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« Reply #60 on: June 12, 2013, 06:24:15 pm »

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/12/18919160-after-scouts-lift-gay-youth-ban-baptist-group-calls-for-firings?lite=
6/12/13
After Scouts lift gay youth ban, Baptist group calls for firings

HOUSTON -- The Southern Baptist Convention on Wednesday called for the removal of some of the Boy Scouts’ leadership after the organization voted to allow gay youth to join, but did not ask its affiliated churches to pull their sponsorship of Scouting.

The convention approved the call in a resolution crafted by a committee at the group’s annual meeting in Houston. It comes three weeks after the Boy Scouts of America voted in an historic ballot to allow gay youth to join after the issue of LGBT membership had roiled the youth organization for years. 

The resolution doesn't name specific Boy Scouts leaders, but noted it believed some in executive and board positions had tried to enact the membership change earlier this year without first getting input from “the full range of the Scouting family” and asked for the BSA to “remove” them.

Deron Smith, a spokesman for the BSA, responded by email, saying that the organization “has some of the finest volunteer leaders in the world. We are thankful for their tireless commitment to serving the youth of this nation and investing in its future.”

Allowing openly gay youth in Scouting, according to the Baptists resolution, "has the potential to complicate basic understandings of male friendships, needlessly politicize human sexuality, and heighten sexual tensions within the Boy Scouts."

Though gay adults are still banned, the Southern Baptists feel their inclusion is just a matter of time – a worry expressed by other conservative religious sponsors of the Boy Scouts.

“We express our well-founded concern that the current executive leadership of the BSA, along with certain board members, may utilize this membership policy change as merely the first step toward future approval of homosexual leaders in the Scouts,” the resolution said.

The resolution, however, did not go as far as recommending that Southern Baptist-affiliated churches leave the Boy Scouts.
 
But it asked those churches and families that planned to stay to “work toward the reversal of this new membership policy and to advocate against any future change in leadership and membership policy that normalizes sexual conduct opposed to the biblical standard."

For those that leave, as some have done, the convention asked them to explore a faith-based alternative, the Royal Ambassadors.

The impact of the vote is not clear. Though Baptist churches sponsor nearly 4,000 units consisting of more than 108,000 youth, the number of SBC-affiliated churches is unknown, according to the BSA, the SBC and the Association of Baptists for Scouting.

The SBC-affiliated churches are also autonomous and can handle SBC resolutions however they choose, said Roger Oldham, a spokesman for the convention’s executive committee.

The Boy Scouts have reached out to the religious institutions, which make up more than 70 percent of the organization’s charter partners and play a key role in the viability of Scouting units, to encourage them to stick with one of the nation’s most popular youth programs.

The BSA has maintained that the change, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2014, is consistent with Scouting’s values.

“Scouting’s youth member policy is not about the BSA endorsing homosexuality, or forcing its chartered organizations to do the same. This change allows Scouting to be more compassionate in its response to a young person who expresses a same sex attraction, but is not engaging in sexual activity, by no longer calling for their automatic removal from the program,” BSA spokesman, Deron Smith, said in an email. 

“We believe the BSA policy is fully consistent with how Southern Baptist Churches respond to young people in their congregations and allows them to maintain their beliefs about homosexuality and minister to children who are still learning and developing,” he added. Since the membership change by the BSA’s National Council in late May, religious institutions have formulated their responses to the decision, issuing them over the last few weeks.

Some of the biggest BSA partners, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the United Methodist Men and Catholics (the National Catholic Committee on Scouting), have encouraged their members to stay with the Boy Scouts in statements of support. A statement from the Mormon church was read at religious services last week.

Still, some Baptist families have contacted NBC News, telling them that their church Scouting sponsor would be walking away, such as that for Pack 215 in Harrison, Ark. Other Christian conservative families have sought out faith-based alternatives, which another Boy Scouts charter partner – the Assemblies of God -- has urged them to consider.

But some in the Baptist family have encouraged churches to continue to offer the program, too.

A.J. Smith, president of the Baptist Scouting association, said he had received assurances from the Boy Scouts that charter partners could craft their own codes of conduct on the boys, which he believed would be sufficient to keep sexuality – a key issue for a number of Scouting families – out of the program.

“…I believe that it is possible, even desirable, for Baptist churches to continue to utilize Scouting as an outreach ministry of the church. How it is done, however, must change," he wrote in a statement dated June 7 and posted to the website. "No longer can a church simply give meeting space to the Scouts. Churches must take a proactive approach to Scouting and involve members of the local congregation alongside Scout parents as leaders, set expectations for leaders consistent with the values of the church.

“In this way churches can turn what looks like a negative into a positive, having an influence in shaping the values of another generation, and even reach youth that might not otherwise be reached with the gospel,” he added.

Carol Gilley, a member of an SBC-affiliated church whose pastor has said will drop its charter of her Pack 215, said she and her family would find a way to keep the program going locally. She has two sons in the Boy Scouts, too, and believes homosexuality is wrong.

"I'm not changing. I mean, my kids love what they do. We love what we do and we're just going to stick with it," she said of Scouting.

“Are they going to be harmed? Or are they going to be bad because they decided to stick with it? Heck no. No, they're not. ... It's almost like I'm defending homosexuality, and I'm not. It's just, it's there, it's there, and we have to deal with it."

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« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2013, 04:05:45 am »

HOUSTON (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention is expected to take a stand against the Boy Scouts of America’s acceptance of gay members at the denomination’s annual meeting in Houston this week.

Leaders of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination had fought against the change and warned Scouting leaders that allowing gay members could mean Southern Baptist churches would no longer sponsor troops.

Resolutions for the annual meeting were to be presented Wednesday and many observers expect one of them to address the Boy Scouts’ new policy in some way.

Because all Southern Baptist churches are independent, the denomination cannot force a church to drop ties with the Scouts. However, churches occasionally are kicked out of the convention for practices considered incompatible with Southern Baptist beliefs.

Former Southern Baptist President Bryant Wright recently announced that the church where he is pastor, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga., would stop sponsoring a troop after 13 years. Wright explained in a video posted on the church’s website that the problem with the new policy is not that it would allow gay Scouts, but that it would not allow Scout masters to counsel those Scouts to “live a life of sexual purity according to Scripture.”

