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BSA decision 'Christ-centered'

7:50 PM, Jun. 3, 2013  |  Comments
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In the May 31 edition of the Green Bay Press-Gazette appeared the following: "For the Rev. Ernest Easley, the decision to cut ties with the Boy Scouts was simple. The Bible says homosexuality is a sin. The Boy Scouts do not. We are not willing to compromise God's word," said Easley, pastor of the 2,300-member Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga."

I disagree. I contend that the BSA's decision to allow gay members into the scouting program makes no statement concerning the nature of homosexuality - whether it is a sin or not. It merely refuses to participate in the marginalization of certain individuals. The decision is most definitely Christ-centered.

Secondly, to insist on limiting the membership/leadership of the Boy Scouts of America to those individuals who are "without sin" is to effectively reduce the membership of this organization to zero, since "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)"

Wayne C. Garman

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