The steady and intentional destruction of one of the most revered institutions in America representing all that we once aspired young men to be is essentially complete. The insidious takeover of the voting leadership of the Boy Scouts of America by radical LGBTQIA activists and sympathizers led to the open acceptance of homosexual scouts and scoutmasters just a few years ago, a 180 degree turn from it’s historic standard for boys to be “morally straight.”
BSA also very intentionally eradicated the lines between male and female, which today, May 2, 2018, reached the depths of this attack as news reports came out with the following stunning revelation:
“… With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change. … The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect next February.”
The Boy Scouts was described by its British founder, Robert Baden-Powell, in this way: “Scouting is a man’s job cut down to a boy’s size,” as well as “Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a man.” His military experience as well as his personal background, having been raised with six siblings by his widowed mother, led him to understand the profound value of faith, character and discipline in boys that made strong men. Those virtues became the Scout Motto:
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 distinction in God’s design of male and female was foundational to having separate organizations to nurture those differences into the natural strengths of each. The feminization of boys and men linked with the masculinization of girls and women that has now led to this idiotic action by BSA is the final and complete rejection of the Scouts original purpose.
It is another institutional rejection of any premise that we are created by God as distinctively male or female as described in the book of Genesis and confirmed by biology, medicine and science, starting at the chromosomal level.
With the equally foolish addition to the University of Texas its “MascuinUT” program, which declares, “MasculinUT recognizes unhealthy masculinity as restrictive and exclusionary in the sense that it only affords a narrow definition of what it means to be masculine,” the assault continues.
The only effective voices to oppose the intentional destruction of God’s created order are courageous pastors and God-honoring parents and citizens, fully engaged and calling God’s people to go to the front lines in redeeming our major institutions from the dark and evil forces that are desperately working to steal and destroy our children.
Just as with many previously venerated institutions that have polluted their original purpose, it’s time to grieve over the death of BSA and press ahead to support church-based programs like Awana and Royal Rangers as well as Trail Life USA.
Dave Welch About
Dave Welch is the founder and president of the U.S. Pastor Council and Houston Area Pastor Council, interdenominational and interracial ministries of and for pastors based in Houston, Texas. He has held numerous leadership positions including founding executive director of Christian Coalition of Washington, national field director of Christian Coalition and executive director of Vision America.