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The Death of the Boy Scouts

May 25, 2013

One way to kill a person is to aim a gun at his head and pull the trigger. Another way is to sneakily administer slow-working poison, the results of which will be exactly the same. This is true of organisations as well. You can use direct external action to kill off an organisation, or you can work to destroy it from within.

That is exactly what has happened with the Boy Scouts of America. On Thursday 60 percent of the 1,400 delegates at the BSA’s annual convention in Dallas, Texas voted to allow homosexual scouts. It did however keep a ban on homosexual Scout leaders.

Of course they are living in dream land as to the latter decision. In no time we will have activist judges informing them that it is discriminatory to ban homosexual leaders in the Scouts, and they must immediately cease and desist. Mark my words, this will be happening real soon.

The paedophiles of course are licking their lips and are on cloud nine about all this. Groups like the North American Man Boy Love Association have just been handed all their wildest dreams on a silver platter. This is not only the death of the Boy Scouts, but the death of boys.

But even if this second move never eventuates – and I guarantee that it will – the first move was bad enough. What sort of complete idiocy prevails with this board? How can they be so willing to throw away their own organisation? What diabolical processes are at work in the BSA?

The reason we have sex-separated organisations such as the Scouts (or so many others, like the YMCA and YWCA, where boys are separate from girls) is obvious: it makes no sense to combine the sexes at close quarters. It is sexual suicide to allow boys and girls to share locker rooms or shower together.

So they have rightly been kept apart. Hormonally-driven young people especially need such protections. But now we have boys who have sexual attractions for other boys being thrown into the Scouts. They will be rubbing their hands with glee at the very prospects of shower time, and other intimate moments.

What complete and utter moonbattery. But of course if there were a malevolent, completely evil spiritual being (and there is) who wanted to completely destroy the Scout movement and damage millions of vulnerable young boys along the way, this would be the way to go. A perfect plan.

Indeed, this is the ideal way to bring to a screeching halt a once great organisation. As one commentator reminds us: “In 1998, Canadian Scouts (CS) decided to allow females, atheists, agnostics, homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals to join the CS. In 1999, they approved the establishment of an all-homosexual troop, which now marches in Canada’s sodomite pride parades. Within five years, scouting membership dropped over half. Many scouting camps and offices were closed, and staff was laid off. A cherished institution for leading boys into self-reliant, capable, morally upright manhood was all but destroyed, and continues to decline. This is how the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America has condemned their institution in the USofA.”

Quite right. Plenty of other commentators have weighed into this. One gal who is not a Christian hit the nail on the head: “I’m sick and tired of the gay rights movement trying to force their values on the American people and organizations, and of the continued progressive march ‘forward’ to tear down anything that smacks of traditional morals and demonize those who disagree with their lifestyle.

“I’m sick and tired of how the LGBT community demands that they be accepted by millions of Americans who don’t agree with them, and who in large numbers are repulsed by them. They’re never, EVER going to change or regulate the acceptance of their lifestyle by those who vehemently oppose it and who have the right to raise THEIR children with THEIR morals and values and religious beliefs, and NOT have anyone else’s fostered upon THEIR kids.

“Refusing to push homosexuality into our children’s lives isn’t discrimination. Telling someone with whom I don’t agree NOT to push an agenda on MY kids, is not discrimination. People need to get a dictionary and look up the definition of that word. The REAL people being discriminated against are Christians (and I am not Christian) who only want to remain true to their faith without celebrating something with which they do not agree.”

She concludes, “Hey, I have a great idea: Since there’s no law that bans homosexuals from starting their OWN nationwide scouting organization, let them unite, fund and form one. Lord knows there’s enough liberal elitist money in Hollywood and the arts to do so. Families would then have a choice as to which organization they want their child to be in, and THEN let’s see which one thrives. And, hey … they can call the organization the ‘Gay Rainbow Scouts,’ coordinate with NAMBLA for man-boy-love camp fire jamboree’s and pass out progressive sodomy badges.”

Or as Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage said, “They have succumbed to political pressure and abandoned their historic roots in what will prove to be a failed attempt to appease gay activists and corporate donors. Unfortunately, what they have done is said to the world that their oath no longer means much. Their decision to admit openly gay scouts will end up sexualizing the organization. I am certain that having changed their policy on homosexuality, it’s only a matter of time before courts order them to admit homosexual scout leaders.

“Countless thousands of churches will very likely pull their sponsorship rather than endorse homosexuality, and the entire organization will begin to collapse. All of this is happening, not because of a true grassroots demand of gay youth to be part of the organization, but by an orchestrated political effort by gay activists who want to punish any group or organization that does not embrace homosexuality. It’s the beginning of the end for what once was one of America’s noblest organizations.”

And Peter LaBarbera points out what is at stake here: “Let’s cut through all the pro-‘gay’ noise that infests most discussions of this issue. Practicing homosexuality is a destructive lifestyle choice and a sin. It is immoral, against Nature, and changeable – as evidenced by the countless men (like Michael Glatze) and women (like Charlene Cothran) who once proudly considered themselves ‘gay’ but now live in accordance with God’s natural design for their bodies.

“Homosexuality is not the basis for healthy self-identity. ‘Sexual orientation’ is an artificial construct because homosexuality is not ‘who you are,’ it’s what you do. And when people make sinful choices bad things happen. (I should add that most homosexuals come from troubled backgrounds, including: dysfunctional parent-child relationships; lack of a father; divorced households; early sexualization; and sexual predator abuse. But these ‘causes’ – while meriting our pity and understanding – do not condone the behavioral choice of embracing a homosexual lifestyle.)

