You may remember the story of Brian Walker, a veteran scout leader who was barred from the Scouts after sending a letter to Scouting magazine, challenging the promotion of Islam and LGBT events in the magazine.
After failing in an attempt to have Brian’s legal challenge struck off, the Scout Association has now agreed to settle his claim. The Christian Legal Centre supported Brian as he challenged his removal.
Expelled for concerns about drift from Christian roots
Having dedicated 52 years of his life to the Scout movement, Brian was barred from membership for writing to the movement’s official magazine expressing his concern that the charity was moving away from its Christian roots.
The Boy Scouts of America were expected Monday to lift the group’s controversial ban on gay adult leaders, citing a changed legal landscape that no longer allows for such a ban.
At the same time, the group reaffirmed the right of local faith-based groups, many of which sponsor Boy Scout troops, to continue to set their own hiring policies.
It’s a compromise that, in the end, is likely to anger people on both sides of the gay-rights issue and that points to the difficulty for an organization like the Boy Scouts – which is increasingly tied with religious groups – that may try to stake out a middle ground on such a fraught issue.
“You’ve got a highly divided organization,” says Richard Ellis, a political science professor at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., and the author of “Judging the Boy Scouts of America.” “Now it’s not clear that even this solution, which is an attempt to get the [gay rights] issue out of the way, can do it, because nobody is happy with it.”
In some ways, the Boy Scouts are emblematic of the struggle that much of conservative America, and particularly conservative religious organizations, have had as they try to remain relevant, and compliant with the law, in a rapidly shifting legal landscape.
CINCINNATI, Feb. 1, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ — The Issue: Boy Scouts of America-now coined Scouts BSA- officially announced its decision to welcome both boys and girls into its program on Feb. 1, 2019. While co-ed troops are not part of this change, the once boys-exclusive organization will now allow girls to participate in the Boy Scouts curriculum.
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The Boy Scouts of America recently announced that girls can join and earn all the conventional ranks, though the troops will be segregated by sex. Naturally the Girl Scouts USA organization is angry and has sued over a name change.
Do I weep over the loss of a proud American tradition such as the Scouts? Well yes, but more than that I’m laughing.
This is the inevitable path of feminism. Women hate on the Boy Scouts because it’s, by definition, patriarchal. So they decide to include girls so that everyone can benefit. Same as universities and golf clubs. And then the women are even more angry because women are never happy. Now the Boy Scouts are infringing on the Girl Scouts’s own tradition turf.
Serves the BSA right for catering to the progressives. They caved on the gay ban, and now they’re finding out what happens when you give in to progressivism. Traditional organizations should be traditional.
You cannot appease the progressives. The best thing to do is just ignore them and wait a few months for them to attack another organization. It certainly worked for the Washington Redskins.
Both scout organizations are declining, and both have embraced progressivism. Just as no secular country has ever sustained a birth rate, and just as HuffPo, BuzzFeed and Vice are making major layoffs, so too will the classic scouting organizations lose members as they focus on godless propaganda instead of wilderness survival skills.
The Boy Scouts have shown us that once you let moonbattery’s nose into the tent, you will soon find yourself outside on the sand. Less than a week after they changed their name to Scouts BSA to be more “inclusive,” we begin to see what that entails. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is bailing out:
The church announced Tuesday evening that it will sever ties with the organization, effective Dec. 31, 2019, according to a news release.
This ends a partnership that has lasted for over a century. It constitutes an oversized shovelful of dirt on the coffin of the Boy Scouts.
The LDS Church is the biggest participant in American Scouting, with approximately 425,000 LDS youths in Cub and Boy Scout programs. Mormons account for about 19 percent of the BSA’s membership, which totals about 2.3 million, according to the Boy Scouts.
The LDS Church will be starting its own youth program, which will be grounded in the healthy values that characterized the Boy Scouts before they allowed social justice warriors to bully them into incrementally embracing the liberal agenda.
The fissure began when the Boy Scouts started knuckling under to LGBT militants:
Congrats, moonbats. The Boy Scouts were a pillar of traditional American culture at its healthiest. Their subversion is a big win for you:
Washington, D.C., marked the end — and the beginning — of an era this weekend when the Boy Scouts of America established its first all-girl troops in the nation’s capital.
All-girl Boy Scout troops. It’s a new era, all right.
“It brings unity to the female gender,” said 11-year-old Tatiana Johnson, whose shirt also made a statement, reading: “Anything boys can do girls can do better.”
At least that is probably true when it comes to reciting feminist talking points. But maybe the boys will catch up, as BSA moves away from teaching honor, godliness, and self-reliance in favor of a more politically correct orientation.
As Robert Conquest observed, any organization not explicitly and constitutionally right-wing will sooner or later become left-wing.
The Boy Scouts were right-wing in their values. But they surrendered those values when they gave in to social justice warriors pushing the feminist, homosexual, and transsexual agendas.
Next comes desegregation, so that the boys and girls can help each other put condoms on cucumbers or whatever other tasks liberals see fit to set them to. Countermoonbats are already abandoning the corrupted farce that was all that remained after BSA started caving to leftist bullies.
This warning to American boy scouts was written in 2013 by a one time Canadian boy scout. The story he relates should be read by every American patriot not for his topical warning about the NSA’s spying — but for his warning how a whole civilization was subverted with ease.
Boy Scouts of America latest victim of the Socialist Takeover of America
Last week I was listening to the Denny Schaffer on WRNO in New Orleans when he was talking about the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voting to allow “openly gay” boys to be in the Scouting movement and felt compelled to phone in. After the call, I started to formulate this article right away but in the barrage of scandals between the IRS, FBI and NSA that have unfolded since then, I became overloaded with thoughts and imagined how Hercules felt staring down the Lernaean Hydra and how every Constitution supporting patriot or Christian Organization feels, especially those specifically targeted by the alphabet soup agencies, for example Catherine Engelbert and True the Vote. I then realized that Fundamental Change had come to America, but that the formal rollout announcement had to be delayed until Caesar Obumus Disgustus was coroneted for his final term to finally pave the way and ensure victory for the Caesars that will follow him. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told Roland Martin in a February interview, “Obama has put in place the kind of database… will have everything on every individual”
It was then that I realized that the BSA issue was not about letting “Openly Gay” boys in the Scouting movement but to stop the supply of those being “Openly Scouts” from exposing Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves; rare Scouts like Bill Binney, Thomas Drake, Ed Loomis, Kirk Wiebe and now Edward Snowden who put everything they had on the line to expose the NSA.
The true goal is to eliminate the core values of Scouting (and other underpinnings of Western Society), as a preemptive strike to avoid the future exposure and cost of trying to oust them before they do damage exposing the expanding Apparatchik of the Surveillance State and Socialism in general.