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.
So if a church has sports teams for children, and choose members over non-members to be coaches, they are "cowards?"
To me, it makes them look like they are afraid of anyone who doesnt toe the line in their doctrine.
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No, that would be if they refused to allow a Methodist or non-denominational Christian to be leaders.
Mormons are a different bird all together.
To you MORMONS it would; but to the rest of us normal folks; it looks like some people with BACKBONE have taken a stand on their VALUES and do not want to give the appearence that MORMONism is an ok thing, when it is a heresy built upon the Christian foundation.