Letters of Resignation sent to the BSA

On 23 May 2013 the Boy Scouts of America decided to modify their membership policy in order to remove a long-standing exclusion of homosexual youth members.  Any personal decision to engage in homosexual behavior, similar to the decision to engage in any other type of deviant behavior, is a personal decision based upon an individual’s moral foundation.  Since America’s moral foundation is based upon a Judeo-Christian world-view, and there are several Biblical references to homosexual behavior as being an abomination, this policy change officially condones immoral behavior.

As recorded in the 15 June 1916 congressional Charter of the BSA,

“That the purpose of this corporation shall be to promote, through organization, and cooperation with other agencies, the ability of boys to do things for themselves and others, to train them in Scoutcraft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods which are now in common use by Boy Scouts.”

Likewise,

“It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential.  The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law.”

For reference, the Scout Oath states,

“On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the scout law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

And also for reference, the Scout Law states,

“A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.”

Thus, the BSA claims to be an adult-led organization whose Charter and stated mission are to educate youth regarding moral values and morally-based decisions.  Furthermore, it enumerates the ideal traits of someone successfully making such morally-based decisions in daily life, namely to be morally straight, clean in word and deed, and be reverent to God by living according to His Word.  The stated standard thus becomes what a Scout "is", not what a Scout "strives to be," and any Scout that falls short of either the Scout Oath or the Scout Law therefore are not considered Scouts.

The hypocrisy of the 23 May 2013 decision is now self-evident since the organization will now permit homosexual youth to become members without also instituting a countering effort that mentors and leads youth toward the right moral decision about sexuality (i.e., abstinence and heterosexuality).  Without that countering effort and through this omission, the BSA as an organization now officially condones homosexual behavior within its ranks.  In short, the BSA now condones immoral behavior anathema to its published Charter and mission.

I now present the following letters of resignation in light of this change in policy:

E-mailed BSA Resignations from:

James

Elizabeth

Caleb

Magdalene

Edward

John, Julie, Nathan, Jonathan, and Jacob

 

Withdrawal of BSA Funding from:

Tom

 

Posted BSA Resignations from:

Mark Alexander

Stu Nolan

Gordon Scott Ray

Richard D. Morales

“Bungalow Bill”

Phillip D. Burnette

Jeff Head

Rob Green

Chris and Lauren Glaros

 

Posted Announcements of BSA Resignation from:

Father Derek Lappe

Chris Hill

Neal Humphrey

 

BSA Eagle Rank Court of Honor Speech

   Nathan


Posted Articles Regarding the Aftermath of the Homosexual Membership Policy Change


Posted Articles Regarding BSA Resignations:

Church Kicks Out Boy Scouts Troop

Marietta Church Cuts Ties with Boy Scouts

Evans Church Breaking Ties with Boy Scouts

Kentucky church is dropping its Scouting program

Baptist Temple ousts Boy Scout Troop over gay issue

Southern Baptists Condemn Boy Scouts Policy On Gays

Ga. church cuts ties as Boy Scouts drop ban on gay youth

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church severing ties to Boy Scouts

Minn. church cuts ties with Boy Scouts after gay ban lifted

Crystal Lake church drops troop over Scouts' new gay policy

After vote allowing gay kids to become Boy Scouts, some families call it quits

Church Breaks 93-Year Tradition and Evicts Boy Scouts over New Policies on Gays

Collin County Commissioner Quits Boy Scouts Over New Policy Accepting Gay Scouts

Some churches cut ties with Boy Scouts over lifting of ban on gay youth; more could follow

Pastor Resigns From Utah Boy Scouts Board Charging New Membership Policy Endorses Sin

John Stemberger, Boy Scouts' Gay Ban Supporter, Slams Organization's Decision to Admit Gay Scouts

 

Posted Articles Regarding the BSA Membership Policy Change:

BSA Crumbles

The Layoff Letters

About the Boy Scouts

The Boy Scout Fallout

The Boy Scouts, R.I.P.

R.I.P, Boy Scouts of America

R.I.P. Boy Scouts of America

R.I.P. Boy Scouts of America

R.I.P., Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts Cave-in - Now What?

Boy Scouts: A disheartening betrayal

Guest View: Boy Scouts: Rest in peace

Reader Speaks Out Against Boy Scouts

Scouting is about kids, not political agendas

Boy Scouts Of America Are Officially Finished

The Boy Scouts: They Gave Us No Other Choice

The Boy Scouts Of America's Handshake With The Devil

HomoGay Agenda Taking Over America - RIP Boy Scouts

BSA decision disbands the “real boy scouts” – ALAN KEYS

The Boy Scouts' Folly: Putting Sexual Morality Up to a Vote

Boy Scouts of America Succumb to the Homosexual Agenda

RIP Boy Scouts of America - Homosexual Agenda Victorious

Boy Scout Troops Prepare to Abandon BSA if Policy Changes are Adopted

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an Eagle Scout, ‘greatly disappointed’ with Boy Scouts’ gay ban lift

 

Alternatives to the BSA Program:

Trail Life USA

OnMyHonor.net

 

Posted Articles Regarding the OnMyHonor.net Program:

Boy Scouts?  How about 'Scouts of America' Instead?

Opponents of Boy Scouts’ Gay Youths Policy to Launch New ‘Godly’ Alternative for Kids


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