Boy Scouts victims of homosexual agenda

 Bizarro world of gay activism incrementally pushes agenda, sets standards

Homosexuality, which until 1973 was defined as deviant behavior by the American Psychiatric Association, has —- 42 years later —- become “gay” and trendy. Celebrities stumble over themselves to be the latest to declare their inclinations for members of the same sex. We are treated to countless characters in movies, on stage, coming into our homes via comedy programming and even the cartoons children watch.  Who doesn’t know that 65-year-old Bruce Jenner, a three times married father of six and stepfather of four is “transitioning into womanhood?” We are told this is worthy of celebration.

How do the Boy Scouts of America fit into this scenario? Start with their 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.”

The Scout Law states: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Founded in 1909, scouting taught boys various survival skills, patriotism and morality. They earned merit badges for completing projects. Many city kids went camping for the first time in their lives. Public schools were happy to sponsor troops. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge commended the three fundamentals of scouting: reverence for nature, for the law and for God.

Fast forward: Since the 1990’s, Scouting has been at the center of a firestorm. Homosexual activists and their surrogates have instituted several high-profile lawsuits, citing the BSA’s core belief that homosexuals cannot serve as scout leaders since that violates the traditional moral values defined in the Scout Oath and Law.

As an example, the ACLU of San Diego claimed that the organization’s practice was discriminatory and should make them ineligible for the use of public funds or public lands.

In 2005, the BSA removed the charters of thousands of scouting units from public schools after the ACLU threatened to sue taxpayer-funded institutions that charter the troops.

The city of Philadelphia, citing the Scout’s “anti-gay policies” pressured the Cradle of Liberty Council Boy Scouts of America to vacate the building the BSA built on city property in the simpler times of 1928 and has used rent-free for decades. In 2013, the city bought the building from the Scouts. At the time, more than 17,000 boys were served by the Council in Philadelphia and Montgomery and Delaware Counties.

Gay rights activists in dozens of cities persuaded United Way to stop supporting the Scouts, though UW distributed nearly $2 million to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and no voices were raised in protest.

Now we learn that Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense and President of Boy Scouts of America, has called for an end to the group’s ban on homosexual troop leaders. Gates, a former Eagle Scout (the highest scouting rank), declares, “We cannot ignore the social, political and judicial changes taking place in our country. We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be. The status quo….cannot be maintained.” 

A righteous organization providing guidance to countless boys, many from fatherless homes, becomes the villain in this topsy-turvy world of sexual politics.

The kids lose.

12 Responses to Boy Scouts victims of homosexual agenda

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    As a boy I was proud of my involvement in scouting. My scout leaders were all professional men, who set standards I tried to emulate. Scouting provided a wonderful foundation for me and my friends. It disgusts me .to see this degradation of a fine and worthy organization, leaving boys in the dust while homosexuals make societal inroads.

  2. Dennis O'Brien says:

    Even the Pope, whose job it is to set a moral compass for those in his church has miserably failed to stand for the biblical teachings that provide its foundation. Instead, he blandly asked “Who am I to judge?”

    As they link aberrant sexual choices to the unrelated civil rights movement, homosexuals use the slogan “marriage equality.” Now rudderless Catholic Ireland has just become the first nation to enshrine this behavior in its constitution, inexcusably aided and abetted by Pope Francis.
    http://www.ibtimes.com/ireland-gay-marriage-vote-irish-catholic-church-takes-cue-pope-francis-charts-new-1935450

    • Tucson GOP PC says:

      There is no church to leave, or I would. It has given up the ghost on its own. Francis is intent on pushing his Communist agenda to the exclusion of leading the decreasing number of faithful parishioners. I believe he asked “who am I to judge?” because judging would require him to state unequivocally that pedophile priests have been hidden and relocated to new parishes to continue to sexually abuse boys. As a parent of sons, there is no way I would expose them to the infestation of perverts posing as church leaders.

    • Vince says:

      RE: Drawing the erroneous connection to civil rights, Mychal Massie, the former chairman of the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives-Project 21, wrote “Homosexuality Is Not A Civil Right.”
      Massie clarified the illusion of the ‘civil rights’ analogy with words of wisdom.
      http://www.wnd.com/2007/09/43685/

  3. Ajo Joe says:

    The BSA has been punished and basically destroyed for holding the view that an avowed homosexual cannot serve as a role model for the traditional moral values promoted in the Scout Oath and Law. Robert Gates is a major disappointment. Scouting is the latest societal catastrophe as the left‘s agenda takes hold.