The new policy, Wright said, “condones homosexuality as being consistent with the Scout oath of duty to God and moral uprightness.”

In all, about 70 percent of the 116,000 Scout units in the United States are sponsored by religious organizations. Many of those groups have decided to continue sponsoring troops. That includes the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which sponsors more Scout units than any other organization, serving about 430,000 boys.

The United Methodist Church is the second-largest sponsor serving about 363,000 boys. The denomination’s National Director of Scouting Ministries, Larry Coppock, is sending a letter this week that advises leaders to continue sponsoring troops.

“There are disheartened and disappointed people on both sides of the membership issue, but it is time to move forward and continue to promote scouting as a youth ministry,” he wrote.

On Tuesday, a delegate to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting made a motion asking the group’s Executive Committee appoint a task force to look into Scouting alternatives. That motion was referred to a committee, but leaders could still offer a resolution on the issue Wednesday.

The Southern Baptist Convention already has a youth group for boys called Royal Ambassadors, and there could be a call to expand that program.

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« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2013, 08:07:11 am »

Girl Scouts of Britain Replace 'God' with 'Myself' in Oath

On Wednesday, Great Britain’s Girl Guides (their equivalent of U.S. Girl Scouts) and Brownies removed God from their 103-year-old oath.
 
Instead of the passage where they used to promise to “love God,” they will now vow to be true to "myself" and develop "my beliefs." The organization said the move is intended to attract girls from secular families.
 
Andrea Minichiello Williams, CEO of Christian Concern, condemned the move, saying, "These values have their roots in a Christian outlook. Taking ‘God’ out of the promise denies the history and foundations of the movement without offering anything in its place, with the result that the organization will lose its distinctive ethos and end up meaning nothing."
 
Chief Guide Gill Slocombe protested that the organization consulted 40,000 before it made the change. She said that using God in the pledge “discouraged some girls and volunteers from joining,” and now the Guides could “reach out to girls and women who might not have considered guiding before, so that even more girls can benefit from everything guiding can offer.”
 
Julie Bentley, the new CEO of the Guides, has called the Girl Guides the “ultimate feminist organization.”
 
The Girl Guides in Australia also deleted God from the vow last year. The Boy Scouts in Great Britain are considering a similar move next month.
 
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in the United States still vow to “to serve God and my country.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/06/20/Girl-Scouts-and-Brownies-of-Britain-Renounce-God
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« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2013, 01:10:14 pm »

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Instead of the passage where they used to promise to “love God,” they will now vow to be true to "myself" and develop "my beliefs." The organization said the move is intended to attract girls from secular families.

Now just how double-minded is that?

They are an alleged Christian group, designed for kids that are Christian. And the idea being it's for Christians. If somebody who is not Christian joins, it's with the understanding they joined a Christian-based group. You either convert, mind your manners as an unbeliever, or leave the group. Simple. But then yet again, they are of the world, and not true Christianity, and now their hypocrisy is openly showing.

They take God out, to appease "secular families"? Who do they want to please, men or God?

"For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ." Galatians 1:10 (KJB)
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« Reply #64 on: July 05, 2013, 05:52:38 am »

Girl Scouts March in Gay Pride

If the newly gay-friendly Boy Scouts were paying attention last week, the may have caught a glimpse of their future.
 
According to USAToday, Girl Scouts marched in San Francisco’s infamous gay Pride Parade “for the first time.” Celebrating the “boost” that the DOMA and Prop 8 rulings gave to the Pride Parade, the article quoted Girl Scout parent Del Gregor, who brought her 11-year-old daughter to march in the parade, as saying that she wants her kids “to be able to tell their children they were a part of this.”
 
"By the time they're grown up, their kids won't believe there was a time when gay people couldn't get married," Gregor continued.

Another Girl Scout mom, Sandy Holmes, who accompanied her 11-year-old daughter Ariana, rejoiced at participating in "such a historic occasion.”
 
USAToday touted the Parade as being “the largest ever” at 1.5 million attendees, a celebration which including “loud music, dancing and varying degrees of risqué dress.” A Youtube video confirms that Girl Scouts did, in fact, march in the parade, which was led this year by Edie Windsor, the woman who fought to have DOMA struck down by the Supreme Court.
 
But really, it’s sort of surprising this didn’t happen earlier. Unlike the Boy Scouts, who endured years of media bullying before they caved to the gay agenda, the Girl Scouts happily welcomed transgenders in 2011 when they opened their ranks to boys who “identify” as girls. Not to mention that the Girl Scouts have had longstanding ties to abortion-giant Planned Parenthood that even some of the Girl Scouts’ gals have had problems with. So marching in a Gay Pride Parade isn’t too big of a shocker after other such blatant support for the liberal – and specifically LGBT – agenda.
 
Maybe they can get a pin added to their sashes for that.

http://www.mrc.org/articles/girl-scouts-march-gay-pride
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« Reply #65 on: July 11, 2013, 05:26:32 am »

Faith-based group starting alternative to Boy Scouts — will allow gay youth, adults

A faith-based group opposed to the Boy Scouts recent decision to allow gay youth to join has formed their own program for kids and teens in response — but they will also let gay youth and adults participate, leaders said Tuesday.

While the program, which doesn’t yet have a name, will allow gays, it won’t let them “flaunt” it, said John Stemberger, founder of OnMyHonor.net, a coalition opposed to the BSA’s vote in late May to change the controversial membership policy.

“We don’t think sex and politics should be in a program for kids. Those are issues for parents,”said Stemberger, of Orlando, Fla., who left the Boy Scouts along with his two sons over the decision in May.

“If a young man has a same-sex attraction he would not be turned away in the program, but he’s not going to be allowed to kind of openly flaunt it and carry a rainbow flag,” he added, apparently referring to the participation of some BSA members in LGBT pride parades in recent weeks.

“There is not going to be any kind of a witch hunt in our organization for people and what their sexual orientation’s are. We’re going to focus on sexual purity not sexual orientation.”

