From OneNewsNow.com, Charlie Butts, 7/18/2012 - Traditional values groups are proud to see the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) standing strong on its policy against open homosexual members and leaders.
Rob Schwarzwalder, senior vice president at the Family Research Council (FRC), believes allowing homosexuals would fundamentally change the character of the organization.
“More than that, a large proportion, if not the majority of Scout troops, are chartered by Catholic, Evangelical, Protestant and Mormon churches, all of which teach that homosexuality is incompatible with God’s plan,” he notes. “As a result, many of those churches, if not virtually all of them, would disenfranchise the Scout troops in their facilities.”
Yesterday it was announced that the 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, “came to the conclusion that this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts,” the organization national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press.
Schwarzwalder notes that homosexual activists and others have been placing tremendous pressure on the BSA to change its policy, but the group has decided not to give in to those requests.
“They deserve a major pat on the back,” the FRC spokesman asserts. “They have defied the winds of political correctness and have said ‘no’ to a culture that wants us to accept as normative a pattern of sexual behavior which clearly violates God’s intended design for men and women.”
Schwarzwalder further believes that the organization deserves the praise of every American concerned about the young men who will eventually lead the country.
Concerned Women for American‘s (CWA) president Penny Nance says her group “strongly supports the rights of the Boy Scouts of America to set policy for their own organization. They’ve made the determination that it’s best for their organization and for the kids involved to exclude homosexual leaders, and we believe they have both the legal right and the moral right to make that decision,” she comments. (Listen to audio report)
Nance contends that the children come first, and the Boy Scouts has the right to protect their best interests. So she advises the Girl Scouts to take note.
“They have become much more politicized, much more liberal,” the CWA president laments about the Girl Scouts. “For that reason, many members of Concerned Women for America have made the decision to withdraw their young girls from this program. And I think it’s a shame. I’m a former Girl Scout, and I wish the Girl Scouts of America would learn from the Boy Scouts of America.”
American Heritage Girls is an alternative organization for girls that is growing rapidly while the Girl Scouts continues to lose membership.