered organization to act in ways inconsistent with that organization’s mission, principles, or religious beliefs.”