Some churches are dropping their sponsorship of Scout units because of the new policy and some families are switching to a new conservative alternative called Trail Life USA. But massive defections haven’t materialized and most major sponsors, including the Roman Catholic and Mormon churches, are maintaining ties.
“There hasn’t been a whole lot of fallout,” said Haddock, a lawyer from Wichita, Kan. “If a church said they wouldn’t work with us, we’d have a church right down the street say, ‘We’ll take the troop.’”
There have always been gay kids in the Boy Scouts. There were in my scouting days, back in the 1950s,
Hell, the Scouts were founded by a man named Robert Baden-Powell, who was in all likelihood a gay man himself. But of course some churches are expelling their scout troops, but not because they are bigots. Never, never that.
The Bible told them so, and we should never trample on their rights to impose their bigotries on everybody else. Because religious freedom.
BTW, I see that the all-powerful “liberal-fascist” gay lobby (as so many panty-wetting, hysterical SoCons have it, got its ass kicked again. Not so “all-powerful” after all, eh?
Clue for the religious: Your religious liberties stop at my liberty to ignore your beliefs entirely.