AFA spokesman: Boy Scout decision lets Satan in the church

Thursday, May 30, 2013
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The American Family Association is calling on parents and churches to pull out of the Boy Scouts of America and join alternative programs.

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.

Sharp, Randy (AFA)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 Peter 5:8)

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 Christ.

"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 it.

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 unchangeable."

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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