Stemberger, Boy Scout leaders from across the country and groups, like Faith Based Boys (created in the wake of the BSA decision) met on June 29 in Louisville, Ky., to craft the new organization. He said more than 30,000 Boy Scout leaders and parents in that program had been in touch with the faith-based alternative.

“The new program will be an exciting and motivating outdoor-based program, focused on leadership and character development for boys, and founded on principles and values that reflect a Christian world view,” said Rob Green, a former Boy Scout leader who is now interim executive director of the new organization. “We will be distinctly different from the Boy Scouts although there will be some similarities, for example, rank advancements that have been earned within the BSA will be transferable.”

However, the organization’s membership policy would focus on sexual purity rather than orientation.

“The policy will read in part, ‘the proper context for sexual relations is only between a man and a woman in the covenant of marriage,’” said Green, of Spartanburg, S.C.

The Boy Scouts membership policy, which had previously excluded openly gay youth (it still bans adults), dogged the organization in recent years. Families left Scouting after leaders and Scouts were ejected for being gay.

After the vote by the BSA’s national council in May, some church sponsors (more than 70 percent of BSA sponsors are churches) and families left the organization. But some who were opposed to the change opted to stay while yet others said they would re-join after once leaving over the issue.

The new faith-based grouping will hold its first national convention in Nashville from Sept 6-7. Families and BSA units that want to join can register in November, and the organization should be up and running on Jan. 1, 2014 – the same day when the new BSA membership policy takes effect.

Boys may come from every religious background, but adult leaders in the program will adhere to a standard statement of Christian faith and values, Green said.

“We don’t think sex and politics should be in a program for kids. Those are issues for parents,” said Stemberger, of Orlando, Fla.

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« Reply #66 on: July 11, 2013, 01:21:16 pm »

Why don't they just get on with it and start a "Gay Scouts".  Roll Eyes

They could wear little pink uniforms, with ruffled sleeves, and a beanie hat.
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« Reply #67 on: July 12, 2013, 01:22:08 am »

Faith-based group starting alternative to Boy Scouts — will allow gay youth, adults

A faith-based group opposed to the Boy Scouts recent decision to allow gay youth to join has formed their own program for kids and teens in response — but they will also let gay youth and adults participate, leaders said Tuesday.


If they opposed the Boy Scouts' recent agenda over this, then why in the world are they forming a different group doing the same thing? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #68 on: July 24, 2013, 12:27:47 pm »

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/07/23/former-boy-scout-files-sex-abuse-lawsuit/
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Former Boy Scout Files Sex Abuse Lawsuit

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A former Boy Scout, now an adult, claims he was a victim of sexual abuse and spoke out anonymously of the alleged multiple times he was abused by more than one scout leader.

The victim, who grew up in Homestead, said he was sexually abused in the 80s.

“I was sodomized, raped and abused by three monsters that were at the Boy Scouts,” said the victim anonymously at a conference held Tuesday.

He claimed that two different leaders, one in Homestead and the other in Orlando, abused him. The leaders would, according to the alleged victim, would exchange information about the boys who were easy prey.

“Till this day I sleep with a night light on,” said the victim.

The alleged victim’s attorney, Jeff Herman, filed the suit against the Boy Scouts Of America and the local South Florida Boy Scout Council.

It was a child sex ring run by the Boy Scout leaders,” said Herman.

Herman said that the leaders would even take pictures of the young boys, claiming that there were files in the 80s with the Boy Scout Organization but it remained a secret.

The Boy Scouts of America released a statement regarding the claims:

“Any instance of child victimization or abuse is intolerable and unacceptable. While we can’t comment on the lawsuit, we deeply regret that there have been times when Scouts were abused, and for that we are very sorry and extend our deepest sympathies to victims. The BSA was one of the first youth programs to develop youth protection policies and education, and in the 30 years since these events took place has continuously enhanced its multi-tiered policies and procedures, which now include background checks, comprehensive training programs, and safety policies, like requiring all members to report even suspicions of abuse directly to local law enforcement.”

The victim said he never knew how to get the help he needed but now that he has a family of his own he is speaking out, hoping to get passed the incident and move on.

“They took my childhood, but they are not going to take my adulthood,” said the alleged victim.

The attorney, Herman, said the suspects in the case no longer live in South Florida and have not been charged.
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« Reply #69 on: September 05, 2013, 06:17:30 am »

A New Scouting Organization Brings Faith to the Forest

well of course the Catholic church would step in and take the place of God in the Scouts. Im sure all those sodomite catholic priests are just waiting to take over a troop of young boys into the woods.

Ongoing controversies surrounding the membership, leadership and policies of the Boy Scouts of America have left a lot of parents unsure of what other changes may come to the BSA in the future.
 
Among the responses to these concerns were calls for new alternative scouting groups (there are several existing ones) more strongly focused on specifically Christian beliefs and moral standards. One group that's sprung up is On My Honor, which had its first major meeting in late June and plans its first national convention in Nashville, Tenn., on Sept. 6 and 7, where the group's official name and logo will be announced.
 
On My Honor says it is open to "all boys irrespective of race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin." While it accepts members and their families from a variety of faiths, it states that all of the adult leaders "will adhere to a standard statement of Christian faith and values."
 
A little further under the radar, another scouting group has quickly grown from the vision of one man and, while it's not having a big convention in September, it's sending troops out into the wilderness to sharpen their outdoor skills and practice their faith.
 
On May 24, Texas outdoorsman, college chancellor/professor, Eagle Scout, and father of seven (including four boys) Dr. Taylor Marshall (pictured) announced on his blog, Canterbury Tales, his intention to create a new group. It was to be built on the principles set out by BSA founder Robert Baden-Powell in 1908, who chose St. George—the dragon-slaying patron saint of his native Britain—as also the patron of young men seeking strength and virtue.
 
Along with traditional scouting activities, Taylor wanted the group to also emphasize his faith, as a former Episcopalian priest who converted to Roman Catholicism.
 
In a few short months, the Scouts of St. George has become a reality, with troops springing up—largely but not necessarily connected to Catholic parishes—around the country and overseas. The first camp-out for a SSG troop happened the weekend of Aug. 24, but the bulk of the current troops' first outdoors adventures will come during September.
 
