Boy Scouts Likely to Approve Gay Leadership

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In a major policy reversal, the Boy Scouts of America will probably allow professed homosexuals to hold leadership positions in the organization.

In a major policy reversal, the Boy Scouts of America made a statement that the organization will probably allow professed homosexuals to hold leadership positions in the organization. The final decision will be made next week during the upcoming executive meeting held in Irving, Texas the first week in February.

Pressed by The Christian Post, the BSA provided an emailed statement: “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 statement continued. “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.”

This change in policy is in opposition to a Supreme Court judgment in 2000 ruling that the BSA did not have to include homosexuals since homosexuality runs contrary to the BSA’s expressive message. When the CP asked the BSA why they changed their position even when they have the Supreme Court’s backing, officials said it was the result of “dialogue within the Scouting family.”

Nearly 70 percent of local Scouting organizations are affiliated with faith-based organizations.

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  • thequez

    Unbelievable!

    • Hersh or is it Harsh

      It would be except God said this day was coming….

  • Hersh or is it Harsh

    The only reason they are rolling over on this is MONEY!!! If every Christian BSA threaten to pull out they would need to listen to the majority rather than the minority. BUT being most Christians are lazy and don’t take a stand against this type of nonsense…. I’m taking bets we lose this ground as well…. it will be “ANOTHER” sad day if they give in to the Gay agenda. Where are the Men and Women of God???? I’m starting to understand the idea of the road is narrow.

    • Dee

      You are so right. There is no contending for the faith. Sometimes I tell myself let the unbelievers have at this world. It’s the devils domain anyway. But we are not to grow weary in spreading the good news. But I am getting very discouraged. However I must, as Paul said, press on and fight the good fight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000780793953 Robert Davis

    it’s a shame of the compromise that they are making, by not thinking of the impact this can have on children who are not able to defend themselves from such predatory behavior.

  • Jim Shelton

    I understand that would leave individual councils legally liable.

  • pw73

    …..as it was in the days of Lot… Luke 17:28

  • Steve

    As it was when The Roman Empire fell

  • ron

    Grow some BSA. Stand on your principles or you will fold. What kind of leadership is worthy to follow if it buckles under social pressure. This is the only reason my son and I joined scouting rather than some other group, because of the moral backbone. Pull that and my reason is gone. Wanna see funds and participation dry up? Go ahead and do something immoral and stupid.

  • Pedro

    The western world has become a cesspool of filth! The end times are well under way and the horsemen are picking up speed…

  • Rick

    Being the product of four years of homosexual abuse as a child and a former boy scout, I am sickened by the possibility that BSA would even consider the acceptance of homosexuals to serve in leadership. To so would be like declaring open season on thousands of young boys.

  • Rev Gus Jones

    I agree it is all about big money from sources like UPS and other that are pushing the gay agenda, if we allow this to happen there will be no stopping the gay rights movement. Know the guestion is this what does God think about this and where is God in this and why are the BSA leaders asking for special prayer in this. Also someone please explain to me why after all the money was spent to defend the BSA against this that they even intertain this thought unless some of the higher ups in the BSA are either gay, or they are turning gay. Please do not ruin what God has allowed to stay non gay!!!!!

  • Ray Robinson

    Sad, our children are not safe anywhere! No one standing up!

  • Dan Syrcle

    Shameless plug for Royal Rangers, a true faith based ministry to young men that will never allow homosexuality within its organization.

  • Pedro

    You “christians” who are wringing your hands on this issue…why are you all so weak? You are supposed to be “christians” speak out on this issue whenever and whereever you have the chance..research the homosexual diseases, and the consquences for their fility act of sodomy…and quit calling them “gay”..if you look in older dictionaries you will find the word used to mean happy..These people who practice homosexuality are far from happy, it is a serious disorder, which the world now wants us to believe is “normal”..Research it, and remember they are “homosexuals” and they practise sodomy/anal intercourse..and God destroyed a whole city and the inhabitants because of it….

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