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There is a reason the Boy Scouts of America have not partnered with the Girl Scouts USA. The two organizations would appear to be natural affiliates, but at their core, they are now miles apart. That may be about to change.
The issue that has divided them are the principles on which the two organizations were founded: a belief in God and a pledge to abide by the moral truths that are revealed in His Word.
- In the ’70s, the Girl Scouts put feminist icon Betty Friedan on its national governing board. It wasn’t long before the Girl Scouts began purging its materials of all positive references to homemakers.
- In 1980, the organizations changed its policy on homosexuality and welcomed lesbians as Scouts and troop leaders.
- In 1993, the Girl Scouts took aim at the Creator himself, making God an option by inserting an asterisk by the word “God” in the Promise.
Due to public outrage and loss of enrollment, that asterisk was removed from the latest Girl Scout Handbook. Don’t be fooled. Instead, girls are simply being instructed that when reciting the Promise they are “free to substitute their own wording for God.” In other words, a girl is free to pledge to do her duty to herself as any good atheist would.
The Girl Scouts make it clear that they are a “secular organization” but allow God to come along as long as He doesn’t stir up any trouble or interfere with their “all inclusive” policy of accepting anyone and everything. Although the word “diversity” has replaced sexual orientation on the official GSUSA website, that policy remains in force and now includes transvestites.
You might say that Randall Stephenson, the influential chairman of AT&T, is the Boy Scouts’ Betty Friedan. As first vice-president of the BSA’s Executive Board, he is next in line to become president. Stephenson and his sidekick, James Turley, the CEO of Ernst & Young, persuaded the other board members to go along with a resolution to admit openly gay boys that will be voted on by the National Council on May 24.
Stephenson and Turley are between a rock and a hard place. Their companies bowed to political pressure and included “sexual orientation” – the term invented by homosexuals to make this practice appear to be immutable – in their non-discrimination policy.
How do they square this circle of channeling company funds into the BSA, an organization that restricts its membership to those who take an oath to “God and Country” and pledge to keep themselves “morally straight”? By leading the Boy Scouts away from their moral underpinnings.
These two should have been axed long ago but their companies have donated millions to the Boy Scouts, and it has become obvious that money is more important to this board than God.
By promoting this resolution they are hiding behind the premise that, since sexual conduct of any kind by Boy Scouts is contrary to the virtues of the organization, young people who declare themselves to be homosexual just come to that realization all by themselves.
The rest of the board is either intimidated or in denial. Their proposal is a slippery slope because it keeps the ban in place that prevents homosexuals from becoming Scout leaders. Anyone with half a brain knows this policy cannot stand.
In the past, the BSA has had its problems with sexual molestation, with over 99 percent of it homosexual in nature. They brought in so-called “experts” to whitewash this problem. Their experts point out that not all of these molesters “self-identify as homosexuals,” so they really don’t count.
The members who will be voting on this resolution need to examine what happen in the Girl Scouts.
In the 1997 book “On My Honor: Lesbians Reflect on Their Scouting Experience,” Marcia Munson revealed that she was first introduced to lesbianism at a Girl Scout camp when she was only 13. Is the BSA really prepared for this?
While political correctness would have us believe that one is “born gay,” science provides evidence that homosexual desires develop primarily as a result of psychological and environmental influences and (here is the important part) early experiences.
The Bible says, “If anyone causes one of these little ones – those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.”
When you throw out God’s principles, what’s next? Will the BSA go the way of the Girl Scouts and give the Creator the boot?
You can’t serve both God and money. It’s money that is the real issue here.