05-22-13 update: Boy Scout leaders will be making a final decision between May 22-24. This is our LAST chance to urge them not to surrender their moral values.
02-06-13 update: In a statement today, the Boy Scouts decided to postone their final policy decision until May. So keep the pressure on. Tell the Scouts not to surrender their honor.
Why does the homosexual movement continue to target the Boy Scouts of America with relentless protest?
Two national BSA board members are pressuring the organization to abandon its morally sound membership policy which bars open homosexuals from holding leadership positions.
Groups and advocates who promote “tolerance” have also collected over 300,000 online petitions” — aided by liberal media publicity — to force the Scouts to accept unnatural vice in their ranks.
However, the Boy Scouts are standing strong by their Oath: “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country …to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”
In fact, the Scouts’ right to uphold moral standards was confirmed by a Supreme Court ruling in 2000. Shortly before that decision, the Boy Scouts issued this statement: “We believe that homosexual conduct is inconsistent with the requirement in the Scout Oath that a Scout be morally straight and in the Scout Law that a Scout be clean in word and deed, and that homosexuals do not provide a desirable role model for Scouts.”
Speaking to the press on Tuesday, Boy Scouts spokesman Deron Smith reaffirmed that the organization’s exclusion policy “is absolutely the best policy.” Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca added: “The vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisers, and at the appropriate time and in the right setting.”
Parents understand how public acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle would not only undermine the moral atmosphere of the Scouts, but also increase the risk of sexual abuse. A study published by the Family Research Council shows that homosexuals, who account for approximately two percent of the population, are responsible for up to one third of child sexual abuse cases.
Let your voice be heard. Join millions of Americans who respect moral values, Natural Law and the Ten Commandments. Please ask 5 of your friends to stand with the Boy Scouts too by signing the petition.
Please consider taking these additional actions:
1. Write a Facebook post
Tell the Boy Scouts to stand strong by posting a message on their facebook page here. For example: For God and country, do what is right. Boys need moral and virtuous leaders. Stand firm on moral principles. Don't let the homosexual movement bully you.
2. Tweet this message
Post the following tweet:
To the @BoyScouts: Don't give up your honor. Don't change. Keep your moral policy as is. #BoyScouts http://dld.bz/cdhfH @tfpsa
3. Send a personal email
You can also send a personal email to the following email addresses:
-- Mr. Wayne Brock, Chief Boy Scouts Executive
Wayne.Brock@Scouting.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (972) 580-2219
Main number: 972-580-2400, or extensions 2401, 2239, 2442, 2443, 2199.
Fax: (972) 580-7823
And they are also taking e-mail comments at Feedback@Scouting.org
4. Make some calls
Contact the board members who will be casting their votes on the issue directly.
Ask them to vote AGAINST any policy change that would allow open homosexuals to lead young, impressionable boys.
David L. Beck: (801) 240-1000R.
Thomas Buffenbarger: (310) 967-4500
Keith A. Clark: (717) 763-1121
William F. "Rick" Cronk: (925) 283-7229
John C. Cushman III: (904) 393-9020R.
Michael Daniel: (412) 297-4989
Jack D. Furst: (972) 982-8250T.
Michael Goodrich: (205) 328-9445 ext. 200
Earl G. Graves: (212) 242-8000
Aubrey B. Harwell Jr.: (615) 244-1713
Stephen Hemsley: (800) 328-5979
Larry W. Kellner: (713) 468-4050
Robert J. LaFortune: (918) 582-2981
Joseph P. Landy: (212) 878-0600
Francis R. McAllister: (406) 373-8700
Scott D. Oki: (425) 454-2800
Arthur F. Oppenheimer: (208) 343-4883
Tico A. Perez: (407) 849-1235
Robert H. Reynolds: (317) 231-7227
Matthew K. Rose: (909) 386-4140
Nathan O. Rosenberg: (949) 494-4553
Roger M. Schrimp: (209) 526-3500
Marshall M. Sloane: (781) 395-3000
Rex W. Tillerson: (972) 444-1000
David M. Weekley: (713) 659-8111
Togo D. West, Jr.: (202) 775-1775
List provided by Family Research Council
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“Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.”-- Saint Augustine