The American Family Association is calling on parents and
churches to pull out of the Boy Scouts of America and join
That announcement comes after Boy Scout leaders caved to
pressure and voted May 23 to allow open homosexuals as Scout
members. Open homosexual adults are currently banned from serving
in leadership positions, but pressure is already growing from the
homosexual community to drop that ban, too.
Some Christians suggest retaining a relationship
with the Scouts in order to win homosexuals to Christ, but Randy
Sharp, AFA director of special projects, reminds OneNewsNow that
Satan is "like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." (1
And now, Satan is not just on the outside of the church; he is
on the inside.
"The adults may be wanting to take these kids and reach them for
Christ," Sharp explains, "but what's happening is Satan is using
these kids to indoctrinate and mislead other small children into a
dangerous and unhealthy lifestyle."
Sharp says a church cannot condone sin to try and win some for
"We must be convicted of our sin, and by taking a stand, we're
saying homosexuality is a dangerous, unhealthy and sinful
lifestyle," the AFA spokesman contends.
"We're not going to allow it inside the door of the church," he
continues. "Sure -- we want to reach the lost child for
Christ, but we can't condone the sin and bring it inside the
building to do so."
Sharp points out that the Apostle Paul won many to Christ but
would never consider bringing a roulette table into the church, or
bringing a bar into the church and serving alcohol to accomplish
On its website, AFA is urging parents and grandparents to "show your
conviction" by withdrawing from the organization, which sends a
"strong message that your values are steadfast, faithful, and
An alternative scouting group called OnMyHonor is
meeting in June in Louisville, Kentucky to discuss creation of a
new organization for boys.
Alternative groups to the Scouts are listed on the AFA website.
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