The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod has formally dissolved its Memorandum of Understanding with the Boy Scouts of America. As of now, congregations may still sponsor troops, though a task force will apparently study whether that should continue. The action is due to the Boy Scouts’ decision to allow for gay scoutmasters and various legal issues that grow out of that decision.
I wonder if this could help the LCMS relationship with the Wisconsin Synod (WELS) and the Evangelical Synod (ELS), who rejected scouting a long time ago, though on grounds of syncretism and unionism rather than the gay revolution. [Read more…]