The Southern Baptist Convention expressed extreme disappointment Monday to news that the Boy Scouts of America will likely approve admission of professed homosexuals as scout leaders, with officials close to the SBC predicting a mass exodus out of Scouting by Baptist churches. A vote on the matter by BSA is planned during an executive meeting in Irving, Texas, the first week of February.

"This is a catastrophic decision for the Boy Scouts of America. In order to placate their East and West Coast appendages, they are tearing out the heart of their Midwest and Southern support. This decision will lead to a mass exodus of traditional, orthodox Christianity from the Boy Scouts, including thousands of Catholic, Baptist and other traditional faith congregations," Dr. Richard Land, speaking in his role as head of SBC's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, told The Christian Post.

I think the SBC has every right to boycott the Scouting movement. I mean, I wouldn't let any son of mine anywhere near a Southern Baptist, least of all the head of their Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Heck, goodness knows what nasty little disease he might catch.



  1. That which is not of God will not survive. The Southern Baptists were wrong on slavery and segregation and they are wrong on this.

    They will be left behind, just as Rome is being left behind by a world which is moving beyond this particular form of bigotry.

    • That is very naughty, and in penance, you must be pleasant to someone that you find very annoying today. It would be preferable if that person reminds you of me (i.e., seems nice, but has poison tongue).

      What I love about statements such as the SBC’s is that they are as critical of those they believe are “lost” as Jesus was of pious pricks such as themselves. If they had any sense of irony, they might just spot that.

    • The West Coast appendage belongs to Mexico.

      On the East Coast, however, Florida . . . looks a little flaccid. ;-X

  2. The story which is missing here is that the “appendages” that the SBC mentions would be the 75% of the BSA who are not sponsored by the Mormans or the Roman Church. Thus, the story is as much about the 25% who wish to retain the ‘right’ to discriminate as the 75% who, apparently, aren’t willing to pay the price for the minority’s ‘right’.