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HOUSTON (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention has approved a resolution opposing the Boy Scouts of America’s new policy allowing gay Scouts.

The resolution also calls on the Boy Scouts to remove executive and board leaders who tried to allow gays as both members and leaders without consulting the many religious groups that sponsor Scout troops.

While the resolution does not recommend that Southern Baptists drop ties with the Scouts, it expresses support for those churches and families that decide to do so.

It also encourages churches and families who choose to remain with the Scouts to work toward the reversal of the new membership policy.

Delegates to the annual meeting of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination voted on the resolution on Wednesday in Houston.

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  • Guest Reply

    What do the Northern/Western/Mid West/Northwestern/Southwestern/Northeastern Baptist thunk about all of this? Or the Morman/Catholic/Methodist/Jim Bakker followers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Bakker)
    We ain’t be got no other reports on scattered out thoughts from them….Nationwide! :-D
    How about the Girl Scouts now? How will that situation be handled you think? Or the Cub Scouts/Brownies?
    The best way is to teach children nowadays about sex…is safe sex. Jimmy Boy at least knew that much himself…but it still bit him where the Sun Don’t Shine!
    Here’s a list of the {Rock”s” of Ages} for you to “Enjoy reading”:

  • Guest 1492

    The Bible is loaded with do’s and don’ts. Lots of judging going on in both the old and new testaments.

    Can’t just go by one “Judge not lest ye be judged” sentence.

  • Tracie C

    I’ve read the “bible”…cover to cover….more than once. It seems to me hell is going to be full of surprised “christians” when all is said and done. Judging others? Oh boy.

  • Guest2020

    Any true Bible-believing organizations should cut ties with the Boy Scouts. The Bible says that we are not to condone sin.

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