Should your Church cut ties with the Boy Scouts?

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Written by Thomas Taschinger

www.beaumontenterprise.com

Some churches are doing just that. As ABCNews reported,

 

“A number of churches that previously sponsored Boy Scout troops have said they plan to sever ties to the organization following its decision to lift a longtime national ban on admitting openly gay Scouts. Openly gay adults will still be barred from leadership roles in the organization.

 

” ‘I think I can say with pretty strong accuracy that the vast majority of Southern Baptists are very disappointed in the latest change in policy … deeply disappointed,’ Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention‘s executive committee, told ABCNews.com.

 

“Page said that the Southern Baptist Convention – the largest Protestant denomination in the United States — would be holding its national meeting in two weeks, after which it would likely recommend that its 47,000 U.S. churches pull away from the Boy Scouts of America. From there, it is up to each individual church to decide what to do, said Page.”

 

Whaddya think?

 

– Should churches cut their ties with Scouts or hang in there?

 

– Should conservatives form an alternative scouting organization that bans gay members?

 

– Do you personally support or oppose lifting the ban on gay boys joining the Scouts?

 

Post your comment below now!

Also read this post at FGGAM :https://fggam.org/megachurch-gives-boy-scouts-the-boot/

3 COMMENTS

  1. It’s a sad day in America when the choice has to be made, but it must be made. The scripture in 2 Corinthians 6:17 says “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” I don’t think its out of context to use it in this circumstance. While we support godly young men and our heart breaks for those who have dedicated several years of their lives striving to meet goals within the organization it is now time for them to refocus. Not to count their scouting experience as a loss but to count it as a blessed experience. As Christians it is however one that no longer aligns with our beliefs and an opportunity for them to charge forward with a new venture that will glorify God! As church leadership it’s not the time to in ANYWAY accept the boy scouts decision. But show our youth that we love them and offer them another means of service. This would be a great opportunity for churches to encourage mission field work, right here in America!

  2. As a 73 years old former scout, still reciting the Boy Scout Law to young scouts I meet from time to time, I believe the decision decided by the the national council/board is wrong headed, bone headed, and sad to an intolerant degree.

    As in other aspects of American life, we have allowed progressives and other leftists to infiltrate what was once a God fearing and honorable organization.

    Yes, churches should sever connections to scouting organizations when those organizations stray from their very own law and oath.

    It is a sad time and I certainly do not relish the thought of churches having to stop support of scouting, but we can choose other organizations that are in-tune with Christian values.

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