Policy change would alter Boy Scouts’ image

In response to the article in the paper on Feb. 4, President Obama stated that the Boy Scouts of America should allow the opening up to gays into the Scouting programs because it is a great program and should be allowed for all to enjoy. Let me inform all that no boy from first grade to age 17 is banned from the Scouting program. Only adults that are homosexual and or openly living a homosexual lifestyle are not allowed in the Scouting program.

Children have to go through enough in their young lives at this age that having to deal with homosexual philosophy should not be in the program. From what I have been told, and hearing on the television news, is the Boy Scouts of America’s national executive board is considering changing it policy and allowing individual troops and or councils the alternative to allow homosexual leaders into their programs.

I pray to God that they will vote against this policy change. We are bombarded with homosexual theology everywhere – on the television, in the movies, on the news and even in the church to its shame. Where have are our morals gone? Why can’t anyone see that our nation is going downhill because we have turned away from God? I can.

Their chosen lifestyle is against God and His Word, and they teach that this lifestyle is normal and acceptable. In the Old Testaments of the Bible, it says, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Leviticus 18:22.

In the New Testament the Book of Romans 1 talks about this issue in verse 27-32 and the consequences of that type of lifestyle as well as other sins. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

But I guess I shouldn’t be surprised the Bible also says in 2Timothy 3:1,2 “This known also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.”

This bullying from the homosexual community has gone too far. It has made the Boy Scouts of America national executive board consider changing their policy that has been in place since 1911. In the oath, a Scout is morally straight. Is the national executive board also considering changing the oath, too? We need to stand up to bullies like this. If we can’t, how can we help our sons stand up for what they believe in and what is right?

Scouting is an awesome program. If you want your son in the Scouts, let him.

But if you are an adult with a boy of Scouting age, and you don’t approve of the policy of no homosexual leaders in them, then put him in a club that allows homosexual leaders.

Don’t try to change Scouting that has a good program because you don’t like its policy. If you do change its policy, will it still be a program you want your boy in?

Joan Barton

Coal Run