The decision is the result of the Boy Scouts of America’s action, made earlier this year, to allow openly gay Scout leaders.
MOU with Boy Scouts of America is “no longer tenable;” potential legal concerns exist for chartering LCMS congregations.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it will stick with the Scouts after threatening in July to bolt from the youth group.
Sixty-three percent of respondents say Mormon leaders “definitely” or “probably” should bolt from the BSA and launch their own group for young men.
A Louisville, Ky., parish rejects the application of former Boy Scout leader Greg Bourke, who helped win the right of gays and lesbians to marry.
LCMS issues statement on Boy Scouts of America policy change to allow openly homosexual adults to serve as scoutmasters or leaders in any capacity.
An Oct. 7 letter from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to church workers advises congregations to make their own decisions on whether or not they will sponsor troops with the Boy Scouts of America.
A fledgling organization that opposed the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to accept openly gay Scouts announces July 9 it will launch an alternative group with a Christian worldview.
“The Bible says homosexuality is a sin. The Boy Scouts do not.” That’s why a Baptist church in Georgia is shutting down its troop at year’s end.
The U.S. Catholic Church’s top liaison to the Boy Scouts of America is telling Catholic Scout leaders and troop sponsors that the BSA’s new policy welcoming gay Scouts “is not in conflict with Catholic teaching.”
The decision by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to accept openly gay Scouts has raised the question: Are atheists and other nonbelievers — the only remaining group BSA still bans — next?
A May 24 statement from the Rev. Bart Day says Synod leaders “will need some time to evaluate the decision and determine what it will mean for BSA troops in our LCMS congregations.”