Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor
From Fox News:
Activist groups, including Scouting for All, urge President Obama not to accept the honorary Presidency of the Boy Scouts of America until they stop discriminating.
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Boy Scout Prayer Book Now Obsolete!
By: Mike Neubecker PFLAG/Dad
Below are samples of prayers that 'The Church Commission for Civic Youth Serving Agencies will have to revise in
their scouting handbook titled, 'When Scouts Worship' so they don't conflict with the Boy Scouts of America's shameful
victory. This prayer book, complete with the B.S.A. logo on the cover, contains prayers with references to the
scriptures that inspired each of them. These prayers, along with the corresponding scriptures, would have to be
revised to fit this openly exclusive and bigoted organization. When reading these particular prayers intended for
young scouts, the hypocrisy is obvious and overwhelming. Perhaps the B.S.A.'s leaders should open this prayer book
to read for themselves and heed the messages within.
'Sometimes we pretend to be what we are not for fear that our real selves are unacceptable. Yet we can turn to
you, O God and to Christians in this place and say, Thank you for understanding; help us to be courageous. We thank
you, Father, for such a household and such acceptance. Amen.' Ephesians 2:19-21
Friendship and Dating
'Teach us to communicate freely and without fear. That we may know the fulfillment of sharing our deep feelings
and longings with those who care. Help us, Lord, discover the uniqueness of each person that we meet, and help
us learn respect for personality, even when people differ from us greatly...' John 15:14-15
'Help us, Father, where we are, begin to tear down the walls of our own isolation from people our little fears
of change, our personal prejudices, our protective natures. Show us how wonderful a view we get of people when
the walls come down.' Ephesians 2:14
'...how can we find our particular place? Do not sell yourself short. God made only one of you. No one else can
have your style, or wear your smile, or think your thoughts, or feel exactly the way you do... You are a unique
creation among other creatures...no one can tell you exactly who you are or where you fit in. You must discover
that for yourself.' Psalms 8:4-5
Where do gay youth and adult leadership fit in? Sadly, nowhere in the Boy Scouts.