Boy Scouts, Honor Your Oath by Staying True to Your Values



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If the Boy Scouts of America decide to abandon their values and allow homosexual adult leaders and members in will they then change their oath?

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

How can you remain morally straight if you embrace a homosexual lifestyle?

I mean the Boy Scouts of America will have to change their mission as well, “The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.”

When you consider the Scout Law it says…

Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, Reverent

How is one reverent if they disregard God’s law?

How are you also honoring the religious organizations who have chartered 70% of all Boy Scout troops?

I know those who embrace homosexuality will say I’m being intolerant and pretend that the meanings of words don’t matter (like marriage for instance).  The Boy Scouts have remained steadfast in the midst of pressure.

To cave because of money would be a tragedy.  My primary concern in all of this is more about the leadership within the Scouts than it is about the youth.  How in the world would allowing homosexual leaders contribute to the well-being of Scouts?  I can tell you that LGBT activists don’t care about this.  They only care about their agenda.  Only 42% of Americans surveyed say that the Boy Scouts should allow openly gay leaders.  In regards to individual scouts who struggle with homosexuality I believe can be helped by strong male role models.  If the BSA board made a decision about individual scouts based on reasoning like that, I could respect it.  Being in youth ministry for 20 years I see the value in that, but also having been a Scout I understand how that could be a bad idea as well.

This decision though, this is just about money.

Boy Scouts – stand on your principles or don’t stand at all.  As a former Scout (Boy Scout Troop 10 – Bondurant, IA) I’d rather see the organization fold than deny their principles.  What are you teaching impressionable young men when you say money is more important than morality?  Who wants to be a part of an organization that believes that?

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  • terry jerrel

    You have a great point. How can we protect our children at the camporee’s and other events? The Boy scouts are signing their death warrant. My two boys and I are currently in scouts. If this goes threw, I will resign. What a shame.

  • tony4516

    Yes, I agree, I think allowing gays in the scouts will ruin scouting! The gays want to recruit, thats all.

    • http://anziulewicz.livejournal.com PolishBear

      Tony, Gay people don’t need to recruit. It’s STRAIGHT couples that keep repopulating the world with us. You have a complaint, take it to THEM.

      • tony4516

        PolishBear do you mean straight couples or NORMAL couples?

  • I. Zemmels

    I would encourage the gay people to form their own organizations for youth.

    • http://shanevanderhart.com/ Shane Vander Hart

      They already do.

  • Mom2three

    What exactly will you be protecting your children from? I am very confused by this. If YOUR child is straight how can they be “recruited”? My own son resigned from scouts because at 12 years old he knew it wasn’t right for ANYONE to be left out. Do we not teach our children to love, respect and be kind to their peers? We teach them to share and accept people who are different, where in that teaching is the “except for the gays.” part? No one is asking you or anyone else to be gay, if you don’t like homosexuality don’t be homosexual. I am a married, heterosexual woman with three children, if any of them ever tell me that they are gay I will support them, love them and embrace them for who they are. How can you all teach your children that ANYONE is less than they are? If you want to make this about religion God says in the bible that it is not up to YOU to be his judge. I hope that you all find peace and love in your hearts one day, let’s not forget it wasn’t too long ago when people with brown skin were considered animals or people with mental or physical disabilities were thought to be sent from Satan…one day your children and their children will ask you “How could you ever be so cold, ignorant and heartless?” I am proud to say, it wont be long either. <3 Peace & Love.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1696459548 Richard Taylor

      The Bible also says that acts of homosexuality are an abomination. The word “homosexual” was not invented yet but the perverse nature of their behavior is spoke about.
      I give you the following Bible verses that condemn homosexuality:
      Leviticus 18:22 – You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
      Leviticus 20:13 – If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
      Romans 1:26-27 – For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
      I Corinthians 6:9(NIV) – Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
      I Timothy 1:8-11 (NASB) – “But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.”
      Jude 1:6-7 (NASB) – And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
      We are not to judge against another’s skin or hair color, height, weight, shoe size, etc. Those are things that cannot be changed. Homosexuality is a behaviour issue (totally different). Homosexuality is a sin but we are to “love the sinner while hating the sin”.

      • Mom2three

        Thank you for giving me all of that scripture but you didn’t really answer my question. You think it is ok to teach our children to exclude another child because they or their parent is a homosexual? You realize homosexuality isn’t like poison ivy right? You can’t catch it. Why does it effect YOU or your child if the boy scouts allow homosexuals to participate. I hope that you are well aware that there are millions of homosexuals everywhere, your neighborhood, church, schools, work….should we just “get rid” of them all or should YOU and others like you just be more tolerant about something you are ignorant about and move on with your life? I do not need a scripture lesson, I am just looking to understand BEYOND religion how you can justify this. :)

      • Mom2three

        I feel like you are hiding behind religion to be a bigot. (To be frank)

      • Proud former scout

        I feel like you are lying to yourself that homosexuality is ok. And bigotry is a two way street lady. You are intolerant of people who are against homosexuality. That by definitions keys you a bigot as well.

    • tony4516

      What a line. Who are you fooling, yourself, I think. No one is talking about hate. You have believed the lie that people are born homosexual….what a joke! Maybe pedophiles or rapists are born that way also! As a father of three I’ll guarantee you that if one of your children grows up and wants to live the gay lifestyle you won’t be happy about it!
      So don’t label people who believe homosexuality is wrong as a bunch racists or haters of people with disabilities!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000509338328 Robert Cammarata

    Sorry,but this ship has sailed. Discrimination against gays is so 20th century; fortunately, the Scouts are now ready to enter the 21st century and treat everyone equally.