The Associated Press reported yesterday that the Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it will now allow girls who identify as boys to enroll in their programs.
The BS say the decision was made because of the conversation about gender identity going on around the country.
This is the profile of incremental moral collapse--- "the slippery slope."
This decision may also have something to do with the exponential growth of the Christ-centered new program, Trail Life USA.
And President Trump has announced his nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
President Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Gorsuch is considered one of the most intellectual jurists on the federal bench. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1988 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991. Later in his career, he earned a Ph.D. from Oxford University in 2004. He would be the first Supreme Court justice in decades to hold a doctoral degree.
He is a proven conservative.
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AP reports, "The organization said it made the decision to begin basing enrollment in its boys-only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout."
The New York Times says, “For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs,” the group said in a statement.
The BSA continues: "However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state."
Zach Wahls, co-founder of the group Scouts for Equality, called the decision "historic."
Tony Perkins, Family Research Council president, said, "This is exhibit A of the insatiable demands of those pushing this sexual anarchy."
Wahls says, "The decision to allow transgender boys to participate in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts is an important step forward for this American institution."
He says, "We are also proud of the Boy Scouts for deciding to do the right thing."
Only to a morally confused secular, progressive worldview does this appear to be "the right thing" or a reason to "be proud." Or to be "Progress."
AP reminds its readers that the Boy Scouts of America "lifted a blanket ban on gay troop leaders and employees in July 2015 amid intense pressure" having decided in 2013 "to allow openly gay scouts."
I wrote about this matter several times during that time period. In 2014, I wrote about an issue involving a homosexual troop leader at a church in Seattle's Rainier Beach community.
During that time, Rob McKenna, former WA State A/G and twice candidate for governor, also served on the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Both he and Inslee, both of whom wanted to be governor, were advocating the Boy Scouts move down this path of "sexual anarchy."
The slippery slope on which the Boy Scouts embarked upon has led them through admitting homosexual boys, homosexual leaders---and now to little girls who somehow believe they are boys.
Do they still repeat the oath millions of us repeated over the years?
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to my country and to obey Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
Trail Life USA since its founding in 2014 has exploded in growth.
Trail Life is a Christ-centered scouting program that now has more than 30,000 kids involved---many of them former Boy Scouts.
Tony Perkins, a formed Marine himself, says, "It's what the BSA used to be before its leadership compromised the core tenets of scouting
I strongly encourage parents and grandparents to remove your boys from the BSA. As it continues to stumble down the path it has chosen, you are responsible to protect your children and grandchildren from being dragged along with it toward what can only become a magnet for perverts and predators.
Once again I'm reminded of the warning from the prophet Isaiah: (5:20), "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter."
Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.