The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will complete its concession to the demands of homosexual activist bullies when it officially opens its ranks on January 1, 2014 to young men who self-identify as gay. In July 2012 the Scouts affirmed its 100-year-old policy of excluding homosexuals from membership and leadership positions within its ranks. That was followed by the release in October 2012 of nearly 15,000 pages of files detailing decades of sexual abuse of young Scouts by male Scout leaders. The pages, dubbed the “perversion files” by the media, included letters, memos, news clippings, and other documents related to both alleged and confessed sexual abuse by trusted Scout leaders during a 20-year time period between 1965 and 1985.
Nonetheless, following intense pressure by homosexual activist groups, as well as by leadership within the Scouting organization, Boy Scout officials reversed course on protecting the organization's young members, announcing on May 23 that following “the most comprehensive listening exercise in Scouting's history the approximate 1,400 voting members of the Boy Scouts of America's National Council approved a resolution to remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone.”
That decision, which prompted a wholesale exodus of churches and other faith-based organizations from their many decades of sponsorship of Scouting programs, goes into effect at the start of 2014. Boy Scout officials had hoped that the change will occur with little media coverage. “My hope is there will be the same effect this Jan. 1 as the Y2K scare,” Brad Haddock, a BSA national executive board member, told CBS News. “It's business as usual, nothing happens and we move forward.”
Haddock insisted that there “hasn't been a whole lot of fallout” over the anticipated change, and membership in the compromised organization remains strong. “If a church said they wouldn't work with us, we'd have a church right down the street say, ‘We'll take the troop,’” he said of those churches that have chosen to stand on biblical values rather than follow the BSA in affirming the homosexual lifestyle.
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Photo at top shows statue of Boy Scout in front of the National Scouting Museum, Irving, Texas: AP Images