Ken Hutcherson comments:
Parents: Imagine your son is 12 years old. He enjoys the outdoors and loves Scouting. Would you have reservations about him sharing a tent with a young girl his age if they were gone for the weekend? Come on, don’t be such a buzz-kill. What’s the worst that could happen? Are you afraid that they might go on a different kind of scouting trip?He then asks:
Now imagine sending your son on a camping weekend where he shares a tent with the president of a junior-high LGBTQ club. The homosexual youth has already declared his intentions. Would you honestly want your child to be put in that compromising of a position where his tent-mate has announced he is attracted to people of the same sex? Well, if you wouldn’t allow the first scenario to take place, how, in good conscience, could you permit the second?
With 70 percent of BSA’s membership coming from religious organizations and ministries, what will the church do about this? Will we reform from within, or will we lead a mass hiking trip to find a safer, cleaner campsite that fits with our core values? . . . .
BSA actually thought they had brokered the perfect deal: welcoming homosexual students while continuing the ban on openly homosexual Scout leaders. Fabulous. Now they’ve just reduced the age of those who can sexually proselytize . . . .
Pay attention, People of God. It was the Boy Scouts last week. Who will be next?Sobering, as we reflect on what is going on on what seems an accelerating pace. END