The Boy Scouts are no longer "morally straight"
5/29/2013, 3:17 p.m.
Edwina Rogers, executive director of the Secular Coalition for America said the Coalition, said: “Discrimination is wrong – whether it’s directed at children or adults, atheists or the religious. We will continue to encourage the Scouts to address the full range of discrimination against atheists and LGBT adults.”
I happen to agree with Rogers’ claim of discrimination, though not for the same reasons. The BSA’s bylaws preclude three groups from participation—homosexuals, atheists, and agnostics. In order to be fair, you should not admit one of the banned groups and not the others. This is indeed rank discrimination.
Is this is the lesson the BSA wants to teach our children? Do we want to say some discrimination is ok, if a large segment of the public agrees? How do you look into the eyes of our young people and for 100 years tell that generation that the beliefs and behavior of homosexuals, atheists, and agnostics are incompatible with Christian values and then suddenly reverse youself and say, “Oooops, never mind?”
Each Scout took a pledge, “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country.”
By walking away from its core principles, Scout leaders did not do their best – to God or our country.