Robert Gates, who led the military in its repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ will become the Boy Scouts’ national president next year
The California State Assembly sent its "anti-Boy Scout bill" to the inactive file Thursday, Sept. 12, ensuring the legislation is dead for the remainder of the year.
More than 1,200 people from 44 states gathered this weekend in Nashville for the inaugural meeting of Trail Life USA, a new group that hopes to be a Christian alternative for the Boy Scouts of America.
A fledgling organization that opposed the Boys Scouts of America's decision to accept openly gay Scouts announced Tuesday it will launch an alternative group with a Christian worldview.
Southern Baptists overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to stand with churches and families that drop ties with the Boy Scouts of America over its decision to allow openly gay Scouts, and urged the BSA to remove leaders who supported the change in policy.
Since the Boy Scouts of America voted two weeks ago to allow gay members, there has been a mass exodus of churches that sponsor troops. One pastor in Arkansas says his church will no longer sponsor its Boy Scout troop and now investigating other options to mentor its boys.
Despite orders from their local council not to do so, a number of Boy Scouts and their leaders marched in uniform at the Salt Lake City homosexual pride parade on Sunday.
For the Rev. Ernest Easley, the decision to cut ties with the Boy Scouts was simple. The Bible says homosexuality is a sin. The Boy Scouts do not.
Following the Boy Scouts' recent vote to lift its ban on openly homosexual members, a number of churches across America have announced they will be cutting ties with the organization.
May 23 was a dark day for America. Delegates to a national Boy Scouts of America meeting in Texas apparently voted overwhelmingly to validate homosexuality among boys.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is continuing its push to end the ban on openly gay leaders in the Boy Scouts of America.
Now that Boy Scout delegates have taken their long-awaited vote and permitted openly gay Scouts, will there be a mass exodus by religious groups?
The Boy Scouts' passage of a resolution to allow openly homosexual boys to participate in Scouting forces opponents to seek alternative programs for boys.
If you are a Christian who believes the Bible contains God's word and that it teaches homosexual practice -- as opposed to orientation -- is a sin, and therefore the Boy Scouts of America are wrong to allow openly gay Scouts in the program, you are, according to a New York Times editorial, a "loathsome" person.
Delegates to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America Thursday approved new membership guidelines which open the ranks of the organization to homosexual members. Young men who openly claim to be homosexual may now participate as Scouts.
Meeting Thursday in Grapevine, Texas, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America will decide whether it will retain or revise its historic membership policy on the issue of homosexuality.
Next Thursday, some 1,400 members of Boy Scouts of America's national council are expected to vote on the resolution seeking to revise the organization's membership policy on homosexuality at their annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas.
They have pledges. They have merit badges. And they may go camping. But they're not the Boy Scouts.
On April 19, the national BSA leadership announced a proposed change to its current policy of banning openly homosexual men and boys from participating in Scouting. The proposed policy would walk a tightrope by banning homosexual adult leaders but welcoming boys who identify as gay, while affirming that "Scouting is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether homosexual or heterosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting."
Conservative and liberal religious leaders may not agree on much, but both are expressing displeasure with the Boy Scouts' proposal to accept gay members but reject gay leaders.