by Tim Wilderman
American Family Association
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – This past weekend, uniformed boy scouts and leaders touted their open homosexuality by taking to the streets in Salt Lake City, Utah, and marching in the state’s largest Gay Pride Parade.
Although it violated current policy, a BSA spokesman said the national headquarters would not take any action against the scouts. Instead, it will leave any discipline to the Great Salt Lake Council.
Just ten days after the BSA voted to accept open and avowed “gay” scouts, the Scout Oath and Law are already falling apart. The first to fall was the pledge to be “morally straight.” By defiantly marching in the parade, the BSA has now lost “trustworthy” and “obedient.”
Immediately after the historic vote, activists were already screaming that the new policy doesn’t go far enough. They have vowed to continue their bully tactics until homosexual adults are openly accepted.
You can expect the BSA will cave again…and soon. With more “pride” parades occurring across the nation in June, we expect to see more scouts marching for additional changes.
I encourage you to continue to take a stand with us. The BSA has made its decision; now make yours by taking these immediate actions:
1. If you are in scouting, or have a son or grandson in scouting, show your convictions by resigning from the organization. Your dropped membership will send a strong message that your values are steadfast, faithful and unchangeable.
2. If your church charters a scouting unit, contact the pastor and scouting committee members. Urge the church to drop the charter based on the truth of God’s word and Christian values.
3. Find an alternative to the BSA. We have compiled a list of faith-based organizations that promote scouting-type activities from a Christian perspective.
NOTE: OnMyHonor.Net, along with other like-minded organizations, parents and BSA members, has announced a coalition meeting next month in Louisville, Kentucky, to discuss the creation of a new character development organization for boys.