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.”
“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:
BSA Eagle Rank Court of Honor Speech
Posted Articles Regarding the Aftermath of the Homosexual Membership Policy Change
Posted Articles Regarding BSA Resignations:
Posted Articles Regarding the BSA Membership Policy Change:
Alternatives to the BSA Program:
Posted Articles Regarding the OnMyHonor.net Program:
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