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Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Opus 2013-139: Headline: Homosexuality and the Scouts, the Camel’s Nose

I followed a link on Drudge to an article in Reuters about the current attempt to break down the long standing position of the Boy Scouts of America to not allow homosexuals into the organization.  The focus of conflict has been homosexual scoutmasters.  Since the gay lobby has not been making any progress there they decided to attack on another front.  Evidently homosexual scouts have also been banned.  Who knew?

And how would you know?  I doubt if there was a box to check off on the application to join the scouts that said, “Are you homosexual?”  It is the kind of thing that would not be asked.  The only time it would come up is when there was behavior that crossed the line of acceptable such as making a pass at another scout.

What we are seeing is the traditional attack of the left against the values of our culture.  You chip away a little at a time, move forward, let the cog clicks and you start chipping again.  Since they could not get the big bite of total acceptance they are now going to try to do it “for the children.”

Read this quote from the Reuters article on the subject.
“If the resolution is approved, ‘no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone,’ Deron Smith, the organization's spokesman, told Reuters.

But the policy is not changed for adults, the group said, and an internal document obtained by Reuters says that when youth members become adults, they ‘must meet the requirements of our adult standards’ to remain in the group.”
To be honest, most people are not worried about a few homosexual boys mixed in with a scout troop.  I am sure it has been happening since the beginning of scouting and as long as the adults are alert and heterosexual it was not anything more than isolated, individual indiscretion.  In other words, it was not a problem.  It was not a problem unless you are trying to manufacture one.

In conflict, momentum is king.  If you can get the other side to take a step back, your victory is just a matter of time.  The key is to get the camel's nose under the edge of the tent.

If the Boy Scouts back up on this, it will be just a matter of time until they are caving on the issue of homosexual scoutmasters.  This will not automatically cause evil.  It will abandon common sense and put men in charge of little boys who have a tendency toward sexual interest in little boys.  It will be the beginning of the end for the Boy Scouts.

homo unius libri


  1. Amen. I support neither the Boy Scouts, nor the Girl Scouts anymore, simply because they don't teach what they used to. They've both already started moving toward political correctness in less obvious ways.

    1. I have given up on the Girl Scouts but I still have hope for the men's branch. And to think that the YMCA used to be a Christian organization.

      Grace and peace.


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