On Monday, the Boy Scouts of America reversed a century-old stance when they announced that instead of accepting members based on sex, they would begin accepting members based on the gender they identified with.
The Boy Scouts were founded in part to foster the healthy development of masculinity and morals among boys. It is sad to see an important institution that has served over 110 million individuals buckle beneath the weight of political correctness.
The reversal is most evident in how this act violates the Scout Oath which forms the core of the institution:
- "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." (The Scout Oath)
It is clear that the Boy Scouts of America have lost their way. Many of you and your churches are involved in the BSA. This has caught scout leaders and scouts equally by surprise.
We'd encourage you to do two things:
- Contact the BSA with your concerns:
- Main office: 972-580-2000
- Twitter: @boyscouts
- Consider faith-friendly alternatives to the BSA, such as Trail Life USA.