"Our campout," says Marshall, "for Troop 1 and Troop 5, Dallas and North Fort Worth, we're are going to go out Sept. 6 and 8. We're going to have a couple priests and deacon; we'll have Mass, rosary both nights, Angelus prayer. It'll be great; it'll be so much fun."
 
Along with emphasizing skills and faith, Marshall sees his group as one answer to a larger crisis.
 
"I think it touches on two needs," he says, "that Catholics are experiencing—scratch Catholics—everybody is experiencing, and that is a crisis of masculinity and manhood in the West. What does it mean to be a man?
 
"For about 40 years, we've talked about women's rights and what it means to be a woman, but I think young boys and men have been forgotten. Television shows tend to depict the father or men as either savages who are angry and brutal, or as domesticated wusses."
 
It also doesn't help that a lot of the public role models—whether athletes, entertainers, or politicians—frequently fall well short of what most parents would hope for their sons.
 
"So," says Marshall, "the Scouts of St. George is seeking to answer that question and provide leadership and ideas for grandfathers and fathers and uncles, and their sons and grandsons, to reconnect and do that in a context of the Faith, of traditional family values and virtue."
 
While Marshall doesn't anticipate being able to set up a sister organization for young girls until the SSG is well-established, perhaps in a year or so, he believes that improving young men also improves the environment for young women.
 
"You want to see your son flourish and develop and grow," he says. "Maybe you don't have sons; you have daughters, but they're going to marry one of these guys one of these days.
 
"I think all of us still want a man who can provide and be chivalrous and be respectful and honor and stay with his wife for 50, 60, 70 years and not run off, and raise good children, good citizens. What we're doing is not just something religious, it's also for society as a whole."
 
Marshall envisions camping and outdoor events as the heart of the SSG, with monthly camp-outs as long as weather permits. There are Junior Scouts for first through fifth graders; and the Scouts of St. George for junior- and high-schoolers.
 
Troops began registering on July 1 (click here for the directory of troops as of July 16), and the organization is still in the process of formalizing the "Saint George Field Manual" but has made progress on uniform design, start-up details, and general guidelines.
 
Unlike On My Honor, which is Christian in philosophy but open to all, the Scouts of St. George is only open to Catholic boys, whether both their parents are Catholics (or Christians) or not, with or without a father in the home. The adult leaders must also be Catholic, have a letter of approval from a priest in good standing, and complete their diocesan "safe environment" training.
 
One of the chief concerns Marshall has been dealing with is the concept of the SSG as being exclusive to one faith.
 
"That's been the most controversial," he says, "but I've stood by my guns on this. We are a Catholic organization; we do hold to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, so everything they teach, we hold. And the membership is Catholic. Of course, we realize that every boy's father is not Catholic, but those fathers are welcome to join us and be part of what we're doing.
 
"But the leadership and the identity is Catholic, and the reason for that is because we don't want to impose our beliefs and standards on those who don't agree with us... It would be a disservice to (a non-Catholic boy) for him to have to act like a Catholic just to be with us.
 
"So we're very upfront with who we are and what we do. That brings us a certain amount of authenticity that people can respect on both sides."
 
Of course, once the SSG is out in public, holding events and camp-outs, there's always the likelihood of protesters being on hand. Marshall isn't concerned with that right now.
 
"You know," he says, "if people protested, I would just say, 'Why don't you come down, sit over here, and have a roasted marshmallow with me and enjoy it?' I'm not interested in that. If people protest, I'd just be friendly with them."

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« Reply #70 on: September 05, 2013, 04:10:02 pm »

I was in the scouts about 6 to 7 years ago...When I was in it, our troop met in a Methodist Church. I assume it's 501c3, but never-the-less it did take place in a church...From what I see now it's not the same as when I was in it. I think all of the troops met in Churches. I don't think they should be meeting in 501c3 but at least they didn't teach secularism, which I see now.

I think, I could be wrong here, but I think we even did a biblical lesson. No-one minded it. Again living in a conservative town does allow such things to happen.
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« Reply #71 on: September 05, 2013, 10:28:47 pm »

I was in the scouts about 6 to 7 years ago...When I was in it, our troop met in a Methodist Church. I assume it's 501c3, but never-the-less it did take place in a church...From what I see now it's not the same as when I was in it. I think all of the troops met in Churches. I don't think they should be meeting in 501c3 but at least they didn't teach secularism, which I see now.

I think, I could be wrong here, but I think we even did a biblical lesson. No-one minded it. Again living in a conservative town does allow such things to happen.

I wasn't in the BSA, but I had friends in it back in the late 80's - heard a lot of good things about it then(wasn't saved then, but nonetheless didn't hear many bad things about it).
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ChristianChurchianity-based scouting group launches after Boy Scouts allow gay youth

Families looking for an alternative to the Boy Scouts of America after the group voted to drop its ban on gay youth earlier this year descended on Nashville, Tenn., this weekend to help launch a Christian-based scouting organization.

More than 1,200 former Scout officials, parents and youth from 44 states were attending the two-day national leadership convention where the group unveiled its name – Trail Life USA – and logo, officials with the group said. One of the founders John Stemberger, a former Eagle Scout and father of two scouts, created OnMyHonor.Net, a coalition of disgruntled BSA members who left the organization after the controversial vote in May.

“Most of us are coming from a highly-structured environment that has 103 years of culture and language and program and symbols … and we are starting from scratch,” Stemberger said late Friday as he asked for patience as the group began “a program that we believe will be stronger, safer and more principled in every way.”

Whether the faith-based group gains popularity in the coming months could signal how successful the Boy Scouts of America will be at keeping members when the new policy takes effect on Jan. 1, 2014. BSA members were deeply divided over the decision to allow gay teens, with many vowing to quit the program.

“I do feel strongly enough about the policy that I don’t want my kids there” in the Boy Scouts, said Jonathan Pickens, a California firefighter and father of three boys who opposed lifting the ban on gay Scouts. An Eagle Scout who has 22 years in the BSA with the troop that his dad founded, he would rather “take a little bit of a blind leap of faith and try to make this work.”

Pickens was in Nashville joining other families and former Boy Scout leaders from across the country to discuss topics such as rank advancement, uniforms and charter partners; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will address the meeting.

