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?