The Mormon Church is severing all ties with the Boy Scouts of America, The BBC reported, which marks the end of a 105 year relationship. But it also will be a major blow to the Scouts, which could potentially lose 20 percent of its youth members. As the BBC reports:
For 105 years, the relationship between the Boy Scouts and the Mormon Church has been important to both groups. Any boy who is part of a Mormon congregation automatically becomes part of the Boy Scouts. The Mormon Church has been the largest participant of the Boy Scouts in the United States, making up nearly 20 percent of all of the Boy Scouts’ 2.3 million youth members.
In a statement to the Boy Scouts, the church said it has “increasingly felt the need to create and implement a uniform youth leadership and development program that serves its members globally.”
The century-old partnership will end on December 31, 2019, the statement said.
It doesn’t come as a complete surprise, as the two groups clashed over the Boy Scouts’ decision in 2015 to allow Sodomite troop leaders.
The Mormon Church opposes gay marriage and considers homosexual relationships a sin. It said in 2015 that it was “deeply troubled” by the admission of openly gay leaders to the Boy Scouts, which was “inconsistent with the doctrines of the Church.”
Last week, the Boy Scouts announced that it would continue implementation of it’s Cultural Marxist agenda, and change its name to Scouts BSA, after it made the decision to allow female scouts last fall.
“It’ll be a blow,” Mark Griffin, president of the Boy Scouts’ Great Salt Lake Council, told the Deseret News. “We can’t say that it was a total surprise.”
And certainly the potential loss of 20 percent of its membership will be a major hit to the organization.
Growing up a Boy Scout, it is extremely disappointing to see the once-proud organization bend over and take it. It would have been better simply to dissolve the organization, instead of turning it into an abomination of what it once was.
While is is a true tragedy that this has happened, other organizations such as Trail Life have formed to protect boys and girls from the agenda that has infested the former Boy Scouts.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
May 16th, 2018