Boy Scouts Surprised By This One Significant Change After Decision To Allow Transgenders
If you are a long time, hard core supporter of the Boy Scouts, you are probably not happy with the things you see happening to this organization. Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has been the bedrock youth organization responsible for instilling positive moral values and leadership skills in Americas young men. The Boy Scouts of America has been exclusively for males since its inception and has been credited with playing a major role in the lives of many of Americas most successful leaders.
Right, wrong, or indifferent, the liberal politically correct culture has finally caught up with the Boy Scouts. If you believe sleeping with people of the same sex is wrong, then the Boy Scouts may not longer be right for you.
This is apparently just what has been happening. Long term supporters of the Boy Scouts have been departing and sponsors have been closing their wallets. They are reporting that there seems to be a growing market for a new kind of scouting group and while the more conservative group is departing, the is a rise in the more liberal minded rushing in behind them.
However, Boy Scout Troops that have charters run by houses of worship are not required to accept children who do not identify with their birth gender, allowing them to maintain the pure historical role of Boy Scouting.
The website Trail Life USA, which claims it is a Christian Alternative has seen an incredible response according to the CEO Mark Hancock. The surge in membership inquires is tremendous. all indicators show that their current membership of about 26,000, is going to increase significantly.
Since Trail Life was launched in 2014, its staff has doubled to twelve. Its Mostly evangelical church-based troops have increased from 500 to 700 and it has moved from a virtual office to the 127-acre campus of a former boys home in Belton, South Carolina. The Scouts who participate there are called “Navigators” and “Adventurers.” They have a host of adventures and can earn merit badges leading to the Horizon Award, that Trail Life considers parallel to the Eagle Scout.
Conservative Christians have opposed the latest move, with Todd Starnes of Fox News calling it “a complete capitulation to the gender and sex revolutionaries” and Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore tweeting “This is crazy, IMO.”
The more liberal denominations, like the Unitarian Universalist Association (If you consider that a denomination) and the United Church of Christ, have welcomed the move and pledge to work with the Boy Scouts as it implements the new policy.
The Unitarian Universalist Association President Peter Morales, whose church renewed a formal relationship with the Boy Scouts after it welcomed gay Scouts and leaders, called the latest juncture “a significant step in the direction of greater inclusion.”
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