Dear AFTAH Readers,Americans For Truth About Homosexuality has very busy defending the idea of keeping the Boy Scouts of America "morally straight." In the last week, I have done national interviews on the Scouts' potential capitulation on WVCY America and the Janet Mefferd Show -- as well as a half dozen other radio shows. On the WVCY program [listen HERE], a man called in and told how, as a boy, he was molested by his Scoutmaster and "used" sexually again and again. This man was resolutely against changing the Scouts' existing policy against homosexuality. What a heartbreaking testimony, but what a powerful example of what is at stake in this critical cultural battle. Thank you for taking action and standing with us! -- Peter LaBarbera, www.aftah.orgHelp support AFTAH: give online at www.americansfortruth.com/donate/ or mail your tax-deductible gift to: AFTAH, PO Box 5522, Naperville, IL 60567-5522.______________________________
Boy Scouts Delay Homosexuality Decision until May – Coalition Asks Pro-'Gay' CEOs to Resign from Scout Board
"Insider" pro-homosexual CEOs Stephenson and Turley must step down
TAKE ACTION: thank the Boy Scouts for not rushing into a reckless, politically correct decision to rescind their wholesome policy against homosexual immorality. But let them know that nothing short of a clear reaffirmation of their longstanding policy against openly homosexual Scoutmasters and Scouts will restore the good reputation of the BSA. E-mail the Scouts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Folks, today we received word that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has delayed until May a decision on whether to make the radical change of allowing openly homosexual Scoutmasters and Scouts. The announced delay came after the BSA came under an avalanche of criticism for revealing to the media that the venerable boys organization would likely end its longstanding homosexual exclusion policy — under pressure from "gay" activists and pro-homosexual corporations.
While we at AFTAH welcome this delay, it would have been better if the BSA had simply announced that it was abandoning the misguided idea of opening itself up to homosexuality. But at least we know that the Scouts have gotten the message from the grassroots that allowing homosexuality in the BSA would be disastrous to the organization.
We urge citizens to continue urging the BSA to completely repudiate any policy shift on homosexuality. If the Scouts are to retain the trust of parents nationwide, they must unequivocally reaffirm the current, common-sense policy against homosexuality – which has no place in a wholesome boys organization that professes to teach boys to be "morally straight" and revere God.
Internal "gay" advocates must step down
Furthermore, Americans For Truth reiterates its call for the two corporate CEOs who reportedly are the strongest advocates for the pro-"gay" policy change — AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Ernst & Young CEO Jim Turley — to resign from the BSA's Executive Board immediately. Regrettably, these two advocates of homosexuality have undermined the organization they are supposed to be serving. Through their ongoing pro-LGBT advocacy, they have instigated a massive and unnecessary public controversy that has already damaged the reputation of the Scouts.
"Out and proud" homosexuality may be the current rage in the corporate world, but it is not a Scouting value.
Homosexual activist groups were already pressing the BSA to go even further than the ill-conceived proposal had envisioned and institute a national policy of blanket acceptance of homosexual members and Scoutmasters. Now "Gay Inc." will be lobbying harder than ever for the Scouts to "go gay" — regardless of the damage this does to the BSA and the boys in its care.
So far your voice has checked the Homosexual Lobby's high-powered activism. But we must be as relentless in our advocacy to preserve the (American) Scouts as a God-fearing, "morally straight" organization as our political and cultural adversaries are in lobbying for the Scouts to accommodate sexual immorality. Thank you for standing up for truth and making your voice heard. – Peter LaBarbera,www.aftah.org
The following pro-family organizations representing millions of Americans have joined in calling for the resignation of Turley and Stephenson from the BSA Executive Board:
Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH)
Abiding Truth Ministries
American Family Association (AFA national)
AFA of Michigan
AFA of Pennsylvania
Catholic Citizens of Illinois
Family Policy Network
Illinois Family Institute
PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays)
U.S. Coalition for Life
Women's Christian Temperance
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Boy Scouts Postpone Homosexuality Decision; Pro-LGBT CEOs Must Resign....
Posted by PFOX at 7:07 PM