Skip to comments.Boy Scouts Remain Adamant About 'Duty To God'
Posted on 06/01/2013 7:56:59 PM PDT by Morgana
The Boy Scouts of America will likely continue banning atheists and other non-believers from their troops, even though it now accepts openly gay members among its ranks.
"I don't see that happening, at least not in the immediate future," said Neil Polzin, an Eagle Scout fired from his job in 2009 as a Boy Scout camp aquatics director, after he admitted he is an atheist.
"The focus has always been on the Scouts' discrimination against gays and it seems atheists were always on a back burner or not discussed at all," Polzin told The Christian Century.
Since May 23, when the Scouts voted to allow gay members but not troop leaders among their ranks, major organizations for nonbelievers have condemned their continuing exclusion from the organization.
Part of the Scouting oath is to "do my duty to God and my country," which many atheists prefer be changed to "good and my country," a request the BSA has refused.
In addition, some atheist children have been asked to leave troops after it was revealed they did not believe in God. There have been lawsuits filed, but the Supreme Court has ruled that the Boy Scouts is a private organization that can make its own membership rules.
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You cannot serve two masters. If you are with Christ, then stand with Christ. Duh!
Duty to a god....take your pick.
the way the bsa have gone to shit do my duty takes on a whole new meaning here
“good and my country,”
Yeah, except what is good? Just an opinion.
The boyscouts are pathetic. They threw any duty to God off a cliff when they approved of perverted behavior.
Waiting for the Sandra Flukes of the world ti infiltrate
They are teaching children Satanic Ethics by “accepting” openly homosexual kids.
They are normalizing muslim ethics where boys are in harems and forces kids to take “Pride” in a Vice. It is evil/brainwashing/conditioning.
They are forcing Evil to be a Good—rewriting the Bible.
it is deliberately MOCKING the “God” they claim they have a “duty” to....
The group will end up just like the Boy Scout group of Germany where the orgies in the woods led to the “Hitler (homo) Youth” and the homosexual Brownshirts. A total ejection of God and worship of the occult (Satan).
So, wonder what happens when a muslim joins...
The bsa surrendered to the gaystapo.
They will continue to surrender to whoever demands is.
Blood in the water.
They are done.
As are we.
See ya, bsa.
Now that the pervs have gotten their way, Mr. Polzin can rest easy knowing that his particular grievance will be bowed to within the next year or two, tops.
I don’t see many gays joining the BSA.
Disband the BSA
Mr. Polzin, like the homosexuals should just keep their big mouth shut. Maybe he never figured it was no one’s business? Had he kept his mouth closed he’d still be in the scouts.
The BSA is chartered by Congress in the US Code as a Patriotic organization. Scrub them from the Code. What they’ve done violates the law.
I can’t imagine sending any child into a situation where you know that the kid is only there because of lawsuits and legal intimidation and technicalities, and that all the other kids are aware of this. The tormenting that kid will receive will be relentless X 100. I cannot imagine anyone who pledges to genuinely care about our kids, straight or gay, would support this.
As for the Boy Scouts, I hope they can find a way in the future to survive solely on private funding and donation and thrive free market capitalist style and demonstrate their ability to thrive capitalist style. Then they can tell anyone who objects to their G-dly values to play in rush hour traffic.
Your Third Reich references are accurate and apropos.
I am amazed the Scouts approve of homosexual scouts but not agnostic or atheistic scouts.
IMHO, theological discussions and such intellectual interplay is far less damaging that homosexual interactions. But, not my children so -——
Those who theorize about providing good role models to homosexual scouts are correct about the impact of ‘influences’. The question is - who influences whom?
I was in the Scouts in the 1970s and back then we had gay kids in our troop, it was obvious even though I was 12 at the time. The difference was we didn’t focus on it. The problem today is the fascists are demanding the kids DO focus on it. What for? When I was a kid it was “Bobby is a little different” and that was as far as it got. What the liberal fascists are doing today though is the exact opposite of what they say they are doing: They are demanding prejudice.
BSA just chose against God’s (Judeo=Christian) moral code.
They can’t now claim to still follow Him.
(they’re obviously following Obama instead....)
Can’t have it both ways, boys.
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