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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:29 PM

Churches threaten to pull funding if Boy Scouts drop anti-gay ban

The Boy Scouts of America announced earlier this week that they are considering an end to their decades-long ban on gay members, leaving it to regional and local councils to dictate membership guidelines on sexuality.

The news was met with cheers from scouts across the country who have been banned from the organization after coming out, but many conservative and religious leaders are angry about what they see as the organization abandoning their longstanding commitment to biblical principles.

“If that is what the leadership is doing, then I think it will be a sad day in the life of the Boy Scouts of America,” Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, told the Baptist Press. “This is a tradition that so many of us across the country grew up in. We were in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in elementary school, and this organization has always stood for biblical principles — all the things that grounded our lives as a young kid growing up. To now see this organization that I thought stood on biblical principles about to give in to the politically correct thing is very disappointing.”

“Churches of all faiths and denominations, including Southern Baptist churches, will be forced to reevaluate whether they can, in good conscience, continue to host Scout troops given that the Scouts appear poised to turn their backs on this clear biblical and moral issue,” Roger Oldham, spokesman for the Southern Baptist Convention, said.


http://www.salon.com/2013/01/30/churches_threaten_to_pull_funding_if_boy_scouts_drop_anti_gay_ban/

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:30 PM

1. Other religious groups have dropped the Scouts because of the ban on gay Scouts and leaders

I'm willing to bet those groups will pick up any troops that are dropped

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:38 PM

2. Then these churches can start the Hate Scouts.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:41 PM

3. The pro-slave/Southnern Baptists and the RCC can f--- off!

Not one cent to their charities.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:58 PM

4. So by hosting they mean allowing them to hold their meetings on their grounds?

Then by all means stop hosting the Boy Scouts. Less influence of churches on the lives of the boys. They don't need the help of the churches to encourage good citizenship and morality. Too many churches are not concerned about being good citizens and demonstrating morality.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:14 PM

5. Question: Why are churches STILL tax exempt!?!?!?!??!

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