Boy Scouts Face Huge Loss After Choice To Allow Openly-Gay Members

For Southern Baptist pastor Tim Reed, it was Scripture versus the Scouts. “God’s word explicitly says homosexuality is a choice, a sin,” said Reed, pastor of First Baptist Church of Gravel Ridge in Jacksonville, Arkansas. So when the Boy Scouts of America voted to lift its ban on openly gay youths on May 24, Reed said the church had no choice but to cut its charter with Troop 542.

“It’s not a hate thing here,” Reed told CNN affiliate Fox 16. “It’s a moral stance we must take as a Southern Baptist Church.” Baptist churches sponsor nearly 4,000 Scout units representing more than 100,000 youths, according to the Boy Scouts of America. The Southern Baptist Convention, the country’s largest Protestant denomination, will soon urge its 45,000 congregations and 16 million members to cut ties with the Scouts, according to church leaders. The denomination will vote on nonbinding but influential resolutions during a convention June 11-12 in Houston.

“There’s a 100% chance that there will be a resolution about disaffiliation at the convention,” said Richard Land, the longtime head of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, “and a 100% chance that 99% of people will vote for it.”

“Southern Baptists are going to be leaving the Boy Scouts en masse,” Land continued.

via CNN


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  • TheSunDidIt

    They’ve lost my support forever. I was a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Weblo and was an Eagle Scout rank and Order of the Arrow recipient. They’ve violated ALL of our oaths. I will not. I used to support Scouting. I was the military’s liaison for the Boy Scouts at Fort Riley, KS with the 1st ID, 2d Bde in the mid-80’s. I volunteered for the duty. No more will I endorse Scouting or it’s programs.

    • agbjr

      Yes, it is painful and heartbreaking. I have resigned my twenty-five year tenure as scoutmaster effective 12:00 AM, January 1, 2014, as that is when this policy change is scheduled to become effective. My fidelity to the Scout Oath demands I NOT support this bastardization of Scouting.

      • TheSunDidIt

        Maybe time for a NEW organization that WON’T cave to the homosexual agenda? Baden Powell’s idea is being trashed now but, that doesn’t mean it has to die.

    • apf2

      It looks like “weblo” is taking on a whole new meaning. Lord, have mercy.

  • Independent voter from Texas

    I’ve heard that God created all humans. I’ve also heard that homosexuals are humans. Ergo, God must have created homosexuals. So what is the logic behind the assertion that God doesn’t approve of homosexuals?

    • leber47

      that is such an ignorant question…….. [rapist and murderers are human… DUH. I hope you can’t reproduce.

    • RedMeatState

      read His Word and find out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bigjohn.lesnak BigJohn Unlisted

      You aren’t that stupid, are you?

    • iamcurious

      Your reasoning is very simplistic, quite to be expected of leftists. Homosexuals are not made by God, as such. It is a choice and a perverse choice, at that. Prior to the political correctness of the modern era, it was adjudged to be a mental illness. It still seems to fit that profile.

      • TheSunDidIt

        Just like liberalism is a mental disease.

    • agthorn

      God did NOT create the homosexual … sin did. Whether that sin was by the individual or pushed on the individual, it was not a creation of God.

    • Richard Driskill

      He also gave us the power of choice. We may sin or we may walk the righteous path.

    • TheSunDidIt

      Homosexuals CREATE nothing. They CHOOSE to be of that persuasion and nothing more. They are not born that way. There is no “gay gene”. They LIKE their perversions. Pure and simple, it’s a violation of the Scout Oath to BE “gay”.

  • dagriz

    As the pledge says “morally straight” it’ll have to be re-written

  • iamcurious

    I can see no reason for churches not to pull their sponsorships and affiliations with the BSA. There is a natural cause and effect relationship here.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bigjohn.lesnak BigJohn Unlisted

      You are 100% right.

  • George E. Buttner

    God will not be Mocked!

    • http://www.facebook.com/bigjohn.lesnak BigJohn Unlisted

      Who said anything about mockery?

      • Nana

        Just the Bible!

  • o4heavenssake

    What on earth did the Boy Scouts Council think would happen? If I remember correctly, Canada did the same thing with the same outcome.

