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Boy Scouts losing vast amounts of membership since they voted to allow Homosexuals.

White Panther 2013/06/03 20:55:34
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The Boy Scouts of America’s decision to allow openly-gay young men to participate in the organization is already spawning some major membership problems.

While those in support of the new-found policy are frustrated that gay leaders are still not permitted to take part, others who oppose the amendment believe that the group is abandoning its Christian heritage. Among the denominations that may cut off support for the Scouts is the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

Church leaders, according to CNN, are planning to urge the religious order’s 45,000 congregations and 16 million members to officially cut ties with the Boy Scouts. Considering that 4,000 units are currently sponsored by the SBC, this would be a monumental loss for the organization — one that would impact 100,000 young men who participate through this denomination.

This month, the SBC plans to vote on a non-binding resolution at a convention in Houston. The effort will take place on June 11 or 12. And the provision, according to insiders, has a good chance of passing.

“There’s a 100% chance that there will be a resolution about disaffiliation at the convention and a 100% chance that 99% of people will vote for it,” Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, told CNN. “Southern Baptists are going to be leaving the Boy Scouts en masse.”

The SBC has emphasized that even if a resolution is voted upon, that it is up to local affiliates to make decisions about scouting. That said, if Land is correct, the mere non-binding proclamation would have a major impact on the SBC and the Boy Scouts — and it would surely change the relationship between the two parties.

Pastor Tim Reed of First Baptist Church is among those who believe the Scouts should have never changed their rules.



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“God’s word explicitly says homosexuality is a choice, a sin,” Reed, who decided to cut his church’s ties with the Scouts, told a CNN affiliate. “It’s not a hate thing here. It’s a moral stance we must take as a Southern Baptist church.”

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  • Verberat 2013/07/14 01:28:03
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    Verberat
    There is nothing wrong with encouraging full acceptance of homosexuality and bisexuality in society. It certainly won't hurt anyone. It should be seen as normal and equal to heterosexuality, because it is! A huge benefit to society is that same-sex couples can adopt babies to give them a loving home and family.
  • White P... Verberat 2013/07/14 03:06:44
    White Panther
    There is nothing wrong with accepting a pervert into society? Is that what you are saying? Because that's what homosexuality is. Perversion.
  • Verberat White P... 2013/07/14 17:01:36
    Verberat
    Nope, it's a legitimate and normal orientation. There's no real reason to be against it.
  • Southernhick82 2013/06/16 18:33:27
  • flaca BN-0 2013/06/04 02:01:41
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    flaca BN-0
    You really think Obama spends time designing the boy scout's agendas?
    If the boy scouts lose membership by being out of time, that's their problem. Something else will be created and it will be better than the boy scouts and I say, good job.
  • White P... flaca BN-0 2013/06/04 03:12:36
    White Panther
    I think Obama is forcing a lot of issues that most of us do not want.
  • flaca BN-0 White P... 2013/06/04 03:26:10
    flaca BN-0
    I think you are stupid enough to think Obama has the time to consider the boy scouts.
  • White P... flaca BN-0 2013/06/04 13:08:39
    White Panther
    Every tyrant has a master plan.
  • flaca BN-0 White P... 2013/06/06 01:28:45
    flaca BN-0
    please show proof that Obama has a hand in what the boy scouts decide. Otherwise I'll write you off as BIASED.
  • White P... flaca BN-0 2013/06/06 01:40:40
    White Panther
    Who cares what you do? I certainly don't.
  • Naime 2013/06/04 01:07:29
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    Naime
    I really do not care. Although I do still hate Obama.
  • Elephant Lord 2013/06/04 00:54:46
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    Elephant Lord
    When Ruby Bridges went to the white school, that school lost vast amounts of students too.
  • lonewolf 2013/06/03 23:57:39
    First the Military, and now the Scouts. Obama's plan to destroy morality in ...
    lonewolf
    +1
    most all morals are gone. the screwed of gays couldn't start their own group they love upsetting the norm. they could have named it the rump rangers
  • White P... lonewolf 2013/06/04 00:39:57
    White Panther
    +1
    Rump Rangers? ROTFLMAO
  • RH 2013/06/03 22:17:34
    First the Military, and now the Scouts. Obama's plan to destroy morality in ...
    RH
    +3
    I've pulled my son out of it. Not because I dis-like homosexuals... Because they were wiling to bow down to the requests. Doesn't show my son the type of people I want him to be around.

    They should have stood their ground or shut their doors. They've lost my respect.
  • lonewolf RH 2013/06/03 23:58:29
    lonewolf
    +1
    good for you
  • ijimimie RH 2013/06/04 00:23:35
  • White P... ijimimie 2013/06/04 00:40:42
    White Panther
    I would
  • RH White P... 2013/06/04 03:39:33
    RH
    What did it say? I assume I got called something?
  • Metaldane 2013/06/03 21:53:44
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    Metaldane
    Only the southern baptists are getting the panties in a twist over it. the catholics, most other christian groups, jews, and the mormons (who are the biggest member and supporter) all either support it or don't really care and haven't seen much of an "outcry" against it.
  • White P... Metaldane 2013/06/03 21:56:56
    White Panther
    +3
    Total nonsense. The Catholic church has already closed down most of the troops that meet in their churches. I don't know where you get your information from, but it's total BS.
  • Metaldane White P... 2013/06/05 03:40:16
    Metaldane
    The church's official position is to allow members and groups to decide for themselves and not take a stance for or against it. So of the ones that have disbadend that was by personal choice not the church as you were saying. Personally it's stupid in a year or so they'll just be right back in the scouts again just like when they had an uproar when black kids started joining.
  • White P... Metaldane 2013/06/06 01:41:53
    White Panther
    Nonsense
  • ijimimie 2013/06/03 21:36:40
  • White P... ijimimie 2013/06/03 21:57:18
    White Panther
    +2
    No sweat, pervert.
  • lonewolf ijimimie 2013/06/04 00:01:26
    lonewolf
    lmao. bigots why. because most don't believe in rump rangers or pole suckers
  • Luca 2013/06/03 21:20:08
    First the Military, and now the Scouts. Obama's plan to destroy morality in ...
    Luca
    +6
    They should have simply started the Gay Scouts of America. Offer merit badges in:

    Decorating
    Floral Arrangements
    Painting
    Poetry
    Bird Watching
    Butterfly Collecting
    Fashion
    ...etc etc

    Exactly WHAT in the Boy Scouts is of any appeal to a gay person, other than a Boy Scout?
  • The_Wis... Luca 2013/06/03 21:25:07
    The_Wisest_of_Fools
    You are providing a false stereotype of the gay community.
  • Luca The_Wis... 2013/06/03 21:32:38
    Luca
    +2
    i know...i was just being humorous, because it IS a stereotype, and not a reality :-)
  • 56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA... 2013/06/03 21:14:57
    First the Military, and now the Scouts. Obama's plan to destroy morality in ...
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    +7
    Goes against my beliefs so yes I would have taken my son out of boy scouts .....
  • Jesse 2013/06/03 21:01:23
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    Jesse
  • RTHTGakaRoland 2013/06/03 21:01:20
    First the Military, and now the Scouts. Obama's plan to destroy morality in ...
    RTHTGakaRoland
    +1
    The military aspect is about more than morality. A military that is close in composition and beliefs to a people is of little use to the would be tyrant Obama, and he is ruthlessly driving wedges between the American military and people to make the military a tool for imposing his hoped for tyranny.

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