Boy Scouts shrink 6 percent after 1 year of allowing gay members
The Boy Scouts of America experienced a modest dip in membership in 2013, but not the mass exodus that some social conservatives predicted while it was considering changing its membership policy on gays.
Boy Scouts membership fell by 6 percent last year, leaving it with nearly 2.5 million youth members and 960,000 adult members.
Reasons for the attrition, which is slightly greater than the 4 percent losses in 2012 and similar-sized declines in several previous years, are not fully understood but are likely related to the divisive vote on admitting openly gay youths to Scouts as well as a 60 percent increase in annual membership dues....
Well, it will probably shrink more than that, after this latest move. Well what was suppose to be their latest move on the BBC, but that story seems to have been taken down. Anyway, [URL=http://www.chick.com/articles/boyscout_leaders.asp]]]Boy Scouts Wavering on Homosexual Leaders[/URL] What will happen will be decided on July 27th.
Will wrote: As a recent Eagle Scout, this decision was saddening. However, if the troop is run by the church, the best place for a sinner is in a church where the Gopsel is preached. Of course, a little leaven can ruin the whole lump, but I at least hope that might optimistic wishes came true with some youth...
Will, I might suggest you read this article, [URL=http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/us/compromise-on-gays-pleases-no-one-scouts-are-learning.html?from=homepage]]]Compromise on Gays Pleases No One, Scouts Are Learning[/URL], you'll see a Merhodist Church is not a place to hear the Gospel
Oh, an advert above the article was interesting in itself, from the Mormon Church owned Marriott Hotel chain saying they wecomed LGBT i.e. queer types, to their hotels Something to think about on your next trip!
As a recent Eagle Scout, this decision was saddening. However, if the troop is run by the church, the best place for a sinner is in a church where the Gopsel is preached. Of course, a little leaven can ruin the whole lump, but I at least hope that might optimistic wishes came true with some youth...
Seeing where America is heading, it's probably the 60% increase in fees that shrunk the B.S. Of course a better alternative is [URL=http://awana.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-Awana-Site/default/Default-Start]]]Awana[/URL] where the kids will learn [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/victoryoversin.htm]]]How to Have Victory Over Sin[/URL].