We have all read the news that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made the decision to allow girls to serve in the ranks of the Boy Scouts, up to and including, earning the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. I have been reading news articles, and social media outrage regarding this story, and it is very troublesome to say the least. However, at the end of the day, none of this should really surprise any of us.
Consider the fact that 17 years ago, the BSA was so adamant to maintain their core values of not allowing homosexuals into their ranks, they went all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States to defend it. They won that case and it was a resounding victory for all those who were in the Boy Scouts both past and present, to see a fine institution preserved. Again, this was less than 20 years ago that this case was decided.
Fast-forward to January 2014, and the BSA made the shocking announcement that membership in the BSA would no longer be denied to those who were avowed homosexuals. In January of 2017, the BSA took another sip of the gender bending Kool-Aid, and made the policy that transgendered boys, that is to say, biological girls who think they are boys, may join the BSA. So today we hear the announcement that girls can have full membership in the Boy Scouts, and all this really has become is the manifestation of the inevitable.
This is inevitable, because the BSA decided to throw away a century of tradition, and all for what? So that they could claim to be in line with “social norms”, or affiliate themselves with “social justice”, whatever that means? The entire purpose that Lord Baden Powell, the Scouts “Chief of All Scouts” desired was to make young boys into men. How are the Boy Scouts going to be able to achieve that goal, when they now have girls that are joining their ranks? Are the girls now going to be shaped into being men going forward? The only thing that this latest policy accomplishes is causing more confusion.
This really is the heart of it all: Confusion. What does the Bible have to say about confusion?
1 Corinthians 14:33 New King James Version (NKJV)
33 For G-d is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
If G-d is not the author of confusion, then who is? It can only be the devil. Think about this, Randall Stephenson, who is the BSA’s National President, is also the President and CEO of AT&T. Under his leadership, AT&T has championed gay rights and LGBT initiatives. They have proudly displayed the AT&T logo in the rainbow colors for several years now in their print advertisements, social media, and TV. It is no secret that when the national board of BSA in 2012 reaffirmed their commitment to not allow homosexuals to serve, Stephenson did not hide the fact that he disagreed with that, and then systematically worked to overturn sticking to what is moral and just.(Please note: I am not calling Randal Stephenson the devil.)
The real agenda here is that the devil wants to continue to destroy the G-d created order of the universe. One of many ways is to attempt to emasculate G-d’s creation, that being His creation of man. There is a concerted effort to feminize boys and men across this nation, so that they will grow up in a world where “acting like a boy”, is not only frowned upon, but that such a male who does so, becomes an object of scorn. What better way to do that, than to take an organization like the Boy Scouts, and confuse it with girls who think they are boys, girls who know they are girls, but want to act like one of the boys, and then boys who are supposed to grow up in all of this and not come out totally confused as to what it means to be a man?
This is 100% a recipe for disaster, that likely we will not see the effects until a decade or so from now. By the way, this is not limited to just the Boy Scouts. Be it sports, other traditional boys only clubs, and the like, all of them are being forced by militant activists, who are demanding that G-d fearing young boys and men conform to their twisted sense of what is considered “normal”. All of it, to be perfectly clear, is nothing more than a diabolical plan of the enemy to destroy young men before they have a chance to get off the ground in life.
So what are we as men of G-d to do about this?
- Sever all ties with the Boy Scouts of America – The Boys Scouts are not going to make a change until you hit them where it hurts, and that is membership numbers and collected dues. If enough scout troops start to disappear from the national map, you are going to see a scrambling of the National HQ to try and figure out why that is happening. Aside from this, the Bible makes it clear that we as men of G-d are to, “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:22-24 King James Version (KJV)
- Look for a Christian alternative boys program – There are many Christ-centered adventure programs out there for boys and their fathers to get involved in. Royal Rangers, Trail Life, and the like are fine organizations that have the Boy Scouts type of environment. To be clear, one that is centered upon the teachings of the Bible about morality, following G-d’s commandments, and living a holy and pure life. This is how we teach our boys to become men, by filling their minds and their spirit with the Word of G-d.
- For my fellow Eagle Scouts, you owe the BSA of today nothing – Yes, if you had not figured it out by now, I am an Eagle Scout, Class of 1988. I have always been very proud of that achievement in my life, as it involved a lot of labor of love, some learned life skills, and appreciation for the outdoors, and I got to understand what it takes to be a man. However, that was under a Boy Scouts of America that backed up the Scout Oath to be “morally straight.”
As of today, the current BSA no longer upholds the Scout Oath as it was explained to me and my fellow Scouts. When I received my Eagle Scout Award, I was charged with the following, “To promise to give back to Scouting more than it has given me.” Because the BSA chooses to blatantly go against the Scout Oath, and has embraced a culture of evil, as the Bible defines it, by allowing homosexuals to serve in its ranks, and to feminize the BSA by allowing girls to serve in what is supposed to be an all-boys organization, I cannot fulfill that oath I took, because the Boy Scouts that I knew no longer exists. Therefore, if you are a believer and an Eagle Scout like me, you owe the current BSA absolutely nothing. They have abandoned us, and all our past Eagle brotherhood.
What I predict will happen, is that a lot of people, some of them Christians, and well-meaning people at that, will continue to affiliate with the Boy Scouts and not take a moral, a biblical stand. Maybe they will say, “Well, our church supports them, and because it’s in the church, they will not make us take in homosexuals, transgenders, or girls wanting to join Scouts.” Those people are going to be sorely mistaken, when those people show up, they turn them away, and they return with lawyers and the press. The time to take a stand is now, not later.
I wrote the BSA a couple of years ago, when they decided to include homosexuals, and voiced some of these similar concerns. Do you think I ever got a response? The answer of course is no, and thus, this proves another point. Not only do they not care about their current membership, they do not care about past Eagle Scouts, who likely are going to be those that would be the ones to become Scoutmasters, and the future of the organization. However, one thing is clear, and this was stated by writer Matt Walsh early last week when the news story broke, “The Boy Scouts Are Dead.
Editor’s Note: I debated for days, about whether I should make this blog post or not. My reason for my delay is this. Currently it has become more than evident, that people who express their point of view, and then such a point of view does not line up with liberal, secular ideology, usually face the consequences. Some of those consequences are, loss of employment, reputations tarnished, and overall making a person’s life miserable. If you are not sure this is happening, take a moment to Google the key words, “Christian Baker”, “Christian Florist”, and stand by to be educated and shocked.
The fact of the matter is, speaking the truth, while not always popular, is ALWAYS the right thing to do. That truth, which is the Word of G-d, is not something to be ashamed about, and certainly not to be fearful about. Yeshua tells us that in the last days there will come persecutions, because of our belief in Him. (Matthew Chapter 24). If my speaking the Word of G-d in this article, or any future articles, brings upon myself any sort of backlash, then so be it. That is simply something that my Savior Yeshua has already told me is going to happen. However, what we as believers cannot do is be silent any longer. We’ve been silent for too long, and our society is crumbling.