“I want to have a prominent faith component that will be weaved in every fiber of the program,” said Stemberger, an Orlando attorney. “But at the same time, we are not going to become religious and churchy. This is not another church program. This is going to be a masculine outdoor program to raise young men.”

Boys, ages 5-17, may come from every religious background, but adult leaders in the program will adhere to a standard statement of Christian faith and values. The membership policy will focus on sexual purity rather than orientation. Gay youth and adults can participate, but they cannot “flaunt” their sexuality, Huh Stemberger said in July.

The issue of whether to allow gay youth and adults in the BSA roiled the program for years. A campaign to change the membership policy gained momentum last year after a lesbian was ousted as den mother of her pack and a gay teen was denied the Eagle rank.

Some 70 percent of Boy Scout units are sponsored by churches, many of whom balked at having gays in the program. But as the vote neared on allowing gay youth, the largest church charter partner – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – said it would stay with the organization.

Since the ballot, some churches have reportedly ended their partnership with the Boy Scouts in communities in Florida, North Carolina and Indiana. But a BSA spokesman said Thursday that more than 99 percent of its 116,000 chartered partners were sticking with the program while its national office continued to meet with the sponsors on the issue.

“And in the very rare instance that a chartered organization has chosen not to continue with the Scouting program, other organizations have stepped up to charter those units and provide uninterrupted service to the youth in their communities,” spokesman Deron Smith said in an email.

Zach Wahls, founder of Scouts for Equality, a group that campaigns for inclusion of gays and lesbians in the Boy Scouts, said he was sad to see families leave the BSA since his group believes that “Scouting is for all young men.” He also questioned if the Christian group would allow gay teens and men, saying he felt it was a "rhetorical ploy," particularly since the Boy Scouts was maintaining a longstanding policy against any discussions of sexuality within the organization.

"You still cannot discuss sexuality within the BSA. That hasn't changed and that will not change, and so, it's really a distinction without a difference that they're trying to make here," he said.

Wahls and other gay rights advocates, such as GLAAD, have accused Stemberger of being anti-gay, pointing to his work as president of the Florida Family Policy Council, which promotes controversial gay conversion therapy on its website and which helped with the campaign to pass a law banning same-sex marriage in Florida.

“I want to be clear: We are not an anti-BSA organization,” Stemberger said late Friday. “In fact, we are not an anti-anything or anyone organization.”

For those who have already made the decision to leave the Boy Scouts, they are looking ahead to the Nashville convention and beyond.

Jeff Rayno, 51, a field researcher from Pooler, Ga., said he’d like to lead a troop in the new organization. His son Daniel, 14, is a Boy Scout, and Rayno, who believes that homosexuality is a sin, didn’t want him to be exposed to gays or discussion about sexuality through the program.

“I’m very excited that we can be starting a new thing that’s historical in nature that will be talked about years from now as being a cultural shift,” he said. “People are drawing somewhat of a line in the sand, saying that we have something that we believe in, we have a right to associate with people that think the same way that we do.”

For Alan Scheer, a Scoutmaster from Ochelata, Okla., the adjustment has been exciting but tough. His Troop 20 has stopped wearing their uniforms.

“I’ve cried a river since this started. I wanted to be buried in my Scout uniform. I couldn’t have imagined anything that would ever make me want to take it off again,” said Scheer, 50, an industrial mechanic.

He’ll bring to Nashville a photo album of the equipment that his troop has made from wood using old Boy Scouts’ manuals, like a backpack frame. He wants to show those people starting troops in Trail Life USA how they can save money on buying equipment that they would have gotten in the BSA.

“We’re just going to have to grow it ourselves,” he said. “Starting a troop can be expensive. Being able to connect with the Scouts of the old days and use your hands and make your own gear is a nice way to connect with a past that we are going to share.”

That past is strong for Pickens, who had always dreamed of becoming Scoutmaster of the troop his dad, now deceased, started in 1991. His religious belief that homosexuality is a sin, and his concern that his boys could be exposed to gays in the Boy Scouts, led him to leave the program.

Days after he returns from Nashville, he will introduce the new organization to four BSA troops he hopes to bring with him.

“It’s been kind of a bittersweet, big, big, big, change for our family,” he said. “I may have to take on the big job of starting a troop from scratch. Whatever it will be, I am committed to it.”
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“I want to have a prominent faith component that will be weaved in every fiber of the program,” said Stemberger, an Orlando attorney. “But at the same time, we are not going to become religious and churchy. This is not another church program. This is going to be a masculine outdoor program to raise young men.”


A masculine outdoor program to raise young men, from a "Christian" organization? Uhm...scripture says otherwise...

Titus 2:6  Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
Tit 2:7  In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Tit 2:8  Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.


1John 2:12  I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
1Jn 2:13  I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

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« Reply #74 on: September 09, 2013, 06:42:18 am »

Christian Alternative to Boy Scouts Unveiled at National Convention

A new youth character program established to serve as an alternative to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was unveiled on Friday during its first national conference in Tennessee.
 
Over 1,200 former Scoutmasters, Eagle Scouts, former BSA professionals, church leaders and supportive parents from 44 states across the country attended the event, entitled “Honoring the Legacy…Raising the Standard.” Speakers included Arkansas Governor and talk show host Mike Huckabee and Michael Farris, the president of Patrick Henry College and the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).
 
According to reports, the unveiling of Trail Life USA was met with much applause and excitement from attendees as executives spoke about the new organization and presented its name and visual branding for the first time. Trail Life USA is stated to be “an outdoor scouting-like program designed for boys ages 5-17, which will focus on adventure, character and leadership.”
 
“The new group will have a strong inclusion policy for youth; all boys are welcome to the program regardless of religion, race, national origin or socio-economic status,” the organization explained in a news release announcing the convention. “However, adult leaders in the program will be Christian and must sign a statement of faith and submit to background checks.”

According to the Trail Life USA website, members will be required to live a life of moral purity as outlined in the Scriptures.
 
“The basis for the program’s ethical and moral standards are found in the Bible. In terms of sexual identification and behavior, we affirm that any sexual activity outside the context of the covenant of marriage between one man and one woman is sinful before God and therefore inconsistent with the values and principles of the program,” it explains. “Within these limits, we grant membership to adults and youth who do not engage in or promote sexual immorality of any kind, or engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the program.”
 
