Skip to comments.R.I.P, Boy Scouts of America
Posted on 05/27/2013 7:51:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? (Mark 8:36)
Its a sad day for both Scouting and for freedom. Indeed, its a sad day for America. The century-old Boy Scouts of America (BSA) created in 1910 to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes has betrayed its own constituency, mission, oath and law.
Last Thursday, approximately 1,400 adult BSA delegates from around the country gathered in Texas and decided, in a disgracefully lopsided vote, to welcome into its ranks, open and avowed homosexuality (boy-on-boy sexual attraction and behavior), thereby disavowing the morally straight Scout Oath its members are sworn to uphold.
They voted unwisely.
History will reflect that on this day the BSA turned from morally straight to immorally bent that this once great organization founded on honor, reverence and biblical morality was crushed beneath the worldly weight of pagan idolatry.
Whereas, for over a century, millions of boys have raised their right hands, swearing on my honor to do my duty to God and my country on this day, hundreds of adult delegates likewise raised their right hands, shook their fists at God and flipped their middle fingers at both the boys they serve and the parents who trusted them.
While endeavoring to gain the world, this once honorable institution has forfeited its soul.
Scripture admonishes: The wages of sin is death. (Rom. 6:23). This was a catastrophic miscalculation. It was sin, and, tragically, through this sin, the BSA has now effectively sealed its own fate. It has set into motion its own demise.
Even by its own estimates, BSA leadership admits that the decision will likely result in a mass exodus from Scouting. They anticipate that as many as 400,000 Scouts and Scouters will leave the organization (acceptable casualties in the war on morality, I guess). Still, as devastating as this number is, it too represents a gross miscalculation.
Consider, for instance, that when Canadas version of the Boy Scouts voted in 1998 to welcome open homosexuality, its membership rolls plummeted by over half in just five years, forcing camp closures, staff layoffs and huge budget cuts. Looking north of the border for clues, then, we can expect that, with current membership at around 2.6 million, its more likely that roughly 1.5 million Boy Scouts and troop masters will walk.
Then again, were talking about progressive Canada. This is the good ol USA. With over 61 percent of Scouts, Scouters and parents opposing the homosexualization of Boy Scouts, and over 70 percent of U.S. Scout groups sponsored by churches and religious organizations, its not unreasonable to expect that defections will even exceed this estimate.
In short, BSAs betrayal may well result in near-total ruin. The wages of sin is death.
Heres the reality: Reality has not changed. Objective truth did not suddenly and miraculously reverse itself on May 23, 2013. As BSA has always acknowledged (until Thursday), homosexual behavior remains empirically disordered and immoral. The only thing that has changed is politics.
Ultimately, this decision had nothing to do with tolerance or inclusivity. Neither did it concern the best interests of the boys who make up Boy Scouting. Instead, this decision was rooted in pure evil. It had everything to do with money. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs (1 Timothy 6:10).
And wandered from the faith they have.
Now come the many griefs.
Really, three things drove this decision: Fear, greed and politics. A number of high-dollar corporate donors threatened to pull funding from BSA if they maintained the existing policy on sexual morality. Additionally, a number of extremist pressure groups, aided by a sympathetic left-wing media, brought tremendous pressure to bear.
But the pressures not going away. The BSA made a critical error in judgment. It showed weakness. This has only whipped these radicals into a heightened frenzy. Within moments of the gay announcement, Nancy Pelosi called the move an important first step. The Human Rights Campaign demanded the new policy doesnt go far enough, and Mother Jones, a liberal online publication, posted an article titled, Boy Scouts: You Can Be Gay Until Youre 18.
Sin is never satisfied. The homofascist thirst for absolute affirmation is unquenchable.
Whats the next step? Activists now demand that adult men who desire sex with other males (gay scout masters) be allowed to take your sons camping overnight. Soon theyll be insisting that transgender boys (girls who wish they were boys) be allowed to join as well.
What a camping trip. Imagine the pup tent. Your son and Jimmy whos got a crush on him along with Billy and Billys boyfriend Bobby, all snuggly warm in the middle of nowhere. But make room for Sammy (formerly Suzie) and Sammys boyfriend Gary (formerly Gertrude).
