Say Hello to the New, and Recently Redefined, Boy Scouts
The newest victory in the march for gender equality took place on Oct. 11, 2017. Ironically, it was on “the International Day of the Girl” that the progressive-leaning leadership of the Boy Scouts of America decided to announce the end of this once great organization as we know it. This change will effectively redefine the Boy Scouts while destroying the Girl Scouts of America. This is just another step in the long march to eliminate gender differences in our society.
This was not the first assault on the Judeo-Christian values of this American institution. In 2015, the Boy Scouts decided to allow gay scout members and leaders to join their group. Nearly 2,000 cases of abuse within the Boy Scouts of America reported prior to 1994. This change was approved in spite of the fact that there were nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse within the Boy Scouts of America prior to 1994, and at least one abuse incident as recent as 2006. Although the Scouts have instituted some safeguards against the type of abuse, groups like these are susceptible to the sexual molestation of their members. One must question the wisdom of this current move to fast-track the acceptance of the LGBT community into the ranks of the scouts. In 2010, a jury ordered that the Scouts pay $18.5 million to a Scout who was abused in the 1980s—it was the largest punitive damages award to a single plaintiff in a child abuse case in the US.
Like many decisions that have changed the direction of American culture, this was another “slippery slope” tactic. Now, girls can become Cub Scouts and eventually earn Eagle Scout rank. The Boy Scouts began on Feb. 8, 1910 followed by the Girls Scouts on March 12, 1912. Even though the Girl Scouts strongly opposed the move, the Boy Scouts went ahead with their plans anyway. How ironic that Feminist groups and other left-wing organizations have been speaking out against the Girls Scouts for their protest of the Boy Scout’s antifeminist action.
What we are seeing is the work of radical progressive “gender benders” who want to eliminate all gender-based distinctions. Under the past administration, the armed forces became a laboratory for the Obama administration’s social experiment.
The armed forces became a laboratory for the Obama administration’s social experiment. Transsexual soldiers were able to get the Armed Forces to pay for their sexual reassignment counseling and surgery. These progressive policies were put to the test, and transsexual soldiers were able to get the Armed Forces to pay for their sexual reassignment counseling and surgery. Thankfully, President Trump has put an end to this tax payer funded elective surgery, but the damage is done. Special consideration has been given to women who wanted to serve in the elite branches of the armed forces. To date, only a handful of women have succeeded in becoming Navy Seals, Green Berets, Marine Recons, Delta Force or Army Rangers, etc., with only one or two actually achieving anything resembling combat status.
There are reasons that women do not do as well as their male counterparts in these elite combat units. It has nothing to do with their courage, it has everything to do with their gender. Women are different than men. As much as many want to erase these differences between the sexes, these differences persist.
At the Creation Studies Institute, we are dedicated to upholding biblical standards. We defend the sanctity of marriage as a God ordained union between one man and one woman. We pray that you will partner with us in prayer and stand on the promise we have from the Lord.
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them, Matt. 18:19-20.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will invade the minds of those who struggle with their sexual identity. Ask our Messiah to be gracious and show those deceived by the world, the flesh and the Devil the power of His redeeming grace and love. Only the Creator can minister His grace to the lost and heal those who are looking for love and acceptance in all the wrong places.
Submitting by Steve Rowitt, Ph.D.