“Our vision will be to become the premier national character development organization for young men which produces Godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens,” said chairman John Stemberger, a former Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster. “Parents are going love the new outdoor adventure program and we are very excited to be part of this next chapter in the history of scouting in America.”

As previously reported, Stemberger had announced earlier this year that he was planning to formulate a Christian alternative to the scouts following the organization’s vote to allow openly homosexual boys serve as members. In May, over 60 percent of voting members cast their ballot in favor of altering BSA’s policy, which barred “open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.”
 
However, the group said that members would still be prohibited from engaging in sexual activity of any kind while serving in the Scouts.
 
“The resolution also reinforces that scouting is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether heterosexual or homosexual, by youth of scouting age is contrary to the virtues of scouting,” officials wrote in a statement.



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Pennsylvania Church Boots Boy Scouts Over Policy Permitting Openly Homosexual Members

A non-denominational church in Pennsylvania has voted to boot the Boy Scouts of America from their premises over the organization’s amended policy permitting openly homosexual boys to serve as members.

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Pentagon Official Who Pushed for Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Named President of Boy Scouts

A former Pentagon official who pushed for the repeal of the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy has been named the next president of the Boy Scouts of America.
 
Robert Gates served as the Secretary of Defense under then-President George W. Bush beginning in 2006 and stayed on board for part of Barack Obama’s first term. Prior to his appointment, he served 26 years in the CIA–his latter years as Director of Central Intelligence.
 
During his tenure as Secretary of Defense, Gates advocated for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell–which barred open homosexuality in the military–and expressed his agreement with Obama’s push to do away with the law.
 
“I fully support the president’s decision,” he told reporters in 2010. “The question before us is not whether the military prepares to make this change, but how we … best prepare for it. We have received our orders from the commander in chief and we are moving out accordingly.”

He testified about the matter before a Senate panel in February of that same year, and the Department of Defense issued a news release that both he and Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, would express their support for the repeal.
 
“A strong majority of [soldiers] who answered [a government] survey—more than two thirds—do not object to gays and lesbians serving openly in uniform,” Gates said in the release. “The findings suggest that for large segments of the military—with the exception of some combat specialties—the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, though potentially disruptive in the short term, would not be the wrenching, traumatic change that many have feared and predicted.”
 
On Wednesday, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced the appointment of Gates as the organization’s next president. Gates, an Eagle Scout, will still need to be approved by the national council.

“There is no finer program for preparing American boys for citizenship and leadership than the Boy Scouts of America,” he remarked in a written statement. “As an Eagle Scout, I know firsthand how impactful this program can be, and I believe its mission is more important today than ever before.”
 
“I am honored to take on this role and look forward to working on behalf of the millions of youth and adult members who make Scouting what it is today—an organization providing life-changing opportunities to today’s youth,” Gates continued.
 
BSA Chief Wayne Brock likewise released comments surrounding Gates’ appointment.
 
“Our country and its young people need Scouting, and Boy Scouts of America is honored to have Dr. Gates serve on our National Executive Board as the national president-elect,” he said. “I believe Dr. Gates’ vision and passion for Scouting will continue to allow the BSA to focus on delivering the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training to the young people of this nation.”
 
As previously reported, this past May, BSA voted to alter its 22-year-old policy, which bans “open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.” A number of churches nationwide have discontinued their association with BSA because of the decision.
 
“It is extremely sad,” stated Pastor Ernest Easley of Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia. “I’d never dreamed that I’d be standing in front of a group preaching on Sunday, encouraging parents to pull kids out of Boy Scouts of America.”
 
“If we’re a church that affirms God’s word as the inerrant word of God that we’re going to live by, that we’re going to raise our families by, that we’re going to do church by, then it may be sad, but it’s a simple decision,” he continued. “We are not going to put our arms around organizations that openly oppose the moral guidelines taught in God’s word.”
 
Gates, if ultimately approved, will begin serving in May 2014. He currently serves as chancellor of College of William and Mary in Virginia.

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« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2013, 11:53:15 am »

Yeah, some things like this can really be mindboggling...
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Mindboggling is right! Wow.
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« Reply #79 on: December 20, 2013, 07:23:38 am »

Lockheed halts Boy Scouts donations over gay rights

Lockheed Martin Corp, the top U.S. defense contractor, has halted donations to the Boy Scouts of America because of the group's policies on religion and to exclude some gays from its ranks, it said on Thursday.

 Lockheed's decision makes it the latest corporate sponsor to pull its donations from the Scouts, which voted to end a ban on gay scouts effective at the start of 2014, but has left in place a prohibition on gays serving as adult Scout leaders.

 "While we applaud the mission of the Boy Scouts and the good things they do in our communities, their policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religious affiliation conflict with Lockheed Martin policies," spokesman Gordon Johndroe said in a statement.

 The Boy Scouts believe that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God, the group says in its charter.

 Lockheed did not disclose the amount of money it regularly donated to the Scouts.

 Scouts spokesman Deron Smith said the organization that has had several million members over its more than century-long history, respected Lockheed's right to express its own opinion.

 "Scouting believes that good people can personally disagree on this topic and still work together to accomplish the common good," Smith said in an emailed statement.

 The ban on gays in leadership also has cost the Boy Scouts other corporate sponsors.

 Illinois-based Caterpillar Inc suspended its $25,000-a-year support for a local Illinois council in 2013, saying it could not support an organization that continued to discriminate against homosexuals.

 Intel Corp, one of the largest corporate sponsors of the Boy Scouts, said in September 2012 that it would stop supporting troops that continue to ban gay scouts. Intel donated about $700,000 in 2009, according to the American Independent magazine.

 The Merck Foundation also stopped giving to the national Boy Scouts organization in recent years.

 Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the next Boy Scouts president, will face the task of smoothing out the divisions within the organization and restoring the tarnished public image.

 As defense secretary, Gates supported President Barack Obama's withdrawal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that prevented gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.

 While a Boy Scout, Gates achieved the highest honor of Eagle Scout. He is due to begin his two-year term in May 2014.

