On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
My Stepson is finishing his Eagle Project as I write these words. I myself became…distracted from this wonderful achievement and never advanced beyond the rank of Life Scout. Sam is an exceptional young man who brings the increasingly rare combination of honor, heart and intellect to just about everything he approaches.
Yesterday, I happened to tune into a New York Politician-turned media host’s (an alarming trend) diatribe against the Boy Scouts for reaffirming their ban on gay scouts as well as gay scout leaders. I have to say it did my heart a world of good to know that there is at least one institution left in America that takes the term “oath” seriously. Of the many politicians who have violated theirs, from this President on down, I’ll bet you that not one of them was an Eagle Scout!
You see, I myself would have no issue with gay scouts or gay scout leaders if the Boy Scout Oath had been composed of 39 words instead of the 40 that we pledged to uphold. Unless you are able to convince me with some credible evidence that “GOD” has changed his mind, then I’d say the Holy Scripture is quite clear on the subject of homosexuality. So in reality, asking the Boy Scouts of America to lift this ban is asking them to violate the sworn oath of millions upon millions of us! N-O-P-E!
I will have more to say on the subject as it relates to Marriage, Family and _____________ in tomorrows “It’s NOT the Economy…Stupid!
In the meantime, 3 Cheers for The Boy Scouts of America!