"In December (12/06/2012), however, the church launched a website encouraging members to be more compassionate in discussions about homosexuality. The website says Mormons should be loving and respectful toward gays and lesbians, while appealing to gay and lesbian Mormons to stay in the church."
Mormons faced intense criticism after church leaders helped fund and lead the fight for California's Proposition 8, a constitutional ban on gay marriage that voters adopted in 2008 after the state Supreme Court ruled that homosexual Californians could marry. Mormon officials said they were stunned by the backlash from homosexual activists and from many Mormons who felt the church was wrong to take such a prominent role in favor of the ballot measure. Since then, church leaders in Salt Lake City and elsewhere have been trying to reach out to homosexuals to heal tensions.
Scout units chartered to LDS churches account for 16.6% of all registered Scouts in the U.S. - the largest of any charter organization (from 2012 BSA membership report).
5/30-6/02/2012 BSA held its annual national council business meeting in Orlando, FL. Telecom pioneer and Seattle Mariners co-owner, Wayne Perry, was elected as the BSA's 34th (volunteer) president. Perry, a life-long member of the LDS Church, began his career in telecommunications and was chairman and CEO of Edge Wireless until it was sold to AT&T in 2008.
Why is this a surprise......homosexual justification marriage leads to polygamy, which is practiced in the mormon temple, can now be practiced for the world to see.
No core theology there. Maybe explains the wimps Romney and Reid. Glen Beck next?
What is going to happen when some little pansy crosses the line and gets his butt kicked?
My boys are out if the BSA caves.
This is not unexpected. We forced them to give up on their heretical definition of marriage 150 years ago. Now they are back for the ride down the slippery slope.
You can read the whole thing if you like, but this is the gist of it:
The current BSA proposal constructively addresses a number of important issues that have been part of the ongoing dialogue, including consistent standards for all BSA partners, recognition that Scouting exists to serve and benefit youth rather than Scout leaders, a single standard of moral purity for youth in the program, and a renewed emphasis for Scouts to honor their duty to God.
The gay mafia ain't going to be happy because their satanic crusade against the Boy Scouts has always been about imposing themselves into leadership positions and never about the youth.
As a former B.S.A. youth and and leader, I would have preferred to have seen a more clearly worded statement from both the B.S.A. and one of their major constituent organizations condemning the deviancy and anti-first amendment stand of the gay mafia pushing this crap.
In ObaMao's America, however, with its out of control government, this is probably about the best we could have hoped for and still ensured the survival of a valuable and worthwhile organization for youth.
I could be wrong, but I just don't see a rush of under 18 year old queers rushing to infiltrate and undermine the B.S.A. And that assumes the rank and file even approves this slight shift in the B.S.A. position, as they are required to do.
The LDS church will go largely Politically Correct in less than 15 years. The suits in SLC have already decided it, and they’re phasing in women in the priesthood and gay marriage.
Doesn’t matter whether or not the Mormons approve. The homosexual lobby will continue to push for the inclusion of adult homosexual leadership. The Brown Bomber himself will hie on the homos, and he will be followed closely by the usual gang of Socialist-Liberal bandits. And Barney Frank may try to insert himself into the mix.
Don’t think for a minute that leadership positions are not the goal. The inclusion of gay scouts is merely to get the frogs used to the nice, warm water as it heats to a boil.
If they do this, I know family members who are taking their boys out of the scouts. I don’t care what the Mormons have to say because it is just being your typical political correctness wimps.
Boy Scouts should just fold the tent and go away. They have failed.