    • Neal Avery

      So did The Episcopal Church.

  • glitz34

    The homosexuals have been trying to destroy the Boy Scouts for years and now they have succeeded with political correctness from themselves. Why on earth couldn’t they see through this!!??

  • Navy Vet

    Any parent who willingly permits their children to become a scout now, is encouraging homosexuality. Parents should understand that Boy Scout camping trips will take on an entirely different agenda. I predict the Boy Scouts Organization will cease to exist because of a really poor decision on their behalf.

  • Traphill25

    I will never support anything or anybody gay! It is a decision, not hate!! I am a Christian and can not go against Gods will!

  • Traphill25

    Parents, Fathers will now need to spend the time with their sons and teach them what they could have learned in BSA>

  • George E. Buttner

    Well, since you ask me, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg.”
    Answer: God made the chicken, and said go lay an egg!

    It is different with humans, for we are “Pro-Creators with God – according to the holy scriptures. God made man from dust, and breathe the breath of life into his lungs, then He put him to sleep, took a rib from his chest and created a woman. Along with His Commandments – God also gave humans free will and choice. Then He instructed them to obeyHis Laws – procreate and populate the world and care for his creatures, that is God’s intentions for the world. Homosexuals cannot procreate, thus they become a mockery of God’s Creation..The Bible say, an Abombination. These ideas are well known and taught in the Christian Church… Everyone falls short of these laws, but you can be forgiven!

  • jenniewalsh

    When the Kingdom of Satan takes over any organization, it is time to get out of it.

  • jenniewalsh

    They can always take their boys and start their own organization, one that upholds the Divine Law.

    • Richard Driskill

      Although I concur with your possible resolution, it is literally a crying shame that such a GREAT organization befall such a terrible end. I feel so bad for all the fine and wholesome people who put so much time and effort into creating and maintaining the BSA for our children… only to have the rug pulled out from underneath them by perverts infiltrating the organization.

      • WhiteFalcon

        All that is true, and I hope that the BSA loses 100,000 scouts within the next six months and that the loss continues after that. It will become the Queer Scouts of America.

    • Neal Avery

      The Royal Rangers are such an organization

  • Richard Driskill

    Tim Reed is 100% correct in his stance. To bolster his position from a different angle (clinical) –

    Homosexuality: The sexual desire towards another of the same gender. It is a mental disorder
    resulting in sexual perversion (unnatural; nature can not further life through homosexuality, a scientific edict in its pathology). The conduct in practicing homosexuality is a choice. It was wrongly removed from the list of mental diseases by the APA in December of 1973 after violent demonstrations, starting first with the ‘Stonewall Riots’ (Stonewall Inn, 51-53 Christopher Street, Greenwich Village, NYC) on June 28, 1969, and then later in May of 1970, by homosexual activists in California who forcefully took over an APA conference objecting to the classification of homosexuality as a mental illness. When homosexuality was deleted as a disease category from the DSM-II, a new diagnosis, “sexual orientation disturbance”, was added to describe persons attracted to members of the same sex who are either disturbed by, in conflict with, or wish to change their sexual orientation. This diagnosis was renamed “ego dystonic homosexuality” in the 3rd edition of the DSM, DSM III (Washington, DC: APA; 1980). The category did not appear in the DSM-IIIR, and in the 4th edition (DSM-IV) there is no reference to homosexuality, except under “sexual disorders not otherwise specified” (Washington, DC: APA; 1994).

    Physiologically there is no ‘gay gene’ making oneself homosexual, but that false position is constantly touted as such by the homosexual community; furthermore, there is a constant move to ‘recruit’ young individuals into homosexuality (showing it is not a natural condition state
    among humans). Roughly 1.7 percent (not the 6 to 10 percent as is commonly touted by homosexuals) of the 18-and-over population in the US identify themselves as ‘gay’. Persons afflicted with hormonal imbalance to the degree that it results in effeminate qualities for men (‘sissy’), or androsian qualities for women (‘butch’) can be treated and is not a mental disorder, but rather a hormonal imbalance. Unfortunately these people are prime targets for recruitment by homosexuals. The fact that bisexuality exists will tell you all of this is a condition of the perverted mind. Additionally, the ever current mandate by the homosexual community to ‘force’ their aberrant lifestyle on the public and make them accept it can be clearly seen in the recent occurrence where 2 lesbians spray-painted their own garage door with ‘kill the gay’ and tried to blame it on others in their Colorado community.

