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Boy Scouts: a Lament and Prognosis, Part III

June 3, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) So the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will be facing several negative consequences for their decision to change membership standards, allowing for openly avowed gay youth. Last post, I wondered…


Boy Scouts: a Lament and Prognosis, Part II

June 3, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Last week, I analyzed the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Council’s foolish decision to change membership standards, lifting bans on open avowed homosexual youth. I foresee four scenarios of…


Boy Scouts: a Lament and Prognosis, Part I

May 31, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) A kick in the teeth. That’s what last week’s vote felt like to many Americans. I refer to the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) decision to allow for openly gay…


Boy Scouts Embrace Dull Conformity

May 28, 2013

By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) Despite the pleas of many religious leaders, the Boy Scouts of America National Council has approved a new membership policy of “non-discrimination” based on “sexual orientation or preference.” During the…


Boy Scouts Forced to Choose Sides in the Culture War

May 22, 2013

By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) A group of mostly Protestant and evangelical church leaders, representing churches with over 20 million members, are asking the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Council meeting this week to…


Over 50 Religious Leaders Ask Boy Scouts to Uphold Membership Standards

May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013 Contact: Jeff Walton 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell “These groups are invested in the future of scouting, rather than simply making a political statement.” -IRD President Mark Tooley Washington, DC—Fifty U.S. religious leaders have signed…


Statement of Religious Leaders on Boy Scout Policy this Week

May 21, 2013

The following letter was released earlier today and signed by IRD President Mark Tooley, which reads: We strongly support the Boy Scouts of America current prohibition on open homosexuality and retaining it without revision….


UM Action Calls on Boy Scouts of America to Stand Strong

March 21, 2013

By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) After the disappointment of seeing UMC denominational leaders fail to faithfully represent our denomination while being inaccurately reported in the press as speaking for the entire denomination on the recent…


Boy Scouts Renew Debate Over Sex

March 15, 2013

By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) The Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) National Council meeting in May will decide whether to abandon the BSA’s long-time ban on open homosexuality. Early last month, the BSA executive board,…


United Methodist Men Asks Boy Scouts Not to Shift Policy on Homosexuality

February 21, 2013

The Executive Committee of the board of directors of the General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM) has written the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) asking BSA not to proceed with setting aside its…


Southern Baptists Implore Boy Scouts to Hold Firm

February 20, 2013

(Southern Baptist President Fred Luter has been outspoken against the Boy Scouts permitting open homosexuality.) The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee has resolutely implored the Boy Scouts not to surrender their longtime official disapproval…


Boy Scouts, Churches, and Sex

February 6, 2013

By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) The following article appeared on the American Spectator website Today the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) National Executive Board may vote to revoke its longtime prohibition on homosexuality within membership…