Who’s behind the Boy Scouts’ capitulation to homosexuals?

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The news came two days ago that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), with 2.7 million members, is considering changing its longstanding policy against allowing openly homosexual members, according to a news release from the organization.

The Christian Post reports that a representative from BSA, who met with Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, said that BSA is “wilting under pressure from some of their corporate sponsors.” In 2010, BSA sponsors included Bank of America, Intel, UPS, U.S. Bank, Verizon and Wells Fargo.

Mark M. Alexander, the executive editor and publisher of Patriot Post, is a Troop Scoutmaster. In a letter Alexander wrote to his son (see below) about the BSA’s policy change, he identifies two individuals on the BSA  national board who are most responsible:

Ernst & Young Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Turley speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in DavosJames Turley (l); Randall Stephenson (r)

Letter to an Eagle Scout

30 January 2013

(NOTE: This letter is a response from Mark Alexander to his son, a Cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy, concerning the Boy Scouts of America national board proposal to allow homosexual Scout leaders. Alexander is both a Troop Scoutmaster and member of his area Boy Scout Executive Council.)

I received your note about news of an upcoming proposal before the Boy Scouts of America national board, which meets Wednesday, February 6th.

According to the news release regarding that proposal, “The BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation.” You are correct, the removal of this restriction will permit local BSA Councils to accept homosexual members and, moreover, to invite homosexuals to serve in leadership positions at all levels of the organization.

I understand your profound disappointment in this great organization, after all you accomplished to obtain your Eagle rank. I share that disappointment as your former Scoutmaster, and many years in other leadership positions with the BSA.

A decade ago, when you first joined my Cub Scout Pack, I wrote the BSA’s National Executive Board about concerns regarding advertisers in the Cub and Boy Scouting magazines. The great Scouting stories were wrapped in ads for junk food and video games.

I was struck by the fact that on the one hand, we, as leaders, were charged with encouraging our boys to develop healthy habits for life — and on the other hand, the national organization was serving them a monthly dose of junk food and video game advertising.

The BSA responded that without those advertisers, it would be difficult to fund their glossy publications. I rebutted that this was a “Faustian bargain,” that it conveyed the wrong message in every respect. I heard nothing more from the BSA.

Fast forward to the BSA news this week. In light of all the reports and litigation over the abusive predation on boys by homosexual adults in leadership positions with churches and other organizations, the notion that the BSA is considering lifting its ban on homosexuals holding such positions is mind numbing, stupefying — in fact, shocking.

Now, clearly all homosexuals are not molesters of teens and pre-teens, but where same-sex molestation occurs, homosexuals are almost always the perpetrators. So, why would the national BSA board consider a motion to remove its national restriction on homosexual leaders, and invite avowed homosexuals to fill “select leadership” roles?

Well, for much the same reason the BSA advertised junk food and video games in its national Scouting magazines. The national BSA board includes wealthy corporate executives, who are more interested in dictating BSA policy that comports with their corporate bottom line than with the mission of Scouting. They are completely out of touch with rank and file Scouts and leaders across the nation.

Indeed, much of the pressure to put homosexuals in leadership roles is coming from two national board members: James Turley, CEO of Ernst & Young, and Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, who is slated to become president of the BSA national board in 2014.

Despite the fact that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the BSA’s ban on homosexuals in 2000, these BSA board members are endeavoring to force their social agenda on 3.6 million Scouts and adult leaders. They want Scouting to comply with their corporate policies, which have adopted the homosexual agenda under pressure, primarily from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the so-called “Human Rights” Campaign.

While homosexuals account for fewer than 3 percent of the population, they have some very loud advocacy organizations.

The BSA also excludes avowed atheists from leadership positions, but David Silverman, president of American Atheists, said, “If they are considering lifting the ban on gays, that’s a good thing. I would hope they remove the rest of the bigotry and admit atheists as well.”

Last summer, the BSA committee charged with conducting a two-year national study and survey on the restrictions against homosexuals, affirmed by “unanimous consensus,” upholding those restrictions. (Did they really need a two-year study to figure that out?) But now, a few corporate execs are attempting an end run around the local councils and all of us who are Scouting’s foot soldiers, and hope for a quick sweep of the board.

So what will be the consequences if the national board approves of this measure?

The national BSA restriction against homosexual members and leaders has provided a cover policy for the 290 BSA Councils across the nation, and the more than 115,000 religious and civic groups under which BSA Troops are chartered.

Abandoning this restriction will move the cultural battlefront to the front door of every council and troop across the nation — including their sponsors and chartering organizations. In short order, those of us who have devoted so many years to the BSA and other character-building organizations for young people, will be labeled “intolerant bigots” if we do not comport with the “gay agenda.” Fact is, there is nothing “gay” about being homosexual.

The BSA celebrated its centennial in 2010, but if this proposal is approved, Scouting, as we know it today, will be fractured in some areas of the nation, and will cease to exist.

Obviously, a few elitist corporate types on the BSA’s National Executive Board hail from some alternate universe. The mere suggestion of lifting the restrictions against homosexuals, particularly in leadership positions, is an insulting affront to the vast majority of Scouts, Scout leaders and parents, Scout Councils and chartering organizations.

