“Due to the complexity of this issue”, the Boy Scouts of America’s leadership has decided to put off for now a decision on whether to allow homosexuals to join the organization (see BSA’s official statement at www.scouting.org/executiveboarddecision.aspx). So we will have to wait until they meet again in May to hear their final decision. Well okay, at least they haven’t completely caved to political pressure and the perverted homosexual lobby — yet.
But the fact that they are even considering such a decision is a cowardly and tragic move that, if it ultimately becomes BSA’s official position, will destroy the Boy Scouts and many young lives in the process. By taking this abrupt U-turn in the strong stance they have taken against homosexuality for over 100 years, BSA’s leadership makes a mockery of its own official statement on its web site regarding “youth protection,” to wit:
“While no current screening techniques exist that can identify every potential child molester, we can reduce the risk of accepting a child molester by learning all we can about an applicant for a leadership position …” Honestly, how do they expect to reduce the risk of child molestation by allowing open homosexuals to lead and camp out with innocent young boys? Hasn’t the BSA learned anything from the Catholic Church’s pedophilia scandals and BSA’s own past problems in this area?
As a former Scout, Cub Scoutmaster, uncle of two Eagle Scouts, and father of a Scout now only one rank away from Eagle, I and my family protest BSA’s waffling on this issue in the strongest and loudest possible terms! BSA violates its own Boy Scout Oath and Law, i.e., “To keep myself … morally straight” and “A Scout is … clean,” by moving in this direction. How can we expect a Scout to be clean and keep himself morally straight when the organization he is a part of and the leadership he looks up to condones, accepts and perhaps soon openly exhibits unclean and immoral behavior?
Let me be clear. This is solely a sexual behavior issue; it has nothing to do with who someone is, it’s only how they choose to behave. Yes, God made us all different and unique, but it’s the behavioral choices we make that make us who we are. He gave us all the same set of instructions to not sin in His Word, the Holy Bible. And sexual behavior is like any other behavior, right or wrong — you can choose to do it or not. You can choose to kill or not. You can choose to overeat or not. You can choose to help a neighbor or not. You can choose to behave morally or immorally. You can choose adulterous behavior or that of a faithful spouse. You can choose to perform homosexual acts or not. You choose to sin or not.
And by the way, attempts to equate the fight for homosexual “rights” with the struggle for racial equality are blatantly offensive to all people of color. Black people cannot choose to change the color of their skin, or hide their skin color in the closet when they leave home for work; homosexuals, on the other hand, can definitely choose to engage in homosexual acts or not, and they can secretly hide their deviant behavior in the closet if they so choose, thus concealing their crimes (yes, sodomy is still a crime in several states and many parts of the world). Make no mistake: this is a behavorial, not civil rights issue! Next it’ll be the pedophiles, sadomasochists and bestiality lovers demanding their right to join the Boy Scouts.
Please visit www.scouting.org or call the national BSA headquarters at 972-580-2000 (let it ring a long time, they’ll eventually answer) to let them know how you feel about this critically important issue. Please urge them to stand fast against the liberal media and the spineless corporate sponsors who are withholding major BSA donations due to pressure to conform to the relentless demands of the depraved homosexual lobby. Homosexuality is evil and wrong and will spell the end of the BSA if they proceed to accept it. The BSA must stop pursuing this dark direction and reverse course now!
Leviticus 18:22 (NAS) — You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
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.