IRD Commends Southern Baptist, Catholic Support for Current Boy Scouts Policy

WASHINGTON,Feb. 4, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Proposed changes to the Boy Scouts of America’s existing policy barring homosexuals from Scout leadership positions have met with significantly differing responses from U.S. churches. Most Boy Scout troops in the U.S. are hosted by churches.

The change faces opposition within the Scouting community and on the grassroots level. Families threaten to leave the program entirely. Churches, which support BSA through donations and their facilities, have weighed in as well. President and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Frank Page has expressed dismay, asserting that the Boy Scouts of America is “wilting under pressure from some of their corporate sponsors…” The Assemblies of God said they were “saddened and disappointed” about the proposed changes. The National Catholic Committee on Scouting opposes the new proposed policy.

Sadly, officials of the United Methodist Church Board of Church and Society and United Methodist Men both offered support for the proposed new scout policy, which would allow local groups to determine their own stance on homosexuality. Neither church agency mentioned that the United Methodist Book of Discipline calls homosexual practice “incompatible with Christian teaching.”

IRD Researcher and former Eagle Scout Bart Gingerich commented:

“BSA policy forbidding openly gay leaders, volunteers, and scouts reflects the opinion of the vast majority of active parents and Scouting leadership. As an Eagle Scout I was shocked and saddened to hear the announcement that the Boy Scouts were considering a change to this longstanding standard.

“The LGBT champions on corporate boards pressuring the Boy Scouts have no love for the organization. If the organization keeps its current standards, it loses major corporate donors. If the Scouts change their policy, then they are going to lose grassroots participation via facilities, membership, and funds from many families and churches. Either way the organization is hurt badly.

“For over a century now, the Boy Scouts have sacrificially given men and boys impressive skill sets, leadership training, outdoors experience, and fond memories. Almost every community in the United States has been blessed by service projects carried out by diligent Scouts. Now a new generation of iconoclasts seeks to destroy this heritage in their crusade against all things patriotic, faith-based and masculine.

“Most who are pressuring the Boy Scouts of America do not care about the organization. It is just another casualty in their culture war.”

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7 thoughts on “IRD Commends Southern Baptist, Catholic Support for Current Boy Scouts Policy”

  1. That second to last paragraph sounds swell. Too bad openly gay kids can’t take advantage of those opportunities.

  2. Too bad openly gay kids can’t take advantage of those opportunities.

    Not to mention teenage girls who want to be able to openly try to be or act like boys in the Boy Scouts.

  3. The corporations that pressured the Boy Scouts are AT&T, Ernst and Young, [>>>>>>>>>>]Bank of America[<<<<<<<<<<<<<<], Intel and UPS who’ve already pressured the scouts individually; US Bank, Verizon, and Wells Fargo round out the list of sponsors who’ve pressured the Boy Scouts. Google

    So Bank of America is more moral than Boy Scouts these days… and probably a beacon of morality and ethics too?

  4. Keep in mind that the paper ponzi that Bank of America and other globalists are using to attack organizations like the BSA is itself produced by the corruption typical to the “first gay president”: Bank of America Dangerous Derivatives Deal

    Why are people attacking the BSA instead of supporting or forming their own associations and organizations based on their values? After all, wouldn’t everyone be flocking to organizations that allowed gay mentorships and relationships if they existed?

  5. Which is why political philosophy has to always evolve and keep moving. When it sits still too long and turns to stone, it does become a statue.

    Meaning the conservative values will only remain relevant as long as they are considered to be progressive…. :)

  6. Considering the images of sexuality engraved in stone on the “central government” type of pyramid schemes and empires that emerged in the past, there is no linear form of progress in the idea that people’s desires define morality.

    Instead, it’s more likely that it is an old idea that comes and goes depending on the strength of the empire and the ability of people to rule themselves.

    But once people have wealth, corruption and the cyclical idea that their desires define morality usually emerges among them:

    Have you ever found in history, one single example of a Nation thoroughly corrupted that was afterwards restored to virtue? ….And without virtue, there can be no political liberty….
    Will you tell me how to prevent luxury from producing effeminacy, intoxication, extravagance, vice and folly? ….
    I believe no effort in favor of virtue is lost.
    –John Adams

    And that’s when they usually begin destroying the creation of wealth… ironic, isn’t it?

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