Sunday, May 26, 2013

BSA, Better To Take a Stand

      After much hassle and stress received from gay rights groups the Boy Scouts of America decided to step back from their commitment to not allow openly gay members to join their group. The organization accepted a compromise deciding not to allow openly gay leaders but instead accept gay scout troops. This decision appeared to much of the public to be a slight change within the organization. What people like Wayne Brock, the Boy Scouts chief executive and Paul Guequierre, member of the Human Rights Campaign (a gay rights group) did not understand before making this decision is that such a compromise would be much more difficult then they themselves and many members of the media estimated, if such a plan will even work. Liberal biased media described the change as if it will be harmless, stating that gays were being discriminated against. Members of this group and their supporters insist that the welcome mat be open to people living homosexual lifestyles as well as ones who wish not to. Pro-gay groups like GLAAD, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, are campaigning to gather individuals and organizations together towards rallying against Boy Scouts of America until they completely change their stance against accepting openly gay leaders. The Human Rights Campaign wants to subtract points from the annual rankings on human fairness of companies and corporations who donate money to the Boy Scouts. Gay rights groups are demanding that Boys Scouts of America as well as similar organizations who do not encourage homosexuality have their tax exempt status ripped from them.
       Corporations, companies, and individuals are being harassed and intimidated to support a cause, a lifestyle that goes directly against what they have been commanded by God. The stand taken by BSA is being opposed by a group of people's unwillingness to allow Christian groups to worship and obey God as they choose. An insistence to use the so called gays desire for equal rights in order to force Christians to accept what the Bible calls an abomination not only as normal but as a priority to be lifted up and praised above the desires and commandments of the Lord.
     Unfortunately such plans for organizations like GLAAD and the HRC will not work. Of course some groups and individuals will likely leave behind the desires of the Lord, instead accepting the carnal and immoral motivations from people who insist on marching against the will of God. But true believers who desire to be steadfast and remain faithful to the God Almighty will persistently refuse to accept what God calls immoral as moral.
       Unfortunately for the Boy Scouts their cowardly decision may have signed the beginning of the end for this very productive group who have for many years helped to raise many powerfully well equipped leaders. The BSA have installed common sense, hard work, and good moral values to young boys and their families and this is the reason why the pro gay rights groups are attacking them. Evil hates good. The darkness hates the light. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed (John 3:19-20). The love for darkness has stubbornly fueled gay rights groups search for the destruction of innocent Christian groups like Boy Scouts America under the guise of "gay rights". That is why compromises will never be good enough. Because of their hatred for Christianity and for the people who actively attempt to walk in the Light, gay rights groups just can't allow themselves to leave committed Christian groups alone to run their organizations as a fellowship and sacrifice to the Lord their God.
       But as expected some true Christians who are faithful to their Lord their God have taken a stand. Even though many were willing to stand behind and support BSA as well as their chief Wayne Brock, they were sadly not given the opportunity. Because of BSA's lack of faith and willingness to stand strong to the end, the world may have witnessed the beginning of the end of this wonderful group. Already the divisions have long begun, Southern Baptist churches are likely to withdraw from BSA and instead affiliate with the Royal Ambassadors a similar group. The Assemblies of God stated they can no longer combine themselves with an organization that will willingly go against the commandments of God. This large church organization will offer themselves as an alternative to others who desire their children to be associated with a group who believes in the Word of God and actively demonstrating good morals. More separations, including those of individual families who believe the Lord is against homosexuality, will follow.
       Of course GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, as well as their comrades could care less for the future and well being of the BSA, as long as homosexuality is lifted up. But they will likely face an even larger challenge to their cause as more Christians and even non-Christians who tire from the everyday showcasing and attention seeking of the many pro gay rights groups. And the ones who will stand to the end will make their case. More Christian based groups will likely form. People who previously never thought of forming a boy scouts type group will receive inner motivations and outside requests to create one. Churches will begin group mentoring associated with children outdoor activities ministries. The Word of God will continue to be taught and young children as well as the adults will be taught that the gay lifestyle is simply a sin and an act of disobedience to God.
       For now lets not completely give up on the Boy Scouts of America. After all people,churches, and organizations do make mistakes. God allows for repentance. If Boy Scouts of America admits they made a mistake, apologizes to their Christian members, and reclaim their stand against allowing openly gay members within their organization, people will eventually come back and support them. There are people out there who are willing to support them. BSA just have to believe. They have to place their faith in the Lord and be willing to work through the eventual harassment they will receive from pro gay rights groups, the media, and pro gay politicians. But God never mentioned the Christian life as being easy. People before us and many in other parts of the world have and are currently being beaten and, or sitting in prison for their faith in God. Christians have to be willing to undergo some suffering for their faith if not the consequences for them will grow more harsh.

     12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him (James 1:12).