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A Message to Boy Scouts of America: Don't Give in on the Homosexual Issue!

Updated on February 1, 2013

Hi Wayne,

I am a 26 year old young woman, a college graduate, a Christian, a freelance writer and editor, and a sister to two Eagle Scout brothers and daughter to an Eagle scout father. I am honored to have helped and prayed and watched my brothers work towards this goal. The award of Eagle Scout is a both great honor and a great achievement.

Now that I hear that the Boy Scouts are about to cave to the homosexuals, I am devastated. I, as well as my family, as well as my church, as well as my brothers' scout troop here in Colorado, as well as all of my acquaintance, are devastated. What happened to the "morally straight" part of the Boy Scout oath that I heard my brothers reciting so many years? What happened to honoring God and the principles that made America great? What happened to encouraging boys to be masculine, courageous, heroic, and servant-leaders of their family and country?

Contact BSA

Now is the time to engage. Before the Boy Scouts make their final decision, it is absolutely vital that they hear from you. Contact Wayne Brock, Chief Boy Scouts Executive, at 972-580-2004,972-580-2000, or by email at Tell him that you would rather see his organization die standing on character than risk the safety of millions of boys to appease radicals and score political points.

If you take this devastating step for your organization, you will be trashing the morality of our country. Boy Scouts will be a hypocritical, anti-boy, anti-God, anti-moral organization. As far as me and my family are concerned, Boy Scouts will be toast, and Boy Scouts will crumble as an organization. The name Eagle Scout will no longer be an honor in my family.

I don't know if the Bible means anything to you, or if interpreting the Bible means anything to you, but I pray you will consider the clarity of these verses, and understand that if you violate God's law in this area, your organization will not prosper. Homosexuality is called a "perversion" by God, and is the sin that most defiles a land.

"If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable." (Leviticus 20:13a).

"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination." (Leviticus 18:22).

"For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due." (Romans 1:26-27).

Wayne, I believe you know what is right. I believe you have always known this, and have always strongly held your integrity in this matter. I pray you will continue to do so. Be strong and courageous. Uphold the commandments of the Lord God, and He will fight for you. I sincerely believe that God will curse the Boy Scouts of America if it sides with the homosexuals, and that God will bless the BSA if it sides with the principles of the Bible: the principles that made our country great.

Please, Wayne. Don't give in.


Annie Sechrist


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      Greg 2 years ago

      “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

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      Ann Leavitt 4 years ago from Oregon

      That's exactly right, Aethlthryth. I hope you find a different, worthy, program for your boys to learn those timeless skills.

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      aethelthryth 4 years ago from American Southwest

      The most friendly, loyal, trustworthy thing one can do for someone who is engaged in behavior - heterosexual or homosexual - that was not supposed to be part of Scouting and that will ruin their lives or someone else's, is to clearly tell them what they are doing. That takes courage. The cheap, easy thing to do is say, sure, fine, it's all right, you can do whatever you want.

      Is sex meaningful or meaningless? if the former, you can't do whatever you want without consequences; if the latter, it is unimportant compared to Scouting and should never have been brought up.

      I am sorry the Boy Scouts, after having stood strong and alone on principle, suddenly caved for no apparent reason. My sons were looking forward to being Scouts, but I will not teach them to respect leaders who change with the political winds.

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      Jeff Berndt 5 years ago from Southeast Michigan

      A scout is Trustworthy (except if you discover a fellow scout is gay, at which time you must betray him?).

      A scout is Loyal (except if you discover a fellow scout is gay, at which time you must turn your back on him?).

      A scout is Helpful (except not to gay people?)

      A scout is Friendly (except to gay people?)

      A scout is Courteous (but is expected to rudely snub gay people?)

      A scout is Kind (except to gay people?)

      A scout is Obedient (except to the first six points of the Scout Law when it comes to gay people?)

      A scout is Brave (except when it comes to standing up for the rights of gay people, at which time he is expected to be a coward and side with the bullies?)

      I am an Eagle Scout, and I am ashamed of the BSA's policy of exclusion. I stopped supporting the BSA when the exclusionary policy was first announced. What's more, I will never permit my own sons to join the BSA while this policy of exclusion is in place. I will not allow any organization to poison my sons' minds with the idea that discrimination is compatible with honor.