Boy Scouts to Implement Policy Allowing Openly Homosexual Members on New Year’s Day

Scouts pdWASHINGTON — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has announced that it will implement its new policy allowing openly homosexual youth to serve as members beginning on January 1st.

As previously reported, in May of this year, over 60 percent of the scout national council voted in favor of altering the organization’s current policy, which bars “open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.”

Over 1,400 scouting members reportedly cast their ballot over the issue as the BSA gathered for its annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas. The resolution posed the question of whether prospective scouts should be denied membership “on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.”

“The Boy Scouts of America will not sacrifice its mission, or the youth served by the movement, by allowing the organization to be consumed by a single, divisive, and unresolved societal issue,” the organization commented in a statement after announcing the results of the vote. “While people have different opinions about this policy, we can all agree that kids are better off when they are in scouting. Going forward, our scouting family will continue to focus on reaching and serving youth in order to help them grow into good, strong citizens.”

A number of Christian organizations then predicted a significant exodus from the Scouts as a result of the decision. Soon after, churches across the country announced that they were booting the Boy Scouts from their building to stay true to the Bible.

“We try to have the authority being in the Scriptures rather than ourselves,” Pastor Paul Thompson of Aldan Union Church in Pennsylvania told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “We believe that among those sins is the sin of homosexuality.”

“We don’t hate anybody,” Mike Shaw of the First Baptist Church of Pelham, Alabama stated. “We’re not doing it out of hatred. The teachings of the Scripture are very clear on this. We’re doing it because it violates the clear teaching of Scripture.”

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The Boy Scouts state, however, that they hope that the implementation of the new policy on January 1st will have no ramifications.

“My hope is there will be the same effect this Jan. 1 as the Y2K scare,” Brad Haddock, policy implementation committee chair, told the Associated Press. “It’s business as usual, nothing happens and we move forward.”

Nonetheless, to outline possible issues surrounding the change, BSA has released a Membership Standards Implementation manual that provides answers to frequently asked questions, such as, “How does the BSA define ‘morally straight?'”

“The Boy Scout Handbook continues to define ‘morally straight’ as ‘Your relationships with others should be honest and open. Respect and defend the rights of all people. Be clean in your speech and actions and faithful in your religious beliefs. Values you practice as a Scout will help you shape a life of virtue and self-reliance,” it outlines.

BSA also notes that “[a] general move toward individual toilet and shower facilities is already underway” and that “[e]ach unit’s leadership along with their committee will be responsible for working with their parents to determine appropriate sleeping arrangements.”


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  • Mary Waterton

    Teaching sodomy to the youth of America. Wow! This country has reached the bottom. More wicked than ancient Rome which God destroyed in 410 AD after giving them a multitude of opportunities to repent. More wicked than Sodom and Gomorrah. Flee this country if you can. Destruction is coming.

  • Joe Dunfee

    A core purpose of scouting is to guide boys in the process of becoming a man. They have many policies that are intended to guide the moral development of these boys. When they say that they are neutral in the issue of homosexuality, they are not being genuine. They have clearly decided to approve of homosexuality. Approval of homosexual leaders is obviously soon to follow.

    Their new policy on homosexuality is clearly a violation of their original charter, and a gross moral violation. Christ was quite clear in his statement in Mat 18:6 concerning those who would lead children into sin. He said it would be better for them if they “were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

  • Webb

    This is only one facet of the Sodomites teaming with the Democrats to destroy America.

  • Joe

    And this is why my dollars will no longer support the BSA.

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    Please, if you are a Christian parent, do NOT submit your children to the spiritual abuse of 3 organizations: the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts (http://www.honestgirlscouts.com/discover_hallofshame.html), and the government schools (that’s public schools). If you leave your children in the government schools (and the Scouts), and wonder why they come out believing that homosexual behavior and abortion are “kewl,” then you have no one to blame but yourselves for handing your children over to spiritual debasement. (http://chalcedon.edu/research/articles/the-push-is-on-canadian-u-s-public-schools-continue-to-promote-homosexuality/)

    Keep the second job and send them to a private Biblically Christian school or, better yet, quit the second job, lose the bling, and homeschool them. If you are so deluded to think that you can undo 7 hours of godless liberal indoctrination in a couple of evening hours, may God have mercy on you. Your children are NOT to be handed over to government schools for liberal fascist experimentation!

  • Karate Kathleen

    Pray for all the little ones! I really fear in my heart that some small child is going to be assaulted by another homosexual kid who has no impulse control or poor morals. I hope I’m wrong. Please Jesus, come soon!

  • Charles Mugalu

    It appears some elements of sodoma & gomora servived the God’s wrath, they are now regrouping & contaminating the rest of the world. Americans Stop shyness and fight the gay vice decessively.