    Political correctness aside, how many parents would be willing to send their young sons on overnight camping trips with these scout leaders? Are they more committed to these newly embraced societal models than their own children?

  4. ZOO says:

    It would seem that many people who personally find homosexuality and same sex marriage absurd and highly objectionable believe that supporting it will remove it from the public eye/debate. Of course nothing could be further from the truth. The timing of Ireland’s vote couldn’t be worse as we await the SCOTUS decision that could open the biggest can of worms this country has ever seen. The various Scouting organizations in America, already a casualty of main street homosexuality, will not be the last.

    The ‘it doesn’t affect me’ template is alive and well in a myriad of other issues that are rotting the country’s foundation. To muster the masses out of their self-imposed stupors and reverse this degeneration, it would take something demographically widespread to trigger a revolutionary spirit – like the outlawing of iPhones.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Gates, a former Eagle Scout (the highest scouting rank), declares, “We cannot ignore the social, political and judicial changes taking place in our country. We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be. The status quo….cannot be maintained.”

    We’ve been bullied by the “social, political and judicial” changes…the gays and their agenda borders on violence if they don’t get their way. They stop at nothing. CEO’s get fired for supporting CA’s Prop. 8, bakeries are put out of business for not supplying wedding cakes, kids are brainwashed with TV shows and movies from Hollywood, the numbers of which are astounding. So the answer is – the status quo…..cannot be maintained? What if we don’t like what’s happening. What if it makes us sick. Tough, I guess. We must get with the program – no matter how it’s destroying our culture.

    Robert Gates struck me as a wimpy go-along-to-get-along person under Bush and Obama. For a Secretary of Defense, that’s pretty pathetic.

    The Marxists are winning and the kids lose.

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      The leftwing media has turned the acronym LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) into common usage terminology. Liberals are deplorably winning the culture war while traditional morals and standards collapse. Public schools ingrain this agenda from kindergarten on. Universities have embraced it and made it part of their studies programs. The mega union known as the National Education Association donates almost exclusively to Democrats and supported Obama in 2008 and 2012 with millions of dollars in donations. They influence American’s students more than their own parents do. It’s important to understand that public schools are now government schools with a plan intended to liberalize America. It’s not even subtle. Parents are simply not paying attention.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    And today we learn that the people of Ireland (over 60% of the voting public turned out to vote!) have voted in favor of gay marriage.

    Meanwhile, Pope Francis prepares his encyclical on climate change while keeping Castro on speed dial.

    If you think this is bad, wait until October, when the Catholic Church holds their next synod. They tried to sneak it through last year—the whole homosexual agenda—but word leaked out, and the documents had to be quickly rewritten.

    Read Catholic Family News, a subscription newspaper which is delivered once a month. Strictly conservative Catholic publication.

  7. Hagar says:

    I’m waiting for a pronouncement about this from the Mormon Church, which is among the largest sponsors of cub scout packs and boy scout troops. They did post an article about Gates’ statement on their official organ, The Deseret News. Who knows what they will say. The Mormon Church has taken a decidedly liberal position on some issues ever since their president surrounded himself with left leaning counselors.

  8. LEO IN TSN says:

    The BSA has been betrayed by our traitorous national leaders like Gates and by all the industrial giants who blackmailed the BSA with extorting threats of “no more money for straight Christian scouts.”

    BUT, there is a new organization that will fill the void as BSA self-destructs. It was started by responsible American fathers and scouting leaders for that purpose, and is called Trail Life USA.
    “Our vision is to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces godly and responsible husbands, fathers and citizens.”
    Though the organization is based on Christian and biblical principles, it is open to young men of all faiths.

    Similarly, as the Girl Scouts of America has been hijacked by Planned Parenthood and the UN, a new scouting group has emerged to fill the void. It is the American Heritage Girls.

    Both organizations welcome the youth and families who have been betrayed by BSA and GSA. Check them out, talk them up with your kids and grandkids and $upport them with your gifts and prayers. Talk them up to the poor mothers & little girls you still see at the cookie tables at your neighborhood market, or at your door.

    God bless and protect the faithful ministers for our kids. God bless America.

    [PS: the LDS is recruiting the “gay” sub-culture]