But then I might be wrong too.
I believe the Charlotte Observer broke this story with their Oct. 19 article. In that article the journalist mentions Mark Turner, executive director of Mecklenburg's Boy Scouts Council. According to that journalist, Turner "said Christ Covenant is within its rights as a chartering organization to apply additional leadership qualifications, as long as it also honors those the Boy Scouts insist on."
I would say that this Church believes that its Cub Scout leaders should believe in one God. The God. That's what the Boy Scouts focus on as a key standard.
Mormons? They believe in many gods:
They believe a "heavenly father" exists named Elohim.
They believe a separate god known both as Jehovah and Jesus Christ exists.
They believe a third god exists, the Holy Ghost.
Their hymnal contains a hymn singing to a fourth god, a "mother" god who is the "wife" of Elohim.
Their writings reference a "council of gods" and Joseph Smith said the "head god" appointed Elohim for this world. (How many are in that council? Who knows)
And then they believe millions more have become gods or will become gods.
That's hardly adhering to the Solo God standard!!!
When I was in, I know our sponsoring church had zero impact on who our leaders were. Maybe there is a rule in the official BSA charter that chartering organizations can do whatever they want, but I have not seen it. All I have seen is a local guy say that it is in the rules, without showing the rule or quoting it.
As for this church, even if they are allowed to decide on who is a leader, this move makes them look like cowards. To me, it makes them look like they are afraid of anyone who doesn’t toe the line in their doctrine.
Yes, they can. The sponsoring group/church has a lot of leeway in the determination of critieria for leadership in their troop.
Even the BSA national agrees that the decision is theirs.
The LDS exercise this right all the time, on the West coast to Zion (Utah) it is extremely rare if not unheard of to have non-LDS leadership in an LDS troop.