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FRC: 'Scouts should stand firm in its moral values, resist pressure to change homosexuality policy'

News release from Family Research Council:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This afternoon the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) released a statement indicating that the organization is considering ending its longstanding policy on homosexuality. A recent Gallup survey found that only 42 percent of Americans support changing the current policy.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement in response:

"The Boy Scouts of America board would be making a serious mistake to bow to the strong-arm tactics of LGBT activists and open the organization to homosexuality. What has changed in terms of the Boy Scouts' concern for the well-being of the boys under their care? Or is this not about the well-being of the Scouts, but the funding for the organization?

"The Boy Scouts has for decades been a force for moral integrity and leadership in the United States. Sadly, their principled stances have marked them as a target for harassment by homosexual activists and corporations such as UPS which are working to pressure the Boy Scouts into abandoning their historic values.

"The mission of the Boy Scouts is 'to instill values in young people' and 'prepare them to make ethical choices,' and the Scout's oath includes a pledge 'to do my duty to God' and keep himself 'morally straight.' It is entirely reasonable and not at all unusual for those passages to be interpreted as requiring abstinence from homosexual conduct.

"If the board capitulates to the bullying of homosexual activists, the Boy Scouts' legacy of producing great leaders will become yet another casualty of moral compromise. The Boy Scouts should stand firm in their timeless values and respect the right of parents to discuss these sexual topics with their children," concluded Perkins.

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"The mission of the Boy Scouts is 'to instill values in young people' and 'prepare them to make ethical choices,' and the Scout's oath includes a pledge 'to do my duty to God' and keep himself 'morally straight.'"

The ethical and morally straight choice is to be accepting and welcoming of LGBTQ persons in their community, in their troops, and in their leadership. Not do so is ethically corrupt and morally backwards.

I agree with Mr Perkins -- either stand for the current mission statement or change the Scouts mission statement with an explanatory statement.

I have to wonder when discrimination became a 'moral' value.

He looks really constipated in that picture lol.. Just sayin ha

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