Dont forget to hang the disco ball.
And always be prepared.
You think there wont be new membership stagnation? Who wants to sign their boy up for the Gay Scouts? Whats a kid gotta to do to earn his tolerance badge? Parents, you might want to get out while the gettins good. As one Eagle Scout told me, Im not leaving the Boy Scouts, the Boy Scouts left me.
Its only a matter of time until BSA caves on these demands as well. Theyll admit gay men and girls soon. They have no choice. Now that theyve opened the door, theyve waived the only legal defense they once had: religious and moral conviction.
But heres the good news. I and dozens more will be convening for a coalition meeting of pro-family leaders next month in Louisville, Ky., to discuss the creation of a moral alternative to the Boy Scouts. Nature abhors a vacuum. We intend to fill it.
Still, until then, please join me as we mourn the loss of this once honorable organization. The Boy Scouts of America: Born Feb. 8, 1910 Died May 23, 2013.
May it rest in peace.
Check out this picture of the French protesting gay marriage. They know the direction this is headed.
Interestingly enough, this may be an RIP for the boy scouts.
I local sheriff where I live is cancelling their charter in our area due to this decision being a violation of state laws regarding sodomy.
Next step for the BSA will be to allow gay scout leaders. I wonder how many parents will take their kids out of scouting.
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Why would you send your son out camping with other boys that are overtly sexual and homosexual? Obviously Gays got their way, and obviously it will destroy the Boy Scouts.
But the Homosexuals are ok with that. They never liked the principles of Scouting anyway. They just hated being held accountible for their actions.
It is a small example of society in general. Every society that tolerated Homosexuality openly, destructs and the dust of that civilization blows in the wind.
This is true of America too. But the Homosexuals are ok with that. They never liked the principles of America either. What ever price you pay is worth it, as long as they get their way.
The BSA will soon be floating belly up.
I expect to get as far with this suggestion as I do with my suggestion to pull your kids out of public indoctrination centers but I’ll say it anyway. It’s time to pull your boys out of Boy Scouts.
The once proud Boy Scouts of America has been highjacked by NAMBLA (the North American Man Boy Love Assoc). Keep your kids away!
“Last Thursday, approximately 1,400 adult BSA delegates from around the country gathered in Texas and decided, in a disgracefully lopsided vote”
How about one of these stories include the details of the vote. Is it a secret or something? Like is 1400 BSA delegates all of them that could vote in the US, or some of them or what? Or what was the exact vote total? One story said ‘60%+’ but I didn’t see anything more about it. You would think you would have seen something from somebody that voted against it if nothing else.
That didn't take long. Didn't really think it would.
If one organization can get the various churches behind it. They could surplant the BSA in a short amount of time.
From now on they should be referred to as the Gay Scouts.
Sad day for what was a classic American institution.
I’m sure it’s as secret as the harassments of good people by the alphabet agencies including the tax people and for the same reasons.
BSA has been hijacked. It cannot recover while its former leaders continue to cower.
WE out here who have nothing to do with BSA due to gender, find that the lack of successful former BS and eagle scouts fighting against this speaks to a lack of courage and conviction, actually.
THis is a hugely demoralizing move in our country. Where are these politically correct people?
With 3 Eagles and 1 Life Scout sons and 1 Eagle grandson along with working to assist their Scoutmasters over the years, I am amazed at the shortsighted decision made on this issue.
What a great loss!
There is an alternative for Devout Christian families:
THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BRIGADE.
Here’s another for devout Christian families:
The homosexuals will now have their own homosexual boys’ organization, without having to finance it. The shameful sell-out by the BSA brass shows that they are not trustworthy enough to be in charge of the training of young men.
Homosexuals are like the cowbird, that throws another bird’s eggs out of the nest and lays its own eggs in the vandalized nest. The original owner of the nest then returns and hatches the next generation of marauding cowbirds.
Unless those who espouse traditional Christian values stand up now and organize their own group, the future is bleak.
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