The Family Research Council is predictably outraged by the Boy Scouts of America’s new proposed resolution that would lift the ban on gay scouts but keep the ban on gay adult scout leaders. And if you want to look at a dishonest bit of spin, take a look at this:
The powerful BSA Executive Committee has crafted a new resolution that includes an encouraging statement that “any sexual conduct, whether homosexual or heterosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting”– but then, incongruously, it calls for admission of boys regardless of “sexual orientation.” Inviting the homosexual agenda into the Scouts means boys and adolescents who openly proclaim and identify with aberrant sexual desires will share tents, dressing and toilet facilities, campfire talks, etc.
They’re not going to let gay teenagers be Boy Scouts, they’re going to “invite the homosexual agenda into the Scouts.” Gay teens aren’t actual people, you see, they’re just an agenda.
A character building program, like the Scouts, should be guiding these young men toward moral purity as defined by the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount — not introducing them to the moral confusion of the modern homosexual movement. In my view, by fostering this “change,” Scout Executives have broken their oath to foster moral purity, and are introducing moral impurity into the program.
I think these people have a twisted idea of morality. Morality is about how we treat other people, not whether our actions are in line with the archaic views of a barbaric Middle Eastern tribal deity.
May God hear our cries for mercy and move upon a strong majority of the National Council members to stand and vote for moral purity — for the new resolution to be rejected! May they not be moved by pressures from without or from within to do otherwise.
So they’re praying for God to change people’s minds. Doesn’t that contradict with that free will thing that they always use to get out of the problem of evil?