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« Reply #80 on: December 29, 2013, 05:17:12 am »

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1



The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications — ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.   

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« Reply #81 on: December 30, 2013, 01:16:06 am »

And I can only imagine what new badges they'll come up with now. Roll Eyes
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‘It’s Not a Hate Thing’: Boy Scouts Face Monumental Loss After Choice to Allow Openly-Gay Members

The Boy Scouts of America’s decision to allow openly-gay young men to participate in the organization is already spawning some major membership problems.
 
While those in support of the new-found policy are frustrated that gay leaders are still not permitted to take part, others who oppose the amendment believe that the group is abandoning its Christian heritage. Among the denominations that may cut off support for the Scouts is the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
 
Church leaders, according to CNN, are planning to urge the religious order’s 45,000 congregations and 16 million members to officially cut ties with the Boy Scouts. Considering that 4,000 units are currently sponsored by the SBC, this would be a monumental loss for the organization — one that would impact 100,000 young men who participate through this denomination.
 
This month, the SBC plans to vote on a non-binding resolution at a convention in Houston. The effort will take place on June 11 or 12. And the provision, according to insiders, has a good chance of passing.
 
“There’s a 100% chance that there will be a resolution about disaffiliation at the convention and a 100% chance that 99% of people will vote for it,” Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, told CNN. “Southern Baptists are going to be leaving the Boy Scouts en masse.”
 
The SBC has emphasized that even if a resolution is voted upon, that it is up to local affiliates to make decisions about scouting. That said, if Land is correct, the mere non-binding proclamation would have a major impact on the SBC and the Boy Scouts — and it would surely change the relationship between the two parties.
 
Pastor Tim Reed of First Baptist Church is among those who believe the Scouts should have never changed their rules.


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“God’s word explicitly says homosexuality is a choice, a sin,” Reed, who decided to cut his church’s ties with the Scouts, told a CNN affiliate. “It’s not a hate thing here. It’s a moral stance we must take as a Southern Baptist church.”
 
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 http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/03/its-not-a-hate-thing-boy-scouts-face-monumental-loss-after-choice-to-allow-openly-gay-members/


Last week, TheBlaze explored the impact of the Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly-gay youths. While many view it as a inclusive step, others, like the SBC, fear that it runs counter to the values and morals embedded in the Christian faith. It is likely that many groups will flock to alternative organizations or start their own organiations similar to the Scouts — but with a more faith-based message.

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I'm surprised Churchianity and the SBC even supported the Boy Scouts in the first place - which has been a secular/Freemasonic organization from the get-go.
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In the south, the Baptist community is infested with Masons, Elks, you name it. And as we know, 501c3 groups are obligated to promote government-backed policies, so it's no surprise they support various government minion training programs.
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Fmr. spokeswoman for pro-abortion foundation now works for…the Girl Scouts

January 10, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The woman who now handles the Girl Scouts' communications used to have another employer: an abortion lobby think tank founded by Gloria Steinem.
 
According to her LinkedIn profile, Kelly Parisi has served as vice president of communications at the Girl Scouts of the USA since last July. But her last job, before her two-month gap in employment, was as vice president of marketing and communications for the Ms. Foundation for Women. The foundation – which Steinem founded in 1973 – lists “Reproductive Rights and Health” (which includes support for taxpayer-funded abortion) first on its list of issues.

Parisi, who has a minor in women's studies, said she was thrilled to work at the foundation, because she was "able to channel my outrage at women's inequality and gender injustice into action every day."
 
“The last two years have generated record numbers of restrictions on reproductive rights across the country,” she said. “Women are constantly under attack.”
 
At the Ms. Foundation, Parisi served on a five-member “executive team” that guided policy. A report she contributed to last year called for the “repeal [of] state and federal legislative barriers to abortion access,” granting military women access to abortion, implementing the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), expanding “family planning” funding, and teaching “comprehensive” sex education in the public schools.
 
It blasted “so-called 'conscience clauses' that allow providers and companies to cite religious reasons for refusing to provide contraception, abortion and sterilization.”
 
Parisi's report – which revealed the feminist group was funded in part by George Soros' Open Society Foundation and the Tides Foundation – criticized the Hyde Amendment, abstinence-based sex education classes, and crisis pregnancy centers that allegedly “mislead or harass women with false information about abortion.”
 
Parisi had an earlier stint as director of communications at the Ms. Foundation for four years, from August 1998 to January 2003. In between, she worked at the at the Children's Health Fund, founded by liberal songwriter Paul Simon, an organization that also has ties to abortion advocacy.
 
Parisi had only been at her new post with the Girl Scouts of the USA for a few months when she ignited controversy over the Scouts seeming to honor her former employer. Just before Christmas, the Scouts retweeted a Huffington Post story that named Wendy Davis and Gloria Steinem among the “Incredible Ladies Who Should Be Women of the Year for 2013.”
 
Parisi defended the tweet, telling CNSNews.com, “Our Twitter bio states that a retweet does not equal an endorsement. Our sharing a link was not to endorse any of the women featured, but to highlight the source's acknowledgment of women who made a mark in 2013.”
 
“As the world’s premiere leadership organization for girls, we are charged with developing girls of courage, confidence and character,” she said. “We hope that all girls have the courage to make the their voices heard and welcome respectful discourse about what qualities a woman of the year should have.”
 
Parisi's own Twitter account, under the handle @bossladykp, is locked and can be read only with her permission.
 
However, the Scouts' ties to Planned Parenthood and enthusiasm for Steinem precede Parisi's tenure. A 2012 report on “healthy media” on the Girl Scouts' website promotes the book and website My Little Red Book, “a collection of short narratives written by women about their first period.” The reviewers wrote “we like it” because it features “[s ]tories from women of different ages and backgrounds, including renowned authors and activists such as Gloria Steinem” and pro-abortion children's book author Judy Blume. (In 2009, Blume wrote a fundraising e-mail asking donors to send money to Planned Parenthood in honor of Mother's Day.)
 
Girl Scout CEO Kathy Clonginer told the Today Show in 2004 that the organization partners “with Planned Parenthood organizations across the country to bring information-based sex education programs to girls.” In 2012, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi describes the Girl Scouts' relationship with Planned Parenthood as “very valuable."
 
