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.
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.
A recent decision to drop its ban on gay members has, overnight apparently, turned the Boy Scouts of America into a mission field.
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.
The United Methodist Church has decided to take in Boy Scout troops if a Southern Baptist congregation kicks them out.
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.
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.
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.
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.