Over the years, the Boy Scouts of America has been making steps to become more “accepting” and “inclusive” — at the risk to its traditional values.
In 2013, the organization allowed members to identify as gay, then a couple of years later, the group welcomed gay leaders. And beginning this year, “transgender” scouts — girls who pretend they’re boys — were allowed to join the once all-male group.
Not everyone has viewed these changes as positive. A new group that recognizes the traditional values that the Boys Scouts left behind is gaining popularity because of the BSA’s shift to serve a liberal agenda.
Trail Life USA, which focuses on “traditional Christian values” already has more than 20,000 members across the country.
The faith-based group group is aimed at turning boys into Christian men, and the group’s core values indicate they believe this “can only be done by allowing a boy the opportunity to interact, work with, and be mentored by and with other Christian men.”
Chief Executive Officer Mark Hancock told KVUE-TV that the organization is an option for families that want to teach traditional Christian values to boys, but added they do not do anything to exclude anybody.
Trail Life USA, however, does not does not allow gay or transgender members or leaders in their organization. They also acknowledge feelings of being attracted to the same sex.
“They may experience same-sex attraction,” Hancock said. “The place we draw the line is the Biblical truth” which forbids actual homosexual sex.
Former Eagle Scout and Florida lawyer John Stemberger founded Trail Life USA in 2013, according to Reporting Texas. The group has about 26,000 members nationwide and around 700 troops.
While the group is still tiny compared to the Boy Scouts‘ 2.4 million scouts and more than 1 million volunteers, it’s no surprise to see the popularity of Trail Life USA growing. Many parents want to know that their sons will be learning alongside Christian men and sharing the traditional values that were once a part of the BSA.
Groups giving in to the notion of being “all-inclusive” as a good thing never seem to realize that once they begin to compromise, there is no end.
Liberal bullies will push until there is nothing left, as we see with the Boy Scouts of America, which isn’t so much about boys anymore.
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