Skip to comments.My letter to the Boy Scouts of America
Posted on 05/25/2013 9:33:42 AM PDT by Jeff Head
I have been involved to one degree or another with scouting my whole life. Either as a scout myself, a volunteer leader (including a Scout Master and on the local Scouting Committee on numerous occassions), or an annual doner. No more. For the reasons I cite, I can no longer support the organization either myself, or for my own grandsons.
So, this is a letter I sent to the Boy Scouts of America regarding their recent "vote," on accepting openly gay young men as scouts:
Boy Scouts of America
May 24, 2013,
I was in Scouting as a youth. I have been a leader, including a Scout Master, and a member of our Scout Committee, serving as the Advancement chair on occassion. I have also donated to scouting my entire life.
As a result of your recent decision regarding openly gay youth being able to join scouting, I personally will not be giving another dime to the BSA.
I will also recommend that my children not enroll any of our grandsons into the organization...as much as it pains me, and as much as I regret the loss of this once great organization.
Part of Scouting is to be "morally straight." Those words have meaning. A gay life style is not "morally straight." Societal mores may change. But the truth does not...and you do not advance the truth by giving in to or accepting such behavior or inclinations and trying to call them "normal," or okay.
The homosexual community is now going to recruit 16-17 year old boys to become open members of the scouting organization. I do not want my 12-14 year old grandsons, or any other youth exposed to such individuals on campouts. Plain and simple. Not worth the risk.
If you think this will not be discussed, and that such kids will not promote that life-style through conversations at such events...you are deluding yourselves.
My church, the LDS Church, will continue with the scout program within its own congregations until and unless they accept adult leaders who are homosexual. That is what the Church has indicated is its line. The Church teaches that homosexuals can be members of the church as long as they are celebate in these desires. In other words, they can have urges, but if they resist temptation and rely on the atonementof Christ, then they can be members in good standing as much as a heterosexual who does not commit fornication or adultery.
While I can understand this, and agree with it spiritually when it comes to young people who are serious about trying to overcome this deviant lifestyle...for the reasons I just enumerated I cannot support it within the scouts. The Boy Scouts are a seperate, private organization apart from the church, whom seek my private support. I will no longer give it.
I simply cannot, and will not risk that set of circumstances on my own grandkids, or anyone else's if I can help it. And I can help it by not supporting either materially, monetarily, or with my time an organization that has decided to abdicate the moral high ground in order to retain large donations from organizations that have already embraced this homosexual agenda and its strawman "sexual orientation" argurment, or who would avoid adverse public relations pressure from the homosexual community. Make no mistake, those are precisely the issues in play here. As I said, the truth is the truth, and despite million dollar donations, or adverse publicity,"morally straight," means something. Something intrinsic that cannot and must not be auctioned off.
BSA, how could you?
America is at the Crossroads of History, we cannot, and will not choose the right path if we abdicate eternal principles in order to avoid criticism by the liberal progressive elements in today's society who believe in amorality, and a moving set of societal mores. Our nation, our people, have been great historically precisely because we as a people, from our founding, embraced and upheld fundamental moral principal as enumerated to us through the Gosepl of Jesus Christ. Tolerant? yes. Abidating those pricniples to those who reject them? No.
God bless us as a people to return to our roots, and to elect individuals of high moral standing and courage who will hold those lines.
THE PROGRESSIVE/LIBERAL TRAIN WRECK
FYI, my letter to the Boy Scouts of America. I encourage everyone to write similar letters/emails.
Over the next month or so BSA corporate is going to be receiving a very large number of resignation letters from Boy Scout troops and individual Scouts. Plus letters from individuals who have supported the Scouts in various ways over the years telling the BSA they are ending theirs.
Exaclty. And mine is one of them. I hope they are absolutely inundated with such notifications. It needs to hurt them financially and in the town square. Clearly the BSA leadership has decided that those two venues are more important to them than fundamental moral principle. Tragic.
This country is done for.
Our leaders not only accept deviancy, but they foist it off on our kids.
Heaven only knows where it goes from here.
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Do you have the snail mail and email addresses for the BSA plus a fax number for them that you can share with FReepers?
I already wrote a letter (snail-mail, even!) this morning, and it’s in the mailbox now. The BSA have become a disgrace to everything it once stood for. Its entire history and heritage. A disgrace towards God and country. I truly spit on them. May they burn in hell for their cowardly caving to deviancy. Abject COWARDICE. That’s what the Scout uniform now stands for. Cowadice and sodomy!
They better not come anywhere near me, next time they want to have a food-drive or solicit donations! Scumbags.
I can’t see any upside to this decision, but I can envision many horrible scenarios that will play out in the future. How can any parent allow their child to remain in such a dangerous, morally-corrupt organization?
great letter and I will start writing one ot them as well.
This is a step for them getting homosexual men into the boy scouts as leaders just like they used first it’s their own bedroom excuse ,then civil unions because they can’t see their what ever in the hospital and then marriage and then teach in schools and now cross dressing.
They did all of this because people kept quiet, people got scared of being called a stupid silly name, and most of our side with a public voice including talk radio shut up, never took the cameras to place like the folsom fair for all to see how they really act and mock a religion.
The country needs people to stand up, not to shut up, people gave their lives for this country and at least freepers can speak out.
Enough is enough, this was not about wanting homosexuals in boy scouts as they could have set their own boy scout group up.
This was about trying to make the public accept their perversion, their way of life and their agenda.
Well I for one will not accept it nor will any of my family, I will not give any money to the boy scouts now, nor will I tell others it is a worthy goal for their boys.
The boy scouts caved into two things.
1. the homostapo.
2. the north east corporations.
they have sold boy off to thinking that we should accept their perversion and north east elitist money.
I hope now that the south, the Midwest including UT, ID, and yes AK make their own boy scouts up and away from this insanity.
I urge all on here to actually do something and to not cave into the homostapo. Speak out, write letters and urge not just your own elected official but other elected officials including Democrats.
If democrats and other ‘progressives’ can’t remake everything to suit themselves they are perfectly happy to see it destroyed as an alternative.
The homosexual agenda will eventually be forced on everyone.
First came the Girl Scouts, then the schools, then the millitary, now the Boy Scouts.
Churches and organized religions are next.
Very right to be concerned. The politically correct rationale is that people have a genetic disposition to homosexuality. However the reality is that most homosexuals had their first encounter as children and their “partner” was a much older teen or an adult. It is called imprinting and currently it is a crime in most civililizations.
It’s now the Gay Scouts of America.
they know the south will lose money and members , same for the Midwest but they think the north east will give them more money.
In essence, they sold the boy scouts and boys ut to big business from the north east and became cowards from the homostapo
Boy Scouts of America
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, Texas 75015-2079
they said they will get more money from the north east, well screw you north east big business.
Even though they know the south will lose money and membership will go down they still did this.
Cowards and sell outs and this is now a step to get homosexuals into leadership positions.
If they wanted a queer boy scout club then why did they not open their own kind, no they wanted to force their filth agenda onto morals like they did for the military.
People even on here say it’s not a big deal , we should not mention social issues, well screw you all who say that.
Their lack of speaking up has helped this agenda gain traction and talk radio, shame on you too for never mentioning social issues which is the lefts holy grail.
I already sent a letter to my attorney instructing him to remove the BSA from my will. They would have received 1/3 as gratitude for the positive influence the organization had on my life. It will now go to a more worthy organization that better promotes Christian and American values.
I will call and leave a message and write a letter plus email and so will my family.
Sold out to the north east big money and the homostapo.
shame on you and all the cowards who say social issues are not important,
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