In May the head of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, our nation’s former Secretary of Defense, announced that he is in favor of the organization allowing homosexuals to serve as Scout leaders. His group had already dropped its ban in 2013 on homosexual boys becoming Scouts.
Not to be outdone, the Girl Scouts of America immediately announced that they are allowing transgender boys to join their organization. Actually, the GSA’s drift from its founding Christian principles has been much more thorough, beginning with its decision in 1995 to allow Girl Scouts to substitute words for God in the Girl Scout Oath. Alternatives include Allah, my Creator, the Force — or whatever.
The Boy Scout Oath includes the following words: “On my honor I will do my best… to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” How can an organization have a pledge to be “morally straight” when it endorses a sexual perversion that is condemned by God in His Word?
When homosexuals decided they wanted scouting organizations that affirmed their lifestyle, why didn’t they form their own organizations for boys and girls? Why did they decide to bring harassing law suits to try to force existing scouting groups to give in to their ungodly demands? The reason is simple: they wish to erase the Christian foundation of all such private organizations. What they are doing with Scouting is just a part of their overall assault on the Christian heritage of our nation.
I went all the way through Scouting, from a Cub Scout to a regular Scout to an Explorer Scout — and I was greatly blessed as Scouting reinforced the Christian principles taught to me by my parents and my church. It breaks my heart to see Scouting be destroyed as a positive moral force in our society.
I am literally appalled by the BSA’s consideration of allowing homosexuals to serve as Scout leaders. Talk about letting the foxes in the hen house!
I know the danger first hand. In 1953 while I was en route to the Boy Scout Third National Jamboree in California, a homosexual Scout leader from Ft. Hood, Texas attempted to molest me. Court proceedings in recent years have revealed that the BSA has covered up many such molestations for years. I can only hope that if the BSA adopts Bill Gates’ recommendation, the organization will be covered up with law suits by the parents of young men who end up being molested.
One good thing is that there are moral alternatives in Trail Life USA for boys and American Heritage Girls for young women. There are also a number of groups that are affiliated with Christian denominations, like the Royal Ambassadors of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Royal Rangers of the Assemblies of God.