Taking A Stand: Boy Scouts of America - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Taking A Stand: Boy Scouts of America

As an Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts of America's decision to remove the restriction of membership to young men based on sexual orientation worries me. Not because of my religious or moral convictions, but I'm concerned that this could mean the end the 100 year old organization.  

70% of the Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs are sponsored by religious organizations. One church in Louisville has already announced that they will drop their charter.  

The new policy is ambiguous, sending a mixed message that it is acceptable to be a Boy Scout and gay until you turn 18, as the new rule continues to ban homosexual adult leaders.   

The Boy Scouts' values are no better today than they were last week.

Gay youth are forced to confront the organization's implicit belief that, while they may embody scouting principles today, they will one day morph into perverse and possibly predatory adults.

The BSA is in dire need of some real leadership going forward or we may be looking at the end of what has proven to be a powerful positive influence on young men since 1910.  

That's my stand. What's yours?  

 

  • LOCALMore>>

  • ISP: Negotiators working to end standoff peacefully

    ISP: Negotiators working to end standoff peacefully

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:04 PM EST2018-01-19 04:04:54 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)

    Crisis negotiators are working to bring a standoff to a peaceful end in Dubois County. 

    More >>

    Crisis negotiators are working to bring a standoff to a peaceful end in Dubois County. 

    More >>
  • Gov. Matt Bevin addresses steel crisis

    Gov. Matt Bevin addresses steel crisis

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:01 PM EST2018-01-19 00:01:02 GMT
    This is President Trump's chance to save the American steel industry and Century Aluminum in Kentucky plays a big part in it (WFIE)This is President Trump's chance to save the American steel industry and Century Aluminum in Kentucky plays a big part in it (WFIE)
    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin wrapped up a visit to the Century Aluminum Plant.  He was there days before President Trump's ruling following an investigation into the national security threat of aluminum, a material critical to the U.S. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin flat out said if the ruling isn't favorable, he doesn't think the steel industry in America will survive. Hundreds of jobs are at stake here locally. This is President Donald Trump's chance to save the American stee...More >>
    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin wrapped up a visit to the Century Aluminum Plant.  He was there days before President Trump's ruling following an investigation into the national security threat of aluminum, a material critical to the U.S. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin flat out said if the ruling isn't favorable, he doesn't think the steel industry in America will survive. Hundreds of jobs are at stake here locally. This is President Donald Trump's chance to save the American stee...More >>
  • KSP: Suspect in officer-involved shooting charged with attempted murder of police officer

    KSP: Suspect in officer-involved shooting charged with attempted murder of police officer

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:29 PM EST2018-01-19 02:29:38 GMT
    Authorities say it happened on Pennbrooke Avenue. (WFIE)Authorities say it happened on Pennbrooke Avenue. (WFIE)

    Detectives with the Spencer County Sheriff's Office have shed more light on what they say happened before an officer involved shooting in Owensboro.

    More >>

    Detectives with the Spencer County Sheriff's Office have shed more light on what they say happened before an officer involved shooting in Owensboro.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly