We are living in a time where people call good evil and evil good. Back on May 23, 2013, The Boy Scouts of America’s national governing body voted to rescind the long-standing ban on homosexual youth in the program. Effective January 1, 2014, “No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.”
Prior to this, the Boy Scouts of America’s official position was to “not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals” as Scouts or adult Scout Leaders in its traditional Scouting programs. As early as 1980, the Boy Scouts of America have denied membership from openly homosexual individuals applying for adult leadership positions. In 1991 the Boy Scouts of America released a position statement expressing the organization’s official position, stating: “We believe that homosexual conduct is inconsistent with the requirement in the Scout Oath that a Scout be morally straight and in the Scout Law that a Scout be clean in word and deed, and that homosexuals do not provide a desirable role model for Scouts.” The Boy Scouts of America believe that a known or avowed homosexual is not an appropriate role model of the Scout Oath and Law.
So, what happened to this firm stand that Boy Scouts of America once had. Maybe it had everything to do with President Obama’s sudden announcement that he now supports same sex couples’ right to get married; who, prior, had been against gay marriage in 2008 but later said his views were “evolving,” explaining that he had decided to support gay marriage some time ago, but had been deciding the most appropriate time to publicly announce it.
The bible tells us that God is not mocked. In Genesis 19:1-11, we read about the encounter the two angels had when going to Sodom to rescue Lot and his family before God sent judgment to the land. The men of Sodom were so perverse, that they literally beat down the door of Lot’s home to have sex with these angels. God was angered by the sin of these people and destroyed the land by fire. Leviticus 18:22 says, “thou shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination. Some people believe this doesn’t apply anymore because a lot of theses references were mentioned in the Old Testament, but it is also mentioned in the New Testament; Romans 1:18-32.
America keeps turning its back on God; rebelling against the very word of God. As a result of the Boy Scouts of America changing its tune, they are now allowing homosexuals to be the leaders of innocent young boys and young men. Interestingly, Monday night, June 24, 2013, 23 scouts and 3 adults were struck by lightning at a campsite in Belmont, New Hampshire. All 23 of the Scouts, aged from 12 to 16, were at the Griswold Scout Reservation in Belmont when the incident happened. They were all hospitalized.
The question we should be asking ourselves is, “Was this a sign from God?” Yes, these victims were young and innocent, but we cannot ignore this extraordinary event. There are no coincidences; everything happens for a reason. When we reject God, God will reject us! God will always protect His children, but He will turn away from those who do not acknowledge Him or His laws. We must continue to pray for this Nation and for the people who are not saved.
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