Boy Scouts Lift Membership Ban on Gay Youths
Officials predicted 350,000 may leave, 20,000 may join over decision. Assemblies of God
and Southern Baptists suggest exodus.
Below is a comment someone made regarding the article above. It’s pretty sad to see what will certainly end up being the destruction of an organization which has contributed so much to this nation’s young men over the years. It’s sad that doing the right thing morally here will now require, for many, departing.
Parents and young men who continue with their membership will either need to be extremely strong or they will be compromised in their character and forced to gradually be molded more and more into accepting the spirit of the age – a spirit which is alive and well in our culture, in our corporations, in our government, and even in some churches which have seen their anchor chain snap. But hope is certainly not lost, for God still has a peculiar people who are His and they will remain so for eternity, regardless of what ultimately-harmless weapons are fashioned or arrayed against them:
4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. 5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. Romans 11:4-5
I put a few verses at the bottom which make it pretty clear what needs to be done. The commenter states things very well.
Hey, hats off to all the advocates who managed to push this change through. You won a decisive battle. You shall not win the war.
You should talk to your parents and your pastor.
I am an Eagle scout. My wife and I are/were leaders in our boy’s packs and troops. We just quit a couple hours ago. We quit because we didn’t want to put our boys in an organization that teaches values, but whose values are so different from our own. Scouts isn’t like a baseball team. You don’t just go there to tie knots or go camping. Scouts is an organization that strives to instill values into its membership. And it is incredibly effective at doing that. There are older boys in our troop who could tell my son pretty much anything and he would believe them because he respects them so much. I can’t put him in a place where he is subject to that kind of influence from someone who is going to teach him (verbally or visually) something that is morally wrong.
If I were just volunteering I would stay. I have a witness within Boy Scouts. I have the opportunity to be a positive role model there, and a messenger for Christ. And there will be even more boys who need that kind of influence now. But I can’t subject my boys to that. If you are old enough, and aware enough, and if you have strong Christian support, I think Scouts might still work for you. But you will be implicitly approving of the policy change if you stay, unless you are vocal and adamant about your opposition to it.
We are going to invest our time more in our church youth group. I am going to do everything I can to make that the best place I can for my boys to grow. We can’t count on the BSA to be our conscience. They will/have let us down. We have to put our trust in Christ and in His Word.
Like I said before, you should talk to your parents and your pastor.
Posted By: Luke | May 23, 2013 9:50 PM
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 KJV
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 KJV