The group's advocacy for LGBT causes has also undermined its wholesome image for many. In 2011, the group announced it would admit a seven-year-old biological boy as a Girl Scout, because he considers himself a transgender “girl.” In July, more than 90 Girl Scouts marched in San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade for the first time ever.
 
The online news service Breitbart has noted the ravaging effects social liberalism has had on the organization. Girl Scout councils have reduced from 312 to 112, and the group has lost nearly one-third of its funding from 2007-2011. During that time, contributions dipped by a massive $44 million.

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Ex-scoutmaster pleads guilty to 36 felony sex crimes
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An ex-scoutmaster who admitted to molesting his son’s teenage friends and fellow troop members for years at his Keswick home pleaded guilty to 36 felony sex crimes Wednesday in Albemarle County Circuit Court.
 
David Brian Watkins, now 50, entered into an agreement with prosecutors that shields him from additional local or federal charges and calls for an active term of 30 years and five months in prison.

The agreement “provides closure for … very promising young men who can now get on with their lives,” Assistant Albemarle Commonwealth’s Attorney Darby Lowe said after the hearing. “The young men would have had to come through and testify about very, very difficult and horrendous offenses against them.”

Watkins faced more than 70 charges after a wave of indictments handed down in August, nearly a year after the first victim walked into the county police department to report years of abuse at the hands of his former troop leader. Watkins was arrested a week later, on Nov. 28, 2012.

The victims and their family members remained stoic on Wednesday as Watkins murmured “guilty” 36 times, after the clerk read aloud each indictment for carnal knowledge of a child between the ages of 13 and 15.

Watkins’ lawyer said that none of the acts against the three children, now men, whom Watkins admitted to abusing between 2006 and 2009, were violent.

“There are laws that restrict age for a reason, but I want to reiterate that this was not an actual force case
,
” Andre Hakes said.

Prosecutors said Watkins used his command of Keswick Troop 1028 to manipulate his son’s friends, learning their interests and gaining their trust at group sleepovers. Lowe said what began as inappropriate behavior, such as skinny dipping, escalated into groping and other sex acts.

“He was in a position of trust with those young men,” she said.

Watkins stopped serving as a scoutmaster in 2008 but remained active in the Boy Scouts of America until summer 2012, when the organization severed ties with him, Stonewall Jackson Area Council spokesman Michael Hesbach said in 2012.

Charlottesville police said they investigated allegations of inappropriate activity outside of scouting that summer but filed no charges.

Watkins’ interaction with children was not limited to scouting, according to court records. He coached his son’s T-ball and Little League teams, Watkins testified in 2006, as part of divorce proceedings with his ex-wife, Annette Morgan.

Morgan raised questions about the attention he was paying to his scouts as the abuse was occurring, according to the couple’s divorce records.

“Maybe he has found someone at [troop 1028] that he likes or loves,” she wrote in a journal saved to a family computer.

By “someone,” Morgan meant “lots of little boys,” she later told the court.

An attorney grilled Watkins about the allegations during divorce proceedings in 2006: “Are you aware of these claims that you are a ****, a child molester, a bisexual, a homosexual, a pervert of the worst kind?”

“Yes, I am,” Watkins replied
.

“Have you ever done anything inappropriate with … [a] child?” he asked.

“No sir, I have not,” Watkins said.

Watkins, during a four-hour interview with Albemarle police Detective Greg Anastopoulos, later admitted to sexual contact with three children, Lowe said.

Hakes told Judge Cheryl Higgins she had several hours’ worth of evidence to present on Watkins’ behalf during sentencing. Higgins blocked off a full day on April 25 for sentencing. Watkins faces a maximum sentence of 360 years in prison and $90,000 in fines on the 36 charges. Lowe withdrew the remaining indictments.

The 30-year, five-month prison term recommended in Watkins’ plea agreement is a mid-point recommendation under Virginia’s sentencing guidelines. Higgins is not required to follow the guidelines.
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Boy Scouts revoke Seattle church's charter over gay scout leader

The Boy Scouts of America has severed ties with a Seattle church that has insisted on allowing a gay man to remain as a troop leader, the youth organization said on Monday.

It is likely the first time the national organization has severed ties with a scout troop since a landmark vote last year allowed gay scouts but kept a ban on gay adult leaders.

The decision to revoke the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church's charter comes as the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) faces pressure from social conservatives over the rule change, as well as from gay rights groups who say it did not go far enough.

"Because the church no longer agrees to the terms of the BSA chartered organization agreement, which includes following BSA policies, it is no longer authorized to offer the Scouting program," said Boy Scouts spokesman Deron Smith in a statement. "We are saddened by this development."

The BSA last month revoked the membership of Geoffrey McGrath, a gay scout leader of Troop 98 in Seattle, after he openly stated his sexual orientation in a news interview that discussed his group. The recently formed troop was sponsored by the Rainier Beach church.

The revoked charter prevents the group from the neighborhood in south Seattle from using the BSA's uniforms and logos.

The church plans to offer a replacement program, said McGrath, who became an Eagle Scout in the 1980s.

"Our primary task is to make sure that the youth program at the church continues without missing a beat," McGrath told Reuters. "We'll have to make minor adjustments to avoid copyright infringement."

Reverend Monica Corsaro of the church told NBC News that the Boy Scouts' action conflicts with her congregation's values of non-discrimination.

"Breaking us up like this seems to go against everything the Boy Scouts is about," Corsaro told NBC.

The Boy Scouts said they have identified a new charter organization for the church-affiliated troop.

Following its decision to admit gay youth, the BSA has seen religious groups and leaders sever ties and a conservative group say it would form a rival alternative. It has also faced accusations of failing to protect children from sexual abuse by adult volunteers.

The BSA did not immediately say whether it had revoked other charters.

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Looks like these "churches" and the BSA are really clashing amongst each other now - either these "churches" don't agree with some of the recent BSA pro-sodomite policies, and likewise with the BSA to these "churches".
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California bars judges from belonging to Boy Scouts

California's Supreme Court voted to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays. The court said its seven justices unanimously voted to heed a recommendation by its ethics advisory committee barring judges' affiliation with the organization.   

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