The National Board should provide cover fire for their local affiliates, not spotlight them as targets for infiltration and annihilation. If the BSA Board is more devoted to its corporate sponsors than the organization’s mission, and fears it will collapse without those sponsors, then let it fall with honor rather than decline in disgrace.

Finally, in this era when few of our national leaders abide by their oaths of office, I know you will stand firm in the oath you took upon becoming a Scout, and repeated many times on the road to your Eagle rank: “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

And what is the Scout Law? “A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.”

Hold your ground young man!

Note: Permission granted for this letter to be forwarded to others. If you have an opinion on this matter, please contact the BSA national office at 972-580-240, or leave them a message here (http://www.scouting.org/ContactUs.aspx)

H/t FOTM’s Stephanie O.

Update (Feb. 5, 2013):

BSA’s corporate sponsors are deserting the Scouts: Intel, UPS and Merck declared they have stopping funding the BSA. The homosexual-rights group Scouting for All lists some of the corporations that have refused to fund the BSA’s national organization: IBM, Levi Strauss and Company, J.P. Morgan, American Airlines, Medtronic, Portland General Gas and Electric, Hewlett Packard, Textron, Fleet Bank, CVS/Pharmacy Stores and Carrier Corp. (Source: WND)

To sign a petition asking BSA not to abandon its century-old policy of not allowing homosexuals, click here.

~Eowyn

11 responses to “Who’s behind the Boy Scouts’ capitulation to homosexuals?

  1. sadly the same evil has infested the catholic Church in America Leadership. Why does it always come down to Follow The Money…BTW, The Girl Scouts support Planned Parenthood and Promote Abortion with their Cookie Sales.

  2. Sadly this is all part of God’s/Jesus’ word and prophecy I believe that Satan will infiltrate many Christian organizations, faiths, etc. from within. The harsh reality is that in war many think they can best accomplish their tasks from working within to turn the masses, and Satan is a great liar and deceiver which we as Christians must guard against.

    Our family did not buy many cookies from the Girl Scouts mostly because we have cookies from the store. We have been eating a lot of organic and healthier soI have not had much sweets or deserts recently. If I get a sugar craving I run for fruit or sweet potato. It is such a shame right now seeing these things creep into areas that were created on Christian fundamental views. I was upset when Chik fil A went back on their stance after getting a little pushback. I don’t want to support them because they did not to me in the end stand truthfullybehind their Christian values when they backslid.

    Christians have to keep fighting because this war is spiritual.

  3. Why do these people (left/libtards) push us to kiss islamists’ butt AND to be what islamists want to destroy at the same time?

    • Divide and conquer is part of their methodology. They have always lived to pit opposing sides against one another as it makes their job easier. I think it also fits into the Hegelian Dialect that they model most of their policies by. Create a problem and have a solution to it. They live to orchestrate everything while showing us propaganda to deceive us and further the division or keep us asleep/docile. If more people were awake and knew of their deception all these years they would not have the power they have. We would outnumber them, but they are keeping everyone distracted and uneducated through so many things – public schools, music, tv, news that they censor, etc. Until enough people wake up and realize who is in control this cycle may continue. We need enough people to foght the “good fight” who are not afraid to put themselves on the line to stand up for their beliefs in their nation, faith, etc. and that is difficult because most people today live in fear. I have family whom refuses to become involved for fear of any repercussions that may come if they speak out.

      I on the other hand think it is wrong to not speak out, educate, and be complicit. If you know what is going on, but sit there allowing it you might as well still be asleep. I am tired of seeing my faith and nation being rotted out from the inside.

  4. Thank you Dr. Eowyn and Stephanie O. for this post. This father wrote a wonderful and truthful letter to his son. This is all about calling evil, good, and good, evil, which Jesus warned us not to believe in this way or act with such an ethic. It is ironic that the symbol for the Boy Scouts is the fleur d’ lis, which is the symbol of purity, but is also the symbol of the Holy Trinity.

    The Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly sets forth that we must love the sinner, but hate the sin, which is why it forbids homosexual sexual activity as a grave sin. We must stand up for our Faith! A person who has homosexual tendencies but remains pure, acknowledging that such activity is a sin, remains true to that Faith. There is an organization called “Courage” which helps homosexual people with this sinful activity remain pure and to make the right decision to abstain from it.

  5. I should have said, In the essay above just substitute Civilian Employees at the Pentagon for the National Executive Board
    and for the Boy Scouts substitute the words US Military Members and you’ll know exactly what is going on with our fine military!

  6. [Thanks, Dr. Eowyn. Following is something I found on the net.]

    Jesus stated in Luke 17 that just before His return to earth as Judge, two big “crazes” will happen worldwide at the same time: (1) insane violence (“days of Noah”), and (2) outrageous sexual perversion (“days of Lot” – see Gen. 19). Aren’t beheadings, cannibalism, and school shootings violent? And what’s more perverted than a mob trying to rape LITERAL angels (see Gen. 19 again)?! So, America, keep spitting on God but you’d better duck when He spits back!! (PS – For a bigger enchilada, Google “when DIVERSITY becomes PERVERSITY.”)

