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  • Lutheran group severs relationship with Scouts

    December 3 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Lutheran group severs relationship with Scouts

    The second largest Lutheran denomination in America has severed its official relationship with the Boy Scouts of America based on concerns over the BSA’s decision this summer to allow openly homosexual Scout leaders. The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, a theologically conservative denomination with 2.1 million members, said ...

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  • Scouts’ vote may diminish numbers, Bapt. leaders say

    July 29 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Scouts’ vote may diminish numbers, Bapt. leaders say

    The Boy Scouts of America’s executive board has voted to lift the Scouts’ national ban on gay adult leaders and employees – a move Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd said may hasten the exodus of Southern Baptists from Scouting. The BSA executive board approved the policy change by a 79-percent majority.

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  • Boy Scouts should allow gay leaders, BSA pres. says

    May 22 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Boy Scouts should allow gay leaders, BSA pres. says

    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) should end its ban on gay adult leaders, BSA President Robert Gates said May 21, lending credence to the concern expressed in a 2013 Southern Baptist Convention resolution that opening the group’s membership to homosexual youth was “merely the first step toward future approval of homosexual adult leaders.”

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  • Scouts could face ‘flood of litigation’ if policy changes

    March 15 2013 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Scouts could face ‘flood of litigation’ if policy changes

    Altering the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) longstanding national membership policy to allow homosexuals would undermine a Supreme Court decision in the organization’s favor and expose the Scouts to a “flood of litigation,” Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has warned in a letter to Scout leadership.

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