Large Baptist church in Atlanta shuts doors on Scout Troop
The Boy Scouts of America have enjoyed camping, teaching and training young boys to take on manly disciplines that have carried on into many fields of endeavor.
I have already submitted two other articles on this subject:
Some, having attained to the highest status of Eagle Scout, have been successful as military leaders and heroes, politicians, church and civic leaders and statesmen.
During their 100+ years of existence, they’ve been able to meet in church buildings and have contributed greatly toward raising funds, maintaining landscaping duties and promoting positive role models for boys in the community.
In that time, funding was rerouted from the originally-intended sources of local business and church leaders and passed through government-backed agencies as the United Way.
As the liberal agenda has been promoting the alternative sexual lifestyles of homosexuals in various sectors of our communities, it has come into the Boy Scouts of America to allow homosexual boys to become scouts.
With local churches scrambling to keep themselves from a forceful legislation of accepting gays and lesbians and similar groups into leadership roles, they are “throwing the baby out with the bathwater” by telling Boy Scout troops they cannot meet in church buildings anymore.
Among many such churches around the country and around the metropolitan Atlanta area, one baptist church in Atlanta has come out to tell their Boy Scout troop they cannot meet there anymore.
Here’s the video featuring the pastor of the Baptist church in Atlanta:
Pastor Wright has the endorsement of the parent organization, the Southern Baptist Convention, and has followed suit with other baptist churches around the city.
As it seems I am standing against the tide on this issue, I don’t disagree on the stand of the baptist church in Atlanta, nor that of the leadership in the church I attend.
I merely am saying that allowing the scouts to meet in the church building does not infringe on the beliefs of the membership of that church any more than standing in the middle of a pond make me want to be a fish.
I just don’t choose to stand in the middle of a pond unless I want to cool off in the hot summer afternoon.
As for the scouts, why not let them decide if they don’t want to meet in a baptist church in Atlanta or not?
Can one boy so affect the morality of the majority, when the leadership himself is also straight?
When we who are in our churches tell everyone who doesn’t meet with “our” standards to get out, who will be left?
I would appeal to the independent churches who don’t have to “kowtow” to central governing headquarters to consider taking in the Boy Scout troops being pushed out of the large baptist church in Atlanta and other communities.
Would Christ approve of the baptist church in Atlanta?
I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’–and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked. (Jesus speaking to the church in Laodicea – Revelation 3:15-17)
The foregoing Scripture points to the church that has, in essence, shut out the Lord Jesus to the point that He is knocking on the door to see if someone will let Him in to sup with Him and He with them (Revelation 3:20).
The church must do what the leadership has mandated and he is responsible for his “flock,” and the Boy Scouts were wrong for going back on their promise to exclude anyone who would compromise the Scout Oath to be “morally straight.”
Now that they have made their bed, as my momma would say, let them sleep in it.
Only, I hope that regardless of the homosexual boy’s tendency to choose to have sex with other boys, he would first consider his responsibility as a Scout to keep his sexuality from impurity and not have sex outside of marriage.
If he would agree to that and choose to live “morally straight” according to the Scout Oath, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t remain in the scouts and go on to the top leadership roles as an Eagle.
As for where to the Scouts can meet, God only knows! Pun unintended.
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