Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay members
GRAPEVINE, Texas – The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.
Of the local Scout leaders voting at their annual meeting in Texas, more than 60 percent supported the proposal.
Under the proposal drafted by the Scouts’ governing board, gay adults will remain barred from serving as Scout leaders.
The outcome is unlikely to end a bitter debate over the Scouts’ membership policy.
Some conservative churches that sponsor Scout units wanted to continue excluding gay youths, in some cases threatening to defect if the ban were lifted. More liberal Scout leaders — while supporting the proposal to accept gay youth — have made clear they want the ban on gay adults lifted as well. SOURCEOnce again I am venturing out into that area of life that may gain me some NEW haters and increase my hate mail and SPAM because, once again, I am about to speak from the heart, political correctness be damned.
The Boy Scouts have just imploded in MY not so humble opinion. The have voted to accept GAY members, and that is going to destroy the BSA.
I personally refuse to call it GAY, I won’t bastardize the word GAY by attaching it to the perversion that IS homosexuality. That is where my non-politically correct tilt comes in.
The word GAY – once upon a time it was defined as merry, cheerful, jolly, joyful, blithe, mirthful and happy.
Today it is defined as, when used as an adjective — homosexual (of a person, esp. a man) and when used as a Noun – A homosexual, esp. a man.
Homosexuality is NOT normal, it is a perversion and it should still be treated as such.
From Facebook — Texas Values President, Jonathan Saenz, released the following statement about the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) decision:
“This tragic decision is the result of personal political ideology by BSA national leaders who willing opened the door to allow homosexual advocates to overrun an organization that stands for a code of morality that these intolerant advocates reject. The BSA is a private organization, but it has chosen to place sex and politics above its timeless principles, and the BSA will likely ultimately fail because of this change. We’ll next see aggressive attacks on any BSA units that dare stand for God and religious liberty as those that seek to change the BSA will not tolerate these current BSA principles either.”I was never a member of the BSA, I never wanted to be. I can give no real reason why but the BSA never appealed to me.
I have a close friend that was in Scouting for years and I know his feelings regarding the perverts that engage in homosexuality, and I also know that my Congressman, Pete Sessions, is/was an Eagle Scout, and has a son that is too if I am not mistaken.
I am anxious to hear Rep. Sessions statement on this move by the BSA and would welcome his comments here on The TexasFred Blog.
I say this, and I am only speaking for myself, but if YOU are a Christian Conservative, if you are as appalled by this decision as I am and if YOU personally believe the BSA is WRONG in their decision, remove your sons from the BSA.
If your Church sponsors a Scout Troop, urge your Church leaders to drop that sponsorship as soon as possible and seek other alternatives.
The morality of this nation is being tested my friends, and the Boy Scouts are being used as a HUGE test group. We, as Conservative and Christian Americans, responsible parents and grand-parents, can’t allow that to happen!
What’s next? Hot pink merit badges?