  7. My father was a member of the Boy Scouts some 4 or 5 decades ago. I never was a member of the B.S. I was a member of The Royal Rangers for many years. My dad has told me many stories of his childhood. He’s also reminded me many times of MY field trips,camping,fishing,fire building,tenting,boating & fishing,etc. They were very similar in ways, but The Royal Rangers was totally more God based, it was every Sunday & Wed. night at church. I loved it & it’s influenced my life for the better. I consider myself a woodsman, I love nature & hold close to my heart the awesome creatures God has made. How can a parent be happy knowing their child is going on a field trip for the weekend with a homosexual leader? There have been studies that found that a very large number of gay men had been looked at,touched, & molested at a very young age. Just how many men will admit the truth, that they were molested when they were 3,4,5,8,10,12,15? Some were moll. & never turn gay or maybe they hate gays because they were ‘hurt’ at 5! If this is the truth, many more children are & will be molested even further & at younger ages. There is an Evil power that would lead an older or adult man to molest little boys, especially if he was molested at a young age himself, because he knows what damage it did to him. Thus continuing a never ending cycle, similar to that of Generational Curses but with grown men & little boys. The man boy love has become stronger & is getting worse. How can anyone justify letting perves take lil boys to the mens room to help them pee? How can it be justified to let perves spend the night in tents with numerous lil boys? To let perves influence & possibly teach little boys that it’s OK to be gay, they’re really saying ‘BE GAY’ Yes, I say perves because of what I’ve seen on a TV. documentary telling about most young gay men doing meth, so that they can have sex for a long time(days) with multiple partners(std’s). One of the only reasons they want to be gay is because of the sex & ??feel good?? Personal gratification? The vast majority don’t want to be in love with one single person. It’s true that many heteros don’t want to be monogamous either. There is a difference in a man wanting to lie down with many women & a man wanting to lay with other men. It’s not natural & they cannot have babies! I’ve asked lots of women & almost all of them think that 2 men is nastier than 2 women just for how it happens(the perverse act). They also stated that it turned their stomach to see 2 women kissing, but nothing like the men. I had only one girl tell me she liked watching 2 men, but she’s had a very horrible life. Satan is very powerful & his deception is clouding to many peoples judgement & common sense. It’s becoming more & more accepted because there’s someone in each persons family that’s gay, it might be way off like 3rd, 4th cousin or a very close or distant uncle,etc. This helps further the devils agenda, because people are becoming more & more acceptable to the fact. It’s being talked about in the media daily. Childrens cartoons & books are influencing our little ones to accept the issue, so there will be less hate crimes in the future,etc. It’s on TV. & in the movies more than ever. Just plain old regular sex is accepted in pg movies & kids should not be seeing that. It’s a complete melt down of all that’s moral. I don’t hate gays or wish them dead, I don’t even want to judge them. That’s for God to do. What I do have a problem with is the degree it’s in our society & that I have to tell my toddlers not only about sex with girls & having babies, but I’m warning them about child molesters & that no-one should ever touch them there & that being gay is wrong. I have to daily explain to them things that I did not find out about till I was 14 or 15 & my father never heard of gay men until he was grown!! I decided to start trying to mold them into fine young men at the age of 3. That’s right you have to start telling your child about things when they are really young these days. When their cartoons are filled with extreme violence. I only let my boys watch less than 10 cartoons out of hundreds! There are to many bad toons today, I can’t even watch a healthy or family show without bad commercials coming on. They already know to turn their heads when it even sounds bad. There are so so many bad shows on TV. & that’s what people want to watch, so they show lots of ads & commercials. Then we go to the Dr’s office & there’s a man dressed up as a woman, what would most parents do? If you truly loved your child you would guard & protect them. That’s what I consider myself doing. If Americans don’t stand up & put their foot down about some issues that are clearly wrong, Our children and their children will be the ones suffering & it will be to late to turn things around. If we allow it the next generation will embrace it!! I bet in the future, gay will be nothing! There is already some really sick stuff out there, lots of it’s hidden. It will be cool one day to be into the sickest of things(for society). To be into something new they make up that our decent brains cannot even fathom! If we allow everything to be gay, what will the next type of sickos wanting to outdo or top them be? All great nations in the past have fallen after a complete moral breakdown of society has taken over & ungodliness rules rampent. Do we want this to be our future? Only the people who know what happens in the end of days will be smiling for our lord to come!!

  8. Boy Scouts of America’s corporate sponsors are deserting the Scouts: Intel, UPS and Merck declared they have stopping funding the BSA. The homosexual-rights group Scouting for All lists some of the corporations that have refused to fund the BSA’s national organization: IBM, Levi Strauss and Company, J.P. Morgan, American Airlines, Medtronic, Portland General Gas and Electric, Hewlett Packard, Textron, Fleet Bank, CVS/Pharmacy Stores and Carrier Corp. (Source: WND)

    To sign a petition asking BSA not to abandon its century-old policy of not allowing homosexuals, go to: http://www.wnd.com/wnd_petition/petition-urging-boy-scouts-not-to-abandon-century-old-moral-policy-under-attack-by-gay-activists/

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