“Homosexuality is about as natural, normal and healthy as a tongue earring. Actually, it’s much riskier: in fact, if this were any other behavior, there would be a full-scale government/corporate mobilization against it (like smoking). Consider these alarming statistics on male homosexuality and HIV from a December 2012 report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): ‘CDC estimates that MSM represent approximately 4 percent of the male population in the United States but male-to-male sex accounted for more than three-quarters (78 percent) of new HIV infections among men and nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of all new infections in 2010 (29,800).’

“No honorable organization would confirm boys and young men in an immoral sexual ‘identity’ associated with such disproportionate, massive health risks. Shame on the Boy Scouts.”

The losers here are the BSA, boys, morality, sanity, America, and Scouting’s founder, Robert Baden-Powell. The big winners here are the militant homosexual activists, and very soon, the very excited paedophile community.

www.citizenlink.com/2013/05/24/boy-scouts-to-allow-openly-gay-members/
www.facebook.com/notes/lori-wallach-boxer/scouting-for-boys/517229278312094
www.christiannewswire.com/news/6545272172.html
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12 Responses to The Death of the Boy Scouts

  • Speaking of the militant homosexual agenda, this week the Adelaide Advertiser again ran a poll on ”Do you want same sex marriage leglalized?”….This was only about 3 weeks since the last exactly the same poll. Obviously the very liberal media reporters like Tory Shepherd were behind this – relentlessly hammering the public with the ‘gay’ agenda.
    Interestingly this poll this week was a resounding massacre AGAINST homosexual marriage…over 1100 voted…probably the biggest ever vote response in the Advertiser’s history and 93% were against it! 3 weeks ago at least 86 % were against and this time more than 200 more voted. Yet in the same paper on the day they put the vote line up they have a section where they show 5 people’s pics from the Adelaide mall asking them if they support homosexual marriage and of course all 5 said they do with cliché lines like “people should be allowed to marry anyone!” etc…
    It does’nt obviously matter to the liberal media that the vast majority of the public are against this unnatural practice being normalized. They keep lying and on programs like ”The Project” they simply lie and say ”most Australians are for homosexual marriage”.
    Like i said the other week, if the results were in the opposite direction you would see a major article about it – even front page news!

    Jeremy Woods

  • United Civil Disobedience. This is solution. More to come.

    Alex Sagin

  • I was very disturbed to read this, on our BBC news yesterday. My late father-in-law was a scout leader; his ashes would be spinning in their plot if he read this news.
    And the BBC was in fine fettle, removing dozens of comments (including several of mine) that didn’t agree with the USA scouts’ decision.

    I hope that thousands of parents will remove their boys from the scout movement in protest, remove their money and cause its collapse. It will be very sad. But the movement can always be created anew when all these horrors have passed and I’m sure there will be many to lend a hand in creating a new, upright and moral organisation.

    Chris Dark

  • Send your sons to The Boys’ Brigade (BB). The founder of the Boy Scouts was a Vice President of the Boys’ Brigade. Today, the BB continues to base its activities on sound biblical principles and boys learn about discipline, obedience, self-respect and all that tends towards Christian manliness.

    Eddie Sim

  • A nation on the precipice of judgment.
    Gerry Richard

  • The Uniting Church in Australia voted something similar a number of years ago and that has not been rescinded.
    Tas Walker

  • Apparently the mob pressuring them aren’t going to stop until the leadership issue is changed too. So what have they gained in giving in?
    Damien Spillane

  • I wonder how many of those who would condemn the catholic priests for molesting children under their care would appreciate that this could put children in the scouts in exactly the same danger.
    Damien Spillane

  • There is another point which needs to be raised. Every survey has shown that same sex attraction is a phase which many teenagers go through, and then grow out of. The figures are very high: something like 50% to 70% who were homosexual at age 17 become completely heterosexual by age 22. One study even established that 98% of those who were homo at age 16 were hetero a year later. Under these circumstances, it is highly irresponsible to encourage teenagers to identify as homosexual – and especially to practice it – at any early age. They may well be cementing a tendency which, under normal circumstances, would run its course.
    Malcolm Smith

  • It is an interesting point that you raise Malcolm, I have often wondered myself if a percentage of young people embrace homosexuality/lesbianism simply because it is trendy or fashionable. One would hope that your take on the matter proves to be correct.
    Steve Davis

  • Malcolm, you speak as though common sense is common.

    Rusty Boden

  • It is certainly a wicked thing they are doing, but thankfully the fact that their membership declined drastically, shows that most parents still have a healthy sense of discriminating, choosing the good over evil. There are quite a few Christian organisations that have modeled their youthgroups on a scout system, mixing biblical teaching with skills development, the aog had a group like that, not sure what the name is now, the SDA church have the “adventurors” and “keepers of the faith” have programmes for boys and girls. There is always an exit sideways for those who are aware, alert and concerned for the development of their children. It is those parents who haven’t got those skills that I am concerned about and for their children in turn.
    Democracy can be a dangerous thing if education and propaganda are not based on truth. Look what is happening in France, an obvious trashing of democracy as far as I can see. How many demonstrators and how many events did it take to demand changes in laws concerning marriage, death penalty etc.? I believe the numbers were quite low compared to what is happening in France. There, if you are against ssm, you are branded a “right wing activist”. Democracy without strict and unchangeable constitutional parametres will be destructive. Can we demand the same process and the same “right” to change the laws back to where we want them as the progressive movement did?
    Gods richest blessings
    Ursula Bennett

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