23 May 2013 Anno Domini
Posted by Sarah Campbell
“David is a colleague of ours and a dear friend since at least 1994. David truly has the background to write on the subject of the BSA in any area of discussion. We are pleased to cross-post this piece which actually is from someone who is part of the BSA and knowledgeable about the subject. I guess we got tired of some in the blogosphere who have minimal and no knowledge or experience with this subject acting as if they are experts. Certainly not fair to the reading public and surely not fair to the BSA. – Sofia”
by Davis L. Alexander at his blog,
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
For more than thirty years, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have deemed it necessary to state for the record, that those who openly declare themselves to be homosexual — that is, inclined toward same-sex attraction — are ineligible for membership. They have cited the basis for this as fidelity to the ideals enshrined in the Scout Oath …
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
and to obey the Scout Law,
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
… and the Scout Law.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
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