Prediction for Boy Scouts: Quietly opening door for homosexual leaders

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A pro-family leader is asking whether the Boy Scouts will enforce a policy against homosexual leaders. 

A new policy went into effect January 1, allowing open homosexuals as members of the Boy Scouts, but not adults.

Last week, the New York Chapter of the Boy Scouts hired an openly homosexual 18-year-old Eagle Scout to work as a camp counselor this summer.

Boy Scouts statueMatt Barber, an attorney and founder of Barbwire.com, predicts the BSA policy on homosexual adults will change too.

"They are employing an incrementalist strategy here - death by a thousand cuts," Barber says of the Scouts.

The national office of the Boy Scouts is aware of the New York decision but there's been no word on whether the policy will be enforced.

Barber, Matt (Liberty Counsel)Rather that revoking the national policy, he predicts, the BSA leaders will slowly allow open homosexuals to take leadership roles within the Boy Scouts, "and take boys on camping trips."

Barber calls that troubling, citing the Archives of Sexual Behavior that shows homosexual men are 10 times more likely to sexually assault boys than heterosexual men. 

"So this will place boys at a risk rate of 10 times the previous rate for being sexually assaulted on these camping trips," Barber warns.

Barber says there is an alternative, Trail Life USA, which is a faith-based organization that began after the Boy Scouts accepted gay scouts. 

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

The leftward drift in the Southern Baptist Convention is …

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Rockets strike near US Embassy in Baghdad; no injuries
Israel's Gantz vows to form government without Netanyahu
Red flood warning issued for Wales as storm rips across UK
Xi's early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions
Mississippi braces for flooding amid cresting river
14-year-old charged with Barnard College student death
Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Huawei rift between US and Europe becoming an issue for NATO
Ukrainian president slams Trump impeachment as a 'soap opera,' undermines key Dem argument
Connecticut nightclub shooting leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded, police say
Bombshell buried deep inside IG report: FBI gave 'highly classified' info to British spy Christopher Steele
Pentagon to extend availability of 4 military bases to help with coronavirus efforts: official

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Alveda King: Baltimore mayor invited violence

In an open letter to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Dr. Alveda King lambasted her for inciting rioters to continue their barrage of the city — in protest of the alleged police-custody murder of an unarmed black man — asking her how she could give them "free space" to destroy.