Southern Baptists condemn Boy Scouts over admission of gays

Southern Baptists condemn Boy Scouts over admission of gays

HOUSTON – The nation’s largest Protestant denomination stopped short of calling for its member churches to boycott the Boy Scouts, but voiced strong opposition to acceptance of gay scouts – with a top church leader predicting at the annual gathering of Southern Baptists that a “mass exodus” of youths from the program that has been a rite of passage for more than a century.

The move by the Southern Baptist Convention came at its annual, four-day meeting in Houston, and three weeks after the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay youth to join. With more than two-thirds of Boy Scout troops sponsored by religious organizations, and Baptists being the nation’s largest protestant denomination, the resolution could have a crippling effect on the Boy Scouts.

“There will be a mass exodus over time,” said Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. “Churches are finally going to have to come to realize – there is a point when you say, ‘sorry, no more.’”

The resolution did not call on churches to stop sponsoring troops, but urged ones that do to push to have the decision to admit gay scouts reversed. It seemed to be largely aimed at what church leaders believe is the inevitable inclusion of gay scout leaders.

Story from Fox News

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On May 23rd, 2013 I asked my Congressional Representative, Pete Sessions (R – TX-32) for his opinion on this action by the BSA voting to allow *gay* Scout members. I asked him in a personal email and I commented in a blog post HERE that I would be interested in his opinion since he is an Eagle Scout and a huge supporter of the BSA.

So far Rep. Sessions hasn’t responded in ANY way.

From the same story linked above, I made this statement regarding the BSA and their acceptance of homosexuals.

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!

So far nothing has happened to change my mind on that topic.

This is the Oath of a Boy Scout:

On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country. To help other people at all times, to obey the Scout Law, and to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Somehow, I just can’t see that oath meaning ANYTHING now; Morally Straight, how can that stand in an organization that allows homosexuals?

As a friend pointed out in a comment on the previous BSA post: A SCOUT is: TRUST WORTHY, LOYAL, HELPFUL, FRIENDLY, COURTEOUS, KIND, OBEDIENT, CHEERFUL, THRIFTY, BRAVE, CLEAN and REVERENT.

I don’t see anything in there about *gay*.

Personally, I will offer my full support and agreement to ANY Christian Church or any other organization that would disassociate itself from the BSA. This decision goes against everything the Scouts have ever stood for.

Now I wonder why Congressman and Eagle Scout Pete Sessions won’t weigh in on this. Surely it’s not the thought that doing so could possibly alienate some of his homosexual constituents.

I have to say this; his not saying anything isn’t helping him with his Conservative base, and WE are the ones that vote, and keep him in office.

Or not…

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8 Responses to Southern Baptists condemn Boy Scouts over admission of gays

  1. mrchuck says:

    Farking Queers. Had enough of them!

  2. Hgpsurf says:

    “It seemed to be largely aimed at what church leaders believe is the inevitable inclusion of gay scout leaders.” Yes, a few years from now a gay will go through the scouts and once he is done he will want to be a scout leader. Once he is refused he will sue and will win in court. However, by then they will probably let gays be scout leaders anyway.

  3. dekare says:

    made a great comment and was told it was “spammy”, and then it got erased. So never mind. ….spammy..? Really?

    • TexasFred says:

      You DO realize it’s an automated feature of WordPress and one that I have NO control over?? Right?

      And I checked, it didn’t go to the SPAM filter… Not having ANY idea what was said, I can do nothing to even try to adjust the SPAM filter settings..

  4. I seriously do not want to hear anything about any new merit badges being proposed…

  5. If the Boy Scouts have to collapse in order to hold to honor, then so be it. I’d rather that than it be a shadow of its former self.

    BZ

  6. dekare says:

    Fred, I understand it was nothing you did. I just made the note because I thought it odd that the warning that popped up telling me my message was deleted told me it did so because it said, and I quote…”Too Spammy”. I thought it an awkward description to say the least.

    • TexasFred says:

      It was awkward, and damned rude of WordPress too, and I wish I knew what to do to fix it… It has happened once that I know of, and it’s always to great comment makers on a great comment…

      Keep commenting, I hope it never happens again… Yesterday I went to a site I had never been to before and I get a HUGE popup telling me I am banned… So, I emailed em and asked why… Automated message, If you become a PAYING member of this site your banishment will be lifted…

      They got an email back that was worthy of a real banishment… :twisted:

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