The Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has issued a summary of the resolution passed by the National Executive Board on July 27th.
This summary consists of four points regarding what the BSA will and will not allow, and what they will and will not defend as it pertains to homosexual adult leaders in the organization. The bottom line is that the organization will allow homosexual adult leaders among the youth of BSA, a point of contention with many religious organizations which sponsor Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops.
The problem with this newest Resolution is that the BSA issued a previous resolution stating this would never happen. When the BSA now says "The BSA will steadfastly defend the right of religious Chartered Organizations to select leaders whose beliefs are consistent with those of the religious organization," they actually mean they will defend that right until the next BSA decision to the contrary.
The Boy Scout Promise starts out: "On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country..." Now, to be truthful, Boy Scouts will have to say some along the lines of "...to do my duty to God, except where BSA officials give me leave to disobey Him."
Several organizations such as the Mormons and the Assemblies of God church have formed their own youth organizations to replace the BSA. Maybe that is a good thing. If God is to be the center of our teachings to today's youth, we should at least ensure God is obeyed, and not treated like a smorgasbord meal -- a little from here and a little from there. He is either God and the center of our obedience, or He is not and we should not play games with what He requires of us.
Sadly, grown men have bowed in worship to the false god of political correctness and the power of the mob. I maintain that political correctness is merely a loose invention by the unprincipled to have their own way over critical thinking; an excuse for stereotyping, glossing over, and not having to deal with reality. How unfortunate that tomorrow's leaders must suffer this example of poor leadership; the spectacle of leaders of industry bowing before the false god of mercurial public opinion.