A little dust for the dust up:
The Boy Scouts of America Statement:
"For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been a part of the fabric of this nation, with a focus on working together to deliver the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.
"Based on growing input from within the Scouting family, the BSA leadership chose to conduct an additional review of the organization's long-standing membership policy and its impact on Scouting's mission. This review created an outpouring of feedback from the Scouting family and the American public, from both those who agree with the current policy and those who support a change.
"Today, following this review, the most comprehensive listening exercise in Scouting's history the approximate 1,400 voting members of the Boy Scouts of America's National Council approved a resolution to remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone. The resolution also reinforces that Scouting is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether heterosexual or homosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting. A change to the current membership policy for adult leaders was not under consideration; thus, the policy for adults remains in place. The BSA thanks all the national voting members who participated in this process and vote.
"This policy change is effective Jan. 1, 2014, allowing the Boy Scouts of America the transition time needed to communicate and implement this policy to its approximately 116,000 Scouting units.
"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. As the National Executive Committee just completed a lengthy review process, there are no plans for further review on this matter.
"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. America's youth need Scouting, and by focusing on the goals that unite us, we can continue to accomplish incredible things for young people and the communities we serve."
So, what have we here? In a nutshell, the BSA has in its history been an organization which has
Honored God and country. In honoring God they excluded any homosexual scouts, as, according to the God’s Word, homosexuality is a sin. This makes sense. If an organization wishes to honor God, they will not dishonor Him by embracing something which He rejects.
You never saw such a fuss as has been raised by those of the world who care not one fig for what God honors. They have been attacking the BSA for decades, using impolite language and vociferous demands to make the BSA acquiesce, allow homosexual scouts.
So, now it is done. Now the BSA will no longer exclude any Scout because of sexual orientation.
Will that satisfy those ‘social agenda-ists’ who forced the BSA to change?
Not a jot or a tittle. The next step with be the inclusion of homosexual scoutmasters. Then the striking of any mention of God from the BSA Membership standards.
Eventually, those trouble making activists will only be satisfied when the BSA puts all of it’s force and membership under the leadership of the Democratic Party, sacrificing animals beneath an image of lord Barack Obama. And even then the Scouts will bear watching in case any subversive God honoring Scout DARES to not bow fast enough.
Ridicule, right? Satire? Let’s take a look at history.
Yale and Harvard began as humble schools for Pastors.
The religions they promote now have nothing to do with God.
Young Men’s Christian Association now has no Christians associating with it.
Many good churches begun by earnest, humble Christians are now in their fourth generation of rejecting God and honoring Man.
In all of the world system, this cosmos, there is continual striving between the people of God and the people against God. So this time, the anti-God elements won a victory, making an organization that was created to be God honoring change into a system which accepts what God rejects.
This isn’t the last of it. Christ will one day return and set this world spinning as HE wishes.
You who make yourselves enemies of God-you haven’t won anything. You would do better to get on your knees now and ask for Forgiveness.
So, what do we do with the BSA? Throw the BSA out with the bathwater? Draw away from the BSA as they are no longer honoring God?
I’m glad that I am not a scout having to face such a decision. There is still overwhelming Good in scouting. As the organization is NOT a church, it does not have the same protections of religious liberty that churches (so far) enjoy.
If any outside entity attempted to tell my church how to act or what to allow, we could respectfully tell that entity to shut up. The BSA? Different story. What say you?