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    Mormons dropping their affiliation with the Boy Scouts next year. They have supported the scouts for the last 105 years. One out of Six boys is a Mormon. This is the beginning of the fall of the scouts due to all there compromising issues that cause the church to reject the Scouts leadership. Adding Gay leaders and dropping Boy from Scouts was two major hits to the organization

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Allowing Gays leaders in.
    Yeah, it seems the second largest christian denomination has decided to do that too. Now the 2 largest christian denominations in the country have gay clergy.

    United Methodist bishops want to let pastors, conferences decide on LGBT clergy
    The bishops of the United Methodist Church have endorsed a plan that would allow individual pastors and regional bodies to make their own decisions on whether to perform same-sex weddings and ordain LGBT people as clergy. The denomination’s rulebook, the Book of Discipline, states that “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching” and “self-avowed practicing homosexuals” cannot be ordained as ministers, appointed to serve or married in the church.

    But since the 2016 meeting, many of its smaller U.S. jurisdictions and regional bodies, called annual conferences, have made their own decisions regarding LGBT clergy. Later that year, the Mountain Sky Conference elected Karen Oliveto, a married lesbian, as the denomination’s first openly LGBT bishop.

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    Will the BSA now be selling cookies?
    Maybe if it did, it wouldn't have to hit up everybody in town for Sustaining Membership Enrollment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatist View Post
    Yeah, it seems the second largest christian denomination has decided to do that too. Now the 2 largest christian denominations in the country have gay clergy.
    Mormons don't like it, they are out of the program. The Scouts is sliding down a slippery slope

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Mormons don't like it, they are out of the program. The Scouts is sliding down a slippery slope
    That will be a huge issue for the organization.

    I worked for a BSA council when I first got out of college, organizing career-oriented Explorer posts. I was trained in Arlington, Texas and got an eye-opening. Let me just say, as a grown-up who enjoyed the program as a kid, it's got some big right-wing issues. I realize the 80s were different times, but even then, I was amazed at how blatantly politically ideological the national organization was.

    Local Councils weren't usually much better. The unite (troops and posts) had all kinds of people. But the organization is decidedly right-wing.

    They LOVED the LDS church. One of their biggest troop sponsors.

    If the organization wasn't so right-wing and was a little smarter, it would have realized a long time ago that heterosexual boys get the hell OUT of the program when they get interested in girls. So going coed should have happened in 1975. They'd be in a lot better shape now.

    Today, the right wing is so fucking stupid, you can pretty much forget about the Scouts USA in a few years.
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    Also, it's kind of funny that so many homophobes were angry about allowing gays, when the most common put-down you got as a Boy Scout was "YOU'RE GAY!!"

    heh-heh...

    The whole thing is hilarious too, because while the hardliners were freaked out by the possibility of gays getting into your tent, they created NATURAL SELECTION for homosexual boys. Not to mention pedophiles who liked being "grown men naked."

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    No wonder the Mormons bailed:

    Mormon church to cut ties with Boy Scouts and start its own gospel-driven youth program

    I just hope their new youth organization isn't named after Trump as the Devil so maliciously suggested.

    Bad, Devil, bad!

    https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/05/...youth-program/

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Mormons don't like it, they are out of the program. The Scouts is sliding down a slippery slope
    I used to be a scout leader and treasurer for my local troop when my boy was in it. Fuck them, I'd be glad the holy rolling shitheads bailed out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
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    Mormons dropping their affiliation with the Boy Scouts next year. They have supported the scouts for the last 105 years. One out of Six boys is a Mormon. This is the beginning of the fall of the scouts due to all there compromising issues that cause the church to reject the Scouts leadership. Adding Gay leaders and dropping Boy from Scouts was two major hits to the organization
    Is this a good thing or a bad thing in your opinion? Many Christians consider Mormons a cult. Do you want them involved in scouting or not?
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