Wednesday, 28 August 2013 12:53

NC Baptist church ends Boy Scout ties

Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., is the newest high-profile Southern Baptist congregation to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America over a new policy to include Scouts who are openly gay.

Published in Social Issues
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:56

Baptists boot scouts from Alaska church

Anchorage Baptist Temple said BSA decision to accept gay scouts necessitated decision to expel a Boy Scout troop and a Cub Scout pack from one of its facilities.

Published in Congregations

A recent decision to drop its ban on gay members has, overnight apparently, turned the Boy Scouts of America into a mission field.

Published in Commentaries
Monday, 17 June 2013 14:07

SBC president ending Boy Scout ties

Fred Luter, the first black president of the Southern Baptist Convention, says his church is among those cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America on moral grounds.

Published in Organizations
Friday, 14 June 2013 13:10

UMC welcomes Scouts spurned by SBC

The United Methodist Church has decided to take in Boy Scout troops if a Southern Baptist congregation kicks them out.

Published in Organizations
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:55

SBC doesn’t call for Boy Scout exodus

A highly anticipated resolution condemning the Boy Scouts’ new membership policy affirms churches and individuals that sever ties, while calling for greater engagement by those that don’t.

Published in Organizations
Monday, 10 June 2013 15:31

Rep says SBC leader wrong on Scouts

The Baptist chairman of the Boy Scouts of America’s Religious Relationships Task Force denies that the new BSA membership policy requires Scout units to condone homosexual activity.

Published in Organizations
Friday, 07 June 2013 14:48

Baptist Scout leader opposes exodus

Leaving the Boy Scouts of America over its new policy allowing gay members would deprive Baptist churches of ministry opportunities, says the head of a six-decade-old association dedicated to bringing youth to Christ through Scouting.

Published in Organizations
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 15:37

Churches drop Boy Scout ties

With the Southern Baptist Convention likely to adopt a resolution next month urging churches to withdraw from the Boy Scouts of America, a former convention worker and Scout supporter urged churches to think twice about lost opportunities for ministry and evangelism.

Published in Social Issues
Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:58

SBC leader rejects Boy Scout compromise

Richard Land of the SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission wrote a letter reiterating “strident opposition” to any change in the current Boy Scouts membership policy that bans gays.

Published in Social Issues
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