    On June 1, 2009, President Barack Obama declared June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month, citing the riots as a reason to “commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans”. This, of course, was meant to seal 1.7% of the vote for him in the 2012 election; even though our society is based on the “Rule of Law’ and not ‘mob rule’.

    • WhiteFalcon

      I remember all of the above. When science mixes in politics it ceases to be science and becomes a joke. That is what has happened in this case.

  • my.hairy.mole@gmail.com

    This is just one of the ways, the commies take over…eventually. Divide and Conquer! obummer is doing a pretty good job of this so far.

    • jenjen

      And, all he has to do is read his teleprompter and play golf!

  • holdyourhorses

    Good for them. Now what do we think will happen if they try or some one tries, to start another Christian based organization for young boys under another name … mmm let me guess. We no longer live in the land of the free, now do we. I guess the “Boy Scouts of America” will soon be known as the “Openly Gay Boy Scouts of America”, that’s about all that will be left. Congratulations to the primarily atheist “regressive progressive” (communists) for destroying another iconic American Christian values based institution in the name of “fairness”, “diversity” and “social justice”. This has nothing to do with fairness, diversity or social justice folks, but everything to do with bullying and control … power over those with whom they disagree.

    • scott miller

      The whole push of the gay agenda isn’t about inclusivness, it’s about destruction. I think the real reason they are attacking institutions like the military and boy scouts is that they are leader-producing organizations. The left wants us all to be sheep, and how better to bring that about than by killing off all the ways our nation has of producing people who can think for themselves?

      • holdyourhorses

        Absolutely, I totally agree. That, and it is part of their plan to demonize American values and the Christian faith in order to continue to demoralize our society. Destroy our country from within. It’s the communist way.

  • oleinwi

    Don’t get me wrong, as a former Scout, Scoutmaster of many years and long time supporter, I no longer support them either. But, this was the goal of the left. Infiltrate our founding principles and destroy them from within. Make no mistake, the next step will be openly gay Scoutmasters, sticking a coffin nail in the lid of Scouting. It’s a no win for those that believe in the Oath, and God. If we stay in, we condone it, if we leave, Scouting slowly dies and will be utterly usurped by homosexuals, left-wing environmentalists and God knows who else. Lose, lose. But, that is Satan’s game when it’s all said and done….

  • Neal Avery

    I have already started supporting The Royal Rangers. They are a scout type organization sponsored by The Church of God and several other denominations. I doubt that they will sell out like the paid Scout Executives. The Scouts were destroyed like the Episcopal Church, from the inside by people we trusted.

  • oleinwi

    I’m a Christian, but the left likes to embrace Darwinism so closely, let’s look at it from a Darwinian point of view, using the left’s own hero of “evolutionary processes” against them. First of all, I was once a research biologist, so I have some knowledge of this topic. Darwin believed, in general, that any species, or individuals in a species, would be highly selected against if they were unable to pass on their genes to future generations. Or, had any other traits making them less fit to survive than other individuals within their species. Homosexuals are unable to reproduce, pass on their genetic uniqueness through procreation. Darwin would say they would be HIGHLY selected against, as not being able to pass on your genes is highly undesirable. Darwin would also argue that diseases like AIDS, should be allowed to take their course, as that is nature trying to correct itself, and weed out those undesirable genes through undesirable behavior. Darwin would also be very opposed to in-vitro fertilization for lesbians, as they are unnaturally potentially passing on a trait, that would otherwise be selected against due to lesbians inability to procreate. The liberals love to embrace Darwin, until it’s no longer convenient…

    • apf2

      But since this is not a genetic issue, but rather a behavioral issue, they are propagating their ilk through social engineering. there is no gene to pass on–it is a conditioning and training of the weak minded, ignorant and fearful that will garner a population boom for this sickly group.

  • Dutch Martin

    They can’t say they didn’t see this coming.