He's free to love them - and he should. No one is suggesting hating the boy scouts. What scripture says to do, however, is to disassociate from the Church anyone who refuses Christian morality. If the Boy Scouts had decided to encourage prostitution or hating others, churches would equally be required to disassociate themselves.Love thine enemies or poke out their eyes. Which one ya' like? "The scriptures" support both.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Look, I just think it's wrong for churches to punish kids for any reason. The end result of the decisions that (at least) two churches made is to do just that. Of course, they're free to do whatever the hell they want. I just think it's wrong. Very un-Christianlike.
Thank you, Quazi!
The DNA of the new fruit flies is different from normal fruit flies. YES, that is EXACTLY, WORD-FOR-WORD, the evolution that is taught in school. What, when you think of evolution are you expecting monkeys megamorphing into humans?
As an Eagle Scout myself, and one whose Troop met at a Lutheran Church (and I believe still does); I have no problem with what this pastor is doing. The twelth and final point of the Scout Law is "reverent". That doesn't necessarily mean particularly religious, but it does denote believing in something. Scouting has long associated itself with religious organizations in any number of ways based on a common set of values between the organizations. When that commonality is reduced so too are the chances that the church wants to continue associating with the BSA.
The BSA has the power to choose who they want to admit to their ranks as members and leaders. Likewise, they should respect the choices of who decides to associate with them. Just as we all pick and choose where we want to do our grocery shopping and other business transactions with, why should the church not be allowed to choose whom they do business with?