Will BSA commit gay-activist-assisted suicide?

By: Matt Barber

In coming days the Boy Scouts of America will decide whether to violate – eliminate, really – its own mission statement, oath and law by changing its  policy to allow, within its ranks, Scouts and Scoutmasters who are open  practitioners of the homosexual lifestyle. Sadly, to do so would destroy BSA’s  credibility as a “morally straight” organization. Such foolhardy capitulation to  extremist pressure groups would spell the demise of Scouting as we’ve known  it.

The Prince of the Earth seeks to corrupt and ultimately destroy all that is  righteous, honorable and good. It’s little wonder, then, that for years the Boy  Scouts have faced a malicious and unrelenting assault at the hands of those “who  call evil good and good evil.”

These attacks have played out in both the federal courts and in the court of  public opinion. Still, notwithstanding multiple decisive victories at the U.S.  Supreme Court, left-wing bullies appear to have worn the BSA leadership down to  such point that this hitherto honorable organization is seriously deliberating a  move most dishonorable.

If the BSA, with its proud tradition of teaching millions of young boys how  to become honorable young men, gives in on this, the organization is toast. Oh,  it might limp along as something else – something entirely different, worldly  and weak – but its long history as an upright, ethical and God-honoring  safe-haven for boys will come to a disgraceful close.

With her characteristically thoughtful analysis, Laurie Higgins of the Illinois  Family Institute lays out the Boy Scout mission statement and oath in a  column headlined, “Save the Boy Scouts of America.” She then demonstrates how  BSA’s proposed policy change does violence to both:

The BSA mission statement:

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to  make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them  the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

The Boy Scout Oath:

On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my  country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally  straight. [emphases added]

“How does the BSA promote fidelity to God,” asks Higgins, “if it permits men  or women who affirm that which God views as detestable (i.e. homosexual acts) to  serve as role models and leaders?”

“There exist objective truths regarding sexual morality,” she continues, “truths which if violated mar the image of God imprinted on men and women. When  men have sex with men or women have sex with women, they demonstrate a profound  disrespect for God and for themselves, which, although less important, violates  the Boy Scout Law, which asserts that ‘a Scout is … reverent.’”

Indeed, like Higgins, millions of parents with young Scouts prefer to bask in  the white glow of objective truth, rather than drown beneath the dark mire of  political correctness. The homosexual lifestyle and sexual morality are  unambiguously incompatible, notwithstanding a morally relative, postmodern  zeitgeist that proclaims otherwise. Such morally minded values amount to “hate” or “homophobia” to the same degree that acknowledging earth’s roundness amounts  to superstition.

“No one is arguing that homosexual men and women are devoid of admirable  values and traits that boys would be well-served to emulate,” concludes Higgins. “What many are arguing is that the affirmation of a homosexual identity is not  one of them.”

In the past, the BSA has recognized this simple reality – a fundamental truth  observed by every major world religion, thousands of years of history and  uncompromising third-grade biology: Homosexual behavior is always wrong in every  way.

Still, under immense socio-political – indeed spiritual pressure, the Boy  Scouts appear poised to play a very dangerous, self-deluded game of “the  Scoutmaster wears no clothes.” They’re flirting with the queer idea of an about  turn – of betraying both absolute truth and the very boys they serve.

Instead of teaching young men to stand up to the bully, they would model  surrender – teach them that, when you reach an adversarial fork in the road,  take the primrose path of least resistance.

But it’s much worse than all that. We mustn’t ignore the pink elephant in the  room; the Penn State factor. Should the BSA cave beneath the weight of sexual  anarchist intimidation, Scoutmaster Sandusky joins the jamboree.

Of course, not every “gay” man – self-identified or otherwise – is a  pedophile, but studies indicate that homosexual assaults against boys occur at  an alarmingly disproportionate rate when compared to heterosexual assaults. The  very act of a man molesting a boy unquestionably involves both same-sex  attraction and homosexual behavior (a “gay” by any other name…).

Consider, for instance, a  study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, of over 200 convicted  pedophiles. It found that “86 percent of offenders against males described  themselves as homosexual or bisexual.” This demonstrates, as noted by Peter  Sprigg of the Family Research Council, that “homosexual or bisexual men are  approximately 10 times more likely to molest children than heterosexual  men.”

No loving, self-respecting father in his right mind would leave his son in  the care of – allow him to go camping with – an “out and proud” man whose very  identity is somehow defined by the fact that he craves sex with other males.

I pray the Boy Scouts will remain faithful to their cause. I pray they will  stay “morally straight” and not allow themselves to be bullied – “immorally  bent” – by child-corrupting “gay” extremists.

To be sure, the biblical model instructs that we both love and pray for those  caught-up in homosexual sin, as with any form of sexual immorality. But to  openly affirm such medically, emotionally and spiritually self-destructive  behavior runs counter to all for which the BSA stands.

Don’t give in to the bullies, Boy Scouts of America. Honor your oath. Do your  duty to God and country. Stay physically strong, mentally awake and morally  straight.

Don’t give up on our boys.

Otherwise, we’re giving up on you.

(Contact the  BSA Board of Directors.)

About The Author Matt Barber:
Matt Barber (@jmattbarber on Twitter) is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as vice president of Liberty Counsel Action. (This information is provided for identification purposes only.)

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