I'm posting this from the blog at www.2ndvote.com/blog. The writer is Dr. David Black, President and Founder of 2nd Vote (which you can read about in some of my previous posts).
From Dr. Black:
Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is as American as apple pie. The Boy Scout Oath requires a promise by each scout to be “morally straight”. In a word, Boy Scouts are supposed to be
“moral”. “Moral” has always meant to engage only in upright behavior and not to engage in behavior that would be considered dishonest or immoral. Immorality has historically been defined in a Christian context.
Christians who study and read the word of God know that homosexuality is unacceptable in scripture and is not God’s plan for men and women. Indeed, homosexuality is the antithesis of Christ’s message of sacrificing for others. The homosexuals, like even many heterosexuals, have based their identities in sexual activity and self-pleasure. This is essentially hedonistic and therefore immoral.
Today we learn the gay and lesbian community is trying to bully BSA into accepting homosexuality as moral. Should the BSA accept homosexuality as a part of scouts they are condoning, supporting and promoting a lifestyle that is in complete contradiction to their history, message and teachings. It would be immoral of BSA to adopt this position. If the BSA takes this action there will be nothing “morally straight” in the leadership. If you extract and remove teaching morality and truthfulness from the Boy Scouts then it's just a bunch of kids going camping.
Repeatedly we see the attack by the gay and lesbian community on anything related to the Church and Christian moral beliefs. Anyone who has been engaged in the cultural wars for any period of time knows that the community of gay activists are well organized and live to intimidate meek Christians into acquiescing to their radical agenda. Sadly, too many businesses, non-profits and churches have lacked the will and strength to stand by their values and have surrendered for peace, or perhaps more correctly “comfort”. It may be that the Boy Scouts will be the latest to be intimidated into submission. This will remove one more institution that for decades has worked to build up this great nation by developing great moral young men. Once again morals will be sacrificed for comfort. May God save us from all the “comfortable Christians” who are compromising God’s word because defending God’s word has just become too tough for them.
We have become a nation unable to stand by our values…..indeed we are becoming a nation devoid of values.
The thoughts of one old Vietnam Marine sergeant,