Skip to comments.The Boy Scout Fallout
Posted on 06/03/2013 6:06:47 AM PDT by servo1969
The dust has scarcely settled from the Boy Scouts of Americas landmark vote to allow openly gay young men and boys to participate in scouting, yet already another controversy is brewing with parents and churches caught up in the crossfire.
Nationwide, congregations and families are coming to terms with the BSA policy change. In an effort to remain strong in their biblical convictions, many are being forced to cut ties with the BSA despite years of financial support and mutual trust.
But in doing so, their decision to withdraw support of the nations largest scouting organization has come under scrutiny by the liberal media and the leftwing blogosphere. Just days following the vote, Atlanta-area pastor Ernest Easley made national news when he advised his parishioners to cut all ties with BSA.
I never dreamed Id have to stand up publicly and say to parents: Pull your kids out of the Boy Scouts, Easley told the Baptist Press May 28. If you would have asked me that five years ago, 10 years ago, I would have laughed, Easley said. And even as I was saying it Sunday morning, I thought, I cannot believe Im having to address this and encourage parents to pull their children out of the Boy Scouts of America.
Louisvilles largest church, Southeast Christian Church, also made headlines when they cut ties with the Boy Scouts after the national organization decided to drop its ban on gay youth.
We want everyone, including ourselves, to live by biblical standards, said the Executive Pastor Tim Hester. Truly for us its a logical decision We cannot be distracted from the mission God has called us to.
The BSA policy change is a sad reality that parents too must come to terms with. Michael Woodward, whose eleven year old son suffers from Aspergers Syndrome and is particularly vulnerable to outside influences, has also decided to withdraw his support of BSA.
I cannot have my son say the Scout oath to keep myself morally straight knowing that the Scouts definition of that is now in direct contradiction to Gods definition. I cannot risk having my Asperger son led by a role model that is in fact immoral. He would follow.
So as parents and pastors make the hard choice to cut ties with BSA on account of their new policy, the liberal media has transferred their accusations of bigotry and intolerance from the BSA to its outgoing members and sponsors. Even before making a final decision at this summers annual convention, the Southern Baptist Convention has come under attack by those on the left for indicating that they will recommend for its 47,000 churches to pull away from BSA.
Whispers of litigation against these churches have already spurred non-profit legal foundations like Liberty Institute to take up potential lawsuits that are sure to come down the pike. Its unfortunate that these institutions are being drawn into an ideological fight that they didnt start nor go looking for.
Churches, families and the Scouts themselves are what some might consider collateral damage of a decade-long battle waged by the LGBT organizations against the BSA to impose their morality on a non-government entity. And thanks to a compliant media, clearly in the LGBT camp, these institutions must fend off accusations of intolerance and bigotry while trying to stand strong in their biblical convictions.
We hoped to keep sex and politics out of Scouting, lamented John Stemberger, a lifelong Scout with two sons in scouting, now leading the fight to start a new scouting chapter in defiance of the adopted policy. Unfortunately the LGBT community and the liberal media had other plans.
Sadly, its the parents and churches that must unravel this messy BSA policy and tenaciously step through the landmine of media scrutiny as they seek to live biblically in an increasingly anti-Christian society.
Freedom of association in private organizations should be staunchly defended.
So this is, "Donate to me or I'll sue!"?
strangely, there was this lack of outrage about girl scouts full of lesbians and people still buying their cookies.
i think lesbians are the mastermind behind all this “gay movement”
My bulletin advertises a meeting on why the Catholic Church does not approve the homosexual agenda. I’m tempted to go and ask about the Boy Scouts. I will be hugely surprised if they kick the Boy Scouts out.
And yet the BSA claims they came to this decision via a democratic process. Something does not smell right.
You know what they say about the democratic process..
"Two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner."
Right now, especially after the Southern Baptist pull out, there needs to be a quantified list of the damages to the BSA. This will be a stronger selling point, to be able to say, for example, 10,000 Troops have ceased to be, and it has cost the BSA $25 million dollars in the immediate loss of funding.
I doubt the BSA will be very forthcoming with these statistics, but if they leak out, somehow, it is going to be a devastating response to this attack.
Two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner.
The BSA's problems are bad enough without exaggeration or using misleading terms. No men in the duties of leadership will be allowed if they choose to be openly gay.
BSA is dead. What a shame. An American tradition taken down by a very few.
Queers: "We are the 3.4%."
The BSA will implode as more and more troops disband as decades long support from churches and other groups ends. It is sad to see the BSA tear themselves apart for the benefit of a handful of gays.
It was a good organization that decided to kiss liberal a$$, and now it’s worthless.
Take your kids out.
I give it 1 year.
Well, maybe 2. Court dates take awhile.
No just the front. Just like hollyweird constantly has shows on where men are supposedly turned on by or bream about two girls going at it. Notice in the porn industry two women are portrayed as hot and XXX while the men are dubbed gay porn. Sadly it is working
IT is the little foot in the door to desensitize the occupants so the rest of the unwanted patron can enter the house welcomed.
Sadly with troops disbanding that leaves more money at the national level for fewer troops which equates for a net gain to spend on propaganda, until the donation dry up catches up that is.
And how do you propose that they will be able to keep them out? They were able to legally keep out open gays before because it was part of the core values of Scouting.
Now that open gayness is no longer part of the scouts' core values, I'm sure that the court challenges are already being drawn up.
The churches that have been taken over by homos have lost huge numbers of congregants. They will kill the boyscouts, too. Those placing their hope in lying homo slogans and staying will soon find out exactly why the homos demanded to have access to little boys and teens in their tents. Poor kids.
I think I saw a post in regard to the LGB not allowing the BSA to wear their uniforms in a parade. So much for the intolerant behaviors of the tolerant. Why didn’t the BSA scream at the top of their lungs about that decision?
The time is ripe to have families that are involved with boy scouts to start their own brand of scouting. They are going to lose meeting places if they remain with BSA, since most meeting in and are “sponsored” by churches. The school districts, at least in St. Louis are not letting the scouts use their schools any longer, due to some insurance issue.
Folks buy those half-rate tasteless puks only because those sweet little girls are peddling them. Half probably go to cornered up kinfolks.
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