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Commentator Says Church Should Sever Ties with Boy Scouts over Transgender Policy

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The Boy Scouts of America recently made the decision to allow girls who identify as boys to join the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.


In a column for FoxNews.com, Todd Starnes writes that “the time has come for every church and every parent in America to sever ties with the Boy Scouts.”


Starnes argues that, through this policy, the Boy Scouts have abandoned the original purpose for which they were created--to instill morals and good character into boys and young men.


Boy Scouts spokesperson Rebecca Rausch had this to say about the policy change:


“For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs. However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state.”


Starnes also questions how the logistics of this policy will play out. He quotes John Stemberger, chairman of Trail Life USA, an organization similar to the Boy Scouts which is remaining true to biblical values:


“Aside from the fact they are now going to confuse literally hundreds of thousands of young men and boys – you are now going to have further youth protection problems,” Stemberger said. “Facilities and campgrounds are not designed for this type of thing.”


Starnes recommends enrolling boys in Trail Life instead of the Boy Scouts.


Source: http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/commentator-says-church-should-sever-ties-with-boy-scouts-over-transgender-policy.html

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I totally agree with Starnes!

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The Boy Scouts of America has just announced they will file for bankruptcy. Only five years after allowing homosexuals, many are blaming this as their collapse. I disagree. A judge ordered the BSA to release 20,000 pages of sexual molestation allegations that took place from 1965-1985. This was happening many years before the 2013 decision to allow gays in the BSA.

   It seems, like the Catholic Church, the BSA became a pedophile magnet. Founder, Robert Baden-Powell, was a devout Christian. The BSA was not a Christian organization, but according to Robert, was built on Christian beliefs. 

For over 100 yrs., the BSA fought hundreds of times to protect their identity in the courts. The result was a firestorm of opposition by liberal Hollywood elites, the news media, financial backers, politicians, and even religious organizations, and, yes, churches.

   In fear of funding, the BSA lost their nerve, chose to compromise with the world, and openly selected for conformity, unity, and diversification.

They accepted homosexuals, then girls, then atheists, then transgenders. Somewhere, along the way, in their staggering stupor, they lost their most defining attribute: honor. “On my honor” became a joke. Conformity became conflict. Chaos reigned. 

   No, gays were not the reason for the demise of the BSA. For from it, the BSA, like modern churches and Christian colleges, are looking for conformity, and the social gospel, a false Gospel. Paul, in his letter to the Galatians, said that “of first importance is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection”.

   Beware churches, stop preaching conformity and the social gospel, lest you fall into the trap of the Boy Scouts of America and lose your true identity.

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