New group trying to straighten out the Boy Scouts- Gay Scouts question badly misses the point

By Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer

In a backlash to the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) decision to embrace the presence of openly Gay scouts in its ranks, a new group which has not yet named itself, has announced it will begin to operate as an alternative to the BSA starting next January 1st.

Using lofty phrases like “character development” the new group declared it will be generally modeled on Christian principles of chastity outside of marriages between one man and one woman. New Group (NG) will meet in Nashville in September to address what it says are the concerns of “tens of thousands” of individual scouts, scout leaders and sponsoring organizations troubled by the BSA’s sharp lurch to the left on this crucial issue.

New Group’s proclaimed mission will be to “guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity serve others and experience outdoor adventure.”  What would be “courageous” about being an ordinary boy becoming a Boy Scout wasn’t made clear.

Thereafter the mission statement begins to descend into shocking naivety as it talks about accepting youths with same-sex attractions they will ask to “live a life of sexual purity.”  New Group will not allow rainbow flags or other “flaunting Gay behaviors” and adult volunteers will be asked to sign a statement attesting to their adherence to Christian faith and values.

While these goals are indeed important and the type the BSA itself should aspire to, trying to split hairs and call for sexual purity rather than concerns over sexual orientation will most certainly doom New Group to failure. It will not fail because it is a bad group or somehow evil. It will fail precisely because it is a good and pure organization.

Those who would destroy the BSA have already begun planning how they can force adult openly homosexual Scout Leaders into the various troops around the country. They will win and because New Group is trying to straddle the line and become a Christian BSA lite it will be destroyed as well.

I sincerely wish to be wrong on this. Nevertheless, unless New Group exercises its right to be exclusive and keep Gay scouts out of its tents, (as per the Dale case), it will not be able to withstand the pressure of the homosexual onslaught and it will be gone in five years if not sooner.  


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5 thoughts on “New group trying to straighten out the Boy Scouts- Gay Scouts question badly misses the point”

  1. @Derrick–

    I wonder whether they “miss the point,” or rather are promoting a kinder, gentler version of the same thing. The problem, of course is this: What sort of test can you do to exclude gays?

    News flash–People lie. And gays will lie to infiltrate the new group as well. The only possibility to create any sort of exclusive group is to keep it local and very small.

    In the wake of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a cult of the victim has been promoted, and there is simply no way to turn it back. As such, any large social organization is doomed—unless it is exclusive with respect to a victim group. Thus–an all gay Boy Scouts? Of course.

    An all-straight Boy Scouts? Not on your life.

    The good news? Some folks are finally starting to realize how incredibly destructive the Civil Rights Act (and Medicare) have been.

    It has been downhill ever since Abington School District v. Schempp (1963). Golden anniversary, baby. Cold comfort indeed that Schempp was a Unitarian. Heck, he was a victim before being a victim was cool!

  2. The only possible way would be to evict anyone exhibiting unacceptable behaviors, based on stated standards but the whiner victims will always sue anyway so no such organization for decent and morally upright people of either gender will be possible again until Jesus returns, at which time none will really be needed.

  3. One Comment: I DO think it takes courage these days for a young man to “honor God, lead with integrity (and) serve others”.

  4. Will the Boy Scouts join this list of organizations which feel they know better than God when it comes to human sexuality? That is up to them to decide. It is their organization….and their values….and their morals. But they need to realize….once you reject God’s plan for sexuality, you open the floodgates….and it’s pretty difficult to put the cat back in the bag once you make that choice to champion one or more types of sexual immorality.

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