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09:48 am: Boy Scouts of America Unite!

The Boy Scouts of America are considering changing their policy on allowing homosexuals into Scout leadership positions by leaving the matter up to the local Troop.

I think this is a terrible idea!

Right now, the organization has one stance and that unity protects the members at all levels. When challenged, they can say, "I'm sorry, this is our rule."

If you turn the matter over to the local level, suddenly every well-meaning gentleman who stepped up to take on the duties of Scoutmaster will find himself at the center of a firestorm…as people on both sides rush to convince him of the importance of their opinions.

I think the BSA either needs to stick with their current stance, or change the policy unilaterally and prepare to split into two organizations: a faith-based organization and a liberal organization.

Throwing the local Scoutmasters to the dogs is not the way to decide the issue.

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Date:February 5th, 2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
If it's pursued, there will definitely be a split. The "local level" rule seems to be one that's out there to keep the national organization from being the target of law suits. Doubt it will work though.

Our local church is a part of something called Royal Rangers that is akin to the Boy Scouts:

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Date:February 5th, 2013 09:08 pm (UTC)
Or should it be three, since there are faiths that would be fine with this?
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Date:February 5th, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
And, of course, there are Conservatives who are not faith based and not okay with it.

But, specifically, the groups I have seen object so far...to the point that they have said they would leave the BSA...have all been churches.
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