Chances are there are no homosexuals in this pastor's local boy scout group, he just wants to make a political statement. If he were out banning people and organizations that commit any sin, then I would understand. At least he'd be consistent. Instead he's simply picked out homosexuality as a "worse" sin than the others, and has ignored his own sin and the sins of his congregation.
Everyone has conduct or idea that they cannot countenance. Apparently you are one who belives that one cannot consider homosexual conduct is wrong and the pastor belives counterwise. I am merely trying to point out this.
An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is to become a Benighted Slave. -- Robert Anton Wilson
If people exercised decorum, there would be none of the gay controversy in boy scouts or marriage ect.
Flaunting sexuality is NOT condoned among religious people.
The problem is gays want recognition that they are okay and normal and they want to flaunt themselves.
That's asking a lot. Too much in fact.
Organizations that depend upon public support and that cave in to pressure from gay rights organizations, sign their own death warrant.
It's perfectly legal to ostracize people promoting political ideals offensive to you or to me or to the majority.
People WILL ostracize in defense of their OWN ideals and mores!
In other words, the National Boy Scout Council, though maybe well intentioned, peed in the milk, and now aren't welcome in certain houses, albeit houses of God.
You will see MORE derision and rejection, so prepare to get accustomed to it.
You simply can not JAM your version of morals or lack of, down peoples throats. They'll BITE you!
If you live long enough, you will live in a foreign country, because the past is foreign to the present. We lived differently then. The only constant is change!
Any REAL Christian understands that actively raping boys and having a beer belly are equal in the eyes of God, right?